A series of colourful events were organised by the Lingnan University Alumni Association (LUAA) on 15-19 November to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University.
On 16 November, over 1,000 Lingnanians including students, local and overseas alumni, teachers, staff, Council and Court members of the University, as well as students from Lingnan Secondary School, Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School, Lingnan Dr Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School and Lingnan Middle School participated in the “Lingnanian Global Reunion 2013” carnival on campus. Together they assembled the University logo on Wing On Plaza to commemorate the birth of one of the oldest modern universities in Hong Kong and China. It was followed by performances of taekwondo, music recital, singing, Latin dance, hip-hop dance, magic and Wing-chun martial arts. Booths were set up to offer traditional Cantonese snacks. Campus tours were organised for the alumni and secondary students, with an introduction of Lingnan’s historical milestones and liberal arts education.
A gala dinner was held on 17 November at L’hotel Nina et Convention Centre, Tsuen Wan, during which Lingnanians got together to share their joyful days at Lingnan. Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable Leung Chun-ying was invited to attend as the officiating guest.
President Leonard K Cheng was pleased to witness the gathering of Lingnanians of different age groups on Tuen Mun campus for the remarkable task of assembling the University logo. In his address to the Global Reunion participants, he said, “I have been meeting with many Lingnan alumni since becoming President in September. I am deeply moved by their love for their alma mater.” At the dinner, President Cheng also expressed his gratitude to the LUAA, other overseas alumni associations and Lingnan Foundation for their support to the University over the years. In particular, he thanked LUAA not only for organising the celebration activities, but also for its instrumental role in Lingnan’s achievement of several milestones, including its re-establishment on Stubbs Road, official recognition as a post-secondary institution, confirmation as a government-funded degree-conferring institution, relocation to Tuen Mun and upgrade to university. President Cheng pledged to dedicate himself to promoting the liberal arts tradition of Lingnan.