The Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016 was held on 11 April to present a total of 597 awards and scholarships totaling over HK$11.6 million to about 400 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.
In his address, Guest of Honour Mr Harry Wong Yuet-yeung, Director of Guru Online and an alumnus of Lingnan University， shared with awardees his vision and remarkable success in starting up his own business, and pointed out that in today’s fast changing society, it is always better for people to have good general skills and knowledge. “The liberal arts education in Lingnan provides me with a strong foundation for my multi-skill set. I hope you all could make good use of the extra-curricular activities that the University offers,” said Mr Wong.
At the Ceremony, President Leonard K Cheng thanked all donors for their unfailing support to Lingnan University over the years. “We look forward to scholarship recipients’ successful development in Lingnan’s liberal arts environment and many contributions to our community. I hope that the recipients of scholarships today will help Lingnan students who need assistance in the future. That is part of our Lingnan spirit,” said President Cheng.
The Most Distinguished Student Award 2015/16 went to Mr Ching Ka-chun, a year-four student of Psychology, and the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Awards for Outstanding Service (Student Award) 2015/16 were presented to Miss Ngan Tsz-ching, a year-four student of Social and Public Policy Studies and Mr Wong Chee-haung, a year-three student of Economics in recognition of their outstanding service to the University and the community.