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HKBU to confer Honorary University Fellowships on nine distinguished persons

24 Jul 2017

First row, from left: Dr Nancy Chapman, Ms Rosanna Choi, Dr Andrew Lam.  Second row, from left: Mr Lee Siu-lun, Ms Winnie Tam, Dr Tan Siu-lin.  Third row, from left: Mr Alfred Tang, Mrs Kitty Tse, Ms Ada Wong
First row, from left: Dr Nancy Chapman, Ms Rosanna Choi, Dr Andrew Lam. Second row, from left: Mr Lee Siu-lun, Ms Winnie Tam, Dr Tan Siu-lin. Third row, from left: Mr Alfred Tang, Mrs Kitty Tse, Ms Ada Wong

The University announced today (24 July) the conferment of Honorary University Fellowships on nine distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society and in appreciation of their highly valued support to the University.

The nine Honorary University Fellowship recipients are Dr Nancy E Chapman (賈南溪博士), Ms Rosanna Choi Yi-tak (蔡懿德女士), Dr Andrew Lam Hoi-ham (林海涵博士), Mr Lee Siu-lun (李兆麟先生), Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi (譚允芝女士), Dr Tan Siu-lin (陳守仁博士), Mr Alfred Tang Kwai-chang (鄧貴彰先生), Mrs Kitty Tse (謝吳道潔女士) and Ms Ada Wong Ying-kay (黃英琦女士). The conferment ceremony will be held at the Convocation on 5 September.

Dr Nancy Chapman

Dr Nancy Chapman is President of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, a foundation that supports the development of higher education in 15 countries and regions in Asia and has long-term collaborations in a wide variety of scholarly and faculty exchanges with HKBU.

A graduate of Yale University and Princeton University in the US, Dr Chapman has worked in the fields of higher education, philanthropy and non-profit management for almost 40 years, with more than 10 years of residence and work in Asia. Most of her working life has been devoted to the advancement of higher education and cultural exchange among countries in Asia and between Asia and the US.

Dr Chapman previously held positions with responsibility for Asia projects with the Institute of International Education, the Lingnan Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She also twice held teaching positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and served for 14 years as Executive Director of the Yale-China Association. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007.

Dr Chapman assumed the presidency of the United Board in 2011. Under her able leadership, the United Board has forged further collaborations and enhanced cooperation with over 80 institutes of higher learning across Asia to strengthen whole person education in the liberal arts and Christian traditions.

Ms Rosanna Choi

Ms Rosanna Choi is the founding partner of CW CPA, in charge of the firm’s audit and assurance, China consulting and tax advisory services.

A practising accountant and seasoned auditor, Ms Choi was elected Chairman of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Hong Kong and is now ACCA’s Global Council member and the Chairperson of its Global Forum for small and medium enterprises. She has made important contributions to community service through her work on a series of committees, including providing expert advice on financial and corporate governance matters. She has been helping in the development of innovative social enterprises in Hong Kong through her various roles with Social Ventures Hong Kong.

Ms Choi obtained an MBA from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an MSc from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She, together with other Board members of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, was awarded the title of Director of the Year by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2013.

Ms Choi has made significant contributions to HKBU through her dedicated efforts. She was a Council member from 2011-16, and her wise counsel and professional advice rendered to the Council and Council committees and task forces have been highly valued in guiding the University in its growth and development.

Dr Andrew Lam

Dr Andrew Lam is Founder and Managing Director of H H Lam & Co CPA Limited.

A graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Dr Lam has actively participated in an impressive range of public and community services, including social welfare, town planning, youth development and charity work, conducted through the Lions Joint Charity Fund and the Lions & Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation, Chairman of the Hong Kong Playground Association, and Senior Advisor of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He was conferred a doctorate in Laws (honoris causa) by Lincoln University in the US, and was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government in 1997.

In 2007, the Lions & HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation launched the Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for Elderly. Dr Lam made a generous donation to this Scheme, which helps the less privileged in the elderly community suffering from chronic diseases to enjoy at a subsidised fee, or for free, the quality outpatient services provided by HKBU’s Chinese medicine clinics. Since then, the Foundation has continued its enthusiastic and generous support for the Scheme.

Mr Lee Siu-lun

Mr Lee Siu-lun is Managing Director of Siu On Realty Company Limited. He has been a devoted supporter of the development of the Hong Kong education sector.

Mr Lee started his career as a trainee in the gold and silver industry, earning promotion to manager through his diligence and eagerness to learn. In 1965, he founded Siu On Land Investment Company Limited, which was renamed Siu On Realty Company Limited in 1973 and became a listed company with a strategic focus on prime properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In 1986, he expanded his business to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shunde.

Since 1990, Mr Lee has made generous donations in his hometown, Shunde, for the renovation and establishment of hospitals and schools. He was named honorary citizen of Shunde and Foshan.

Mr and Mrs Lee have given staunch support for the development of HKBU’s School of Chinese Medicine, the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, as well as the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology. In recognition of their generosity, HKBU named a lecture theatre on the Shaw Campus the “Mr and Mrs Lee Siu Lun Lecture Theatre”, and the Learning Commons on the Ho Sin Hang Campus the “Mr and Mrs Lee Siu Lun Learning Commons”.

Ms Winnie Tam

Ms Winnie Tam is the immediate past Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, and a leading specialist advocate in civil and commercial law, particularly in intellectual property law. She is one of the few women to have been named Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar. In the international arena, she has been elected Co-Chairman of the Forum for Barristers and Advocates of the International Bar association (IBA), and a member of the Policy Committee of IBA’s Bar Issues Commission. She holds a part-time judicial position as a Recorder of the High Court of the HKSAR Government, and serves in government bodies on mediation and arbitration to assist in policy formulation and guidance.

A graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Ms Tam has made distinguished contributions through her leadership in the legal profession and community service. She is a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the Advisory Committee Against Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Ms Tam showed steadfast support for HKBU through active participation in the HKBU Council and Court from 2011 to 2016. As Deputy Chairman and a member of the Personnel Committee for six years, she provided advice on reviewing important personnel policies and procedures, including as a member of the Search Committee for the post of President and Vice-Chancellor.

Dr Tan Siu-lin

Dr Tan Siu-lin is Founder and Chairman of Luen Thai Group Limited, which, under his leadership, has grown into a global conglomerate operating in a wide range of businesses.

A renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr Tan is founder of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Tan Family Social Welfare Foundation. He has also set up The TWGHs Dr Tan Siu Lin Charity Foundation at Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. He has made contributions spanning the fields of education, medical, culture and exchanges, and has been recognised widely in China, Guam, Malaysia and the Philippines. He received a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Guam, the Quanzhou Philanthropist Award from the Quanzhou Municipal People’s Government, Fujian Charity Award from the Fujian Provincial Department of Civil Affairs, and the Distinguished Contribution Award from Peking University. He is also Honorary Life Director of the Board of Huaqiao University.

Since 2003, Dr Tan has offered generous support to HKBU, including the establishment of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Research Fund of the Department of History. The Dr Tan Siu Lin Scholarship has been set up to support five History freshmen each year to participate in overseas exchange programmes. He has also donated and set up the Tan Siu Lin Foundation Perpetual Fund for Free Chinese Medicine Consultation Day for underprivileged community members.

Mr Alfred Tang

Mr Alfred Tang is an Independent Non-executive Director of a number of companies, including Baosteel Resources International Company Limited, Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited, FIT Hon Teng Limited and HKR International Limited.

Mr Tang is a graduate in Accounting of Hong Kong Baptist College. He has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession and industry, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr Tang is a former Partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. At Deloitte, he specialised in audit services and was actively involved in initial public offerings, including the listing of the H-shares of some of the first batch of Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. By the time he retired in May 2013, he was Vice-Chairman (China) and Director (Global) of the firm.

Mr Tang has devoted his unceasing and dedicated efforts to supporting the development of his alma mater in a variety of capacities. Over the years, he has made generous donations in support of a series of endeavours of the University, including the HKBU Century Club Fund, the Silver Jubilee and Senior Alumni Bursaries, student scholarships and bursaries, and other University projects.

He is currently Director of the HKBU Century Club, HKBU R & D Licensing Limited, Honorary Vice-President of the HKBU Foundation, and a member of the HKBU Court.

Mrs Kitty Tse

Mrs Kitty Tse is the wife of Dr Daniel Tse, President Emeritus of HKBU. She served as Librarian of Hong Kong Baptist College and HKBU from 1970 to 1998. After retiring from HKBU, she served as voluntary librarian and later honorary consultant for the library of the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary for 10 years, contributing to its planning and development.

Mrs Tse obtained a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. During her tenure at HKBU, Mrs Tse contributed to the expansion and development of the Library’s facilities and its support for teaching and learning.

She led the Library through many important milestones: these ranged from the College Library, which had a collection of about 20,000 books in 1971, to the establishment in 1985 of the first library among government-funded institutions to use an automated system, handling a collection of over 160,000 books.  Eventually, the 6,500 square-metre Au Shue Hung Memorial Library was opened, providing automated quality library services.

In recognition of the valuable contributions of Dr Tse and Mrs Tse, HKBU set up the Daniel & Kitty Tse Visiting Professorship Scheme to invite global renowned scholars to take up residence in HKBU for academic exchange.

Ms Ada Wong

Ms Ada Wong is a Solicitor and Partner of Philip K H Wong, Kennedy Y H Wong & Co.

A graduate of Pomona College, USA, and The University of Hong Kong, Ms Wong has led parallel and varied careers. She is a social innovator, entrepreneur, arts and cultural advocate and educator, promoting and advancing education innovation, cultural development and creativity.

She founded the non-profit Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture in the late 1990s, which in turn set up the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, and remains its supervisor. She also founded the Make A Difference Institute and Good Lab Foundation which support and inspire young people to use their creativity and innovation to bring about positive changes to society.

Ms Wong also devotes her time to public service, especially in the areas of arts and culture. She was a member of the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and a board member of the Hong Kong Design Centre for many years. She is currently a member of the Museum Advisory Committee of the Leisure and Cultural Service Department. She was conferred with Honorary Fellowships by The Education University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University, and was appointed Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government.

She has been an advisor to the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of HKBU, giving advice to the Department and students on numerous occasions.