University blesses graduating students at annual Baccalaureate Service
28 Apr 2021
The Chaplain's Office organised the annual Baccalaureate Service on 21 April to celebrate the achievements of graduating students and recognise their academic endeavours. The ceremony was held online this year.
Rev Benjamin Yeung, the Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, was invited to speak at the Service. He touched on the topic of “Portraits of Life” and chose three portraits from the Bible to encourage graduating students to stay strong when dealing with future challenges. He said that students will quickly develop their skills, experience and reputation in their respective fields, but building up their own character is more important than anything else.
Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, affirmed the great courage and bravery of our students in the face of difficult circumstances. He said that beyond academic knowledge, important facts and figures, as well as skills and intellectual arguments, the University also nurtures students’ creativity, adaptability, resilience and empathy. These attributes make them well-rounded people, and they are more vital than ever as our students prepare to embark on their career journey. Professor Wai also encouraged students to believe in themselves and be optimistic about the future. With the skills and knowledge they have gained from HKBU, they are well placed to thrive in this new era, he added.