Among the recent 20th Anniversary activities, the Alumni Homecoming
Day must be the most memorable for OUHK members. You can read
about details of the Day's activities on pp.10 and 11. Alumni of early years
were particularly impressed with the facilities of the new campus and
made the most of the occasion to take photos and reunite with former
course-mates and teachers. Many of them purchased Anniversary
souvenirs as well as a new book about 20 OUHK graduates.
We were most honoured to have the presence of Council Chairman Dr the Hon Charles Lee at the Alumni Homecoming Day. Dr Lee has
served as our Chairman from 1998 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2009, during which his leadership and vision have guided the OUHK's growth
from strength to strength. His expertise in financial planning and
fundraising has been a blessing to our self-financed public University.
With his impending retirement from our Council in June, I would like to
thank Dr Lee for his profound contributions to the OUHK over the last ten
years on behalf of staff, students and alumni.
I must also pay tribute to Mr Vincent Woo, our Honorary Fellow and
Chairman of the 20th Anniversary Celebration Steering Committee, for
being a role model for other alumni. Mr Woo has for years been very
supportive towards the OUHK, having donated scholarships and bursaries for
students and $1 million for the development of our new campus. We
named our new student centre after Mr Woo at a ceremony on the
Alumni Homecoming Day to show our gratitude towards him.
The Alumni Homecoming Day was the first activity organized by our new
Alumni Affairs Office, which was set up in March to strengthen our
alumni work and bonding with graduates and former students. Our new
Senior Alumni Affairs Officer is now working on a comprehensive set of
strategic plans and initiatives, which will be announced soon.
In addition to improved facilities, the University has been enhancing our
student support services. For example, tools for voice discussion and
transcribing text to speech have been added to our Online Learning
Environment. Various measures have been introduced to help new full-time
graduates find jobs or continue with their studies, including a new
Executive Trainee Scheme. You can find details of these and other exciting developments in this issue of Openlink.