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  OUHK to honour four ardent supporters 28/10/2002

The Open University of Hong Kong(OUHK) will present four ardent supporters with the Honorary University Fellowship next Wednesday (6 November) in recognition of their contributions to the University.

Mr. Bankee Kwan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celestial Asia Securities Holdings Ltd (CASH), a firm believer in education, has ardently supported the OUHK. He is an Honorary Advisor to the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education of the University. He has sponsored a number of academic activities and scholarship programmes over the years. His recent donation of HK$2 million has enabled the University to establish the "Celestial Asia Securities Holdings Education Fund" to encourage academic exchange activities.
Ms. Li Zi, Chief Director of the Fuguang Foundation, has been actively exploring and developing various channels for training talents for the economic and social development of Fujian Province. Since 1997, under her leadership, the Foundation has collaborated with the OUHK to jointly present a part-time Master of Business Administration programme for working adults in Fujian. So far, the programme has trained up more than 900 middle- and top-level managers and over 200 of them have successfully obtained the degree.
Mr. Michael Fung, Executive Director and General Manager of Wing Hang Bank, has served as a member of the Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee of the OUHK since 1995. He is active in soliciting scholarship and bursary funds, and supporting various academic and major activities of the University. In 2000, he further strengthened the partnership between the University and the Bank with the introduction of the first ever interest-free tuition loan scheme. In less than two years' time, more than 40,000 loans amounting to $330 million were offered.

Prof. Tam Man-kwan, currently a professor of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy in the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has contributed much to the development and policy-making of education in Hong Kong. He served as a member of the Council of the OUHK from 1992 to 1998. During that time, he made a remarkable contribution to the development of its education programmes. In 1995, Prof. Tam initiated a bursary fund to support inmates to study at the University. The fund has so far received more than HK$1 million in donations and disbursed 150 awards. 

The Honorary University Fellowship Presentation Ceremony will be held next Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Meeting Room 601 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai.

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