August 2001, Vol 10, Issue 3
Copyright (C) The Open University
of Hong Kong, 2001
outstanding individuals to be honoured
|Four eminent individuals will be awarded
the title of Honorary University Fellow this year. This is the first
time the OUHK will award Honorary Fellowship to recognize people who
have made significant contributions to the University. The ceremony
will take place on 6 November at
Hotel Inter-Continental Hong Kong.
Daniel Koo, Chairman of Shui Hing (HK) Ltd, has helped the University
establish its China Link Fund and made its IT Development Plan a reality.
Mr Koo has served on many voluntary committees and charitable organizations,
including the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary
Club. He is Honorary President of Sanda University in Shanghai, Founding
Chairman and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Retail Management
Association, and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative
Kin-chung, Chairman of Lam Kin Chung Morning Sun Charity Fund, joined
the Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee (SDFC) of the OUHK
in 1998, and has sponsored many international academic and exchange
activities at the OUHK. He has made a significant contribution towards
educational development in mainland China and Hong Kong. Dr Lam
is an Honorary Council member of Nanjing University and a member
of the Board of Trustees of Shaw College at the Chinese University
of Hong Kong. The title of John Harvard Fellow was conferred on
him by Harvard University. He was presented with an 'Educational
Devotion Award' and an 'Honorary Award' by Peking University and
Soka University of Japan respectively.
Kam-fan, a model lifelong learner, has earned nine degrees, including
two Bachelor's degrees at the OUHK, two Master's degrees and a doctorate
in the past 40 years. As one of the OUHK's first graduates, Dr Nip
-- a former government engineer and Director of the Territory Development
Department -- has helped promote the University on many occasions.
He retired in 1992 and became Executive Director of the Haven of
Hope Christian Service. He also sits on 12 school management committees
and chairs several charity and Christian organizations.
Vincent Woo, Managing Director of Wing Sheung (Holdings) Ltd, has
been a member of the OUHK's SDFC and has donated bursaries for prison
inmates and scholarships to the University since 1996. Mr Woo has
been actively involved in voluntary organizations such as the Po
Leung Kuk, the Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre and the Community
Chest (Walks for Millions), serving as director or chair for the
organizations and their activities for years. He also sponsors a
distinguished visiting scholars scheme at Lingnan University.