August 2001, Vol 10, Issue 3

Four 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.

Mr 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 Conference.

Dr Lam 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.

Dr Nip 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.

Mr 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.

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