The BUddy Post – HKBU Alumni Affairs Office

November 2022
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Treasures & Moments

Hundreds of Alumni Attend Joyful Reunion at Homecoming 2022

Alumni Enjoy Memorable Moments at the Alumni Investiture Ceremony

272 alumni and their families and friends attend the Alumni Investiture Ceremony.

Hundreds of alumni participated in the events of Homecoming 2022 organised by the Alumni Affairs Office, the theme of which is “Be with BU”.  Participants returned to their alma mater and enjoyed the memorable moments of the events held on campus on 15 October. The event programme includes Alumni Investiture Ceremony, Campus Tour and the First Worldwide HKBU Communication Alumni Conference.

The Alumni Investiture Ceremony was successfully held on 15 October to provide an occasion for alumni who have graduated 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 or 60 years ago to return to their alma mater for the celebration and to get connected with other alumni. The Ceremony, one of the traditions of HKBU, is held to recognise the contributions made by alumni to HKBU and society at large over the years.

This year, 272 alumni, who graduated in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992 or 1997, and their families and friends attended the event. This included those registrants of the 2021 Alumni Investiture Ceremony who were unable to attend last year’s event due to the then adverse weather condition and the pandemic. During the Ceremony, Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, presented medals to each of the invested alumni. Joining the Ceremony for the first time, President Wai expressed his warmest congratulations to the invested alumni and shared the latest development of the University. In heartwarming and cosy atmosphere, all participants enjoyed precious and unforgettable moments with their old friends throughout the event.

The Alumni Investiture Ceremony was also broadcast live on Zoom, allowing alumni from different parts of the world to join the Ceremony online and share the joy of this event.

President Wai expresses his warmest congratulations to the invested alumni and shares in his welcome remarks the latest development of the University.

Four alumni who graduated 60 and 55 years ago (middle) join the Ceremony in person.

Alumni Get to Understand the Latest Development of HKBU through Campus Tour

Participating alumni and their families pose for a group photo with Dr Melanie Lee, Director of Alumni Affairs (first row, fifth from right) at AC Hall.

On 15 October, around 30 participants, including alumni and their families, joined the Campus Tour, during which alumni had the chance to walk around the Ho Sin Hang Campus, Shaw Campus and Baptist University Road Campus, and were able to recall the fond memories of their days at HKBU. During the tour, they were excited to learn about the latest development of their alma mater, especially regarding the development in Chinese medicine.

The First Worldwide HKBU Communication Alumni Conference Successfully Held

Alumni who attend the Conference pose for a group photo.

Jointly organised by the HKBU Communication Alumni Association (Communication AA), the School of Communication and the Alumni Affairs Office (AAO), the First Worldwide Communication Alumni Conference was held both in person and on Zoom on 15 October. The hybrid event was very well received with nearly 100 participants attending, including established industry leaders in the communication fields, such as head of TV news station, media and PR firms, and communication scholars. 

Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, has pre-recorded a video to convey his congratulatory message for the Conference. He also thanked the joint effort of Communication AA led by alumnus Lo Bing-chung (Communication), President of Communication AA, the School of Communication and AAO in organising the Conference. During the event, alumni representatives from six regions (Mainland China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Canada East and Canada West) shared their observations and experiences in communication industry in their respective regions. Alumnus Lawrence Cheng Tan-shui, HKBU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and a renowned cross-media veteran, also shared with the audience his experience on running EggoLAND (健康 . 旦), one of his latest online projects. Faculty members and students of the School of Communication also shared with the alumni participants the latest development of the School. 

After the Conference, a reunion dinner was held on campus with 60 alumni attended, they all had a wonderful night.

President Professor Alexander Wai delivers his congratulatory message in a video.

Alumni attend the Conference both in person and online.

Alumni have fun at the reunion dinner.