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April 2019
Alumni Recent Happenings
School of Communication Alumni Receive Multiple Awards at The Hong Kong Film Awards

School of Communication alumni shined at The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards held on 14 April. Academy of Film (AF) alumnus Felix Chong, one of the 6th Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, won the Best Director and Best Screenplay for Project Gutenberg. School of Communication alumnus Eric Lam also won the Best Art Direction for the same film. With an impressive 17 nominations, the film also scooped four awards in other categories, including the Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Costume & Make Up Design.

Another AF alumna, Oliver Chan Siu-Kuen won the Best New Director for Still Human. Written and directed by alumna Chan, the film also won the Best Actor and Best New Performer awards.

Congratulations to Felix, Eric and Oliver!
Alumnus Felix Chong
Alumnus Eric Lam
Alumna Oliver Chan
MBA Zhuhai Class of 2017 Establishes Endowment Fund to Benefit HKBU Students

The MBA Zhuhai class of 2017 have recently made a donation of HK$136,666 to establish an endowment fund as a class gift to the alma mater. Mr. Wu Jun, representative of the Class, presented a donation cheque to the University at the MBA High Table Dinner on 16 March, witnessed by around 100 MBA students from Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

The donation was facilitated by the former President of HKBU Alumni Association alumnus Tyrone Siu (History) and current President alumnus Alex Leung (Business Administration). The endowment fund aims to establish a scholarship to award an outstanding student annually.

At the high table dinner, Chairman of HKBU MBA (China) Alumni Association alumnus Zhao Yongshuang delivered a speech, in which he shared his career development since graduating from MBA fifteen years ago. A candle lighting ceremony was also conducted to symbolize the passing of the University’s motto to the next generation.
MBA Zhuhai class of 2017 collectively donates to the alma mater.
President Roland Chin (middle) and Prof. Edward Snape (left) receive the donation cheque from MBA Zhuhai class of 2017 presented by student representative Wu Jun (right).
Sharing by alumnus Zhao Yongshuang
HKBU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Annual Gathering 2019

Over 30 DBA students, alumni, faculty and friends reunited on 23 February at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel at the DBA Annual Gathering. As a DBA alumna, Director of Alumni Affairs Dr. Melanie Lee also joined the event to connect with other guests. Participants all treasured the happy moments and had an enjoyable time.
All guests pose for a group photo at the gathering.
Alumni Billy Leung, Tony Dong and Mabel Dong from Northern California Visit HKBU

On 6 March, alumnus Billy Leung (Chinese Language & Literature) travelled all the way from Cupertino of California, USA to Hong Kong and returned to his alma mater with his wife for a campus visit. They were delighted to learn the development of the University over the years and looked forward to the next gathering on campus with his buddies soon.

Alumni couple Tony Dong (Business Management) and Mabel Dong (Music) from San Ramon of California, USA also visited their alma mater on 2 April. During the campus tour, they were excited to see the various new developments of the University comparing with their visit several years ago. Being the key members of the HKBU Northern California Alumni Network, Tony and Mabel will continue to line up more alumni residing in Northern California and keep their connection with the alma mater.
Director of Alumni Affairs Dr. Melanie Lee (right) warmly receives alumnus Billy Leung and his wife
Accompanied by alumnus Wallace Siu (first from left) and Director of Alumni Affairs Dr. Melanie Lee (first from right), alumni Tony Dong (second from left) and Mabel Dong (second from right) visit HKBU History Gallery
Alumnus Dr. Gordon Tsui Meets With Alumni in Australia

On behalf of the Alumni Committee of HKBU Foundation, alumnus Dr. Gordon Tsui (Economics) visited the alumni residing in Sydney, Australia during his recent trip. President of HKBU Alumni Association of Australia alumnus Sidney Cheng (Communication), Vice-President Lawrence Chan (Communication) and alumna Henie Tsang (Communication/ Secretarial Management) expressed warmest welcome to Dr. Tsui at a lunch held on 8 March. The lunch was joyful as they updated each other on the recent happenings of the alumni in their regions.
(From left) Alumni Henie Tsang, Sidney Cheng, Dr. Gordon Tsui, Lawrence Chan and guest Mr. Lee.
Alumnus Philip Kan Re-appointed as Member of The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries

Alumnus Philip Kan (Business Management) was re-appointed by the HKSAR Government as Member of The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries with effect from 16 February 2019. Congratulations to alumnus Kan!

Alumnus Philip Kan
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