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July 2015
Recipients of the Second Distinguished Alumni Award Share Wisdom at High Table Dinner
Alumni Affairs Office organised The Second Distinguished Alumni Award High Table Dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Multi-Purpose Hall of Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre on HKBU Campus on 27 May 2015. The three recipients of the Second Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Chiu Chun-bong, DBA, MBE, JP, Dr. Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, DSocSc, LLD and Prof. Mark Kai-keung, PhD shared with the Class Representatives the secrets behind their success. Dr. Matthew Lui Yue-chun, PhD also presented his sharing via video and audio clips in absentia.

Dr. Chiu Chun-bong advised students to pay attention to interpersonal relationships and dress code when they work in international firms. It is undesirable to wear sneakers to work as one needs to look professional no matter what their jobs are. For those who work in relatively small firms, they should do their best by working hard and helping others to impress their bosses. He told that when he was working in Nam Pak Hong, he had very good relationship with the boss who later supported him to set up his own business. His boss even supported him to become Director and later Chairman of Po Leung Kuk. He reminded students that when they work in a big firm, they should be careful in handling interpersonal relationships, in particular, not to overshadow their bosses. If they choose to start their own business, they should be aware of the risks involved.

When asked whether the youth should buy properties, Dr. Justin Chiu Kwok-hung said that he has been advising the youth not to buy properties right after university graduation as it is a heavy commitment that may involve sacrifice of opportunities for continuing education or job switching. He said that the youth can live with their parents or siblings such that they can save money for continuing education or starting their own business. And if they succeed in business and earn enough money, they can then buy properties. Lastly, he advised students to always be prepared to face challenges boldly.

Prof. Mark Kai-keung shared with students that he met very good teachers who nurtured him to become a successful scholar. This gives him a strong motivation to do the same to his students, among which Prof. Tsui Lap-chee, former Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Hong Kong is one of them. He said that he would choose students who are capable of good leadership and interpersonal skills and coach them to select a research area that would have sufficient resources for further development. Prof. Mark also shared his insights on stock investment and advised audience not to be greedy if they wish to profit from stocks.

Last but not the least, Dr. Matthew Lui Yue-chun advised students through a pre-recorded video that apart from studying hard, they should engage in extra-curricular activities which help them develop leadership skills, which in turn increase their employability. He also shared that the study of Religion and Philosophy has equipped him with the capabilities to collect data efficiently, to present eloquently and to think critically. All these abilities paved his way to become a good Liberal Studies teacher. He believes that these abilities could be applied to other professions.

Awardees' Profiles:
Dr. Chiu Chun-bong, DBA, MBE, JP is Managing Director of The Chius Manufacturing Co Ltd, Billabong Enterprises Co Ltd and Maoming Hon Kiu Safety Product Co Ltd. He graduated from the Department of Business Management of the then Hong Kong Baptist College in 1963. He was conferred a degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by Hong Kong Baptist University in 1997.

Dr. Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, DSocSc, LLD is Member of Executive Committee and Executive Director of Cheung Kong Hutchison (Holdings) Limited and Chairman and Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited. He studied Sociology at the then Hong Kong Baptist College from 1971 to 1973 and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics from Trent University in Canada in 1978. He was conferred a degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by Hong Kong Baptist University in 2011 and a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Trent University in 2013.

Dr. Matthew Lui Yue-chun, PhD is Youth Pastor and Director of Education of Grace Christian Chapel in Canada, and Director of Footprint Evangelism. In 1999, he graduated from the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University with first-class honours. In 2006, he received the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award.

Prof. Mark Kai-keung, PhD, Retired Professor of the Department of Biology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, showed great dedication to teaching and research during his 40 years as an academic scholar. An inspiring teacher, he has taught and guided oven 150 PhD graduates, among them included Prof. Tsui Lap-chee, former President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Chiu Chun-bong, DBA, MBE, JP
Dr. Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, DSocSc, LLD
Prof. Mark Kai-keung, PhD
The awardees share their wisdom with the participants at the Panel Discussion session chaired by Associate Vice-President Prof. Ricky Wong (right)
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