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November 2018
Hundreds of Alumni Enjoy Joyful Reunion at the Homecoming Day 2018
Hundreds of alumni gathered on HKBU campus on 20 October for a joyful reunion at the Homecoming Day 2018 themed “Back to BU, Re-live Your Youth”. Participants enjoyed the great moments at a full slate of events staged which included Campus Tour, the first-ever Open House of Faculties/ Schools/ Academies/ Departments, Alumni Investiture Ceremony, Tea Reception and the Grand Reunion Dinner.

The day started off with the Campus Tour where alumni and their friends were able to revisit their past, learn about changes on campus, reacquaint themselves with their alma mater and get a firsthand look at the University’s progress.

For the first time on the Homecoming Day, doors of 7 Faculties/ Schools/ Academies and 23 Departments were open to hundreds of alumni at the Open House Session to showcase the state-of-the-art facilities, as well as research and academic achievement of the University. Alumni spent the day touring our campus, attending presentations and lectures, interacting with faculty members at tea receptions and learnt the latest development of the University. Prof. Clayton MacKenzie, Provost, Prof. Adrian Bailey, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Ed Snape, Dean of School of Business, Prof. Mette Hjort, Dean of Faculty of Arts and a number of Department Heads addressed to the audience at the Open House.

At the Alumni Investiture Ceremony, over 200 alumni who graduated in 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993 were presented name-engraved medals by President Prof. Roland Chin to recognise their contributions to alma mater and society over the years. The Ceremony was further enhanced by the wonderful host of alumna Hilda Ho (Communication) and alumnus Steve Hui (Biology), and the percussion performance given by alumnus Gip Chan (Music) and his partner.

The fun-filled day reached its climax at the Grand Reunion Dinner, which was a happy gathering of a mix of 400 alumni spanning six generations, from over 22 disciplines, 17 Alumni Associations, HKBU academic and administrative staff and University management. Hosted by the masters of ceremonies alumna Karen Cheng (Communication) and alumnus Eric Ng (Communication), the Dinner was kick-started by President Chin’s welcome remarks accompanied by a sharing of the latest achievements of the University and the contribution of alumni for the betterment of society. Attending guests enjoyed the wonderful singing performance by the award winning alumnus Yorfy Ma (Chemistry) and were amused with the amazing magic show which involved the participation of President Chin in the mind reading trick performed by alumnus Bond Lee (Psychology). The Dinner ended on a happy note when President Chin, Court and Council members, Honorary University Fellows, awardees of Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as presidents and past presidents of various alumni associations sang a finale song “Proud of You” together on stage.

Click here to recapitulate memorable moments of different activities on Homecoming Day!

Record-breaking numbers of alumni and friends gather at the Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Multi-Purpose Hall for the Grand Reunion Dinner.
The Alumni Investiture Ceremony is a unique tradition of the University.
Alumnus Yorfy Ma performs three songs at the Grand Reunion Dinner.
President Chin participates in the magic show performed by alumnus Bond Lee.
Alumni and their family members pose for a group photo before starting off to tour around HKBU campus.
Alumni are excited to visit the state-of-the-art facilities of the University.
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