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Five generations of alumni of the School of Business come back home to celebrate HKBU’s 60th anniversary

30 Apr, 2016
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Over 150 alumni, guests and students of the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University came back to their alma mater on 30 April to celebrate the 60th anniversary of HKBU. This celebratory event, with the theme "We are 60 years young!”, comprised a Cross-Campus Run held in the afternoon followed by a Gala Dinner.  
 
The Cross-Campus Run was the first-of-its-kind at HKBU, attracting over 40 alumni and faculty staff to complete a run totaling 3.50 k.m. The run routed through both Ho Sin Hang and Shaw Campus, bringing alumni along some new infrastructural developments at the University.
 
When addressing the runners at the starting point of the run, Professor Frank Fu, Associate Vice-President of HKBU and Chairman of the Organising Committee on Alumni Events of HKBU 60th Anniversary, said that "we wish to bring out the philosophy of whole person education, and foster a healthy growth, both physically and intellectually". He also believed that the run would bring back to the alumni their campus memories.
 
Later in the night, over 150 guests and alumni from different generations gathered at Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre for the 60th Anniversary School of Business Alumni Gala Dinner. Speaking at the opening remarks, Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU commented that it was the largest alumni event that he had attended so far at HKBU, and wished to draw support from our alumni in working towards the goal of becoming the region's premier research-led liberal arts university.
 
Echoing Professor Chin’s remarks, Professor Ed Snape, Dean of the School of Business, thanked all participating alumni and faculty members and encouraged them to further engage with the school. Prof. Snape highlighted that alumni, as part of the school's family, are one of the key stakeholders of the HKBU School of Business, and the school should further develop its strengths in this area to help the competitiveness of our graduates and young alumni.
 
Alumni from various eras shared their funny moments, which brought the atmosphere to an all-night high.  Sharing alumni included Mr. Philip Kan, Mr. Sunny Wong, Ms. Joanna Kwok, Mr. Ricky Ng and Ms Ivy Ku, who represented different decades of graduates from the seventies through to the current millennium.
 
The year 2016 is the 60th anniversary of Hong Kong Baptist University.  Starting from June onwards, the School of Business is going to host a number of topical forums and conferences for business elites from different sectors.  To get the latest information on the School’s events, click http://bus.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/bus/news-and-events/event-calendar/Event
 
The Alumni Affairs Office of HKBU, the co-organiser of the School of Business Alumni Cross-Campus Run and Gala Dinner, is active in embracing alumni from all Faculties and Schools.  Their year-round activities can be found at http://aao.hkbu.edu.hk/en/home/index.php
 
To know more about the upcoming celebratory events to be held by HKBU’s different Faculties and Schools, please visit http://hkbu60.hkbu.edu.hk/en/  To have a glance over the University’s history, browse through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gurnqgjln0g
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