Around 100 alumni and guests attend the Tree Naming Ceremony


約100位校友和嘉賓參加校友樹命名典禮

Date: 19 May 2017 (Friday)

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Alumni donors honoured in Tree Naming Ceremony

大學命名校友樹 向校友捐助人致意

The University launched an Alumni Tree Naming Campaign earlier and, with the generous support of many alumni and alumni associations, raised over HK$1.6 million for the First-Generation University Student Fund. A total of 15 selected trees on campus were successfully named.

An HKBU Alumni Tree Naming Ceremony was held on 18 May for the University to express its heartfelt gratitude to the alumni supporters. Around 100 alumni and guests attended the ceremony to witness the naming of the Alumni Trees. They were excited about being able to provide support to our students while having the names present on campus.

In his welcoming speech, Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, thanked the alumni for their generous contribution and commitment to their alma mater. He said that each alumni tree symbolised the close connection linking students, alumni supporters and HKBU. With the staunch support from alumni, hundreds of first-generation university students will be provided with financial support, enabling them to engage in activities that will advance their knowledge as well as their personal and career development.

At the Ceremony, the alumni supporters were given special souvenirs in the form of photo paintings of their named trees, presented by President Chin and Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning). Alumni supporters also joined the guided tour with their families and friends to learn more about the alumni trees and the campus development.

大學早前推出「浸大校友樹命名計劃」,在校友和校友會的支持下,成功為校園內的15棵特選校友樹命名,並為「第一代大學生基金」籌得超過港幣160萬元。

為感謝熱心校友的慷慨捐助,大學於5月18日舉行校友樹命名典禮。近百位校友及嘉賓應邀出席,一同見證校友樹正式命名。透過幫助學生和命名樹木在校園留下印記,捐款校友均感到十分雀躍。

校長錢大康教授致歡迎辭時,感謝各校友捐款人對母校的鼎力支持。他表示每一棵校友樹正好象徵校友、大學及學生的緊密聯繫。校友是次的捐助能為過百名第一代大學生提供參與課外活動的資助,幫助他們開拓個人視野並加強個人及未來事業發展。

校友捐款人於典禮上接受由錢校長和副校長(教與學)周偉立博士致送的校友樹照片畫。捐款人亦與其親友參加導賞團,進一步了解校友樹及校園發展。