HKBU announced today (26 July) the conferment of Honorary University Fellowships on six distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions and support to society.

 

The six Honorary University Fellowship recipients are: Mr Cheng Sing-yip (鄭成業先生), Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee (張淑儀醫生), Ms Quince Chong Wai-yan (莊偉茵女士), Mr Francis Law Sau-fai (羅守輝先生), Mr Tsang Wing-wah (曾永華律師) and Dr David Wong Yau-kar (黃友嘉博士). The conferment ceremony will be held at the Convocation on 4 September.

 

Mr Cheng Sing-yip

Mr Cheng Sing-yip is the School Manager of Pui Ching Middle School and The Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial and Industrial Association Wong Tai Shan Memorial College.

A graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Mr Cheng has devoted his life's work to education. He was the Vice-Principal of Ho Lap College before he became the Founding Principal of The Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial and Industrial Association Wong Tai Shan Memorial College. Before he retired, he was the Principal of Pui Ching Middle School for 12 years.

As a community leader, Mr Cheng has contributed to various organisations. He is a member of the Councils of The Baptist Convention of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union. He served on the Council of the Hong Kong Red Cross, the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Baptist Hospital and as Chairperson of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service. He also contributed to Breakthrough Limited, the Consumer Council and Fight Crime Committee. 

Mr Cheng has been a long-time supporter of HKBU. He served the University for over 20 years on its Board of Governors, the Council and the Court, and witnessed the transition from Hong Kong Baptist College to HKBU in 1994. 

 

Dr Polly Cheung 

Dr Polly Cheung is a leading breast cancer specialist who is highly regarded in the field. She is an ardent advocate and leader in the promotion of breast cancer education, patient support and research in Hong Kong. 

She initiated breast conserving surgery and breast reconstruction in Hong Kong, and launched the city's first breast-screening programme. She founded the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation which advocates holistic cancer care, and provides extended cancer care to patients.  She set up a community-based Breast Health Centre, providing mammogram screening at a reduced fee or free of charge to middle- and low-income women in Hong Kong. She also led the launch of Breast Cancer HK Online, a web-based interactive platform of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Registry, which aims to assist medical professionals in their clinical assessments and decisions through access to information on local disease development and treatment trends.

A graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Dr Cheung's achievements have been recognised with numerous awards and fellowships, including the Honorary Fellowship of Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, the Most Successful Women 2003 Award of JESSICA magazine, and the Outstanding Women Professionals Award of Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association. In community service, Dr Cheung had been appointed by the Government of Hong Kong SAR, serving as member on various government bodies in medical, social, and educational fields. 

Dr Cheung has made valuable contributions to HKBU and served as a member of the Council and the Court from 2011 to 2016.  She is also Honorary Director of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation. 

 

Ms Quince Chong

Ms Quince Chong is Chief Corporate Development Officer, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, responsible for the company's marketing, customer service, public affairs and community relations.

Ms Chong is a graduate of The Chinese University of Hong Kong with over 30 years of experience in corporate communication and customer service. She held various senior management positions in the tourism, hotel and aviation industries, including the Hong Kong Tourist Association, now known as the Hong Kong Tourism Board. She was the Director of Corporate Affairs at Cathay Pacific Airways Limited before joining CLP. 

Ms Chong is well-known for her contributions to public service in a wide range of bodies and organisations, including the Vocational Training Council, Hospital Authority, Central Policy Unit, Council of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), Independent Commission Against Corruption, and Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence. She was named Honorary University Fellow of OUHK and "the 100 Most Important In-house Communicators in the World" in the Holmes Report Influence 100 project, and was awarded the Best Crisis Management Award by the Asian PR Awards.

Ms Chong has made significant contributions to HKBU through her dedicated efforts. Besides being a donor, she served as a member of the Council from 2007 to 2012, and is currently a member of the Selection Committee for the Distinguished Alumni Awards. 

 

Mr Francis Law

Mr Francis Law is Executive Director of Toyo Mall Limited.

Mr Law is a renowned property investor, and has achieved remarkable success in property investment in Hong Kong. He possesses extensive management experience in the property industry and is well respected for his profound insights on property investment.

Mr Law's success is not simply a matter of career achievements. He has a profound Christian faith and has remained deeply connected to the Chinese identity. In the words of the Lord Jesus: "It is more blessed to give than to receive". Mr Law is a living embodiment of the truth of this verse. Even with his extremely busy working life, Mr Law has maintained a great personal commitment to philanthropy in Mainland China as well as many developing Asian countries such as the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam, and in supporting the Christian community. 

Mr Law has offered generous support to the expansion of HKBU's horizons and capabilities to nurture young people who will become tomorrow's leaders. He is currently an honorary member of the Court and a member of the Entrepreneur Committee of HKBU Foundation. He had made a generous donation to the University in support of the research project entitled "Research and Development of Innovative Combination Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine", which focuses on new drug discovery for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and bone tumours. To acknowledge Mr Law's generosity, the institute under the School of Chinese Medicine which conducts the research was named the Law Sau Fai Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone and Joint Diseases.

 

Mr Tsang Wing-wah

Mr Tsang Wing-wah is a seasoned solicitor and Director of the Tsang Shiu Tim Charitable Foundation.

Mr Tsang is an enthusiastic supporter of social services and has devoted a great deal of effort to the work of the Tsang Shiu Tim Charitable Foundation, which has made donations to many charitable organisations and institutions involved in healthcare, education and culture, among others. The Foundation has attached particular importance to education and has contributed enormously to the development of local universities. 

Mr Tsang is also a co-founder of Faith Hope Love Charitable Foundation Limited, which supports education and people in need in the Mainland.

HKBU received a generous donation from the Foundation in support of the University's Campus Master Plan and the promotion of whole person education. In recognition of the Foundation's generosity, the auditorium located on the second floor of the Academic and Administration Building was named the Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium in memory of Mr Tsang's late mother. The Foundation also established the Tsang Shiu Tim Endowed Chair of Chinese Medicine Clinical Studies to support world-class scholars in Chinese medicine in conducting advanced clinical research and developing new drugs and treatments to cure serious illnesses.  

 

Dr David Wong

A distinguished business leader, Dr David Wong is Managing Director of United Overseas Investments Limited. 

Dr Wong graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, USA. He has made significant contributions to economic and public affairs in Hong Kong over the years, including the advancement of trade and investment, advocacy of a better operating environment for small and medium enterprises, and promotion of labour-employer relations.

Dr Wong is dedicated to public service. He is currently Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and was Chairman of the Land and Development Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund Board, President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, and Chairman of the Business & Professionals Federation of Hong Kong.

Dr Wong was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government. He is also an Honorary Fellow of The Vocational Training Council and Lingnan University. He is a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.

Dr Wong has maintained a close link with HKBU as an Adjunct Professor of the School of Business. He also rendered valuable contributions as member of the Council and the Court from 2009 to 2015, and served on the Board of Governors and Entrepreneur Committee of the HKBU Foundation.