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Celebrating the School’s 60th anniversarySpecial Event Recap

10 Sep 2017 (Sun)

Gala dinner shows the spirit of “One SPACE, One Family”

The 60th anniversary gala dinner was held by HKU SPACE at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 10 September 2017. Nearly 800 guests including teachers, students and alumni gathered for the celebration.

Joining the event were HKU Chancellor Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Pro-Chancellor Dr David Kwok-po Li, Chairman of the HKU Council Professor Arthur Kwok-cheung Li, HKU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Mathieson, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of HKU SPACE Dr Darwin Chen, three former Directors Professor Lee Ngok, Professor Enoch Chien-ming Young, Professor Chack-fan Lee and dozens of overseas and local guests to attend.

The event started with a drum performance by Professor William K. M. Lee, Director of HKU SPACE, and a group of alumni and students. After the performances, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Dr David Kwok-po Li and Professor Edward K. Y. Chen gave opening  presentations.

Professor Edward K. Y. Chen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HKU SPACE, thanked the supporters from all sectors of the community, and the past scholars who had contributed to the development of the School. He said, “The School will continue to answer society’s needs by offering pioneering courses, aimed at supporting lifelong learning for the public and broadening their professional space”.

After completing the switch-on ceremony, our Board of Director Mr Sunny Yeung and The Chung Brothers, our tutors, played two songs. Later on, two School alumni, Ms On-yee Ng and Mr Chiu-ying Lam, shared their experiences of studying at HKU SPACE.

A certificate presentation ceremony was held to thank diamond jubilee patrons for their support, since the donations would be contributed to the 60th anniversary fund. Afterwards, students from HKU SPACE Community College performed a rock dance for the audience. Finally, all guests were invited to take photos together. The photos captured many wonderful scenes and can be viewed here.