Macau University of Science and Technology held the Scholarship and Grant Awards Presentation Ceremony at Library building N101 on November 20, 2018. At the Ceremony, 23 representatives from the scholarship-providing institutions gave out altogether 30 scholarships, grants and progress prizes to 246 excellent students of the University.
Ms. Ho Kuai Leng, Member of the Administrative Committee of Macao Foundation, presented awards to M.U.S.T. students
Representatives from the scholarship-providing institutions who attended the Ceremony and gave out prizes include Mr. Delai Xu, Chairman and President of ZhongZhu Healthcare Holding Co. Limited, Mr. Carlos Cid Álvares, Chief Executive Officer of Banco Nacional Ultramario, S.A., Mr. Jiao Yun Di, Executive Director and General Manager of Luso International Banking Limited, Mr. Jerry Xu, Administration Office Manager of Luso International Banking Limited, Mr. Wang Tong Yan, Executive Director and Vice President of Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited, Ms. Ho Kuai Leng, Director of Macao Foundation, Ms. Debby Lei, Head of the Scholarships Division of Macao Foundation, Mr. John Si, Director General of Henry Fok Foundation, Ms. Katy Lo, Director of the Executive Committee Office of Macau International Airport Co. Limited, Ms. Isabella Che, Director of Human Resources of Sands China Limited, Ms. Catherine Iu, Assistant Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations of Public Relations of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Ms. Vivian Chan, Director, Administration and Human Resources, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau, Mr. Hang Feng, General Manager of Corporate Sales Department of China Telecom (Macau) Company Limited, Ms. Wanda Wong, Deputy Head, Executive Office of Industrial and commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited, Mr. Ng Ka Fai, General Manager of Personal Banking Department of Tai Fung Bank Limited, Ms. Lok Choi Chan, Crystal, Integrated Marketing Director of Personal Banking and Channel Management Department, Bank of China, Macau Branch, Ms. Eva Ho, Head of Human Resources of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Macau Branch, Ms. Fiona Chiu, Human Resources Manager, Banco Comercial de Macau, Mr. Jeff Kong, Senior Vice President of Everbright Sun Hung Kai – Macau Branch, Ms. Yuan Xiu Hua, Director of Human Resources of Yuanguang Software Co. Limited, Ms. Angel Wong, Circulation & Marketing Director of China Daily Asia Pacific, Ms. Celia Cheong, Secretary General of Inspirational Youth Association Macau, Ms. Sophie Lei, Founder & Director of Kwang Wai Charity Association, Mr. Jimmy Chim, Vice President of Macau Fair and Trade Association, and Ms. Rita Ao, Representative of Golden Burger (Macau) Charity Association.
Group photo of guests and scholarship winners
Along with the representatives, guests that attended the Ceremony include Chair Professor Liu Liang, President of M.U.S.T., Dr. Tong Ka Lok, Vice President, Professor Sun Jian Rong, Associate Vice President, Dean of University International College, Mr. Kwong Ying Wa, Associate Vice President, Director of School of Continuing Studies, Professor Dai Long Ji, University Librarian, Professor Zhang Du, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Professor Zhang Zhi Qing, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Chair Professor Zhu Yi Zhun, Director of School of Pharmacy, Professor Fang Quan, Executive Vice Dean of Faculty of Law, Professor Sheng Ni, Vice Dean of School of Business, Professor Zhou Hua, Vice Dean of Faculty of Chinese Medicine, Chair Professor Lam Wai Kei, Vice Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Ms. Amy Chu, Vice Dean of Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ms. Eliza Iek, Head of Academic Registry, Ms. Remus Wong, Head of Student Affairs Office, and other M.U.S.T. executives.
President Liu Liang addressed the Ceremony
President Liu Liang gave a speech at the Ceremony. He pointed out that “Prosperity of the youth projects the prosperity of the nation; strengths of the youth determine the strengths of the nation.” Remarkable youths represent the most vigorous most innovative group of a society; the future of the nation and the future of Macao will need the continuous hard work of young generations. The President expressed gratitude toward the 23 scholarship-providing institutions and companies, and noted that more than contributing a mere scholarship, they are, as a matter of fact, contributing to the growth of the youth and to the development of the great cause of education. Such contributions will be forever borne in the mind of M.U.S.T. teachers and students and will drive them to continue to overcome all obstacles and pursue excellence.
Du Xiaojun, student of School of Business, gave a speech on behalf of the scholarship winners. She mentioned that university is an important time in one’s life, as well as an important place where one can pursue dreams and achieve self-improvement. At M.U.S.T., there are knowledgeable teachers, abundant learning resources, and rigorous fulfilling courses that help students to lay down a solid theoretical foundation and train critical thinking. Not to mention the vast extracurricular opportunities provided by the University, for which she is very grateful, that raise the comprehensive capabilities of the students by way of real practices; the diverse exchange activities at home and abroad also give students opportunities to broaden horizons. She and her peers are determined to persist in their studies through hard work and perseverance, take up the responsibilities bestowed on the youth, and exert their strengths to make contributions to the society.
The Award Presentation Ceremony for Institutional Scholarships is installed to reward students who achieve excellent academic grades. Representatives of the scholarship-providing institutions give out prizes to scholarship winners as a token of recognition and affirmation, providing incentives for students to seek continuous progress in scholarship and in the meantime stimulate other students to strive harder for greater outcomes. Also conferred at the Ceremony were various awards of the University, including Outstanding Cultural and Academic Award, Outstanding Community Service Award, Outstanding Sports Award, and Student Handbook Cover Design Competition Award, in hope of motivating students to achieve all-round development on top of attainment of professional knowledge.
This year has also been the first year for the Luso International Banking Limited, the Tai Fung Bank Limited, and the Golden Burger (Macau) Charity Association to provide scholarships for students of M.U.S.T. Hence, President Liu Liang conferred Certificates of Appreciation to Mr. Jiao Yun Di, Executive Director and General Manager of Luso International Banking Limited, Mr. Ng Ka Fai, General Manager of Personal Banking Department of Tai Fung Bank Limited, and Ms. Rita Ao, Representative of Golden Burger (Macau) Charity Association, as a token of appreciation to the three institutions for their support to Macau University of Science and Technology.
Following the award-presentation ceremony, the guests and the award-winning students took photos and attended a cocktail party held at the Seasons Training Restaurant of the University.