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250 Journalism Alumni enjoy dinner gathering with President Dr. Henry Hu

31-03-2012

The Department of Journalism and Communication of Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU), the Editorial Board of the DJC and HKSYU Journalism & Communication Department Members Association held a “big bowl feast” (known as pun choi in Chinese) on February 18, to celebrate Shue Yan’s 40th anniversary. There were about 350 participants including students and faculty, of which 250 were alumni that packed 29 tables.

The dinner, at the LG4 basketball court of the main academic building, started at 6 pm and ended at 9 pm. The last gathering was held in January 2009.

The President of the University Dr. Henry Hu delivered a speech and joined in the festivities, including sharing dinner with fellow alumni.

In his speech, Professor Leung Tin Wai, Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication, encouraged students to join the Department’s “Mentorship Program” to build up their knowledge of the media industry and to network. Professor Leung hoped alumni could continue to support the development of the Shue Yan and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mr. Augustine Poon Shu Tai, President of the Journalism & Communication Department Members Association and the most senior alumni who attended the dinner, called for the students to apply for the membership of the association and to strengthen the communication and relationship with the alumni through joining the activities of the association. Poon was enrolled in the journalism programme of Shue Yan in 1972 and was a student in the second cohort of graduates from the Department of Journalism and Communication.

The event’s organizer Pauline Luk Po Ling, Assistant Professor of Department of Journalism and Communication, said the Department planned to hold this reunion and gathering not only for celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Shue Yan, but to bring together alumni, students and faculty and to let the alumni have a chance to return to campus.

All participants received a Department of Journalism and Mass Communication logo shaped cake made of Pu’er tea as a gift, and many took home special gifts in the lucky draw.

Luk said that due to the positive response from the dinner, the Department will consider organizing more events in the future to continue to strengthen the relationship among alumni and students.

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication logo shaped cake made of Pu'er tea

 

Source: March Issue 2012

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