PolyU HKCC and SPEED alumni celebrate the University's 75th anniversary with fun-filled gala event
The Joint Alumni Reunion Dinner featured a variety of performances by our multi-talented alumni and staff, including singing and a magic show. The performance by Professor Tong and the HKCC Band Society, in particular, earned thunderous applause from the audience. The attendees were also entertained by a memorable video of the historic developments of PolyU, and awarded with memorabilia and fabulous prizes sponsored by our industry partners.
More than 400 alumni, guests and staff from the education units under the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), namely Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), gathered at Hotel ICON on 20 April for the Joint Alumni Reunion Dinner, a special event celebrating PolyU’s 75th anniversary.
The gala was officially opened by Ms. Michelle Li, Deputy Secretary for Education; Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President; Ir. Professor Johnny Fan, President of the Federation of PolyU Alumni Associations; Professor Peter Yuen, Dean of CPCE; Dr. Simon Leung, Director of HKCC; Dr. Jack Lo, Director of SPEED; Mr. Dominic Tse, Chairman of HKCC Alumni Association; and Miss Leona Wong, Chairman of SPEED Alumni Association.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Professor Tong said this meaningful event provided an excellent opportunity for the alumni to get reconnected and reminisce about their memorable moments in HKCC and SPEED. “I am delighted that HKCC and SPEED have achieved significant growth. Over the years, more than 20,000 graduates have successfully completed their studies at HKCC or SPEED,” Professor Tong remarked. Ms. Michelle Li also congratulated HKCC and SPEED for their contributions to nurturing talents necessary for upholding Hong Kong as a knowledge-based economy.
HKCC is dedicated to providing quality Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes for senior secondary school students progressing to higher education. Over the past nine years (2003-2011), more than 9,000 HKCC graduates have successfully articulated into bachelor’s degree programmes, representing an average articulation rate of 76.6%. In 2011, the articulation rate reached 77.1%.
As for SPEED, it provides ample articulation opportunities for sub-degree graduates with a comprehensive range of top-up bachelor’s degree programmes – including three honours degree programmes to be launched in 2012, as well as a wide array of lifelong learning and executive development programmes for working professionals.
"The gala was a success and the efforts of the Organising Committee paid off well,” said Dominic Tse, Chairman of HKCC Alumni Association. Leona Wong, Chairman of SPEED Alumni Association, also appreciated the opportunity for networking, “We will organise more activities in future to further enhance the relationships among our alumni and with our alma mater."
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