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Wu Yee Sun College Formally Opens

Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (centre), Dr. Joseph Y.W. Pang (2nd left), Mr. Arthur Wu (2nd right), Prof. Rance P.L. Lee (1st right) and Mr. Frankie K.F. Fung (1st left) hosting the time capsule dedication ceremony
Prof. Rance P.L. Lee (centre) with guests
Pipa performance by Prof. Fung Tung, Associate Vice-President

Wu Yee Sun College (WYS) celebrated its grand opening on 21 November. Officiating at the ceremony were Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Joseph Y.W. Pang, chairman of the College Committee of Overseers; Mr. Arthur Wu, representative from Wu Yee Sun Charitable Foundation Limited; Prof. Rance P.L. Lee, Master of WYS and Mr. Frankie K.F. Fung, president of the WYS Student Union. Over 350 guests including staff members of the University, benefactors, students and friends witnessed the historical moment of the College.

To cater for the admission of additional students upon reversion to a four-year undergraduate curriculum in 2012, CUHK has established five new Colleges since 2006. The Colleges are now in full operation, enhancing the University's already unique college system.

Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung

'With the opening of Wu Yee Sun College, all five new Colleges have inaugurated their campuses, marking an important milestone in the development of CUHK. I hope all Colleges will continue to make good progress, create synergies through collaboration, follow the tradition of providing the best whole-person education and comprehensive guidance to our students.'

Dr. Joseph Y.W. Pang

'The Wu Yee Sun Family are staunch supporters of education, and as such, embody the spirit of the College motto "Scholarship and Perseverance".'

Mr. Arthur Wu

'"Yee Sun" is not only the given name of my grandfather but also carries special meaning. "Yee" means propriety and benefit while "Sun" means descendants. "Yee Sun" represents a belief in education and its benefits to future generations. My grandfather's philosophy is precisely the values and motto that Wu Yee Sun College strives to instil in its students.'

Prof. Rance P.L. Lee

'Our College mission is to promote an "entrepreneurial spirit with social responsibility". We wish to educate our students so that they have clear vision and effective strategies, as well as innovative ideas and passion in anything they undertake. But they should also be mindful of the welfare of others, especially in terms of socio-environmental issues, social-justice, and the needs of the underprivileged.'

Mr. Frankie K.F. Fung

'Taking up the presidency of the student union is an experience that has made me stronger and more mature.… I hope to pass on the spirit of striving for progress to future students, so that the College will grow and strengthen."


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