Bulletin Spring‧Summer 1980

Building Named After Dr. T. C. Cheng (From left) Dr. the Hon. P. C. Woo, Dr. T. C. Cheng, Sir Run Run Shaw, Dr. Ma Lin, and Professor S. S. Hsueh The Social Science and Business Administration Building of United College has been renamed the T. C. Cheng Building in recognition of the long and distinguished service rendered by Dr. T. C. Cheng to the College as its President from 1963 to 1977. A commemorative plaque to mar k the renaming of the building was unveiled by Dr. Cheng at a ceremony on 14th May, 1980. Dr. the Hon. P. C. Woo , Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United College, paid tribute to Dr. Cheng at the ceremony, which was attended by members of the College's Board o f Trustees, the Vice-Chancellor, University staff members and other guests. Dr. Cheng had been Director of the Extramural Studies Department (1964-70), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1965-67, 1971-73, 1975-77, 1977-79) and Director of School of Education (1970-72, 1975-79). He retired from the University in September 1979, and in December the same year was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, by the University. Address by Dr. the Hon. P. C. Woo Dr. Ma, Professor Hsueh, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome you to the Plaque-unveiling Ceremony of the T. C. Cheng Building, United College. Dr. T. C. Cheng was appointed President of the United College in January 1963. For almost two decades, he spared no efforts in developing the College. A few examples that readily come to mind are: the increase in student enrolment and the number of teaching staff, the expansion of teaching departments, its becoming a constituent College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the establishment of an exchange programme with Indiana University and Williams College, U.S.A., and the completion of its buildings and hostels on the Shatin campus. It was Dr. Cheng too who, during his term of office, set up the College Endowment Fund to provide for more scholarships, bursaries and prizes for the deserving students. His contribution to the College and the University has been so great that we shall never forget the efforts he has put in. In recognition of his invaluable contributions, the Board of Trustees proposed to rename the Social Science and Business Administration Building after Dr. Cheng, as an expression of our respect to him. May I now call upon Dr. Cheng to unveil the Plaque. 16