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2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony

(Provided by Alumni Service Center) NSYSU organized the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony. The awardees this year were Jiranuwat Swaspitchayaskun – Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Naresuan University in Thailand, Te-Ho Yen – Chairman of Yuen Chang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., Hsuan-Mao Robert Hu – President of Anatek Enterprise Co., LTD, Chung-Hui Huang – Chairman of Ba Ba Business, and Winston Lee – President of Taiwan Twine and Rope Co., Ltd. The University also invited Outstanding Alumni who were awarded this title in previous years to celebrate NSYSU’s 40th anniversary.

NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng gave a welcoming speech saying that many alumni have demonstrated outstanding performance, making him proud and proving the great results of the University’s education. President Cheng said that the University’s 40th anniversary is a joyful event to celebrate and although NSYSU is small in scale, it has demonstrated excellent performance in many fields, ranking top 5th in Taiwan according to QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 17 subjects ranked, and 5th best in Taiwan according to the Ranking by Global Views Monthly, being the only one which rank has been improving every year. NSYSU ranked top for graduates’ leadership and adaptability according to the ranking by 104 Job Bank. These rankings prove the acknowledgment and expectations of society for NSYSU. President Cheng also expressed special thanks to the participating alumni for their efforts and achievements that made the University be noticed.

Chairman of Yuen Chang Stainless Steel Co. Te-Ho Yen, graduate of the EMBA program at the College of Management as of 2017, gave a speech and said humbly that it was very difficult to enter the University and he managed to do so only thanks to the Wu Bao-chun Clause, special enrolment regulations allowing people without a bachelor's degree to study for EMBA degree program; he expressed his appreciation for the title of Outstanding Alumnus and thanked his alma mater and the faculty for the recommendations and guidance, and his classmates and wife for coming to support him on stage.

Hsuan-Mao Robert Hu – President of Anatek Enterprise Co., LTD., a BS graduate of the Department of Chemistry (1989) extended gratitude to his teachers for their guidance and an internship opportunity at China Steel Corporation, where he could get acquainted with the most advanced technologies for slag ocean dumping, which made him get involved in the industry of instrumentation and meet his first love and now wife Hui-Ling Chen. He expressed his hope for more future cooperation with his alma mater.

Chung-Hui Huang is a 2013 graduate of EMBA program and Chairman of Ba Ba Business, which has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years now. As his company achieved success, Huang did not forget its social responsibility and supported the establishment of the College of Medicine of NSYSU, hoping to help the University cultivate medical professionals and realize the vision of the School of Post-Baccalaureate Medicine. Huang’s wife Ya-Jung Pan, his family, employees of Ba Ba Business, and other alumni of the EMBA class of 2013 came to attend the ceremony and celebrate together.

Winston Lee, a graduate of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of 1994, is the President of Taiwan Twine and Rope Co., Ltd., describing his company’s products as the best of their kind. When he was a student, Lee played in the Grand English Drama of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. After achieving success in management and production, he has been donating funds to support the yearly performance of the Drama. On the day of the ceremony, he came back to the University accompanied by his mother to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Jiranuwat Swaspitchayaskun – Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Naresuan University in Thailand graduated from the master's program at the Institute of Mainland China Studies (2007) and the doctoral program at the Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies (2014). Because of the pandemic, Professor Swaspitchayaskun could not come to receive the award personally, and thus he recorded a video extending his gratitude to the University and expressing acknowledgment for the democratic spirit of Taiwan that he believes Thailand should adopt; he often talks about the development of Taiwanese democracy with his students.

The ceremony was attended by three Senior Vice Presidents: I-Yu Huang, Shiow-Fon Tsay, and Mitch Chou, Deans of each College, faculty, and both Outstanding Alumni and awardees of Honorary Doctorates of the University, Chin-Nan Hsieh - Chairman of Lung Ching Steel Enterprise, Eric Lee - Chairman of Jiu Zhen Nan Foods, President of NSYSU Alumni Association of Pingtung Ming-Jung Hung, President of NSYSU Alumni Association of Kaohsiung David Huang, President of NSYSU Alumni Association of Tainan Kun-Lung Liao, and many Outstanding Alumni and awardees’ friends and family, who came to attend the ceremony.

(Edited by Public Affairs Division)
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