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2021 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients announced

2021-08-16

(Provided by Alumni Service Center) National Sun Yat-sen University announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award: the late Ministry of Education (MOE) Life-time National Chair Professorship Ting-Peng Liang, Chairman of GreenFILTEC Co., Ltd. Sven Huang, General Manager of Dolphin Logistics Co., Ltd. Anna Liu, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Chin-Tsang Ho, and Chairman of Chen Lan Recycling Co., Ltd. William Tseng. The awardees won the award in the categories of Academic Excellence, Business Elite, and Social Service. NSYSU outstanding alumni have demonstrated excellent performances in the workplace and contributed to the society. The University will hold an award conferral ceremony on November 13 during annual anniversary celebrations.

This year, the awardee in the category of Academic Excellence is the late MOE Life-time National Chair Professor Ting-Peng Liang, who was a professor at the Department of Information Management and first-cohort graduate of the master program at NSYSU Department of Business Administration. Professor Liang received his PhD degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA in 1986 and returned to his alma mater, NSYSU, in 1993. He specialized in e-commerce, knowledge management, and applied information technologies for decision analysis. Professor Liang achieved a high academic status in the field of information management both in Taiwan and abroad and received numerous awards. He previously obtained three Outstanding Research Awards of the National Science Council (now Ministry of Science and Technology), two National Chair Professorships of the Ministry of Education, and became a MOE Life-time National Chair Professor in 2008. Ting-Peng Liang became a Fellow of the Association for Information System (AIS) in the USA in 2003 and received the Leo Award for lifetime achievements, the highest honor in the field of information management, becoming the first Chinese-ethnicity recipient of this award. In 2018, he became the first Taiwanese scholar elected as AIS President. At NSYSU, he held the positions of Dean of the College of Management, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and acting Senior Vice President, cultivating many outstanding talents in Taiwan and striving to enhance the international influence of the Taiwanese academia. Professor Liang passed away on May 20 this year. The selection committee appreciated his excellent, selfless contributions – a model example for the NSYSU community. The selection committee unanimously approved on granting him the Outstanding Alumnus Award in Academic Excellence.

The winners in the category of Business Elite are Chairman of GreenFILTEC Co., Ltd. Sven Huang and General Manager of Dolphin Logistics Co., Ltd. Anna Liu. Sven Huang is a BS (1995) and MS (1997) graduate of the Department of Chemistry. He established GreenFILTEC in 2014, developing chemical filters for semiconductor factories and mobile micro-pollution filtration systems, mainly to be used in advanced semiconductor processes. His company became a close partner of major semiconductor tech firms. In 2018, the company was awarded the 15th National Brand Yushan Award for Best Product and in 2019, it was awarded the 42th Award for Models of Taiwan Entrepreneurship by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 2020, GreenFILTEC continuously donated compound independent isolation cabins and positive pressure testing booths making a contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic prevention in Taiwan. In response to Taiwan government's policy of retaining domestic industries, Chairman Huang will invest NT$430 million in the green industry in Tainan Southern Taiwan Science Park in 2021. As the current President of the Department of Chemistry Alumni Association, he has been closely interacting with the University and the industry, attracting resources to the industry and providing employment opportunities to NSYSU students.

General Manager of Dolphin Logistics Co., Ltd. Anna Liu is a 2011 graduate of the EMBA program at the College of Management. In 1995, she established Dolphin Logistics with friends and at present, the company has 600 agents and 90 branch organizations in 163 countries and over 5000 employees. It was listed by CommonWealth Magazine among top 500 service industries and it was on top of the ranking of freight forwarders for 9 years in a row (2012-2020). In the early days of the company's establishment, General Manager Liu set up the Kaohsiung branch by herself, laying the foundation and scale for the development of the group in Southern Taiwan. She also participated in the development of the group's overseas branches. Specializing in business negotiation and management, she is often invited to participate in various seminars on and off-campus to share her experience, ideas and enlightening young generations. After graduation, she served as the President of NSYSU EMBA Alumnae Association and donate generously to the new construction of the Xizi Alumni Building and to the scholarships for disadvantaged students.

This year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award in the category of Social Service are Director General of SMEA, MOEA, Chin-Tsang Ho and Chairman of Chen Lan Recycling Co., Ltd. William Tseng. Director Ho graduated from the Department of Business Administration in 1990 with a Bachelor degree and a Master's degree in 1992. He served as the Secretary General of the SMEA, MOEA, and the Deputy Director General of Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau, which made him gain a comprehensive and rich experience in public sectors. When serving in this position, he retained TSMC and increased investment, which brought economic prosperity to Southern Taiwan. As the rise of 5G in Taiwan, besides providing technological guidance and resources, he actively assisted start-ups to expand the market, accelerating the pace of the establishment of 5G applications. Because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the industry was in dire need of financial relief. Director Ho led the SMEA to plan and introduce various relief and revitalization programs of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and compile budget on time to solve urgent problems of enterprises. Director Ho also connected with faculty members of the Department of Business Administration to provide information and advice on the government policies and programs to the academia, and jointly promote Taiwan's economic growth.

Chairman William Tseng is a 2017 graduate of the EMBA program at the College of Management. He established Chen Lan Recycling in 1962 and after 59 years of efforts, the scope of his business reached 5 affiliated companies dedicated to the recycling of paper, metals, home appliances, cars and scooters, electronics, lighting equipment, and is developing the field of incinerators. He was awarded the Golden Torch Award for Ten Potential Industries and the Business Model Award. In addition to a successful career in business, he devoted himself to public charity and philanthropy, providing long-term scholarships for disadvantaged students, and books and equipment for schools at all levels. Chairman Tseng has been a member of Rotary International (RI) for 22 years and has been involved in international philanthropic activities. When holding positions in RI, he represented the President of Rotary International at many international conferences, giving many speeches and enhancing Taiwan’s international reputation. He has contributed to Taiwan participating in RI's polio eradication efforts and building a world of humanitarianism and peace and has been awarded numerous Rotary medals. Chairman Tseng is a dedicated supporter of NSYSU, having donated to scholarships for disadvantaged students and to the renovation project of the Xizi Alumni Building. He has made a generous donation to support the establishment of the new College of Medicine at NSYSU for cultivating future medical professionals.

(Edited by Public Affairs Division)
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