(Provided by Alumni Service Center) National Sun Yat-sen University organized the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony. The awardees this year were: the late Lifetime National Chair Professor of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Ting-Peng Liang (Department of Business Administration, MBA, 1982), founder and Chairman of GreenFILTEC Sven Huang (Department of Chemistry, BS, 1995, MS, 1997), General Manager of Dolphin Logistics Anna Liu (College of Management, EMBA, 2011), Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Chin-Tsang Ho (Department of Business Administration, BBA, 1990, MBA, 1992), and Chairman of Chen Lan Recycling Chiu-Lien Tseng (College of Management, EMBA, 2017). Besides Professor Ting-Peng Liang, whose widow had already received the Award during memorial service, 4 Outstanding Alumni were presented the Awards during the Ceremony.
NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng said that as the University enters its 41st year, its academic capacity is steadily rising, and it has ranked among Taiwan’s top 5 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for the third year in a row. This year, NSYSU was selected as one of 4 key cultivation universities of the MOE Program on Bilingual Education for Students in College and it established the first Regional Resource Center for Bilingual Education in Taiwan, aiming to assist universities in southern Taiwan in improving teaching in English together, demonstrating its commitment to talent cultivation. NSYSU fulfills its social responsibility, implements the Government’s policy, as well as is committed to innovative development in the fields of medicine, semiconductors, and international finance. NSYSU not only envisions the future and dares to dream, but also creates the future. President Cheng congratulated the awardees for their service and dedication in the fields of science and technology, industry and commerce, government agencies, and international organizations. The awardees have made outstanding personal achievements, taken social responsibility without hesitation, and set a model for talent cultivation, bringing distinctive educational values for NSYSU.
MOE Lifetime National Chair Professor Ting-Peng Liang was awarded the title of Outstanding Alumnus in the category of Academic Excellence. He was a faculty member of the Department of Information Management and had been admitted to the first class of MBA programs at NSYSU. He specialized in e-commerce, knowledge management, and application of information technologies to support policy analysis, and enjoyed academic reputation in information management circles both in Taiwan and abroad, as well as won many domestic and international awards. Professor Liang passed away on May 20 this year. To honor his memory, NSYSU organized a memorial service after the pandemic situation had improved and posthumously awarded him the Outstanding Alumnus Award to recognize his contributions in the field of international information management.
Outstanding Alumnus Sven Huang was awarded in the category of Business Elite. “The six years of studying at NSYSU was the happiest time in my life!” What he finds most unforgettable is the beach, the sunsets, and the sports field. He met his wife, Ms. Shu-Fen Yang, at the University. They still return to the campus to revive the beautiful memories of Sizihwan. He expressed his gratitude to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and his advisor, Professor Jentaie Shiea, for helping him lay a complete foundation for his professional career. Huang has been working in the field of analytical chemistry since graduation, and he has been recently awarded the National Award of Outstanding SMEs in 2021. Huang modestly said that receiving the Outstanding Alumnus Award is an honor that he could not imagine in his student days. In the next step, he will set up a branch in Southern Taiwan Science Park to assist in the development of semiconductors and increase employment options for younger generations.
Another Outstanding Alumna in the category of Business Elite was Anna Liu, a graduate of the EMBA program. She could not attend the ceremony on site as she was still in quarantine after a delegation abroad, but she gave an emotional speech via online conference. Anna Liu said that she perseveres in her values of honesty and responsibility in entrepreneurship and encourages her colleagues to strive for the best by “benefitting others and focusing on the core business”. Taiwan's capacity lies in the hands of its people, and enterprises are a force for social stability, allowing young people to play a role and benefiting many families. Liu has been caring for children in rural areas for many years and inviting other alumni to light up the next generation together, so that disadvantaged students can change their destiny, escape poverty, and become contributors in the future. “I am honored to be an NSYSU alumna and I hope that one day I can bring glory to the University,” she said.
Director General of SMEA, MOE, Chin-Tsang Ho was awarded in the category of Social Service. He said that the Award came as a surprise to him and that it is also a recognition for his classmates and a great encouragement for him as a public servant. Ho gained knowledge at NSYSU, trained his business management skills and literacy. During 30 years of his public service, he witnessed important stages of Taiwan's economic development, including prosperous development in the 1980s, relocation of traditional industries out of Taiwan in the 1990s, then the SARS epidemic, the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, and the recent China-United States trade war. Through all these times, Ho saw the resilience of Taiwan's small and medium enterprises and the strength of high-tech companies in the global competition. He thanked the professors of the Department of Business Administration: Victor Wei-Chi Liu, Chang-Yung Liu, and Dun-Hou Tsai for their consulting services on small and medium enterprises. Ho promised to keep up the good work and live up to his alma mater’s expectations.
Another awardee in the category of Social Service was a graduate of the EMBA program, Chiu-Lien Tseng. He modestly said that in his early years, he was unable to pursue a better education. After striving in his business for over 50 years, he was more than grateful being able to study at the University. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award was a great motivation to him and a meaningful recognition. Tseng thanked his teachers for their kind instruction and his EMBA classmates for working together into the night preparing reports. He also thanked his wife, Feng-Chu Kao. Thanks to her driving to and from class, he could adhere to the principle of "no leave, no being late, no early leaving" during his two years of EMBA study. He said that the Award in the category of Social Service by NSYSU represents the recognition for his past participation in Rotary International and contributions to the international community. Having received this Award, he said that he will work even harder in the future to contribute to society and benefit people with the spirit of persistence, as the University's motto says.
Given the anti-epidemic measures relaxation, the Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony could be held on site. The Ceremony was witnessed by NSYSU Senior Vice President Shiow-Fon Tsay, Deans of each College, teachers, Outstanding Alumni of 2020: Chairman of Yuan Chang Stainless Steel Te-Ho Yen and President of Anatek Enterprise Hsuan-Mao Robert Hu, members of Rotary International District 3510, classmates and family members of the Awardees.
(Edited by Public Affairs Division)