The enhanced three-level Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award (OPAA) introduced last year has achieved a great success. The School of Accounting and Finance (AF) is pleased to announce that the new round of departmental OPAA 2023 is now calling for nominations until 31 March 2023 (Friday).
The departmental OPAA aims to publicly recognise outstanding graduates of AF for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. The departmental awardees will be nominated for the Faculty Awards or above.
The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed the full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, Hong Kong Polytechnic; and its constituent units: School of Professional Education & Executive Development and Hong Kong Community College) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.
The proposer can be a PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member. There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/ herself or a direct relative of the candidate.
Award Categories and Selection Criteria
In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in their chosen fields, the Award recognises the alumni’s active support to their alma mater. Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key selection criteria at all levels.
Four specific areas of achievement would be given recognition, they include Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement and Community Service Achievement.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award is introduced for alumni at/under the age of 40.
|Professional Achievement||This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership, and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry/ society.|
|Entrepreneurial Achievement||This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with impact.|
|Scholarly Achievement||This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.|
|Community Service Achievement||This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.|
Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the candidates. No award shall be given out in a certain category if no suitable candidate is identified.
Nomination and Selection Schedule
The nomination form could be downloaded here. Please return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org with all required supplementary documents (such as a current curriculum vitae of the nominee and two written references) on or before 31 March 2023.
Selection Committee and Result Announcement
Selection Committee will examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards. The result will be announced in early May.
All information submitted on this nomination form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by the Selection Committee for the purpose of the selection process. The candidate will not be contacted by the OPAA Secretariat until he/she is selected as the awardee of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award.
School of Accounting and Finance
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