The COMP Alumni Homecoming cum Alumni Award Presentation Ceremony held on 17 September 2022 at PolyU Alumni Atrium was concluded in an atmosphere of happiness and warmth. It was also organised in celebration of the 85th anniversary of PolyU. More than 60 alumni and their families, and our current and former faculty members reunited at the event.
The homecoming event was kicked started with the opening remarks by Prof. LI Qing, Chair Professor and Head of COMP, and Prof. CAO Jiannong, Dean of Graduate School and former Department Head. They are grateful for the achievements of our alumni and wish to deepen the connections further. After the opening remarks, Dr Henry CHAN, Associate Professor and Associate Head in Partnership and Collaboration, presented the updates and recent alumni work to the guests.
Two alumni were invited to deliver speeches at the event. Mr Andy WAN shared his feeling about receiving this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award in “Professional Achievement” of PolyU Department of Computing, as well as his valuable experience in career development. Mr Sky TANG talked about how to overcome challenges in starting a business, his experience in entrepreneurship and the reasons for scholarship donation.
In recognition of the remarkable contribution and involvement of our alumni, especially the Computing Alumni Association, COMP mentors and Academic-Industry seminar speakers, the certificates of appreciation were presented to them during the event.
Engaging networking activities started immediately following the ceremony, and our guests were tested on their knowledge of PolyU and the Department. The event was wrapped up by the department tour which our guests visited different labs and teaching facilities.
The afternoon was filled with laughter and joy, where our alumni and guests rekindled old friendships and revisited fond memories.