2012 was indeed a year filled with
blessings. There does not seem to be a more suitable way to
conclude the year than with my heartfelt thanks to the
various parties, without their support, we would not have
been able to overcome the many difficulties along the way.
With their help, we finally made a huge leap towards
becoming a Catholic university in
In the first place, I have to thank the Legislative Council, especially the Finance Committee and the Panel on Education, for their vision of our essential and immediate need in developing an even more favourable learning environment as a potential private university. Thanks must also be given to the Education Bureau (EDB) for granting the land site adjacent to our current campus of Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) at Tseung Kwan O to Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE).
I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to our devoted staff for their continuous dedication to support not only the academic enhancement of our students but also their personal growth in becoming responsible and motivated global citizens.
I have to dedicate my special thanks to our students for their contribution to the two institutes. Regardless of their background and field of studies, they never stop being an inspiration to me and my colleagues, which is one of the most invaluable treasures that an educator could ever have earned.
My great thankfulness to our alumni for their contribution to the city as honourable citizens of society could not be overlooked. I hope they are proud of their alma mater as much as we are proud of them.
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to our sponsoring body, Caritas - Hong Kong, for their support and guidance in our quest towards becoming the first Catholic university in Hong Kong.
Finally, and the most important of all, we must wholeheartedly thank the Lord our God for His great love and guidance. Indeed, with our faith in Him, we have had an exciting year, and we anticipate an even more fruitful year to come. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a joyful and prosperous year ahead!
Professor Reggie KWAN