Tsinghua SEM Shenzhen Alumni Association Board Meeting & 2012 Welcome Party Held
November 03, 2012
On November 3, 2012, the board meeting of SEM Shenzhen Alumni Association was held in the Industrial Exhibition Hall at Shenzhen Citizen Center to elect the new board of directors of the Association. Professor YANG Bin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Tsinghua SEM, Professor KANG Feiyu, Dean of Graduate School at Shenzhen of Tsinghua University & Chairman of Shenzhen Alumni Association, CHANG Xiaolei (Master 1999), Secretary-general, and 24 alumni attended the meeting.
In his speech, Professor YANG expounded that alumni had contributed a lot to Tsinghua University and SEM and on behalf of SEM conveyed his deep acknowledgment to alumni. He also gave his best wishes to election of board of directors and future work of the Association.
Professor YANG Bin addressing
ZHAO Jianqi (Bachelor 1980), the first Chairman of the Board of Directors, reviewed diversified activities held by Shenzhen Alumni Association to improve friendship and strengthen cohesive force among alumni since its establishment in 2005. He also acknowledged with best thanks to alumni for their strong support and active participation. Besides, he put forward his suggestions on future work of the Association.
Subsequently, TANG Haiqing (MBA 1997) introduced principles for election and the organizational structure of the Board of Directors. Over the past several months, by means of wide-ranging opinion soliciting and recommendation by alumni representatives and SEM, 29 alumni were elected to join the 2nd Board of Directors of Shenzhen Alumni Association. Under the host of TANG, 24 directors present discussed by-laws of the Association, amended and finally approved the By-laws of Tsinghua SEM Shenzhen Alumni Association. Afterwards, the new board of directors voted to elect LI Huahui (Bachelor 1980/Master 1985) as the Board Chairman, LIU Xun (Bachelor 1986) , ZHU Liwei (Master 1987) as the Vice-chairman, TANG Haiqing as the Secretary-general, and LIANG Yubiao (Bachelor 1983), FANG Ronghui (MBA 2000) and HE Youtian (MBA 2002) as deputy secretaries. Further, to better advance work of the Association, the 2nd board of directors specially appointed YU Changmin (Master 1979) and ZHAO Jianqi to be honorary board chairmen, and HAN Yishun (Master 1982), ZHENG Lielie (PhD. 1984) and RAO Luhua (EMBA 2006) to be advisors. Professor YANG Bin awarded Letter of Appointment to every director present.
Professor KANG Feiyu introduced achievements of Shenzhen Alumni Association and expected to have further and all-round conjunction with the alumni work of Tsinghua University. He also advocated uniting alumni in Shenzhen to showcase image of Tsinghua University.
Professor KANG Feiyu addressing
Later, Chairman LI Huahui, on behalf of the newly-elected board of directors, delivered a speech in acknowledgement of contributions made by the 1st board of directors and also presented a gift to ZHAO Jianqi in token of his gratitude.
Furthermore, he set three goals for the new board of directors, to be detailed: regularly holding alumni activities; regularly innovating the alumni association and providing financial support; serving and helping new alumni.
Group photo of directors present
After the board meeting, the 2012 Welcome Party for Tsinghua SEM Shenzhen Alumni Association was opened in the Shenzhen Industrial Exhibition Hall and attended by more than 30 alumni working in Shenzhen. Chairman LI Huahui warmly welcomed new alumni and expressed his wish of making the Alumni Association a spiritual homeland and rest harbor for alumni.
Chairman LI Huahui delivering a speech
Professor YANG Bin gave an outline of recent development of SEM and looked into future alumni work in light of the special cultural and historical background of Shenzhen. In the end, he shifted alumni's focus to the 30th anniversary of SEM in two years. The year 2012 is a year of general election. It will witness the convening of the 18th National Congress of the CPC and the announcement of the new US president. Under this backdrop, Professor YANG Bin prepared a keynote speed titled Change of Leadership, Sense of Direction, bringing alumni back to their school life.
CHANG Xiaolei, the Secretary-general of Shenzhen Alumni Association, welcomed new alumni and asked for co-growth of alumni in the Association. Later, LIU Wei (MBA 2010), a representative of new alumni, showed his thanks to schoolmates and expressed his willingness to devote to alumni work.
After the meeting, Alumni Association arranged alumni to cross the Shenzhen Central Axis and visited exhibitions showing the economic achievements and investment environment of Shenzhen, to help new alumni learn more about Shenzhen.
Group photo of members attending the welcome party
The alumni friendship evening party pushed the welcome party to a climax. Alumni graduated as early as 1979 and as late as 2012 gathered together to share their Tsinghua sentiments and wrapped up the party with a touching mood. (Contributed by: Alumni Affairs Office; Edited by: Office of Communications and Marketing)