has been set up as a form of recognition for donors who have made a cumulative donation of at least HK$20,000 to the College since 2010. HSMC owes much of its success to the support of benefactors over the years. To express our grateful recognition for the generous donations from Dr Alice Lam, Dr the Hon. Lam Tai Fai and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the naming ceremonies of Alice Lam Lecture Theatre and Lam Tai Fai Clock Tower, and the Opening Ceremony of HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges were held during the year. We were honoured that Mr Tsang Chun Wah, John, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government and Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor, Carrie, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government, officiated at the Naming Ceremony of Lam Tai Fai Clock Tower and the Opening Ceremony of HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges respectively. An Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, was held on 20 April 2016 to thank the Founding Families of HSSC/HSMC and the major donors for their benevolent support and substantial donations to HSMC which have helped us realise our Founders’ beliefs in equal education opportunities and the diversity of students’ talents in the College’s development. On 16 and 17 July 2016, the first ”Alumni Homecoming” camp was held on campus with over 80 participants, including HSMC and HSSC alumni, their families and friends, HSMC staff members and students. They all enjoyed the weekend camp together.
Global Partnerships Recognising the power and importance of international academic collaborations, HSMC strives to go global by actively reaching out to peer institutions in Mainland China and overseas countries for academic partnerships. As of August 2016, academic exchange agreements have been signed with 45 institutions, representing a 36% growth compared to that of the previous year. New partnerships have been forged with institutions in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and the US. HSMC will continue to transcend its international boundaries by building new partnerships with foreign institutions while deepening the bonds with its existing partners.
Campus Development and Awards Received HSMC has embarked on a long-term campus development plan since its establishment in 2010. We have now occupied a green campus which offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching, research and residential facilities to meet the needs and demands of quality tertiary education in the 21st century. Following the completion of Phase I of the College’s Master Campus Expansion Plan, which includes the S H Ho Academic Building (Block A), the Sports and Amenities Centre (Block B), the HSMC Plaza (Site C), the Lee Quo Wei Academic Building (Block D) and the Campus Entrance at Hang Shin Link (Site E), the HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges (RCs) (Site F),
HSMC expresses its heartfelt thanks to the benefactors for their philanthropic donations which contribute largely to the rapid development of the College. Tributes should also be paid to our Board of Governors, members of the College Council and the Fundraising and Donation Committee, as well as community leaders and other College members. We shall continue to encourage philanthropic contributions and develop close connections with alumni, parents, friends and organisations to further advance excellence in the development of HSMC. 11