Gratitude to the retirees, Farewell Party takes place on January 16
|Group photo of the Retirement Farewell Party. Photo: Yi Chunmin (易淳敏).|
|Retired Faculty and their supervisors of the College of Commerce takes a group photo for memory. Photo: Yi Chunmin (易淳敏).|
|President Chow gives an opening remark on the Farewell Party. Photo: Yi Chunmin (易淳敏).|
Lu Hung-chen /
Farewell party for retired faculty members and staff was held on January 16 by the NCCU Personnel Office. The retirees chatted warmly at the party, shared their retirement plans, and looked forward for the future reunion. Professors Lin Po-Sheng (林伯生) and Yang Jiann-Min (楊建民) recollected their 10-year memories at NCCU; Chuang Ching-Hui (莊清輝), Section Chief of the Library’s Administration Section, could not help being sentimental when it came to talking about the university he had served for a lifetime. Except for the retirees, their supervisors, as well as the CEO Mr. Teng Han-Hua (鄧漢華) and Director-General Kao Li-Fu (高李福) of the Association of the Retired Faculty and Staff also attended the party.
President Edward Chow gave an opening remark and presented the retirees with memorial trophies. “I am always reluctant to approve the requests for retirement,” said President Chow. He appreciated the efforts those faculty members had made, thanked them for their far-reaching devotion to NCCU and its students, and welcomed the retirees to start their retirement near NCCU, where scenery is beautiful and people are nice, in hope of seeing them from time to time and to participate in some activities, so to extend the bonds of friendship.
NCCU is home to Professor Lin Po-Sheng (林伯生), who had served in NCCU for 36 years as a professor and Chair to both the Department and Graduate Institute of International Business. Leaving early for work and coming back at dusk every day, he insisted on serious teaching and study and being generous to people. He mentioned that he did not realize his retirement was approaching until participating in the farewell party; complex feelings filled his mind. “Coming back to the university, talking to students, and drinking coffee with co-workers, delight me the most every day,” said Lin. He wished to offer one course per semester to interact with students after retirement, so to keep his mind young.
Serving in the Department of Management Information Systems for 36 years, Professor Yang Jiann-Min (楊建民) had taught wholeheartedly since the founding of the department. “I do not know what else to do if I were not a teacher,” said Yang. Teaching is Dr. Yang’s lifetime passion and occupation. He expressed his appreciation to faculty members who had helped him over the years and to NCCU for offering him a satisfying and stable job. Having background in civil engineering, Professor Yang also participated in the constructions of NCCU’s first Information Building, College of Commerce, and Research and Innovation-Incubation Center, and devoted himself to building up the campus-wide fiber-optic Internet and the mobilization of computer. He is definitely indispensable to NCCU. Dr. Yang hoped he could make more contributions to NCCU and the society after retirement.
Mr. Chuang Ching-Hui (莊清輝) had served in the Library for 46 years after he graduated from NCCU’s Department of Chinese Literature. He witnessed the changes NCCU has undergone, from a student population of 3000 to 4000 to that of a widely internationalized campus. He was moved by the blessings from his colleagues. “I am glad that I had devoted myself to NCCU for more than four decades,” said Chuang and pointed out that it was his honor to work in NCCU. Retirement is around the corner, yet he did not forget to promote enthusiastically the newly built five-star restroom in the Main Library. He would come back to NCCU from time to time for the great views on campus.
Teng Han-Hua (鄧漢華), President of the Association of NCCU Retired Faculty and Staff, congratulated on the new retirees’ retirement, expressed his admiration for their contribution to NCCU, and wished them healthy and happy lives. He also welcomed them to join in the club and to keep in touch.
15 faculty and staff members are retired by the end of this semester. They are as follows: Professor Yeh Kuang S. (葉匡時) of the Graduate Institution of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management; Professors Hu Len-Kuo (胡聯國), Chen Kun-Ming (陳坤銘), and Lin Po-Sheng (林柏生) of the Department of International Business; Professor Kuan Kang-Yen (管康彥) of the Department of Business Administration; Professors Yang Jiann-Min (楊建民) and Liou Wen-Ching (劉文卿) of the Department of Management Information Systems; Professor Hsu Chung-Yuan (許崇源) of the Department of Accounting; Professor Jiang Jyh-Ming (姜志銘) of the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Professor Lin Chen-Kuo (林鎮國) of the Department of Philosophy; Researchers Wu Tung-Yeh (吳東野) and Wang Juei-Chi (王瑞琦) of the Institute of International Relations; Mr. Lin Che-Cheng (林哲正) of the Computer Center; Mr, Lei Lung-Chien (雷龍建), officer of the College of International Affairs; and Mr. Chuang Ching-Hui (莊清輝), Administration Section Chief of the Library.