Last August 1-7, 2015, Hong Kong Polytechnic University housed the 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, hosted by Humanitarian Affairs UK. The sixth installment of the symposium bore the theme “Enrich. Educate. Enlighten.”
The participants’ learning journey was comprised of talks and addresses from the Prof. Angelina Yuen, Acting President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Hon. Matthew Cheung Kin-Chung, Minister for Labor and Welfare of Hong Kong; and Hon. Tony Simpson, Minister for Youth for Western Australia, among others.
Facilitators of the program stressed that the scholars had the chance to be “change makers” and by doing so live purposeful lives. This, it was stressed, was complemented by “the joy of giving.” As future leaders, participants were made to understand the importance of goal setting and chasing after their dreams.
Representing the University of Santo Tomas and forming part of the Philippine delegation were the following:
BAAY, Ma. Guadalaine A.                      3rd Year, BS Accountancy
LIM, Roland Roman Jr. G.                    3rd Year, BS Mechanical Engineering
MARIN, Vina Maria B.                           3rd Year, AB Communication Arts
RECANA, Dean Alan R.                         2nd Year, AB Political Science
REMENTINA, Rose Marie Jane A.     3rd Year, BEEd major in Special Education
SANCHEZ, Marc Angelo S.                   3rd Year, BS Accountancy
UMALI, Maria Imelda C.                       3rd Year, AB Communication Arts