香港遠東化工集團總裁楊良棟 捐贈華大工學院之門「Young Archway 楊門拱道」

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「獻給天下父母」Young Archway華大工學院工程之門剪綵儀式,左起工學院院長Aaron Bobick, 楊良榕女士、楊鴻運、楊良棟總裁、校長Mark Wrighton、揚良柱律師夫婦

「獻給天下父母」 華大傑出校友企業家楊良棟孝道助學風範

【聖路易時報訊】1980年畢業於聖路易華盛頓大學工學院,目前是香港遠東化工集團總裁之傑出校友楊良棟捐贈母校華大Danforth主校區通往工學院之門「Young Archway 楊門拱道」,三月三十一日中午舉行落成剪綵儀式。楊良棟總裁在弟妹陪同下親自出席,與華大校長Mark Wrighton、工學院院長Aaron Bobick等一起剪綵。這座由楊良棟、史琳伉儷捐贈母校工學院美金50萬元,以尊崇「獻給天下父母」定名之「Young Archway 楊門拱道」工學院之門顯示出楊良棟這位傑出校友企業家孝道助學之風範,受人敬重。

「Young Archway 楊門拱道」工學院之門剪綵儀式於3月31日中午12時45分在華大工學院Preston M. Green大廳舉行,華大校長Mark Wrighton、副校長James Wertsch、工學院院長Aaron Bobick,工學院前院長Ralph Quatrano、生醫工程系前系主任Frank Yin殷起彭教授、中國駐芝加哥總領事館領事、教育組組長陳盈暉博士、領事許淑紅、楊良棟總裁的弟弟楊良柱律師夫婦全家、妹妹楊良榕女士、侄子楊鴻運也從洛杉磯趕來,工學院師生與聖路易社區各界人士百餘人出席盛會。

(左二起)中國駐芝加哥總領事館領事許淑紅、華大副校長James Wertsch、中國駐芝加哥總領事館領事、教育組組長陳盈暉博士

剪綵儀式由工學院院長Aaron Bobick主持、華大校長Mark Wrighton致歡迎感謝詞並介紹楊良棟這位傑出校友,接著楊良棟總裁致詞,他表示當年他在華大獲得學費一半的獎學金助他完成四年學業,這是學校對他的栽培。楊良棟並感性的說,1949年他的父母親楊存濟、瞿國珠自上海輾轉到了香港,由於父親是上海聖約翰大學畢業,這是座有中國的哈佛之稱的名校,所以得以在香港找到工作,父母親含辛茹苦將子女們扶養長大成人,進而照顧到整個家族,支撐了這個大家庭,父母親對孩子的愛山高水深。這次捐贈母校華大工學院 「Young Archway 楊門拱道」工學院之門之門則是盡孝心並回饋母校助學,所以定名為「獻給天下父母」 。

楊良棟總裁(右一)與好友李兆永(Dr. Stephen Lee)

楊良棟總裁之感性致詞獲得全場人士掌聲致敬,傑出校友企業家楊良棟總裁孝道助學風範受人敬重。

接著 「獻給天下父母」「Young Archway 楊門拱道」工學院之門在工學院大樓拱道前舉行剪綵儀式,由楊良棟總裁,校長 Mark Wrighton,工學院院長Aaron Bobivk,揚良柱律師,楊良榕女士主持剪綵 。

華大生醫工程系前系主任Frank Yin殷起彭教授、華大董事,McDonnell国际学者学院咨询委员 John F. McDonnell
「獻給天下父母」「Young Archway 楊門拱道」 華大工學院之門剪綵儀式,左起工學院院長Aaron Bobick, 楊良榕女士、楊鴻運、楊良棟總裁、校長Mark Wrighton、揚良柱律師夫婦

位於華大Danforth 主校區 Skinner 路東北區,「Young Archway 楊門拱道」工學院之門是華大斥資二億四千萬元七項改造華大位于Skinner路和Brookings路之华大Danforth主校区正门大型工程建設之一,七大改造工程包括兩個新的跨Brookings大廳的學科館,內有歡迎中心和校園社區中心、機械工程和材料科學系系館、設計和視覺藝術新館、Kemper藝術博物館擴建、和一個近800車位之地下停車場及全新校園綠化地標。全部工程預計2019年完成,屆時華大校園將全面改觀,為華大和聖路易再創輝煌。

楊良棟總裁1980年畢業於華大化學工程學系,目前是香港遠東化工集團總裁,成立於1983年,遠東化工是中國第一家造紙和紙加工工業公司,該集團由紙業發展成長成為一個國際貿易和投資集團,業務範圍包括化工, 化工原料,紙業生產,房地產, 旅遊和消費品等。

楊良棟總裁香港出生,香港受教育,再至瑞士和美國加州完成中學教育,後入學聖路易華盛頓大學取得化學工程學士學位。他的夫人史琳女士來自中國,獲有經濟管理學士學位,曾任職江蘇蘇州電視台,他們有一位女兒Vivian, 目前都住在香港。

(左起)楊良榕和兒子楊鴻運, 楊良柱律師, 李兆永(Dr. Stephen Lee), Stella Wong Lee夫婦 (Stella以前是聖路易Delmar Loop宮燈樓老闆,多年前自聖路易退休,目前定居洛杉磯) , Betty Tang

Youngs Honor Parents with Gift to Engineering

The Young family on vacation in Riga, Latvia: Peter, Lin, and their daughter, Vivian

Peter Young, BS ’80, supports Washington University because it provided him with a win­ning combination: a strong technical founda­tion in engineering and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

“At the university, I met students and faculty from around the world,” says Mr. Young, the chief executive officer for Chemcentral Group, an investments and international trade organi­zation that he founded three years after his graduation. “Now, I attend gatherings of alum­ni in Hong Kong and China that continue to help build networks and friendships.”

Mr. Young, with his wife, Lin, who holds degrees in economics and management, also is building excellence at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. The couple has made a five-year commitment of $500,000, directing $250,000 for the school’s long-range capital needs and the remainder for its Annual Fund. In recognition of their gener­osity, the university has named the archway in Preston M. Green Hall the Young Archway.

“Our gift honors my parents, Tsun Chi Frank Young and Kwok Chu Judy Ju,” Mr. Young says. “In one’s lifetime, there are many people and institutions that play a role in our develop­ment. There are just a few whose trust and influence transcend time. Washington University and my parents serve as examples, so we decided to honor them together.”

With their gift to the Annual Fund, the cou­ple established the Peter and Lin Young Annual Fund Challenge. They will match all renewed gifts to the engineering Annual Fund, up to $10,000 per year, and will match 2-to-1 all new and increased gifts and multi-year pledges.

Over the years, the couple has supported the Biomedical Engineering International Study Abroad Program, scholarships, and the Frank and Grace Yin Fund for Biomedical Engineering.

Mr. Young’s service to the university includes membership on the School of Engineering & Applied Science National Council and the engineering scholarship and campaign committees. His work takes him around the world, and he and his family make their home in Hong Kong.

“I feel privileged to pass along to new generations the same support and experiences I was fortunate to have received as a student,” Mr. Young says. “My Washington University education is one of the best investments I’ve made.”

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