The Bob Christian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award
About the award:
The Bob Christian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award was established in 2006 during the school’s 40th Anniversary to recognize the tremendous service of Bob Christian, the first Head of School for HKIS. The award is presented annually to the Alumnus/Alumna who have made a strong, positive contribution to HKIS, our community, and the wider Hong Kong community while living our Mission Statement and SLRs.
The selection criteria used is that candidates:
Exemplify our Mission and Student Learning Results
Contribute to the HKIS community, the local community or the broader community
Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion,
and our lives to service and global understanding.
An American-style education, grounded in the Christian faith,
and respecting the spiritual lives of all.
Student Learning Results:
1. Academic Excellence
3. Character Development
4. Self-Motivated Learning
5. Contributing to Society
6. Chinese Culture
Examples of the SLRs:
Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding undergraduate/post graduate achievement or received an honorary degree
Individuals who have gone to great lengths to develop their own spiritual identity such as dedicating their lives to ministry, protecting the faith, assisting the sick, and helping the poor
Individuals who have demonstrated the courage to stand up for what is right
Individuals who have applied various learning strategies or motivational techniques to life
Contributing to Society
Individuals who regularly volunteer his/her time to the community or to charitable organizations
Individuals who have a true appreciation for Chinese culture, for example, mastering his/her Chinese language skills or studying Chinese Medicine
1. Any member of the HKIS community can make nominations.
2. Any student who attended HKIS for more than one semester is considered an alum and is eligible to be nominated for the Award.
3. Self-nominations are welcome.
4. Nominations must be submitted by February 1, 2015
Thank you for your continuous support and for giving back to HKIS!
Click here to submit your nominations online.
For more info about HKIS' Student Learning Results, click here.
Each school year, the Award’s Selection Committee meets several times to review in detail the merits of a number of outstanding nominees. We thank those alums and community members who have nominated candidates in the past. The high caliber of candidates has been truly outstanding making the selection process very difficult.
To read about the recipients, click the links below:
2015 Recipient- Jasmine Lau click here
2014 Recipient- Minori Nagatomo click here
2013 Recipient - Michelle Hoeppner-Cagnin click here
2012 Recipient - Lucy Doyle click here
2011Recipient - Leontine Chuang click here
2010 Recipients -Ken Koo and Charles Watson click here
2009 Recipients - David and Josh Begbie click here