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The Bob Christian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award


Mr. Bob Christian


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


Our Mission:

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

2.     Spirituality

3.     Character Development

4.     Self-Motivated Learning

5.     Contributing to Society

6.     Chinese Culture   

Examples of the SLRs:

Academic Excellence
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

Character Development
Individuals who have demonstrated the courage to stand up for what is right

Self-Motivated Learning
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

Chinese Culture
Individuals who have a true appreciation for Chinese culture, for example, mastering his/her Chinese language skills or studying Chinese Medicine

Nominating guidelines: 

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 RecipientJasmine 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