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Guidelines Governing the Selection of Outstanding and Honorary Alumni of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

 

Formulated in September 1994

Amended on October 18, 1999

Amended at the Executive Meeting on June 1, 2005

Amended at the Executive Meeting on October 28, 2008

Amended at the Executive Meeting on January 18, 2011

Ratified by the President for Change of Document Title in concert with the University’s Name Change on

August 25, 2013

Amended at the Executive Meeting on April 1, 2014

Amended at the Executive Meeting on May 6, 2014

Amended and approved at the Executive Meeting on June 2, 2015

Article I. Purpose: The Guidelines Governing the Selection of Outstanding and Honorary Alumni of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines) were formulated to encourage alumni to care for their alma mater, be enthusiastic about charitable activities, and make specific contributions to their society/country, in order to set an example for alumni and carry forward the spirit of the University.

Article II. Time of commendations awarded: Once a year to award recipients in a public ceremony

Article III. Eligibility for receiving a commendation:

All the alumni of the University are eligible candidates.

I. Outstanding alumni: Those who graduated from various programs of the University

II. Honorary alumni: Those who had studied or had completed studies in various programs of the University

Article IV. Commendation categories:

Alumni of the University who meet any of the following criteria and set an example for their juniors will be recommended for commendations.

I. “Academic achievement”: Those whose academic research has received specific distinction awards

II. “Business operations or services”: Those who are recognized for outstanding achievements in business operations or services

III. “Public services”: Those who have made outstanding contributions to their jobs in the public sector or social/charitable activities to bring benefits to society

IV. “Arts, culture, and sport”: Those who are recognized for outstanding performance in arts, culture, or sports

V. “Ethical role model”: Those whose ethical behavior, reputation, moral behavior, or other good deeds set an example for others

VI. “Contribution to alma mater”: Those who have made special contributions to the University’s teaching, services, and development or have made a donation to the University

Article V. Period of receiving recommendations: January 1st to March 31st every year; recommendations will be processed by the Alumni Center.

Article VI. Recommendation methods:

I. To be recommended by Wenzao’s Alumni Center branches

II. To be recommended by alumni: A recommendation will be accepted when 10 or more alumni sign a petition.

III. To be recommended by a college, department (graduate institute), or center of the University

IV. To be recommended by the head of an organization where a candidate works

Article VII. Review method: The Outstanding and Honorary Alumni Committee consisting of 9 to 11 members will be formed, including vice presidents, college deans, and outstanding alumni appointed by the President. The President will serve as the Chairman.

Article VIII. Number of recipients: In principle, 1 to 6 every year, regardless of category; commendations may be rescinded as needed.

Article IX. Those who have been selected as outstanding or honorary alumni of the University will be commended by the President in a public ceremony and awarded medals, in order to encourage them; their good deeds will be published in the University’s publications.

Article X. If an outstanding or honorary alumnus of the University commits major violations, whereby the University’s reputation is seriously damaged, he/she may be expelled upon agreement by more than two thirds of the members of the Outstanding and Honorary Alumni Committee and with consent of more than two thirds of members present.

Article XI. The Guidelines become effective after being approved at the Executive Meeting and submitted to the President for ratification. Amendments must follow the same procedure.