UCLA receives generous gifts from alumnus David Mong for new Learning Center
As the Engineering alumnus of the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA), Mr David Mong, Chairman & Group CEO of Shun
Hing Group has been very supportive for the development of the
University. Mr Mong made a generous donation to support the
construction of the Learning Center at the new Engineering VI
Building in 2014, which played a significant role in educating
generations of UCLA engineers.
Engineering VI, a 150,000-square-foot research and teaching
facility, is in the heart of the UCLA campus. It is a hub of
cross-disciplinary research and collaboration for UCLA, South
California and the world. The 60,000-square-foot Phase I was
completed in 2015 and the 90,000-square-foot Phase II was completed
in 2017. Engineering VI is the gateway to the UCLA campus and home
to researchers focusing on the world's most pressing needs, e.g.
sustainable energy, clean water, faster and more energy-efficient
processors and nanoelectronics, etc.
In recognition of the gifts from Mr David Mong, a 250-seat
technology-enabled Center within Engineering VI is named the Dr
William M. W. Mong Memorial Learning Center, which is a centerpiece
for Engineering events, distance learning activities and
collaboration with other engineering and research institutions in
the United States and beyond. The name is in honor of Mr Mong's
father, a leader in education and public service and the founder of
Hong Kong-based Shun Hing Group.
"We hope that in the years and decades ahead, Dr Mong's legacy
will continue to impact lives for the better, far and wide. We owe
our very existence to the communities that sustain our business and
we never forget that social responsibility is a cornerstone of our
corporate responsibilities," Mr Mong said.
The UCLA School of Engineering officially opened its newest building, Engineering VI on 17 March 2018. (From left to right) Mr & Mrs Stephen Mong, Chancellor Gene Block and Mrs Carol Block, Dean Jayathi Murthy, Mr & Mrs David Mong, Chairman & Group CEO of Shun Hing Group and Vijay K. Dhir, former dean pictured in front of the center entrance.
There were over 250 students, alumni and guests seated in the Dr William M. W. Mong Memorial Learning Center for distinguished speaker series in January 2018.