Message from the President
My warmest welcome to all of you! Gratia Christian College has been on a vision of developing servant leaders with professional competence and Christian love to serve the community. The College having operated for 3 years, we are elated to find most of our students fitting readily in with studying in a tertiary education setting. Our students have also been proactive in offering services to the needy and the community, through which they have unwittingly attained the intended learning objectives of their studies. I have also felt proud of learning that five of our students were awarded the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) for 2017/18 Academic Year offered by the Education Bureau. But winning the award is not all. To us educators, it is even more heartening and precious to witness our students’ striving towards the vision and mission of the College – in the form of mutual support and accommodation, interactions and collaborations with one another, and the like, which help build up a warm and cosy atmosphere within the College.
We have embarked on an almost formidable errand towards the end of becoming an independent private Christian university. Now into its fourth year of operation with another cohort of new students joining the Gratia family, I earnestly hope that our existing students can continue to go from strength to strength for the purpose of developing and polishing their servant leadership qualities. It has also been my longing that you as elder brothers and sisters would associate and work closely with our new members so as to make the College a better place for helping you each release your potentials to the fullest! Similarly, it is also my yearning that our freshmen here can smoothly become part of Gratia and make their learning pursuit in the College an exciting and rewarding one with fruitful results.
Being a newly-hatched college, Gratia despite its constraints in some areas can offer a lot of opportunities and creative possibilities for both its staff and students to explore and try out new ideas. This will help them break away from the established boundaries, either visible or conceptual, the mindset of which once developed would definitely be an invaluable asset of a competent and innovative leader. And being small is beauty. The smallness of the College can provide students and staff with multiple chances of interaction as well as closer attention to individual students. These would also allow each individual lots of space to participate, serve, and practise to lead. I wish to take this opportunity to urge our colleagues and students to perpetuate and forge such most cherished behaviours into a new culture that makes serving your goal. Upon entering 2018/19, both the degree programmes and the Higher Diploma programme will produce their graduates. Gratia is stepping up its efforts in increasing internship opportunities and effective measures of equipping its senior-year students with updated, appropriate techniques to enhance their employability upon graduation. By the grace and blessings from our Heavenly Father, we feel assured that we can press further beyond many cognitive limits. Let me wish you all most satisfying and rewarding experience in your sojourn with Gratia!
Dr. H.S. Chui, JP