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2008.0110

Alumnus of Class '67 Donates NT$1 Million

<p><font face="Arial">By Angeline Sun<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">English major&nbsp;graduate William Lin (林文雄) of Class &rsquo;67 donated NT$1 million (US$31,250) to his alma mater while President Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄) decided to spend the money on language-related enhancing programs and those students in monetary problems.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I would donate the money as the token of appreciation for what I had been cultivated and educated here at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU),&rdquo; Lin said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Lin made his remarks when he was received by Gou at Gou&rsquo;s office this afternoon.&nbsp; Gou, in return, gave Lin his words that the money will be used well.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Poor proficiency of language, especially English, is still a common problem and phenomenon in Taiwan nowadays,&rdquo; Gou said.&nbsp; &ldquo;NTNU students do a relatively good job on this issue but there is still room for us to make progress.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Gou also promised that parts of the money will also be used to take care of the minority students who are suffering from monetary difficulties.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;We shall help those poor students who study hard,&rdquo; Gou said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The president appreciated and affirmed Lin&rsquo;s donation.&nbsp; In return, Gou also gave Lin a pin as a souvenir during their meeting.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Lin had donated another NT$1 million back in 2005.&nbsp; After he graduated from the English Department in 1967, Lin has taught English at junior high, senior high and cram schools, but eventually got himself engaged of business due to family reasons and is now a chairman for a private firm.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>