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Wei-Cheng Chen and Lewis Jomol Won the Honor of Special Outstanding Graduates in National Chung Hsing University Online Commencement

2021-06-05
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In response to the domestic level-3 COVID-19 alert, the commencement originally scheduled to be held in the morning of June 5th at National Chung Hsing University changed to an online video broadcast method. National Chung Hsing University President Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu encouraged the graduates to make good use of technology as a tool for learning, development, and progress in addition to the professional and language skills in the post-epidemic era. A total of two graduates this year won the Special Outstanding Graduate Award. Wei-Cheng Chen of the National Chung Hsing University Graduate Institute of International Politics has congenital cerebral palsy. Wei-Cheng Chen is disabled in action and can only rely on a single finger to press the keyboard. However, Wei-Cheng Chen has not missed full attendance during school years and Wei-Cheng Chen’s hardworking spirit has been affirmed. And Lewis Jomol, a foreign student from St. Vincent, who is studying in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Chung Hsing University, has excellent academic performance at school, and has repeatedly won championships in sports competitions such as shot put and discus. After four years in Taiwan, he feels that Taiwanese are very friendly, warmhearted and helpful. In the future, Lewis Jomol will stay at National Chung Hsing University Graduate Institute of Mechanical Engineering to study for a master's degree.

Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, President of National Chung Hsing University, urges the graduates no matter which path or career they choose in the future, he hopes that everyone can stay alert for danger in times of peace, always enrich themselves, and cultivate their ability to face the difficulties and problems, face and solve them. At the same time, we should grasp the keys and opportunities of the times, turn the crises into the opportunities, learn to make the best preparations, and measure the subjective and objective conditions we are in. He believes that as long as we are serious about it, we will be powerful, and we can be united and able to overcome any difficulties.

Wei-Cheng Chen, 28 years old, has a harder journey to school than the ordinary people. At birth, his motor nerves were severely damaged, causing the life-long mobility-impaired problems. Since childhood to this day, Wei-Cheng Chen’s family members have been transporting him to and from school in the wheelchairs. Wei-Cheng Chen first came to National Chung Hsing University Graduate Institute of International Politics to audit four years ago and formally entered the Graduate Institute of International Politics two years ago. The thesis mainly studies the impact of Japan's soft power on Taiwan's daily life.

Even with physical inconvenience, Wei-Cheng Chen did not miss full attendance during his four years of schooling. He said that he had been reluctant to miss any class, and every class was a valuable learning opportunity. Attending school for him is not only to absorb knowledge, but also to cherish the interpersonal interaction with the teachers and classmates. Therefore, he strives to take good care of his body and tries to avoid colds as much as possible so that his attendance will not be affected.

It is his motto that "as long as you don't give up yourself, no one has the right to give up you". Since elementary school to this day, Wei-Cheng Chen has been conferred the attendance awards as affirmation at every stage, and he is especially grateful to his family members for their support in the process. While studying at National Chung Hsing University, he is especially grateful for the cultivation of the Graduate Institute of International Politics, as well as the love and patience of the advisor Dr. Shun-Yu Liao to guide the completion of the thesis. In the future, he will also work hard to rehabilitate, improve his physique, and achieve more life goals.
Lewis Jomol from St. Vincent speaks fluent Chinese. He said that St. Vincent does not have a university. Most local students will choose to study at universities in the neighboring countries in the Caribbean Sea. He is interested in learning Chinese and thinks that Taiwan is a very advanced country. Although its territory is not large, but its economic performance is among the best, so he choose to come to Taiwan to study.

Lewis Jomol’s parents are engaged in planting the fruits and vegetables and raising the animals. Since childhood, his father trained his children to live independently. He and his brother started from scratch, building the pig houses and buying the piggies for breeding. In their heyday, the pig houses had more than 100 pigs. Whenever a plumber/electrician came to repair the house, his father would also ask them to learn techniques by the side. Over time, he also learned some basic water and electricity skills, so he could build a pig house and his own house by himself.

Lewis Jomol said that his campus life is very simple, either practicing sports or reading and writing reports at home, and he definitely doubled his effort to stay up late during the exam to review his studies. His average requirement for his semester grade is 80 points or more. Because he loves sports, he arranges four days of training skills and five days of weight training every week. He spends an average of three to four hours to exercise a day. At the same time, he records the training process, plays it back, and adjusts his posture to improve his performance. In the future, he will continue to pursue advanced studies at National Chung Hsing University to increase his competitiveness.

National Chung Hsing University President Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu encouraged the graduates to make good use of technology as a tool for learning.

National Chung Hsing University President Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu encouraged the graduates to make good use of technology as a tool for learning.

Wei-Cheng Chen (left) of the NCHU Graduate Institute of International Politics  won the Special Outstanding Graduate Award.

Wei-Cheng Chen (left) of the NCHU Graduate Institute of International Politics won the Special Outstanding Graduate Award.

Lewis Jomol studying in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of NCHU  won the Special Outstanding Graduate Award.

Lewis Jomol studying in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of NCHU won the Special Outstanding Graduate Award.

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