Class of 1975 would like to congratulate their classmate Michael Chang for defeating two strong candidates on November 2, 2010 to become a Trustee of the Santa Clara County Board of Education, which covers eight cities in the most affluent part of Silicon Valley.  Michael won with 51% of the close to 66,000 votes, leaving his opponents with 37% and 12% respectively.  Michael attributed his victory to the 150 active volunteers and over 300 financial supporters, and he was grateful toward DBS classmates and other old boys who supported him throughout.

Michael is Department Chair and a professor of the Dept. of East-Asian Studies at De Anza College in Cupertino.  He was a former member and president of the Cupertino School Board, a Cupertino City Councilman, and he served as Mayor of Cupertino for two terms, being the first Asian to become the city's mayor.

More details of Michael's election could be found here:




Jerry Liu (75) has been appointed Head of Create Hong Kong and will assume office on March 22, the Commerce & Economic Development Bureau says. This follows an open recruitment exercise which attracted more than 150 candidates.

Mr Liu, 51, has pursued a career in the film and television-related industry for more than 25 years. He is a co-founder of the Media Asia Group of companies, which is one of Hong Kong's leading producers and distributors of Chinese-language films.

He was the Media Asia Entertainment Group's Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2005, focusing on business development. He also oversaw the group's operations in production and co-production, marketing and publicity, distribution and sales of films including the Infernal Affairs trilogy and Initial D.


Ming Pao
Jun 08
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'Big picture' inspires new chairman
Anna Grimes

On June 21, at its 120th Annual General Meeting, The Vancouver Board of Trade welcomes Henry Lee (class of 75) as its incoming chairman and co-chair of the Spirit of Vancouver® campaign. Lee, the president of Tom Lee Music Company Ltd., replaces Davis & Company LLP corporate governance expert Frank Borowicz, QC as The Board’s chief elected officer.  
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Our classmate Michael Albert Ryan (DBS '75) was promoted to Brigadier General on November 3 this year in Wiesbaden, Germany (he's stationed there since June 2005).


Mike entered P.5 with us, and left DBS after finishing Form 4. He joined the U.S. Army's Tank Corps after finishing university, and has now been with the Army for about 25 years already. He's been mostly overseas, having been posted in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Middle East (twice in Iraq after Saddam's capture).  Next week, he'll be going to Afghanistan.

Here's what Mike said about his education at DBS:- "I am absolutely convinced my time at DBS and in HK prepared me for success in studies, discipline, teamwork and cameraderie with diverse friends and so on, which saw me in good stead for my 5 tours in Germany, and when I was on a NATO mission in Bosnia in the 90's, negotiating and working with Russians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Serbs, Iraqis, Koreans and now soon-to-be working for a British 3-star General in Afghanistan."


75-ers are very proud to have studied under one roof with Mike, who very possibly is the first ever U.S. general that DBS has ever produced!!!

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