Students, faculty and staff may pay their respects to Saint Mary’s sophomore Ziqi Zhang, who passed away Oct. 18, on Wednesday during a public visitation with her family, according to an email to all College students Monday afternoon. Zhang, 19, died from injuries sustained in a car-bicycle accident outside the entrance to Saint Mary’s at State Route 933. A resident of Regina Hall, Zhang was a dual-degree student majoring in mathematics at Saint Mary’s and taking engineering classes at Notre Dame. She was a resident of Jiangsu Province in China. Her parents, Ruicheng and Yongli Zhang, traveled to Saint Mary’s from Xuzhou, China, last week. They arranged for a public visitation Wednesday at Kaniewski Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. The funeral home is located at 3545 North Bendix Drive in South Bend. Shuttle bus service will be available to students and will depart from the front of Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, the email stated. The bus is scheduled to leave every half hour between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and it will return to campus every half hour between 12 and 2 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Zhang’s family, and contributions can be made by sending donations to Karen Johnson, vice president for Student Affairs, Saint Mary’s College, 175 Le Mans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Checks should be made payable to Saint Mary’s College and indicate in the memo line the donation should be directed to the Ziqi Zhang family. College President Carol Ann Mooney expressed her sympathy last week during a memorial service for Zhang Oct. 23 at Regina Chapel. “Each of us has lost a sister,” Mooney said. “It is terribly difficult to lose a young person with so much talent and so much promise. Ziqi’s death leaves a hole in the Saint Mary’s community. Mooney told the crowd gathered at the memorial service that the College would welcome the Zhang family to the best of its ability. “For her family, this is an unspeakable grief,” she said. “When they arrive on campus, we will make every effort to let them know how valued Ziqi was, what a positive contribution to Saint Mary’s she was and that she had a home here.”
The Council of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community, has nominated the association’s first-ever female president since its founding in 1985.At SSA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 26, 2019, the 2019/2021 council elected Caroline Yang, CEO of Hong Lam Marine, as the association’s president.Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine as their in-house counsel in 1991 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry.As President of SSA, Yang will be supported by two vice presidents and the SSA Secretariat headed by Michael Phoon. The two vice presidents nominated by the 2019/2021 council are Katie Men, Managing Director of Iseaco Investment and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director of A.P. Moller Singapore.Ms. Caroline Yang is the first female President elected in #SSA’s 34 years’ history. She will be supported by Vice Presidents Ms. Katie Men & Mr. Rene Piil Pederson, as well as the #SSA Secretariat headed by Mr. Michael Phoon. Full media release athttps://t.co/uXCDfVPA9i pic.twitter.com/dYznnODWW3— SSA (@ssa_office) June 26, 2019Commenting on her nomination, Yang said, “I am honoured by the trust the council has placed in me by electing me as SSA president for the 2019/2021 term. The shipping community in Singapore has much to be proud of.”“This year, Singapore bagged the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ for 31st time and also the ‘Best Green Seaport’ at the 2019 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. We were also recognised as the ‘Top Leading Maritime Capital of the World’ for the fourth consecutive time in a report issued by Menon Economics and DNV GL. Notwithstanding, the industry continues to face challenging conditions and digital disruptions. As we navigate into the future together, the task of the council is to work with all stakeholders to champion Maritime Singapore, to keep SSA relevant and responsive to our members, and to encourage participation by our members in our shared goal.” “I would also like to place on record the council’s deep appreciation to immediate-past president Mr. Esben Poulsson, who has been a tireless champion of the Singapore shipping industry. His term is marked by the move of SSA Secretariat into digitalization, and expansion of membership, and by preparing the industry for sweeping changes such as the sulphur oxides cap that goes into effect in January 2020,” Yang added.At the 23rd AGM, the council also named S. S. Teo, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Pacific International Lines, an honorary member in recognition of his immense contributions to Singapore’s shipping industry, including as a long-serving councilor and president of SSA from 2003 to 2011.