Dr. Lik Kiu Ding, Class of 1950

Dr. Lik Kiu Ding, Class of 1950

Out of the Shadow tells the extraordinary life story of Dr. Lik Kiu Ding, who was a prominent physician, social activist and humanitarian first in his native Malaysia and later in Hong Kong, where he moved in 1962. 

Cover of biography of Ding Lik Kiu 'Out of the Shadow' 

The digitized version of the book is available in PDF courtesy of Dr. Ding's family. This book may be saved or downloaded for offline reading by opening it and choosing "save" or "download" after it has opened.

Correspondence, news clippings, speeches, and other materials by and about Dr. Ding may be accessed in the Flavia Reed Owen Special Collections and Archives Room in the McGraw-PaaryMcGraw-Page Libraryr


Lik Kiu Ding's Connection to Randolph-Macon College

Lik Kiu Ding arrived at Randolph-Macon College in 1948 as a transfer student. He had been recruited by Dr. J. Earl Moreland, president of the college from 1939-1967, as the recipient of a scholarship funded by money raised by the students in Clericus, the student pre-ministerial organization, that was to be awarded to a student from Asia. Photo of Lik Kiu Ding from the 1950 Yelllow JacketDr. Ding was active on campus, belonging to Clericus, the Franklin Literary Society, the Glee Club, the Walter Hines Page  Club (International Relations), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership) and a number of other organizations. Dr. Ding received his B.S. with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1950. After graduation, Dr. Ding attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University, receiving his M.D. in 1954.

Dr. Ding remained connected to R-MC over the years, influencing a number of students to attend the college including his daughter Mary May, Class of 1983. The Society of Alumni voted in 1983 to bestow upon Dr. Ding the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was invited to deliver the 1984 Commencement address, and Dr. Ding was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctorate in Humane Letters during the ceremony on May 27, 1984. 

In 1987, Dr. Ding provided an endowment to support the J. Earl Moreland Lecture on Asian Affairs. 

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contact Laurie Preston at lpreston@rmc.edu or (804)752-4718.