2010-12-3: Help Chunde's Family!
2010-12-3 : Donate to Chunde Dai and his Family.
Chunde Dai, a 24 year old doctoral student at New York University's Stern School of Business, died on November 29, 2010, after a tragic accident while swimming on the coast of Florida. He is survived by his father Shengsheng Dai, mother Aiping Li, brother Hu Dai, and sister Li Dai.
Chunde was born in 1986 in a small village of Jiang Xi province, where his father worked as an occasional contractor with little pay to support the whole family. His elder brother has been mentally disabled since young, therefor his mother had to stay at home to take care of him. Despite all these difficulties, Chunde worked very hard at school. He was one of the top students from Jiang Xi province in the nationwide college entrance exam in 2005. With special scholarships for low income families from the provincial government and assistance from Tsinghua University, Chunde enrolled in the department of automation of Tsinghua University. While at Tsinghua, Chunde won a number of prizes and scholarships including the Excellent Undergraduate Student Award and the National Scholarship for his outstanding academic performance. He was ranked the No. 6 students out of 168 students graduating from the department of automation in 2009.
Chunde Dai entered the Stern Ph.D. Program in Operations Management in August 2009. In less than 18 months of studies, Chunde emerged as an exceptional student. He presented a research paper at INFORMS conference on November 7, 2010, a remarkable achievement for a Ph.D. student in such a short time. Professor Peter Henry, Dean of Stern Business School, noted in his memorial message that "by all accounts, he was not only a stellar student, but also a thoughtful, kind and warm-hearted person".
A memorial service is being planned in New York City. Chunde's father, accompanied by two relatives, has made plans to travel to New York later this week. However, his mother has become mentally and physically unstable upon learning of the tragic news so she is unable to travel. While crying, Chunde's father said that "the family had put everything into Chunde's education. He was our hope. But, now everything is gone."
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海外华人互助会的志愿者将为其家属提供一切尽可能的帮助. 并为戴淳德建立了救援基金。 如果您愿意提供更多帮助，协助安排Chunde 父母的在美国度过难过，请与叶圣奇 Shengqi Ye 联系，叶圣奇 ShengqiYe@gmail.com 感谢您任何形式的帮助！