by Sarah Colwell
When UC Davis alumnus and Hong Kong native Sir Chung-Kong “CK” Chow was preparing to be knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to industry in the United Kingdom, the protocol official imparted an important lesson.
“One thing: Do not look down. That’s what people do in the movies, but that’s not correct. You should look up to the sovereign when being knighted,” Chow, M.S. ’74, recalled, adding that his wife’s excitement about the event was primarily because actor Sean Connery was also knighted in 2000.