Henry Shen, Senior Lecturer in Acupuncture at Lincoln College University Centre, celebrated his last day at the College before starting his well-earned retirement.
As part of the retirement celebrations, the students and staff held a small lunch together - including a custom cake.
Becki Hamnett, Assistant Principal (Higher Education) at Lincoln College University Centre, said:
"Henry has been a huge asset to the Complementary Medicine team at Lincoln College since joining us from the University of Lincoln in 2012.
"He has consistently offered support to students with both the practical application and theoretical understanding of the Acupuncture profession with a calm and friendly manner and he will be sorely missed by both staff and students at the College.
"We would like to extend our thanks to Henry for everything he has done and we wish him the best of luck for the future."
Michelle Jaafar, BSc (Hons) Acupuncture graduate, added:
"Henry’s students have been fortunate enough to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience that he has acquired over his extensive career.
"Henry is a valued teacher who will be missed by the students and we wish him luck in his retirement."
Henry has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine in the UK for 27 years since 1995, and has treated thousands of UK patients successfully. He established his own practice in 1999.
His education includes an undergraduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture) from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1982), a postgraduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1988) and a postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Lincoln (2011).
Good luck for the future, Henry, from all the past and present students and staff at Lincoln College.