Alongside Dankook’s Anniversary Ceremony on November 2nd, a ceremony was held in the lobby of the Dankook History Museum on the Jukjeon campus to unveil the Dankook History Museum Donor Wall. Names of all the donors were engraved on a nameplate and placed in the lobby for students to remember the noble cause for which so many people made donations to make the history museum a reality.
More than one hundred guests attended the ceremony, including Chairman Choong-sik Chang of the Dankook University Foundation, DKU President Soo-bok Kim, Director Hosung Chang, President Sang-bae Lee of the DKU Alumni Association, DKU Former President Seung-kuk Kim, President Sun-uk Kim of the DKU Faculty Council, Chair Gwang-min Jin of the DKU Labor Union, and university faculty members. “The campaign to collect donations for building the Dankook History Museum started in 2016, ahead of the university’s 70th anniversary based on a consensus for the need to have such an institution,” said professor Seung-wan Roh, head of the Office of External Affairs. He noted that “construction was completed thanks to the valuable contributions from over 1,300 professors, staff, alumni, and students, including Chairman Choong-sik Chang, Director Hosung Chang, DKU President Soo-bok Kim, and President Sang-bae Lee of the DKU Alumni Association.” Professor Roh went on to express his gratitude by adding that “[we] prepared this unveiling ceremony so the next generation of students can remember the noble cause for which so many people extended their hearts and kind generosity.”
The Dankook History Museum opened on November 1st of last year and offers a holistic view on the past 73 years of the university. Standing six stories tall (total floor area of 5,432㎡), the museum consists of a wide range of facilities, including the University History Museum, convention hall, MOU office, museum collection storage, administrative offices, meeting rooms, a café, and parking lot.