The Department of Economics Scholarship Foundation, made up of alumni who majored in economics in the College of Business & Economics, has compiled a total 105.84 million KRW in scholarship funding since 2014. Professors Myung-hun Kang and Moon-seok Seo (Department Chair) of the Department of Economics and alumni Dojin Kim (entered the department in 1979), President of the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK), visited Dankook President Hosung Chang on May 22 to deliver the scholarship funds to be used in improving the learning environment for economics majors and nurturing outstanding talent.
Other alumni including professor Hyeon-soo Cho of Pyeongtaek University (Graduate School class of 1988), Sang-jun Cho (entered DKU in 1985, current deputy branch manager of IBK Samyang-dong), and Jeong-hwan Song (entered DKU in 1987, current team leader at KB Securities and Secretary General of the Scholarship Foundation) also visited their alma mater, along with DKU Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Dae-shik Kang and Associate Vice President for External Affairs, Jong-gon Yang.
“Some departments have cumulative scholarship funds that have exceeded 100 million KRW but the Department of Economics is the first to surpass 100 million KRW this year,” said President Hosung Chang who went on to express his appreciation by saying that “I am grateful to see incumbent professors, graduates who are actively serving in the financial field, teachers and students joining hands to support the university’s next generation.”
Professor Myung-hun Kang, who donated the seed money to set up the scholarship foundation, explained that alumni put their minds together for years to gather the funds; Professor Moon-seok Seo persuaded individual alumni and Jeong-hwan Song exerted himself by taking on the Secretary General position.
IBK President Dojin Kim commented that “there are around 200 Dankook alumni currently working at IBK and there are plenty of graduates doing their part in the financial sector, including Hana Financial Vice Chairman Yeong-ju Hahm,” and went on to send a message of encouragement to current students saying that “there may be many difficulties ahead, such as the stagnant job market, but don’t give up and keep marching forward toward your future.”