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KAIST Class of '77 Celebrates 40-Year Reunion​
View : 4955 Date : 2017-05-23 Writer : ed_camnews

The class of 1977 reunited on April 20 at the College of Business in Seoul campus, which was once the main campus when they were students 40 years ago. Now leaders of Korea in the sectors of industry, academia, and research, the class of ‘77 held a homecoming event in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their graduation.

The class of ’77 includes KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin and the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Yanghee Choi. More than 100 graduates and 20 professors gathered at the homecoming event. Many of them were former ministers of science and technology, presidents of universities, heads of research institutes, and top managers from leading corporations such as Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom in Korea.

At the event, Professor Dong-Hoon Choi at Hangyang University, representing alumni Yoon-Mo Koo, Oh-Hyun Kwon, Dae-Young Kim, Yoo-Hyun Moon, Nam-Ho Paik, Ki Hwang Baek, Sung-Chul Shin, Mann-Ho Lee, and Sang-Bum Lee, donated a scholarship of 100 million KRW. Professor Choi said that, “This may not be a large sum of money, but we raised it with grateful hearts for the country and for KAIST. I hope this scholarship will become a small seed to raise bigger fruit.”

President Shin reminisced that, “The achievements made at KAIST during the last half century were only possible due to the dreams, visions, and innovative ideas of those who established KAIST, and the passion for research, education, and learning of our former professors and students.”

President Shin continued, “KAIST was the light of hope in the early industrialization period in Korea half a century ago, and as alumnus president I will devote body and soul for KAIST to be the light of hope in the early stages of the Industry 4.0, and thus continue to be the light of hope for the future of Korea.”

Notable guests presented include Former Minister of Science and Technology and former Provost of KAIST Kun-Mo Chung,  Former Minister of Communications and former Professor Soon-Hoon Bae, Vice Chairman and CEO for Samsung Electronics Oh-Hyun Kwon, SK Telecom ICT President for Technology  Ho-Soo Lee; President of Yeungnam University Gil Soo Sur; former President of the University of Seoul Sang-Bum Lee; President of the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology Kew-Ho Lee; and former President of the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Sang-Ki Rhee.

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