Duke Korea Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the launch of “Duke Korea Alumni Newsletter”.

New leadership team of Duke Korea Association decided to issue the newsletter biannually in order to stay connected with Duke University as well as all alums in South Korea.

The newsletter will reach Duke Alums in Korea with latest updates on news and events from Duke and from the leadership team of Duke Korea Association.

The first newsletter has provided the following details about a special event that held in Seoul and news from Duke.

  • Duke Korea Alumni Association : In February, Sungwoo Kim(Pratt ’94) became the president of Duke Korea Alumni Association. Janghoon Joo(Fuqua ‘10), Jared Lee(Law ’11) Seowon Son(Nicholas ’14), and Jonghyun Bae(Trinity ‘14)are selected as new leadership team.
  • Duke at Home and in the World : Charlie Squires, Managing Director of International Development hosted “a Duke at Home and in the World” Event on 22nd of April at Westin Chosun Hotel.  About 40 Duke Alumni, parents, and newly admitted students attended the event which included a reception and chance to meet Harry Harris, The United States Ambassador to South Korea. Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations shared updates from Duke and asked for continuous communication among Duke Alums. 
  • Duke and the 2019 NBA Draft : The 2019 NBA draft was held on June 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The most noticeable player at the Draft was Zion Williamson who was dominant at freshman-year with the Duke Blue Devils. He was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans first overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • Demolition of Central Campus : Duke has decided to close Central Campus apartments and started to demolish the apartments in the summer of 2019. The Hollows, a new dormitory on West Campus is under construction in order to accommodate more undergraduates.
  • Upcoming events : Korea Alumni event

            - Trinity: an alumni gathering(August 24th)


           -  Fuqua: Dean Bill Boulding visiting & Duke Doing Business Bette(DDBB) Program(August 21st), Fuqua Golf Championship(October 20th)

            -  Law: a seminar(mid-November)

            -  Nicholas: an alumni gathering(September 5th)         

Sincerely, Sungwoo
Chairman of Duke Korea Alumni Association