Association holds first alumni event in Korea
Binghamton University's global reach is growing, and, in recent years, the Alumni Association has been working to build networks internationally. South Korea, where about 165 Binghamton graduates live, is just one place where this is happening.
On June 20, the Alumni Association held its first ever event in Korea; about 100 alumni and current students gathered at a networking reception at the Millennium Seoul Hilton. Je Kook Woo '98 (at left of photo) helped organize the event.
"The event was much more successful than I expected," Woo said. "Attending college reunions is a must-do for many people in Korea. Especially for those who studied abroad, the bond is very strong. With the number of Binghamton alumni in Korea increasing each year, all I was looking for was an opportunity to strengthen Binghamton family ties, especially between recent graduates and current students."
Woo wants to build off the momentum of the June event, and is already working with the association on an event that will take place in Seoul on the evening of Oct. 31. Once the location is finalized, we will add this information to the alumni events calendar and reach out to alumni in Korea via a blast e-mail.
"In my opinion, a lifelong relationship with other alumni and the Alumni Association is just starting," said Woo, who is founder and CEO of EduKorea, a firm that provides counseling to students looking to attend American colleges and universities. "I need all the help and support I can get in order to organize frequent meetings and special events."