English Translation: Lola Devung
[Jang Keun Suk, becoming an “Honorary Professor” for His Alma Mater Hanyang University]
Jang Keun Suk became the first “Honorary Professor” at a Korean University. In the afternoon of the 20th, at the Vision Proclamation Ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Samsung-dong Seoul, the title “Honorary Professor” was conferred by Hanyang University, the alma mater of Jang Keun Suk to six people, Jang Keun Suk, Lee Sang Wan the president of Samsung Electronics, Ha Jung-sik the chairman of Hanmaum Hospital, Moon Chae Soo industrial chairman, Kim Cheol-sung the previous chairman of Chung Saehan Industries, and Song Jae Sung from Sung Ho group.
Among them, Actor Jang Keun Suk gathered a lot of interest. Jang Keun Suk has done many good deeds and developed donation culture all along and he also recently joined the Hall of Fame for showing his love towards his alma mater by providing the Jang Keun Suk scholarships for his juniors. It was reported that he made a large donation of 1.2 billion won before the time of his graduation. This conferring of the “Honorary Professor” title to spread donation culture is the first time done by a University in Korea, in which Jang Keun Suk will be appointed a special Professor to deliver a lecture on Charity (Philanthropy) at the Liberal Arts department starting this semester, sharing experiences of practices and services to students. According to an official, Jang Keun Suk is given a profound opportunity to perform and lead the “lecture prepared with a sense of responsibility. Jang Keun Suk is also expected to create a good and warm communication with his juniors. Furthermore, Jang Keun Suk also attracted attention when he appeared to perform a voluntary work in the Namsan Council along with his fan club ‘CRI J’ in September this year.
Photo Credit= Hanyang University