Dr.Koh Hyeseong recognized as an Outstanding American by Choice

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“‘Parents of Four Children are Boston University teaching team,’ from a September 10, 1959, Boston newspaper article.” Dr. Koh Hyeseong and Dr.Koh Kwang-Lim.

On July 19, 2016, Dr. Koh Hyeseong-Cheon will be recognized as an Outstanding American by Choice by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for her achievements and contributions as a naturalized citizen. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other representatives of the government will speak at this event. She is the first Korean American to receive this recognition. Dr. Koh received a Doctorate degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Boston University in 1959. She is a co-founder of the East Rock Institute in New Haven, Connecticut (1952-) and her leadership was acknowledged through her reception of the Prime Minister’s Award in South Korea (1990), the Korean Broadcasting Society Overseas Korean Compatriot Prize in South Korea (2000), the Connecticut Governor’s Award (2003), and the Order of Civil Merit in South Korea (2007). More description of her achievements can be found at the Boston Korean Diaspora Project website.

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