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Friday, May 10, 2013

Sacred Heart Alumna President Park of South Korea Addresses Joint Meeting of Congress

Sacred Heart Alumna Park Geun-hye
South Korea's First Woman President

Sacred Heart alumna and recently elected President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea was in Washington, D.C. this week and addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress on May 7, 2013 after a summit meeting with President Obama.

Park Geun-Hye was elected president of the Republic of Korea on Dec. 19 2012. She is the first woman president in the history of Korea. Park attended middle school from 1965 to 1967 and continued on to high school graduating in 1970. She is remembered by fellow classmates as academically outstanding, frugal and compassionate. President of KASH (South Korea Alumni of the Sacred Heart), Young-Soon Change sent the following news to AMASC.  "Throughout the presidential campaign, the alumni created a strong bond. Everyday groups were formed to travel to different cities campaigning from morning till midnight. Although our graduates are small in numbers compared to other schools, we realized the influence of one graduate was enormous. We became confident our Sacred Heart education will bring about change in our society.  KASH organized a lecture twice a year to increase participation in various activities among college and high school graduates. The subject of the lecture was opera. This became very popular last year and many requested it again. This year we will invite a famous expert on the lecture subject. The alumni living abroad have formed an organization in various countries. They send news of their activities to Korea. Through this, we are planning to make an effort to find and contact more alumnae. As always, we are seeking ways to make our younger alumni participate."

The AMASC XV World Congress will be hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona from November 6-9, 2014, the theme for the Congress: 'Listening with One Heart'.  For further info on the AMASC XV Congress click here.

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