Korean New Year
A rousing drum chorus, pageantry and sumptuous food kicked off the Korean Lunar New Year at Berry College.
College Board of Trustees member Sunny Park hosted the annual Korean
celebration. The New Year, or Sol, celebrates the first day of the first
month of the lunar
students Laura Smith and Lauren Tracy spoke about their experience last
summer at Seoul Women’s University as members of the Bahrom
International Program. They
talked about the joys and challenges of navigating a different culture.
Afterward, Park and Korean students Ye Eun An and Seo Yeon Lee led the
audience in the ceremonial Korean New Year bow.
featured speaker, Republic of Korea Consul General He-boem Kim, spoke
about the United States Free Trade Agreement with Korea. Kim has a
bachelor’s degree in public
administration from Yonsei University, Seoul; a master’s in public
administration from Seoul National University; a master’s degree in
communication arts from Cornell University and is studying for a
doctorate degree in media studies from Hanyang University
faculty, and guests ended the evening watching a traditional drum and
dance performance by the Sugarloaf Korean Traditional Dance Team For
Photos by student photographer Sarah Garrett.