- $1 million endowment given by Simon Lee and Anna Lee 2010-10-07
A new $1 million endowment will give KUCE(college of Engineering) students a chance to study in the states.
Sept. 13, 2010
GW-SEAS has received a $1 million gift to fund a student exchange program with Korea University.
The gift, which was given by Simon S. Lee and Anna H. Lee, will support the partnership that will officially begin in January.
Mr. Lee, a graduate of both GW and Korea University, wanted to create the endowment to build a bridge between the two schools.
“By working together and learning from each other, we can begin to lay the foundation for a cross-cultural partnership that can flourish for generations and strengthen over time,” says Mr. Lee.
Mr. Lee immigrated to the United States in 1979 with his wife, Anna, and began working for MCI Telecommunications as an engineer and bookkeeper. Seven years later, he founded and became the president and chief executive officer of STG, Inc., a government-contracting firm. Today, STG has nearly 1500 full-time employees and $300 million in revenues. STG provides more than 50 clients with support in information technology, applied engineering and professional services.
Mr. Lee received a master of science in systems engineering from GW in 2005. That same year, three of his children -- Julie Sehee Lee, M.S. ’05; Philip Kwanghoon Lee, M.S. ’05; and Michelle Sera Lee, B.B.A. ’05 -- also received degrees from GW.
Korea University President Ki-Su Lee says Simon Lee is a role model for students.
“I believe he wants to share what he experienced and learned from two cultures with students of both universities through this endowment,” he says.
SEAS will begin recruiting students for the exchange program this fall. Any student in good academic standing is eligible to apply.
Source from The George Washington University