Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University, received the Republic of Korea Order of Cultural Merit, Jade Class (Taehanmin'guk Okkwan Munhwa Hunjang) on October 9, 2006 for her life-time contribution to the advancement of Korean language and culture. The order was conferred upon the recipient by the ROK President Roh Moo-hyun at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul during the first national observance of the Korean Alphabet Day since it was voted by the ROK National Assembly in December 2005 to be one of the top flag days in Korea. Kim-Renaud was invited at the National Assembly on October 10, 2006, to address key policy makers, researchers, and colleagues. The Korean alphabet was invented and promulgated by King Sejong the Great in 1446. It is one of the greatest scientific and cultural achievements in Korean history.



[The following photo was downloaded from http://blog.empas.com/hhy975/read.html?a=16129758 on November 11, 2006]

노대통령 한글날 유공자 포상
[President Rho Confers the Order of Merit on the Korean Alphabet Day]

노무현 대통령이 9 세종문화회관에서 열린 560 한글날 경축식에 참석, 김영기 미국 조지워싱턴대 교수 유공자들에게 포상을 하고있다. (서울=연합뉴스)
[President Rho Moo-hyun is conferring the Order of Merit to the recipients including Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud of The George Washington University during the ceremony commemorating the 560th anniversary of the invention of the Korean Alphabet at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts on the 9th of October, 2006 (Seoul: Yonhap News)]

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