SUNY Korea celebrated its Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 15th, 2023, in the IGC Auditorium. A total of 54 Stony Brook University students graduated from the AMS, BM, CS, ME, and TS departments: 50 Bachelor’s Degrees and 4 Master’s Degrees.
During SUNY Korea’s Commencement Ceremony, the national anthems of both South Korea and the United States of America are played. This year, Haemin Kim, a student from the Computer Science department, had the honor of performing the national anthem with his amazing talent in guitar. The Commencement Address was delivered by SUNY Korea’s President, Arthur H. Lee, followed by Stony Brook University’s President, Dr. Maurie McInnis, and Dr. Haresh Gurnani, Dean of the College of Business at Stony Brook University. Junseop Lee, from the Mechanical Engineering department, was granted the opportunity to speak as the Valedictorian.
President Arthur H. Lee congratulated the graduating students, stating, “Today is the day we celebrate your graduation! I hope you will carry with you strong determination and commitment to make your contribution to a better a world and to exemplify the best of SUNY Korea spirit.” President of Stony Brook University, New York, Dr. Maurie Mclnnis also congratulated the students, saying, “Congratulations to the class of 2023. As new graduates you will now be officially joining the community of Stony Brook University’s 210,000 alumni across the globe, full of friends and colleagues who can support all your ambitions and help celebrate all the wonderful things you achieve. We can’t wait to see the exciting future that stems from your unique level of thoughtful compassion and humility.”
This year Haresh Gurnani, the College of Business Dean, from Stony Brook University, visited SUNY Korea to attend the Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony. He also extended his congratulations to the students, expressing by, "In the globalized world we live today the significance of internal education cannot be overstated, SUNY Korea has provided you with a unique and enriching environment that transcends your graphical boundaries. Remember that graduation is not just an end, but also a beginning.”
In closing, the Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony at SUNY Korea was a testament to the hard work, dedication, and resilience of the graduating students. As the graduates embark on the next chapter of their lives, may they carry the SUNY Korea spirit with them — a spirit of excellence, curiosity, and a commitment to making a difference. Congratulations, Class of 2023, and best wishes on your exciting journey ahead!
Click here to watch the Fall 2023 Commencement highlight video