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Archived Announcements 2013-2014 > MST alumni to be honored at the TC Academic Festival

MST alumni to be honored at the TC Academic Festival

MST alumni to be honored at the TC Academic Festival

MST alumni, Dr. Chong Yang Kim (EdD '83, Instructional Technology & Media) and Dr. Sreyashi Jhumki Basu (PhD ’06, MS '03, MA '02, Science Eduation), will be honored on April 13 at the TC Academic Festival 2013. More information about the TC Academic Festival can be found at www.tc.edu/festival.

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Chong Yang Kim (EdD ’83) is a prominent education leader in Korea who began teaching at Hanyang University in 1982 before eventually serving as the university’s President for 18 years. He is now the chairman of the board of trustees of the Hanyang University Foundation, located in Seoul, which in addition to the university itself, includes a kindergarten, an elementary school, middle and high schools, a women’s college, a cyber-university, two hospitals and several profitable organizations. He is being honored with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Distinguished Alumni Awards are awarded by the Alumni Association upon alumni who have exhibited extraordinary impact in their respective fields since graduating from TC.

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Sreyashi Jhumki Basu (PhD ’06) received a BA in Human Biology at Stanford University. Her undergraduate thesis brought her to Russia, where she interviewed homeless children and presented her outreach findings to UNICEF for implementation. For this work, she received the Deans Award for Best Dissertation in the School of Arts and Sciences. While at TC, from which she received her PhD in Science Education in 2006, Jhumki developed an after-school program for a South Bronx school and co-founded a public school in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn. Upon graduating she worked at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where she was awarded a research fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. She was promoted to associate professor and made tenure by 2008. Jhumki passed away in 2008, at the age 31, following a seven-year battle with breast cancer. The Jhumki Basu Foundation has since been created in her honor.

Early Career Awards are awarded by the Alumni Association upon alumni who have shown promise as a rising star in their field by making a significant impact within 10 years of graduation from TC.