Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cocktail Reception with President H. Kim Bottomly- June 17th

Save the Date!

We cordially invite you to join us and welcome Wellesley guest President H. KIM BOTTOMLY

Cocktail Reception
Monday, June 17th 
7:00 p.m. 

Seoul Club
208 Janchung-dong 2ga
Jung-gu, Seoul 

Guests Welcome

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

[Seoul Wellesley Club]: Thanksgiving Dinner recap

Dear Seoul Wellesley Club Members,
It was great to see so many Wellesley alumnae at our Wellesley Thanksgiving Dinner, and thanks to our VP Carol who secured us a wonderful restaurant with beautiful views of Seoul!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to pass along a story from one of our Officers:

I want to tell you a story. When I was at Wellesley I wanted to write a paper on Korean Contemporary art. It took me weeks of searching the Internet to find two Korean artists—DoHo Suh and Michael Joo—who I could write a paper about.
I later wanted to pursue a masters or PHD in art history, and especially in Korean Contemporary art. Prof Heping Liu in the art history department had studied under the eminent scholar James Cahill. Cahill himself had studied under another eminent scholar, Max Loehr. Because there were generations (more than 50 years!) of scholarship on Chinese art, my classmates at Wellesley—who wanted to pursue a career in Chinese art history—could go on to study from the disciples of the Max Loehrs and Cahills of Chinese art.
For me, because I didn’t find confident there were great mentors in the field of Korean Contemporary art, I looked for something else.
Why am I telling you this story? Because it is an example of the lack of scholarship on Korea, and because of it we lose generations of people who are interested in Korea. It also means that because we are not satisfying the demand for classes on Korea we are losing opportunities to develop interest in our country—in arts, as well as in culture, languages, politics, history….
What does this mean for you? It means that if you pursue a career in diplomacy, negotiating deals and partnerships become that much harder because your peers have a far less understanding about Korea. If you are in sales, you may lose a big sale to your Japanese or Chinese competitor. It means your father, brother, sister, daughter, mother, son will hit the glass ceiling quicker than their Chinese counterparts. If you or your children want to pursue academia in a Korea related field, it will be that much harder for them to succeed.
The sad thing is, there is a lot of demand for Korea-related classes from a diverse groups—not just Korean—at Wellesley. However, as it is right now:
-Wellesley offers Japanese and Chinese language majors, but no Korean majors.
Ÿ -In the East Asian languages department, there are a total of 28 language courses offered, yet only 4 are for Korean. In this same program, there are 17 people on the faculty. Yet only two can offer Korean language classes.
Ÿ -In the East Asian Studies program, there are 63 classes offered. Of those only 4 are on Korea.
What does this mean to the current generation of students studying at Wellesley? It means because no great significance has been placed on the scholarship of Korea, Korea is irrelevant.
But is Korea irrelevant? Not really.
The global market share of smart phones is owned by Samsung, not Apple. Yet at Wellesley, Korea appears irrelevant.
Ÿ -When PSY has 700 million Youtube hits for Gangnam Style, has taught Barack Obama, Ban Ki-Moon, and MC Hammer his moves, Korea is relevant. Yet, at Wellesley Korea appears irrelevant.
You can change this. And thus, I am asking you to support the Korean Studies Fund. By showing your support by giving as little as 1만원 it sends a signal to the College that Korea must be relevant.
By credit card :

*you will have to send an e-mail to the College (giving@wellesley.edu / +1 800.358.3543) that your gift should be directed to the Korean Studies Fund

By wire transfer directly to the College :
By wire transfer to the Seoul Wellesley Club :
Hana Bank 하나은행 /Acct# 128-910318-75707 *

*Please indicate in the transfer the money is for KSF. The SWC will transfer the money to Wellesley College. Please note, gifts coming from the SWC will be processed as a single gift from the SWC and unfortunately cannot be credited to the individual donor per US regulations.


Seoul Wellesley Club

President: Kim Hunmin '80
Vice President: Kim Soeun (Carol) '95
Treasurer/Webmaster: Park Heather '05
Secretary: Choi Jayoon '02, Paik Min-Jung '06
Assistant Secretary: Ahn Jee Yoon (Ashley) '11
Admissions Rep: Nam Jee Eun (Karin) '06

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner- Nov 21, 2012

Janice Kim (2011), Monica Cho (2012), Hunmin Kim (1980), Subin Park (2011), Jennifer Chang (1987), Veronica Maeng (2012), Min Kim (2005), Karin Nam (2006), Wonhee Lee (2007), Carol Kim (1995), Heather Park (2005), Jeongmin Lee (2010)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 21 (Wed)

We will be holding our annual Thanksgiving on Nov 21 (Wednesday). Please RSVP to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com
Location details:
Cost: Approx. KRW40,000
Address: 서울시 용산구 한남동 683-133
Telephone: 02-790-7588
Parking is available

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lunch with Professor Kodera-- June 30th

Hello all,

Come join us and RSVP for Saturday's Luncheon with Professor T. James Kodera!  He is currently Chair of the Religion Department at our beloved college.

He has been a Wellesley faculty since 1976. His approach to teaching is historical and comparative. He developed a curriculum in Asian religions that now includes two full-time appointments and a Japanese Studies program. Since 1994, he has offered courses in Asian American Studies as part of Wellesley's American Studies: "Asian American Studies" and, more recently, a seminar on "Interning the 'Enemy Race': Japanese Americans in WW II." Kodera's Religion courses focus on Buddhism, from its beginning in India, and religions of East Asia.

Date/time : June 30, Saturday at 12:30PM
Venue :  Congdu
               1F, Seoul History Museum
               50 Saemoonan-gil, Jongro-gu, Seoul
Cost: approx. KRW 27,000 ~ 38,000 per a set course
Phone: 02 722 7002 / www.congdu.com
Parking :  Available at the Seoul History Museum

RSVP: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com by June 25th, Monday

Seoul Wellesley Club

Club Officers
President: Kim, Hunmin '80
Vice President: Kim, Carol '95
Admissions Rep: Hong, Minah  '92
Treasurer/Webmaster: Park, Heather '05
Secretary: Choi, Jayoon '02 & Paik, Min-Jung '06
Assistant Secretary: Ahn, Ashley '11.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dinner on April 8th @ 6PM

Dear Seoul Wellesley Club Members,

We are delighted to share a further update on our welcome dinner for Admissions Director from Wellesley College. Please, remember to send your RSVP by email.
The SWC is also extending this invite to New Students! We are hoping that alumns can chip in to cover the cost for the prospective students.

We look forward to seeing you on April 8th!

Date & Time: Sunday April 8th @ 6PM
Venue: 페럼타워 한일관 을지로점 (Hanilkwan in Uljiro)
Address: 서울시 중구 수하동 55번지 페럼타워 내 지하1
Telephone No:1577-9963 (내선번호 3-을지로점)
Parking: 지하 3

RSVP to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

We hope to see many friendly faces in this beautiful spring!

Seoul Wellesley Club

Club Officers
President: Kim, Hunmin '80
Vice President: Kim, Carol '95
Admissions Rep: Hong, Minah '92
Treasurer/Webmaster: Park, Heather '05
Secretaries: Choi, Jayoon '02 & Paik, Min-Jung '06
Assistant Secretary: Ahn, Ashley '11.

Monday, January 16, 2012

**New club officers**

Dear sisters,

As of Jan 1, 2012 our new club officers are:

President: Kim Hunmin '80
Vice President: Carol Kim '95
Secretaries: Choi Jayoon '02 & Paik Min-Jung '06
Assistant Secretary: Ashley Ahn '11
Admissions Rep: Hong Minah '92
Treasurer/Webmaster: Heather Park '05

Please contact us at seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com with any questions and hope to see you soon at the next event!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Save the date: Dinner with Prof Moon- Dec 20th

Dear All,

We are delighted to share a further update on our welcome dinner for Proferssor Moon. Thank you for your RSVPs to those who replied.
The SWC is also extending this invite to Wellesley parents! Please let us know if you feel that there may be parents who would be interesting in joining. We may not have all contacts in our current address book, and we would be more than happy to contact them directly.

We look forward to seeing you on Dec. 20th!

Date & Time: Tuesday December 20th @ 7PM
Venue: 페럼타워 한일관 을지로점 (Hanilkwan at the Fermat Building)
Address: 서울시 중구 수하동 55번지 페럼타워 내 지하1층
Telephone No:1577-9963 (내선번호 3번-을지로점)
Parking: 지하 3층
Reservation: Wellesley College
Cost: Approx. 30,000
RSVP: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov 23, 2011

Seated from left to right: Soeun Carol Km '95, Jeongmin Lee '2010, Minna Ahn '2006, Ashley Ahn '2011, Chriss Cho '2010, Minah Hong '92 , Meesook Hwang '83, Julia Ryoo '2014, Jennifer Chang

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov 23, 2011

Dear Wellesley Members,

Below are the details for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Please RSVP for those who haven't - we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Date & Time: November 23rd Wednesday 19:00
Place: Market O, Apkujeong
Restaurant Map & Details: http://restaurant.themarketo.com/store/store_01.asp
Cost: Approx. 30,000

RSVP: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com


Club Officers
President: Hunmin Kim '80
Vice President: Soeun Carol Km '95
Admissions Rep: Minah Hong '92
Secretary: Arcadia Kim '95 & Victoria S. Kim '04
Treasurer & Web Coordinator: Heather Park '05

Fall 2011 Newsletter

Greetings Wellesley Alumnae!
The changing autumn leafs mark a season of reflection. TheSWC has had many visitors from the college in 2011. Alongwith our usual social gatherings like the Thanksgiving Dinnerand Admissions Dinner, Provost Shennan’s and ProfessorKodera’s visits brought out many alums to connect again. Welook forward to more fun events to come in 2012.Finally, as officers, we are always open to feedback andsuggestions. It is an honor to serve the Wellesley Alumnae andto bring Wellesley memories to Seoul.

Club Officers:
President: Dr. Kim Hunmin ‘80
VP: Kim Seoun (Carol) ‘95
Admissions Rep: Hong Minah ‘92
Secretary: Kim Arcadia ’95 & Kim Victoria ‘04
Treasurer: Park Heather ‘05

A Letter From the Club President

2011 has certainly been an exciting yearfor the Seoul Wellesley College Club.We kicked off 2011 welcoming ProvostShennan to Seoul in January. This wasthe first time in a long time that such ahigh-ranking official from the collegecame to visit Seoul. The club benefitedfrom Provost Shennan's insight toWellesley and it was a rare opportunityto have current students, alumna, andparents together for an event. In thespring, we also welcomed ProfessorKodera to an admitted student'sluncheon. Finally, this past year wasanother record-breaking year foradmissions from Korea, as you can readfrom Minah's admission's report.Looking forward to another wonderfulyear in 2012! Hope to see you at theannual Thanksgiving event!

Kim Hunmin ' 80

Recap of 2011 Events

Thanksgiving Dinner at Berlin (November 26, 2011)
Our annual Thanksgiving Dinner was a wonderful chancefor alumnae to connect before the end of the year. Astradition, there was no turkey in sight, only GermanSchnitzel and good conversation. Ten alumnae were inattendance.

Professor Kodera Lunch at Bibigo (April 9, 2011)
Professor Jim Kodera came to Seoul in the spring toattend the annual meeting of the Korean Convocationof the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Council,for which he is currently serving as President.He took that meeting as an opportunity to meetwith the Seoul Wellesley Club also meetingwith admitted prospective students. He sharedwith alumnae and students some riveting insightsabout the development of religion in America andAsia. Additionally, his general warmth andenthusiasm for Wellesley demonstrated the carethat professors have for their students. There wereabout 19 people in attendance for a lovely lunch ofKorean food in downtown Seoul.

Victoria George Dinner at My Thai (April 19, 2011)
Assistant Director for Admissions Victoria George visitedSeoul this past April as part of Wellesley's AsiaAdmissions Tour. Vicky travels every year with three otheruniversities: Yale, Duke, and the University of Chicago.Wellesley's presentation was the best, hands down. Vickydid her annual presentation at Seoul Foreign School, andWellesley alumnae hosted a dinner in Itaewon for her thenext day. Six alumnae were in attendance.

Provost Shennan's Visit (January 14 – 17th, 2011)
It was an amazing honor to have Provost AndrewShennan spend four days with the Seoul WellesleyClub.He started his trip with a tour and meetings withhigh-ranking officials of Ewha University hostedby Dr. Kim Humin ’80. Provost Shennan wasimpressed by Ewha’s University Campus Centerand continued to reinforce the special relationshipbetween the two universities.Provost Shennan was able to do a little site seeing within Seoul visiting the palaces, Insa-dong, anddowntown. He also took a day trip to the DMZ.The highlight of his trip was, of course, the SWCLuncheon held at Sketchbook in Chungdam-dong.Lee In-ho ’60 opened the luncheon with stories ofher days at Wellesley and how far the institution hascome in regards to Korean students. The gatheringwas a diverse mix of current students, alumnae from70’s to 2000’s, and a handful of parents.While this was Provost Shennan’s first trip to Seoul,he promised it certainly would not be the last.

Fiscal Report

Each year we publish our fiscal report to showclub members how we are spending our budget.Since there are no membership fees we welcomefund-raising ideas, suggestions, or donations tocontinue Club activities. Any amount is mostwelcome.
Please send your donation to:

Hana Bank 하나은행
acct# 128-910318-75707
Kim Hunmin 김헌민

Wellesley Alumna Interviews Report

Last year Seoul Wellesley Club had a recordnumber of interview requests. In total, wereceived 23 interview requests from applicantsfrom a range of schools – mostly, internationaland foreign language high schools in Korea. Wehad four alumna interviewers: Chriss KyueunCho, Jennifer Boram Chun (both recentgraduates of the Class of 2010), Karin JeeEunNam (who has been interviewing for Wellesleyfor the past two years) and Minah Hong (AAR).Wellesley cannot predict how many applicantswill request the interview. Hence, we receivedthe bulk of our requests (sometimes as many asfive a day) at the “last minute” in December,the busiest month of the year! Thank you somuch to our interviewers, who dedicated theirvaluable time and resources to promotingWellesley.Our “pool” consists of students living andstudying in Korea as well as students studyingabroad who list their country of residence asKorea. We did not interview any boardingschool students this year. All twenty-threestudents who were interviewed last year (2010-2011) were students at the international orforeign schools (국제, 외국인 고등학교) orforeign language high schools (외고).

-22 students were admitted to Wellesleyfrom Korea (including boarding school students).
-16 students decided to enroll at Wellesleyand are currently there.
-7 students were from international highschools in Korea (KIS, SIS, SFS, GSIS and Kent)
-6 students were boarding school students
-1 student was from Minjok LeadershipAcademy
-1 student was from foreign language highschool (HAFS)
-1 student was from a Korean public highschool in Daegu
-6 students were interviewed by Wellesley alumnae in Korea

Dean Shennan mentioned during his visit inJanuary that Wellesley is one of a handful of colleges that is still able to provide applicants with the opportunity to have an alumna interview abroad. The interview process is so important andcritical to promoting Wellesley. Please consider being an alumna interviewer and help continueour college’s tradition of excellence.

If you are interested in becoming an alumna interviewer orinterested in learning more about the interview process, contact Minah Hong (Class of 1992) at wowheeyoon@yahoo.com or 010-3720-2734.


Congratulations to Carol Kim (Class of 1995) of becoming the co-President of the Seven Sisters Association of Korea. The Seven SistersAssociation includes alums from Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College,Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dinner with Victoria George on Apr 19th

We will be hosting a dinner for Victoria George, Assistant Director-Admissions at Wellesley College on April 19th.

Date & Time: April 19th Tuesday 07:00PM
Venue: TBC

RSVP to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com if you haven't already done so, and we look forward to seeing you there!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Apr 9th luncheon with Professor Kodera

Dear Seoul Wellesley Club Members,

The long winter is almost over, and we have exciting events to look forward to this spring! To kick off the season's events, we have special guest Professor T. James Kodera visiting from the College in April. He is Professor of Religion, co-Director of the East Asian Studies department and co-Founder of WAA (Wellesley Asian Alliance) which is an organization focusing on Asian American issues. To learn more about Professor Kodera, please visit: http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Profile/gl/jkodera.html

We are very pleased to welcome Professor Kodera, as he will be able to share with us how Asian American and Religion studies have developed at Wellesley. In addition, he is happy to discuss about religion related topics in Korea today. Please join us in welcoming Professor James Kodera for a luncheon!

Date & Time: April 9th Saturday 12:00PM
Venue: TBC
RSVP: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Seoul Wellesley Club

Club Officers
President: Hunmin Kim '80
Vice President: Soeun Carol Km '95
Admissions Rep: Minah Hong '92
Secretary: Arcadia Kim '95 & Victoria S. Kim '04
Treasurer & Web Coordinator: Heather Park '05

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jan 15th: Luncheon with Andrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College

Dear Wellesley Students, Parents and Alumns, Greetings!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the holidays this season.

In January we are honored to welcome a special guest from the College, Andrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College. Provost Shennan is a Professor of History at Wellesley and oversees academic programs as well as budgeting for strategic development on campus. His involvement in enhancing Wellesley's overall academic life and interaction with students in the classroom offer invaluable knowledge of current news at the College.

Please join us in welcoming Provost Shennan on January 15th for a luncheon. It will be an enjoyable time for us to gather and listen to him speak!

Time: January 15th Saturday at 11:30 AM

Place: Sketchbook in KooanB1,
78-12 ChungDam-Dong KangNam-Ku, Seoul
Tel: 02.518.9636

Cost: Alumnae & parents 80,000 each / Young alumnae (Class of 2001~) 50,000 each / Current students no fee

Please RSVP to: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Seoul Wellesley Club looks forward to seeing you all soon.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Aug 22nd luncheon

Luncheon to welcome Prof. Sun Hee Lee, East Asian Languages and Literatures Dept and to celebrate exchange agreement sealed between Wellesley EALL Dept and Scranton College of Ewha Womans University at Charmant, President Hotel. 23 entering and current students and alumnae attended the luncheon.

Photo caption
sitting: Hong Minah '92, Kim Hunmin '80, Professor Lee Sun-Hee, Chung Hyung-Min '75
standing: Paik Min-Jung '06, Lee Wonhee '07, Jenny Kim '09, Dong Yoonjei '10, Denai Koh '10, Jennifer Chun '10, Jane Huh '05, Victoria Kim '04, and others.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Dinner: April 12th (Monday)

There has been a change in the date change (and venue change) to our next get-together. Please join us for the Spring Dinner event on April 12th (Monday). Visiting from the college will be Vicky George, the Associate Director of Admissions. In addition to the Seoul Wellesley Club members, we will be inviting the already accepted students from Seoul, potentially the members of class of 2014 !!

When: April 12th (Monday), 6:30pm
Where: Nochi (near Cinecity movie theater in Apgujung)
Gangnam-gu, Shinsa-dong 653-10, Tel 515-6531
Valet parking available.
See map on: http://www.nochi.kr
Cost: Approx W40,000 for Seoul Wellesley Club members

Please RSVP to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

For further details, please contact Carol Soeun Kim at 010-9008-8820.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 26, 2009


We’re pleased to have Professor David Lindauer visiting Seoul in 2 weeks. Prof Lindauer is the Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics at Wellesley College where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981. You are invited to the following events:

Oct 31st (Sat) 12:00 -- Luncheon with Professor Lindauer.At Yedang Korean restaurant (tel: 546-2525, between Sungsu bridge and Dosan Park intersections)

Oct 28th (Wed) 5pm – Lecture by Professor LindauerThe lecture is organized by Scranton College, Ewha Womans University and will be held at the International Education Bldg Rm 1401. Topic: Trade, Aid or Immigration: How Can We Help the World's Poor?

You can see more of the Professor’s details on his website: http://www.wellesley.edu/Economics/Lindauer/ If you are interested in either (or both) events, RSVP to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

**Fall 2009 Newsletter**

Greetings Wellesley alums!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful autumn. Chusok is right around the corner and in the spirit of reconnecting with family and friends, we wanted to take the opportunity to say hello to our fellow Wellesley friends.

During the past year, we were fortunate to have several club events for fellow alums from a wide range of classes to get together and below are some highlights (and pics).

We are looking forward to more fun and interesting club events in the coming months so please keep an eye out for event notices. Also, if you have any suggestions for the club or updates you’d like to share with the other members, please drop us a note.

We look forward to hearing from you and catching up in the near future.


Club officers:President: Kim Hunmin ‘80Admissions Rep: Hong Minah ‘92Secretary: Kim Soeun (Carol) ’95 & Kim Dong-Min '05Treasurer & Web coordinator: Park Heather ’05

** Fiscal Report **

Starting Balance 1,921,075
Meals Oct 2008 dinner hosting visiting college staff 267,000
Officers dinner for events planning (5 ppl) 107,450
Send-off dinner for entering first years 236,790
Stationery & Postage 7,760
Ending Balance (as of Sept 2009) 1,302,075

Since there are no membership fees we need donations to continue Club activities. Any amount is most welcome. Please send your donation to Woori Bank acct# 15007020420 Choi Jiyoung 최지영.

** Updates **

Lee In-Ho (’60) and Kim Young M’Young (’78): have been involved and supporting YEOL, a non-profit, volunteer organization established for preservation of Korea’s cultural heritage, providing lectures, field trips and publications.

Kim Hunmin (’80): professor of Public Administration has been appointed Dean of Scranton College at Ewha University.

Jennifer Becky Chang (’87): who works at CBS radio has also been working at CNN as Korea correspondent.

Leighanne Yuh (’92): is a visiting professor at Korea University and is the first female professor in the Korean history department.

Arcadia Kim (’95): gave birth to her second child, Sienna Hee-Jin Kim in May.

We look forward to celebrating your personal and professional milestones with the rest of the Seoul Wellesley Club members, so share with us and drop us a note.

** Upcoming Events **

Professor David L. Lindauer, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics at Wellesley College: Oct 31st (Saturday) lunch or dinner

Seven Sisters’ Thankgiving Dinner: November 27th (Friday)
Save the date! In conjunction with the Seven Sisters’ club in Seoul, we are planning a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 27th. We’ll update you again on the details, but most likely, we will opt for a non-Turkey menu.

Seoul Wellesley Club Holiday Lunch: mid-December
A great way to kick off the holiday season!

** How to reach us **

Send us your comments, suggestions or updates! You can always contact the Seoul Wellesley Club by emailing: seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Admissions Tour- April 15th & 16th

** Come meet the new Director of Admissions, Heather Ayres **

Heather Ayres will be in Seoul as part of her Asia tour representing Wellesley College at various international high schools. She is replacing Robin Gaynor who had been the admissions representative for many years. We are arranging an early dinner event (or snack if you choose), to welcome Heather to Seoul and hear exciting updates on Wellesley campus life as well as updates from the Admissions office. If you are interested in getting more involved with Wellesley activities and in helping promote our school to Korean students, this is an event not to be missed!!

When: April 15th (Wed), @ 6pm
Where: Hyatt Hotel, The Terrace

You are also invited to participate at the college fair at Seoul Foreign School on the following day. Heather Ayres will be holding an information session for students and parents at the event.

When: April 16th (Thurs), @ 7pm - 9pm
Where: Seoul Foreign School


Please RSVP for either / both events to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Brunch- April 18th (Sat)

Please join us for a Spring Brunch event on April 18th (Saturday). It's been a while since we've seen each other and it'll be wonderful to catch up. Also, there are some new joiners (or re-joiners) to the Seoul Wellesley Club so the luncheon will be a great way to reconnect!

When: April 18th (Sat), 12 noon
Where: Gramercy Kitchen (Shinsa-dong, near Samwon Garden), http://www.gramercykitchen.com/ tel: 512-1046
Cost: approx W50,000

Please RSVP via email or call Carol Soeun Kim at 011-9008-8820. Look forward to seeing you there!

Night of Harmonious Revelry, March 4th

The Seoul Wellesley alums had a night out for some female bonding at Alice near Dosan Park on March 4th, 2009. There was singing, dancing, a little drinking, and lots of fun.

From left: Leighanne Yuh '92, Carol Soeun Kim '95, Arcadia Kim '95, Mini Son '00, Julie Kang '06, and Minah Hong '92.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Year-end Lunch -- Dec 6th

Photos from the Year-end Holiday Luncheon -- December 6th, 2008 -- Paris Grill, Hyatt.

So wonderful to have alums from classes '78 thru '07 be able to join the lunch.

Good food & conversations had by all!

Wellesley Wine Night -- Nov 19th, 2008

We held a Wellesley Wine Night on Nov 19th at Aligote Kitchen.
It was a great way to chase away the mid-week blues.
Smart conversation shared by alums from classes '95 thru '06.
We hope to have another wine night within the next few months.
Sorry, no pics to share with you from this event.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome Dinner, Oct 20, 2008

Picture from Seoul Wellesley Club welcome dinner -- Oct 20th, 2008, at Hanmiri in Kwangwhamun.

It was so wonderful to see so many of you at the dinner on Oct 20th. Visitors from the College included Laura Bey – Associate Registrar, Jennifer Thomas-Stark – Director of Int'l Studies, and Ellen Widmer – Prof and Chair of East Asian Languages & Literatures.

From the Seoul Wellesley Club members, 20 alums representing classes ranging from 1960 to 2006 were in attendence...and even a future alum from the class of 2010!

It was an excellent evening to reconnect with such smart and vibrant alums in Seoul!


Welcome to the Seoul Wellesley Club blog.

We're hoping to have regular events, activities as well as informal gatherings to rebuild a stronger alumnae network in Korea. If you would like to reconnect, please email us your contact to seoul.wellesley.club@gmail.com.

Sincerely yours,

Club officers:
President: Kim Hunmin (class of '80)
Admissions Representative: Hong Minah (class of '92)
Secretary: Kim Carol Soeun (class of '95) & Kim Dong-Min (class of '05)
Treasurer & Web Coordinator: Heather Park (class of '05)