U Asia Campus

UAC Receives 24 Million Won Donation for Scholarships

On April 8, 2024, the University of Utah Asia Campus (CAO: Dr. Gregory Cash Hill) announced that a local hospital in Incheon has donated 24 million KRW for scholarships for UAC students.


At the scholarship fund handover ceremony held at the UAC in the morning, Dr. Lee Jung-woo, who operates a dental hospital in Incheon, attended along with Randy McCrillis, Dean of Students, and the UAC CAO, Gregory Hill. Dr. Lee made a donation to the UAC to support the cultivation of outstanding global talents who serve as role models in the local community through sincere and steadfast volunteerism.


Dr. Lee Jung-woo, director of the Incheon Chicago Dental Hospital (currently a visiting professor at Seoul National University School of Dentistry), who has been practicing a life of service for over 20 years including overseas medical volunteer work in the Philippines and providing free medical services to children at childcare facilities in Incheon, expressed at the ceremony, “Through a serendipitous opportunity, I learned about Utah’s genuine culture of donation and volunteerism and was deeply impressed as I pondered the increasingly competitive Korean society. I decided to make my first donation to the University of Utah by sponsoring students who actively engage in volunteer activities within the University of Utah Asia Campus with the aim of laying the groundwork for change in Korean society. As I have received much help from many people to become who I am today, I also want to provide practical assistance to students who are engaging in volunteer activities in difficult environments.”


Gregory Hill, CAO of the UAC, said, “It is very meaningful to receive a scholarship for our students from the local community where our campus belongs as the UAC celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. We will distribute scholarships fairly and transparently to students who practice giving back to the local community by encouraging Utah’s spirit of donation and volunteerism.”