2021 CKR Manhae Prize for Korean Language Winners
This year’s Center for Korean Research Manhae Prize for Korean Language winners are Joseph Kim (Columbia College) and Maggie Moran (Barnard College).
Joseph is a senior at Columbia College, studying psychology and East Asian studies. Coming into college, Joseph had high aspirations to improve his Korean in order to engage in deeper conversation with his family back in Korea. He is grateful to his professors in Columbia’s Korean language department for not only helping him improve his Korean but also teaching him extensively about Korean culture.
Maggie is a senior at Barnard College majoring in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. Thanks to Columbia’s support, Maggie was able to participate in an intensive Korean course at Ewha University in Seoul. She is deeply grateful to the Korean department, especially Professors Chung and Beom, for challenging and deepening her abilities over the past four years. In the future, she hopes to make her language studies a lifelong process and get back to Korea – as soon as it’s safe – for some dakgalbi.
Manhae Prize is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in the Korean language program. Its recipients receive a prize and an award certificate.
The criteria for this prize are as follows: an undergraduate student who
1) has taken Korean courses at Columbia for at least three years.
2) has shown steady improvement in language skills.
3) has received an average of B+ or above in Korean language classes.
2020 – Ariella Napoli (Barnard College) and Nicole Sim (Barnard College)
2019 – Clarissa Macias (Barnard College) and Haejin Park (Columbia College)
2018 – Abbey Haixin Li (Columbia College) and Joshua Hansol Suh (Columbia College)
2017 – Sean Brennan (Columbia College)
2016 – Melody (Jiaqi) Huang (Columbia College) and Jong In Yoon (Columbia College)
2015 – Annah Overly (Barnard College)