2017 CKR Manhae Prize for Korean Language Winner
This year’s Center for Korean Research Manhae Prize for Korean Language winner is Sean Brennan. Sean Brennan is a senior at Columbia College and is graduating with a degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a specialty in Korean history. He has studied Korean for four years at Columbia as well as Mandarin for two years, and has had the privilege of studying abroad for a semester in Seoul and a summer in Beijing. After graduation, Sean plans on teaching English in South Korea before pursuing graduate studies related to socio-economic class issues in contemporary Korea.
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.
2015 – Annah Overly (Barnard College)
2016 – Melody (Jiaqi) Huang (Columbia College) and Jong In Yoon (Columbia College)