Chung Sul Yuon

Chung Sul Yuon

Chung Sul Yuon, an international student from South Korea, graduated in 1955 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She was the first woman in more than 30 years to major in chemical engineering, and the first Korean woman as well. While a student, she was involved in Orchesis and was also the Class Secretary and Treasurer. At Commencement, she received a gift from the wife of the President of South Korea for her achievement.

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