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Edmonds CC mathematics student is top scholar

02/24/16

 

Soohwan Jung
Soohwan Jung

Edmonds Community College student Soohwan Jung will be recognized for his scholastic achievement and community and college service at a ceremony at noon, March 24 at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Governor Jay Inslee will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Representing Edmonds CC, Jung is among 66 of the state’s top scholars, representing 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state, who will receive recognition as members of the All-Washington Academic Team. Each two-year college in the state may nominate up to two students for the honor.Edmonds Community College student Soohwan Jung will be recognized for his scholastic achievement and community and college service at a ceremony at noon, March 24 at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Governor Jay Inslee will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Jung is a 22-year-old student from Korea pursuing a transfer degree with an emphasis in mathematics. His GPA is 4.0. He currently serves on the student government board as the Executive Officer for Academics and works as a supplemental instructor in a math class.

Outside of his studies, he spends his time teaching Korean to other students and enjoys hanging out with friends and traveling.

After Edmonds CC, Jung plans to transfer to a four-year university next fall and get his Bachelor’s degree and ultimately a Ph.D. in mathematics. He hopes to become a university professor teaching math.

“I’m thankful for being selected to be part of the team,” said Jung. “It means a great deal to represent Edmonds Community College.”

Jung said that getting involved in student government and activities gave him a sense of belonging and has contributed to his academic success.