On March 11, 2014, Ron Zaidman, President of Five Branches University, Heerei Park, Director of the Korean Program, and the Korean Student Council President Saul Tak met with Dongman Han, the Consul General of Korea,in San Francisco, California to discuss the Korean Traditional Medicine program and the Five Branches graduates currently serving the Korean community in the Bay Area.
The Consul General confirmed that there are a large number of Koreans now studying abroad. New scholarship opportunities for existing and potential students were discussed.
The same day, Five Branches University contributed to the Korean War Memorial Fund, purchasing a brick to be placed in the new memorial being built in the Presidio in San Francisco, California.
The Korean War Memorial will stand as a testament to the memory of the nearly two million United Nations service men and women from twenty-one countries who fought to protect South Korea’s freedom during the Korean War. In addition, it will serve to strengthen the close political and commercial ties that connect the United States and the Republic of Korea. The Memorial site looks westward across the Pacific Ocean, the waters that connect our two nations.
Five Branches University looks forward to working with the Korean Consul General Dongman Han to advance Oriental Medicine education and healthcare in the U.S.