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INFAC North America gives scholarship donation to CU

The generous donation from INFAC will enable Campbellsville University to provide additional scholarship money to help all students, including internationals, in the coming years Carter said.

By Drew Tucker

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - The ignition switch was turned and the engine was revved recently when Campbellsville University received a $35,000 donation from INFAC North America Inc., a South Korean automotive manufacturer located in Campbellsville, KY, to establish a scholarship to benefit students who have financial needs.

Ohe Gil Choi, chairman and CEO of INFAC North America Inc., said he wanted to see the university prosper.


"We have to be a good corporate citizen to the community we are belonging to," he said.

The scholarship donation from INFAC was an example of how a local manufacturing company can encourage the economic development taking place in Taylor County, KY.

"We value INFAC and what it brings to the community," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said. "To host and have INFAC in our community is significant and very, very important to the economic wellbeing of Taylor County and Campbellsville."

Ron McMahan, Campbellsville/Taylor County economic development CEO, said, "It's a great economic benefit anytime you have direct foreign investment in your community."

There are over 600 international students from almost 50 different countries on campus at Campbellsville University, with several being from South Korea. During his visit, Chairman Choi met and interacted with several of these students who spoke about their lives back home and what they are studying.

YeJi "Summer" Lee, a CU South Korean student, said it makes her and her friends from South Korea comfortable knowing that they can speak to each other and don't feel so far away from home.

With such a large number of international students, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked CU in the top 10 universities in the south with the biggest international population.

The generous donation from INFAC will enable Campbellsville University to provide additional scholarship money to help all students, including internationals, in the coming years Carter said.

The writer, Drew Tucker, is marketing and media relations coordinator at Campbellsville University



This story was posted on 2016-10-07 09:26:14
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