Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
The Hon Shinae Chun
The 14th Korean Overseas Compatriots Prize Winner 2006
We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Shinae Chun (Chun, Shinae) is "The 14th
Korean Overseas Compatriots Prize Winner 2006". The Prize is sponsored by the Korean
Broad Service (KBS), a leading Korea's Public Service Broadcaster.
Ms Chun serves as Director of Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor and is among the
most-sought-after motivational speakers.
"Director Chun is a daughter of Korea, and her life story epitomizes a quintessential American Dream. She came to the
United States as a student, started and built a career of public servant in the
State of Illinois while raising sa family, and rose to the highest ranking Korean-American
in the United States government as a Presidential-Appintee-Senate confirmed. Each
and every footprint of Ms Chun's brilliant activities and distinguished work over
the past decades attest to her finest soul and spirit of motherland Korea. In addition,
she is an outstanding champion of advancing justcause of humanity and well-being
for all people in unison. Truly, Director Chun embodies unparalled acomplishment
by finesse and beauty of empowerment."
(excerpted from the nomination letter by Synja P Kim)
She is a frequent visitor to ICAS and also graciously endowed the "Shinae
Chun Award for Excellence" in 2005 as an integral part of the
"ICAS Youth Excellence
Fellowship Awards" for "those youngsters who demonstrate achievements with high
in community involvement, leadership roles, public affairs and volunteering".
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President