TJC forms educational collaboration with Korean university

Feb 29, 2016 by

A four-member delegation from Gyeongju University in South Korea visited Tyler Junior College in January to tour the campus and discuss an educational exchange between the two institutions.

During a tour of the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, Paul Monagan, dean of TJC’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, provides Gyeongju University President Dr. Soonja Lee and the Korean delegation with a demonstration of the surgical technology skills lab.

During a tour of the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, Paul Monagan, dean of TJC’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, provides Gyeongju University President Dr. Soonja Lee and the Korean delegation with a demonstration of the surgical technology skills lab.

Gyeongju President Soonja Lee and professors Larry Chong, Chang su Park and JaiKwan Park toured the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, which features the latest technology for training TJC students in their chosen medical professions.

Paul Monogan, dean of the TJC School of Nursing & Health Sciences, guided the tour, which included stops in the center’s dental clinic as well as high-tech learning labs for nursing, physical and occupational therapy, sleep study and surgical technology.

The Gyeongju group’s Tyler visit is a continuation of their first meeting with TJC President Dr. Mike Metke, who in March 2014 led a group of TJC students, alumni and friends on an educational tour of South Korea, which included Gyeongju University.

A delegation from Gyeongju University in South Korea visited Tyler Junior College to tour the campus and discuss an educational collaboration between the two institutions. Pictured front, from left: Paul Monagan, dean of the TJC School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Gyeongju President Dr. Soonja Lee; TJC President Dr. Mike Metke; second row, Dr. Juan Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs; Amy McCullough, TJC alumna; top row, Gyeongju professors Larry Chong, JaiKwan Park and Chang su Park.

A delegation from Gyeongju University in South Korea visited Tyler Junior College to tour the campus and discuss an educational collaboration between the two institutions. Pictured front, from left: Paul Monagan, dean of the TJC School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Gyeongju President Dr. Soonja Lee; TJC President Dr. Mike Metke; second row, Dr. Juan Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs; Amy McCullough, TJC alumna; top row, Gyeongju professors Larry Chong, JaiKwan Park and Chang su Park.

The TJC group visited the Gyeongju University campus, where presidents Lee and Metke signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions. The Apache Belles also performed and the Gyeongju tae kwon do team gave a demonstration.

“President Lee was so gracious on our trip to Korea,” Metke said. “We were delighted to welcome them to TJC and show them our beautiful campus and our exciting programs.”

The two presidents renewed their commitment to identify curriculum similarities and promote student-exchange opportunities.

“TJC is positioned to receive students from Gyeongju University, and we are convinced that they will have a wonderful experience, because of the commitment to excellence by our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Juan Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs.

Founded in 1988, GU’s objective is to provide quality education programs for future leaders in various fields of the modern industrial society within the larger context of the educational goals of the Republic of Korea.

It is located in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea.


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