Interview with professional alumnae clubs
Ewha’s 180,000 alumnae are considered driving forces of change and development in the South Korean society. In professional fields of media, law, internet technology, economy, schools and literature, various professional alumnae clubs are positioned to share information about industry and promote closer networks within the Ewha community. The Ewha Voice specified three of the most active alumni professional clubs in the fields of law, music and drama.
Ewha Law Alunmae Association
The Ewha Law Alumnae Association (ELAA), founded in 1994, consists of 430 members. There are 55 judges, 64 public persecutors and 243 lawyers.
The association holds general meetings and, every year in January, celebrates students who passed the judicial examination in the previous year.
In addition, since last September, members of the ELAA initiated a program providing legal advice to the students through the Office of University Relations and Development as part of the project to share individual’s talents for the Ewha community.
“After seeking ways to contribute to our school, one of the members suggested donating our talent by providing legal advice service through online and offline measures to students, faculties and alumnae of Ewha,” said Chun Jung-ah, lawyer and the member of ELAA.
So far, ELAA has covered 124 online and 41 offline legal cases.
“Surprisingly, many students were involved with legal action in need of our advice, when purchasing goods, leasing houses, legal compensations and borrowing money for tuitions,” Chun said.
The association is planning to continue the program, which successfully fulfills its motive to answer legal questions arising in daily life.
In order to recieve legal advice from the ELAA, students, faculties and alumnae members should register through the Web site (http://www.ewhain.net).
Piano concert by the Class of 81
A piano concert titled “The Story of Our Lives” hosted by eight alumnae of Ewha was presented at the Seoul Arts Center on March 29, 2012. The concert was organized by Hong Mi-hye (’85, Keyboard Instruments) and friends of the Class of 81.
“We decided to co-host the piano concert in 2011 for the first time as an alumnae group to commemorate the 30th anniversary of becoming members of the Ewha family. We wanted to make the year special and celebrate our 30 years of friendship by trying something fresh,” Hong said.
However, because individual players are professional pianists and lecturers to various schools, scheduling and practicing together were not easy.
“The recital had to be rescheduled several times to fit everyone’s time which is why it had to be performed this year,” Hong said.
Hong and other members said the concert was successful. “I hope we could hold it again in our 40th anniversary,” said Hong.
Ewha Alumni Theater “Ewho”
Established in joint effort of the several graduates and Jin Hyung-min (’93, Korean) in 2005, Ewho is an Ewha Alumni Theater performing plays in Daehangno, which is a mecca of plays, movies, concerts and musicals in Seoul.
“I was a member of the Ewha Theater as an undergraduate student. My friends and I enjoyed performing on stage,” Jin said. “Ten years after we graduated, we found ourselves reminiscing about the youthful days and decided to reunite the members and perform on stage.”
In 2010, Ewho carried out a play titled “Story of the Women” and got all the media attention because of unique identity of the group. All the actors were once members of Ewha Theater. The play was written by Kim Myung-hwa (’90, Psychology), a renowned writer who was also a student actor of the Ewha Theater.
* Reporter: Lee Min-jeong & Lee Ji-hyun & Kong Min-ji & In So-young