Cadet Honored With Scholarship Award From Veterans’ Group

Hyunbean Park, a cadet at the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been named the annual UNG recipient of a scholarship from the Georgia Mountain Chapter (GMC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

“Receiving the scholarship from MOAA is a tremendous honor for me. It validates my dedication to learning, service to our nation and international engagement,” Park said. “I’m humbled by this recognition, and I want to express my gratitude to members of MOAA for their continuous selfless service by supporting the next generation of leaders.” 

Park is a senior from Suwanee, Georgia, studying international affairs with a focus on Europe and a minor in Russian. He was named scholarship recipient at the annual GMC MOAA meeting, which was held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

“We showcased UNG’s prestigious Corps of Cadets and the city of Dahlonega to all conferees. GMC MOAA is fortunate to have one of six national senior military colleges in our area, and we wanted our fellow MOAA members from other chapters to meet and observe UNG cadets in action,” retired Col. Tom Palmer, GMC MOAA first vice president and retired UNG commandant of cadets, said. “We appreciated the cooperation of UNG President Mike Shannon, along with the support of the professor of military science and the commandant of cadets as we showcased the best military leadership development program in America.”

MOAA is a non-profit veterans’ organization dedicated to ensuring the nation’s responsibilities to presently serving, retired, and former members of the uniformed services, as well as their families, are met.

Every lieutenant who commissions from the Corps of Cadets receives a gift from the GMC MOAA, which regularly supports the commissioning program at UNG.

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