Chong-Nock Lee Endowed Scholarship

Family of Chong-Nock Lee

Type: Endowed

Donor: Family of Chong-Nock Lee

Established: 2016

The Chong-Nock Lee Endowed Scholarship was created in honor of Chong-Nock Lee by his family. Mr. Lee was born in Gongju, South Korea in 1929, and graduated from Seoul National University in 1949 with an agricultural engineering degree. Mr. Lee and his wife, Moohee, are the parents of five children­­: Wonwoo, Choonwoo, Minwoo, Eunkyoung, and Chunwoo and the grandparents of 8 grandchildren. His eldest grandchild, Ted Song, has been teaching engineering at JBU since 2012.  

From 1949 to 1994, Mr. Lee served in public schools in South Korea as an English teacher and school administrator. He particularly enjoyed being a school principal as he was committed to creating better teaching-learning environments for teachers and students. His love for education greatly impacted his children and grandchildren, leading two of his children to public school teaching careers and one of his grandchildren to a college teaching career. 

After his retirement and until his death in 2016, Mr. Lee focused his time on writing and encouraging others to follow God. His life verse was 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”