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Young Oak Kim Center Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

More than 250 friends and supporters of UC Riverside's YOK Center gathered in Koreatown, and granted awards to Myung Ki "Mike" Hong and Jay Kim, ardent supporters of the YOK Center. FULL STORY

Pictured below are notable attendees at the YOK Center's Awards ceremony.

Note: UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, President of Dura Coat Products Inc. Myung Ki "Mike" Hong, and President of the Overseas Korean Traders Association of Los Angeles Jay Kim (second, third, and fourth from left, respectively).

Note: Congressional Candidate & former Mayor of Irvine, CA Sukhee Kang (second from left), UC Riverside CHASS Dean Milagros Pena (third from left), and Principal of the Young Oak Academy Edward Colacion (far right).

Jay Kim applauds in approval.

Myung Ki "Mike" Hong speaks in support of the Young Oak Kim Center.

Attention is drawn to our stand-out guests. Note: Supporter Lorrie Hong (far left), wife of Mike Hong.

Dean Pena happy with the proceedings.

Lorrie and Mike Hong applaud together.

Jay Kim (middle) is presented with his award - the YOK Center Supporter Award, with Chancellor Wilcox (right) and founder of the YOK Center Professor Edward T. Chang (left).

Korean Consul General Hyun Myung Kim addresses the attendees.

Both award winners Mike Hong (middle left) and Jay Kim (middle right) pose with Chancellor Wilcox (far left) and Professor Chang (far right).

Group photo of our dignitaries.