Seoul National University honors the people who made distinguished achievements in their lives with the Distinguished SNU Members Award. It has been the highest honor bestowed upon SNU alumni or faculty since 1991. The award is granted annually on the founding anniversary of the university during the official anniversary ceremony.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Gong served as diplomatic official for life, working hard to enhance Korea's international reputation. He was ambassador to the United States, Russia, and Japan.
KIM In Kwon
Director of Wilson Leprosy Center and Rehabilitation Hospital
Doctor Kim devoted his entire life to treating incurable diseases such as leprosy and rehabilitation for the physically disabled as the director of the Wilson Leprosy Center and Rehabilitation Hospital, Korea's first leprosy treatment institution. He also carried out international medical volunteer work in China and Vietnam since 1999.
First female Korean ambassador
As the first female ambassador, Lee achieved outstanding results in diplomacy toward the North while serving as the Korean ambassador to Finland and Russia
Chairman of Hyundai Heavy Industries
Chairman Min devoted himself to the shipbuilding industry for more than 40 years, and contributed to Korea becoming the world's top shipbuilding country by developing world-class quality shipbuilding technology