New Scholarship Established in Memory of Dr. Ana C. Kong, Professor Emeritus, GSU
The family of Dr. Ana C. Kong has generously endowed a scholarship in memory of Dr. Ana C. Kong who passed away in June of this year. The scholarship is a competitive award of $1,000 annually and is available for application to full or part time Juniors and Seniors studying for a BA in Communications and Graduate students getting an MA in Communication, Media, and Performance Arts.
Ana was born in Manila, Philippines on August 9, 1940, the daughter of Wong Choon and Lee Shi. She graduated from the Far Eastern University in Manila in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Magna Cum Laude. She came to the United States in 1967 and earned a Master of Science and Ph. D. in Communication Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She met her husband, Pedro, at the University where he was obtaining his Master of Science and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering. They married in Manila in 1970.
After graduating, Ana and Pedro moved to the Chicagoland area and settled in Homewood with their three children. Ana joined the faculty at Governors State University in 1972 and became a tenured professor in the Communications Department in 1977. Following retirement, she was awarded the title of Faculty Professor Emeritus by GSU’s Board of Trustees in 2007. During her 34-year career at GSU, she received many recognitions and awards from students and faculty. She was a highly regarded professor and advisor.
Students may apply for the scholarship through the Governors State University Foundation.
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