The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered on Friday, April 8, in memory of UNO emertius professor Joong-Gun (George) Chung.
George passed away on March 30, 2022, at the age of 85.
He worked at UNO from August 26, 1971 until his retirement on May 15, 2009.
As a professor of political science, George won an Excellence in Teaching Award and was one of the founders of UNO's Global Studies Conference, which began in 1977.
George was also a veteran in the Korean War and lived in the Republic of Korea before immigrating to the United States.
George is survived by his wife, Young-Ja; children, Eugene Bianchi, Sunny Bianchi (Michael); sister Joo-Aw Park; grandchildren: Samantha, Anthony, Benjamin, and Gabriel Bianchi; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The thoughts and condolences of the university community are with George’s loved ones during this time.
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