In a heartfelt celebration, the Won Institute recently bid farewell to Dr. Bokin Kim, who has served as the institute’s president since 2012. Dr. Kim’s unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership, and significant contributions to the Won Community have left an indelible legacy. As one of the founding members of various institutions within the community, her departure marks the end of an era while paving the way for a promising future.

A Legacy of Service:

Dr. Bokin Kim’s journey with the Won Community began in 1987 when she became one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Won Buddhist Temple. Her deep-rooted commitment to the community’s spiritual and educational growth led her to play crucial roles in establishing the Won Community Service Center in 1997 and the Won Edification Center of PA in 2006. Her visionary leadership helped shape these institutions into beacons of support, education, and spiritual guidance.

President of the Won Institute:

Taking the helm of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in 2012, Dr. Kim led the institution with grace and wisdom. Under her leadership, the institute experienced remarkable growth and success. Dr. Kim’s relentless pursuit of excellence and her commitment to the institute’s mission elevated its reputation as a center for higher education in the fields of acupuncture, applied meditation, and Chinese herbal medicine.

A Lasting Impact:

Dr. Kim’s departure from the Won Institute marks the end of an era but also signifies the lasting impact she has made. Her unwavering dedication to the community and her tireless efforts to ensure the growth and prosperity of the institute will be remembered for years to come. The foundations she helped establish will continue to thrive, empowering students and practitioners to make a positive impact on individuals and communities.

Looking Ahead:

As the Won Institute bids farewell to Dr. Bokin Kim, it also looks toward a promising future. The institute stands on a solid foundation, thanks to her remarkable leadership. Dr. Kim’s unwavering commitment and vision have positioned the Won Institute for continued growth and success. As the community moves forward, it will carry the torch lit by Dr. Kim, ensuring that her legacy lives on.

Dr. Bokin Kim’s departure from the Won Institute is a poignant moment, marking the end of an extraordinary chapter in the institute’s history. Her contributions as a founding member of various community institutions and her exemplary leadership as the institute’s president have shaped the Won Community in profound ways. Dr. Kim’s indelible legacy of service, dedication, and commitment will continue to inspire generations to come. The Won Institute and the community it serves are immensely grateful for Dr. Kim’s contributions and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

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