SCC to Host Celebration of Life for Hwangki Cho on Tuesday, April 16

(West Burlington, IA) – Southeastern Community College will host a celebration of life for deceased student Hwangki Cho at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 16 in the Loren Walker Arena on the West Burlington campus.

Cho, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, was from Amagasaki, Japan and was a first-year student and member of the men's soccer team.

Known as Koki to friends and team mates, Cho was known for his pleasant nature and for being quick with a smile. Notes of remembrance and sympathy penned by fellow students cited his willingness to provide support to friends in need, to be a close confidant, and an ally.

“Koki made deep connections and friendships during his short time here at SCC,” said SCC President Dr. Michael Ash. “This event will provide an opportunity for our campus community to share stories and honor his memory.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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