William A. Linton (Statue) - Hannam University - Daejeon, Korea
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N 36° 21.337 E 127° 25.263
52S E 358329 N 4024550
Quick Description: This larger than life bronze statue of university founder, William A. Linton, was erected in in commemoration of the school's anniversary. It is located in the courtyard of the oldest buildings on campus.
Location: Chungcheong nam do, South Korea
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 9:32:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA2G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:


This bronze statue of William A. Linton, founder of Hannam University, is about 2.5m tall, mounted on an irregular granite base about 1.5m high. Dr. Linton is standing with his right arm outstretched as if gesturing forward. In his left hand at his side is a roll of papers, perhaps representing plans for the school. He is dressed in a conservative business suit.

The statue is placed in the center of a circle of grass, within a larger circle of paving bircks, about 10m in diameter. There are arcs of landscaped shrubs within the circle around the statue. This area is located in a courtyard area of the oldest building on campus.



건립처 : 한남대학교 [Adminstration: Hannam University]
조각 : 박병희 [Sculpture: Park, Byeon-hee]
건립일 : 2011년 4월 15일 [Dedication Date: April 15th, 2011]


인돈 (1891 -1960)

인돈박사는 1912년 미국정로교회 선교사로 한국에 파송되어, 호남지방을 중심으로 교육과
선교에 헌신하셨고, 1956년 한남대학교의 설립을 맡아 초대 학장으로 봉직하였다. 2020년
우리나라의 독립과 건국에 기여한 공로로 대한민국 건국훈장 애족장이 추서되였다. 이에그
공로를 기리기 위해 개교 55주년을 맛어하여 이곳에 동상을 건립한다.
2011 . 4. 15
대전기독학원 이사장 김정렬
한남대학교 충 장 김형태

William A. Linton (1891 ?1960)
Dispatched to Korea as a missionary of the Presbyterian Church, USA, in 1912, Dr. Linton
devoted his life to education and mission work in Honam Province. In 1956, he took charge
of establishing Hannam University as its first president. In 2010, the Order of Merit for
National Foundation (National Medal) was awarded to Dr. Linton in recognition of
his contribution to the Independence and foundation of Korea. In commemoration of the 55th
anniversary of Hannam University, we erect this statue to honor his meritorious service.
April 15, 2011
Dr. Jeong-yeol Kim, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Dr. Hyung-tae Kim, President of Hannam University

Hannam University was founded in 1956 by Dr. William A. Linton, a missionary from the Presbyterian Church. The school has maintained its distinctively Christian identity around the motto, "Truth, Freedom, Service," with 75,000 alumni worldwide.

Originally the school was called simply Daejeon College and was located in a rural area outside the city of Daejeon. There have been many name changes including the decade of the 1970s when it was known as Soongjun College in a merger with a university in Seoul. In 1982 the current name of Hannam University was adopted.

Partly because of its beginnings as a ministry of outside missionaries, Hannam has always had a strong international program. In the early 1970's U.S. Peace Corps volunteers taught here and now there are three dozen international faculty from around the world. There are many opportunities for international studies. Hannam continues to be a leading Christian university in Asia.

Today the campus has expanded and is no longer rural as the city of Daejeon has burgeoned around it. The campus, however, is spacious and beautifully landscaped with some of the older buildings well preserved and in use along side the modern campus complex, including a full-size athletic field.

The original housing complex where Dr. Linton and other missionaries lived has been preserved on campus and is recognized as a cultural heritage site by the city of Daejeon (Daejeon Cultural Property 44 - Evangelist's Village (오정동 선교사촌).

Associated Religion(s): Christianity

Statue Location: Hannam University

Entrance Fee: none

Artist: Park, Byeong-hee

Website: [Web Link]

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