Clara Hur, daughter of Joe and Francesca Hur of Fox River Grove, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.
A junior, Hur has a double major in Japanese and East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan at North Central College. She is a graduate of Palatine High School.
Fluent in Korean, Hur has studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan, to improve her Japanese and is also a student of the Chinese language. During summer 2013, she will study abroad in Korea at Seoul National University. In fall 2013 and winter 2014 terms, Hur will attend Kyoto Gakuen University in Japan and hopes to pursue graduate studies after she graduates next year. Hur’s name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.