Remembering Kisook Ahn: Memorial Service and Scholarship Fund Honor Lehman Alumna and Metro North Victim


The Lehman College community will come together to remember Kisook Ahn, the alumna who died in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. She was one of four people killed when the train jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station.

The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Music Building.

Ms. Ahn, 35, was a native of South Korea, arriving in the United States in 2008 as part of Lehman’s exchange program with Sungshin Women’s University. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2009 and a master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program in 2012.

Catherine Alicia Georges, chair of chair of Lehman College’s nursing department remembered her as a model student. “She did well in both her undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Professor Georges.

Ms. Ahn was returning to her home in Woodside, Queens after an overnight shift at the Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center in Westchester County, where she cared for children with acute illnesses.

A scholarship fund has been established by the Lehman College Foundation and Perfect Choice Staffing, the firm that brought Ms. Ahn and other nurses to the U.S. from South Korea. The fund will help nursing students at Lehman College.

Donate to the Kisook Ahn Fund online here or mail a check made out to “Lehman College Foundation/Kisook-Ahn” to:

Lehman College Foundation
Shuster Hall Room 310
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY  10468