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College president , Missionary

Alice Rebecca Appenzeller, Korean college president, missionary. Recipient Blue Ribbon medal, by Japan for service to education, 1935; commemorative sun-dial placed on Ewha College campus on 20th anniversary of service, 1935. Member Royal Asiatic Society, Agora (Wellesley), Phi Delta Gamma.


Appenzeller, Alice Rebecca was born on November 9, 1885 in Korea, (1st American child born in Korea). Daughter of Review Henry G. and Ella (Dodge) A. (pioneer Mechanical Engineering missionaries to Korea).


Student Harvard, 1910, Columbia, 1930, New York University in Seoul, Korea, 1927.


Teacher Shippen School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1909-1914. Commissioned missionary of Women’s Foreign Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1914. With Ewha Womans U., Seoul, Korea (only college for women in Korea), since 1914, vice president college and affiliated schools, 1917-1922, president college and Kindergarten Training School, 1922-1939, honorary president 1939.

Ordained ministry Korean Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to missionary and church periodicals.


Member Royal Asiatic Society, Agora (Wellesley), Phi Delta Gamma. Clubs: Women’s Music, Seoul Union (Seoul).


Review Henry G. Mechanical Engineering

Ella (Dodge) A. (pioneer Mechanical Engineering