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The “Very Cool Stuff” Pick Up Stix Founder Charlie Zhang Picks Up On at Concordia University Irvine

Not every university would have as its Entrepreneur in Residence a person who only hoped to one day have a good education, but didn’t get the chance. But Concordia University Irvine does – Charlie Zhang, founder of the fabulously successful Pick Up Stix restaurant chain.

Rev. Dr. Shang Ik Moon

Dr. Shang Ik Moon, University Co-Founder, On the Future of Education at Concordia

Rev. Dr. Shang Ik Moon has lived a life of pain and miracles on his way to becoming a co-founder of Concordia University Irvine, an academic dean, a professor, and a mentor to and supporter of the university’s many international students. As a boy, he survived the outbreak of the Korean War, making his way perilously through enemy lines, only to find himself alone at the age of 14, foraging desperately for food and shelter.

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