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Andy Chun Song

2008 Inductee

Andy Chun Song (1948-2007) was a community leader who demonstrated with his words and actions how ethnic minorities could have a profound impact on the Pikes Peak area through broad-based civic engagement. A native of South Korea, Song graduated from Yonsei University and was a four-year Veteran of the South Korean Air Force. He immigrated to the United States in 1976 and settled first in Baltimore before moving to Colorado Springs in 1985. A successful businessman who excelled in the real estate arena, Song helped ensure that small business owners with diverse ethnic backgrounds were able to compete on a level playing field in Colorado Springs. Song held numerous leadership positions in both the Colorado Springs and Korean communities.

He was the President of the Korean Catholic Church Parish Council for more than 20 years and twice served as President of the Korean Chamber of Commerce. Song was also director of the Korean Language School. He volunteered as an interpreter for the Colorado Springs Police Department and was a member of the police chief’s Community Leaders Advisory Board and the Chancellor’s Minority Advisory Committee at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Song’s varied community contributions are connected by a single theme. He made a difference as an advocate for equality through his dedication to the values of honesty, integrity and hard work.