Meet Cory Becker-Kim

Cory Quirk Becker

  • Title: Assistant Director of Admission
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 320-363-3237
  • Territory: Twin Cities
  • Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • High School: Cretin-Derham Hall
  • College: CSB/SJU Class of 2010
  • Major/Minor(s): Social Science Major/Secondary Education and History Minors

College Activities:  I truly loved my time here on the campuses and all of the activities that I was involved in.  I had the opportunity to study abroad in China my junior year for a semester and that turned out to be one of the most valuable and fun semesters of my entire four years at CSB/ SJU.  I got involved with the Intercultural and International student center and worked as an International student mentor in that office.  Because I am adopted from South Korea, I represented South Korea as part of the Festival of Cultures here on our campuses.  I was also involved with the Education Club and played intramural soccer and hockey. I have fished in the many lakes we have here on campus as well.

Fun Facts:  My siblings and I are all adopted from different countries.  I have lived in two different countries, China and South Korea. During my time in Korea I tried eating live octopus which was a local delicacy in the city I lived in. I am married and live in St. Paul with my wife. We both enjoy traveling, walking outdoors and eating delicious food.

Favorites: 

  • Movies: Happy Gilmore, Air Force One, Hairspray, Cars, Miracle, The Judge, Dumb and Dumber, Yes Man, The Fast and the Furious, and Lincoln
  • Music:I’ll listen to pretty much anything, though pop/ punk rock, 90’s and early 2000’s R&B and a select few K-Pop artists tend to make their way onto my iTunes the most
  • Book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (hands down my favorite book of all time). I love to read as well so there are many other books I've enjoyed reading including: The Poisonwood Bible, Strength in What Remains, Cutting for Stone, Blind your Ponies, American Buffalo, Shanghai Girls, just to name a few
  • Food: Korean BBQ
  • Sports: Hockey, soccer, and all Minnesota Sports Teams especially the Minnesota Wild and MN United FC