Tuesday, May 14: University of Hawai`i Distinguished Alumni Ceremony

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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheraton Waikiki


About 500 University of Hawaii alumni and friends are expected to gather to celebrate the 2013 UH Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards. The dinner and silent auction benefit the UH Alumni Association. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees are:

    2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

• Edwin Gayagas (B.Ed. ’62 UH Manoa) – Community service volunteer and retired U.S. Army officer

• Alden Henderson, PhD (B.S. ’77, M.P.H. ’82 UH Manoa) – Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

• Patrick Sullivan, PhD (M.S. ’81, Ph.D. ’85 UH Manoa) – Chairman & founder, Oceanit

• Barbara Tanabe (M.B.A. ’83 UH Manoa) – Owner & managing partner, Hoakea Communications

2013 UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

• David Ezra, JD (Attended UH Manoa) – Senior United States District Judge

WHEN: 5:30–9 p.m. on May 14, 2013

WHERE: Sheraton Waikiki, Kaua`i & Maui Ballrooms

For more information on the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 956-2586 or 1-877-UH-ALUMS (842-5867), or visit www.UHalumni.org/daa, where a complete list of all UH Distinguished Alumni can be found.

CONTACTS: Alvin Katahara Amy Hennessey

Cell: (808) 224-0220 Cell: (808) 381-9197

2013 University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumni Awards

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

6:30 p.m. Program Begins
Jai Cunningham B.A. ’91
Master of Ceremonies

Oli & Procession of Distinguished Alumni
John Mahiai Cummings, Conch Shell Blower
Kathryn Mahealani Wong, Chanter

The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka B.Ed. ’52, M.Ed. ’66

6:45 p.m. Remarks
Patrick Oki B.B.A ’92, President, UH Alumni Association
M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawaii System

Kathryn Mahealani Wong & John Mahiai Cummings

7:00 p.m. Dinner
Music by Mike Izon & Josh Yafuso B.A. ’04

7:45 p.m. Award Presentations
Distinguished Alumni Awards
UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award

9:00 p.m. Mahalo & Closing

Pictured, last year’s honorees, L. Tammy Duckworth BA ’89 (Mānoa), Major, U.S. Army National Guard, Iraq War veteran; Gary Galiher JD ’77, MEd ’71 (Mānoa), Senior Partner, Galiher DeRobertis Ono; Diane Ono JD ’91, BA ’73 (Mānoa) AS ’82 (Kapi’olani), Managing Partner, Galiher DeRobertis Ono;
Richard Ha BBA ’73 (Mānoa), Founder and President, Hamakua Springs Country Farms;
John T. Komeiji BEd ’75 (Mānoa), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hawaiian Telcom;
Hing Leung Sham, PhD PhD ’80 (Mānoa), Senior Vice President of Chemical Sciences, Elan Biopharmaceuticals.

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