In 1958 a gallon of gas cost 30 cents; President Eisenhower established NASA; South Pacific was the top-grossing film; Trans-Pacific became Aloha Airlines; Gov. William F. Quinn helped settle the 128-day sugar plantation laborers’ strike; and nearly 1,000 students earned degrees from the University of Hawaiʻi.
The UH Alumni Association will honor those graduates on Nov. 19, welcoming them into a special circle of alumni called the Golden Scholars. The 9 a.m.–2 p.m. event will include a brunch buffet in Sinclair Library followed by a guided tour of the Mānoa campus with stops at athletics facilities and newly rebuilt Frear Hall dorm, a drive by the College Hill president’s residence and more.
Graduates helping to plan the event include Donald Hosaka, Karen Okamoto Hosaka, Helen Tanabe Nakano, Salome Shin Sato, Walter Soga and Eugene Mukai.
Class of 1958 graduates who attend this event will receive a Golden Scholar commemorative medallion, a Class of 1958 memory book and a special gift. Friends and family are also welcome. The cost is $35 per person; registration is required by Oct. 31.
For more information and to RSVP, call the UH Foundation Special Events Office at (808) 956-0993.