ʻImiloa Garden gift honors alumni

January 9th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

Betsy Nip Wong and Kenneth Aloiau Wong

Betsy Nip Wong and Kenneth Aloiau Wong

Late UH Alumni Association lifetime members Betsy Nip Wong (BEd ’34 Mānoa) and Kenneth Aloiau Wong (BS in engineering ’29 Mānoa) have been memorialized in a garden at UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.

The Wong Garden, made possible through a gift from the Wongs’ three children, was dedicated in September 2008. It features indigenous plants used for medicinal purposes.

Betsy Nip Wong was a teacher and avid gardener. She and her husband, an engineer and businessman, were active in the Hilo community for 68 years.

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