Mānoa alumni celebrate homecoming

January 20th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

Two UH Mānoa alumni chapters and the University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association celebrated Mānoa homecoming events in November 2009.

College of Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Engineering alumni celebrate homecoming

Engineering alumni celebrate homecoming

The College of Engineering welcomed more than 400 alumni and friends to its second annual Homecoming Celebration on the campus grounds near Holmes Hall Nov. 4.

In addition to catching up with one another, guests were treated to a poker tournament, karaoke contest and fabulous food provided by island chef D. K. Kodama, of d.k. Steakhouse and Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

View the COE homecoming photo gallery.

Business alums learn and win

Business alums take in a lecture

Business alums take in a lecture before the game

Shidler College of Business invited alumni to spend an afternoon in the classroom during Back to Business day Nov. 6.

Assistant Professor of Financial Economics and Institutions Jing Ai presented All or Nothing: Rethinking the Corporate Risk Management in Light of the Financial Crisis. Professor of Marketing Steve Vargo presented Rethinking Markets and Marketing: Service Dominant Logic.

After an insightful day of classroom learning, alumni mingled at a reception in the Shidler courtyard before heading to the Stan Sheriff Center to cheer on the UH Mānoa Rainbow Wahine volleyball team in its sweep of Fresno State.

Nearly 50 alumni attended the annual event.

Mānoa Homecoming Celebration

Alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered on Bachman Lawn for the Second Annual UH Mānoa Homecoming Celebration on Nov. 6. The event built excitement for a weekend of winning.

homecoming rally

Homecoming rally on the Bachman Hall lawn

Radio personality Lina Girl and comedian Augie T emceed the event, and Fiji got the crowd grooving from the main stage. There were also booths for food, games and student organizations and lots of prize giveaways.

Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Athletics Director Jim Donovan and football Head Coach Greg McMackin were on hand with loads of UH student athletes and cheerleaders.

Afterward, fans headed to Stan Sheriff Center to cheer the No. 3-ranked Wahine volleyball team in its sweep of Fresno State, 25–19, 25–11, 25–13.

Look for Homecoming Celebration to become an annual tradition bringing students and alumni together on campus each year.

View the Mānoa homecoming photo gallery.

UHAA Homecoming Tailgate


Cheerleaders at UHAA tailgate event

The UH Alumni Association, along with its benefit partner GEICO, hosted this year’s Homecoming Tailgate at the Aloha Zone before the Nov. 7 Warrior game at Aloha Stadium.

The first 300 tailgaters received free bags with spirit items and a coupon for a free hot dog and soda.

UHAA and GEICO also sponsored a student bus and coordinated the 12 campus bus drop-off at the tailgate. UHAA President Mitchell Kacaialiʻi, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, UH Mānoa cheerleaders and the UH Band drum line made appearances and rallied the crowd before the Warriors’ 49–36 victory over Utah State.

View the homecoming tailgate and game photo gallery.

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