Online ʻOhana, DAA nominations, other news

July 19th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News  |  1 Comment

Introducing the UHAA Online ʻOhana

iPad screen

Log on for chance to win an iPad

The UHAA online community has a new name, a fresh look and more features.

Log in to Online ʻOhana with your e-mail address and same password as before to see your new profile page, where you can add photos, set up RSS feeds, build a friends list, join groups, send class notes to Mālamalama, integrate with your Facebook page, bookmark listings in the alumni directory and lots more.

Accounts are free for all UH System alumni & UHAA members.

If you need another reason to login, UHAA is giving away an iPad this fall to one lucky member of our Online ʻOhana. Just set up an account or log into your existing account, explore your new profile and you’re automatically entered. No purchase necessary.

The iPad drawing will be held Nov. 15, 2010. The winner will be notified via e-mail or phone call, so be sure to update your contact information in your profile.

Call for nominations: 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The UH Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award have committed themselves to advancing the values and goals of the University of Hawai’i and ensuring improvement in the quality of life for future generations. The award pays tribute to notable alumni who bring high honor to themselves, the community and the University of Hawaiʻi.

Nominate alumni from any of the 10 UH campuses whose achievements merit consideration for this prestigious award. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 29, 2010. For more information visit the UHAA website or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (808) 956-ALUM (2586) or 1-877-UH-ALUM (842-5867). 2011 recipients will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on May 12, 2011.

Ashok Kumar Malhotra, Wesley Fong, Virginia Pressler, Pat Saiki, David Lassner

The 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner honored, pictured above from left, Ashok Kumar Malhotra, PhD ’69; Wesley Fong, JD, BA ’65; Virginia Pressler, MBA ’75, MS ’81, MD ’82, and, far right, David Lassner, PhD ’98. Former Congresswoman Patricia Saiki, BS ’52, second from right, received the UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nearly 550 guests attended the event; more than $11,000 was raised to benefit UHAA programs. View photos from the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner in the following galleries: Honorees | Reception | Sponsor Tables | Program | Candids | Volunteers

UHAA reaches out at Mānoa graduation

Virginia Hinshaw,  Janet Yoshida Bullard, Douglas Inouye, Maya Soetoro-Ng

From left, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw with Bullard, Inouye, Soetoro-Ng

UHAA was fortunate to have a place onstage alongside featured speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng (BA in English ’94, PhD in educational foundations ’06 Mānoa) at the Stan Sheriff Center during UH Mānoa’s spring commencement exercises on May 15, 2010. Soetoro-Ng is an education specialist at the East-West Center and the sister of President Obama.

“Maya was such an inspirational speaker,” says Janet Yoshida Bullard (BA ’82 Mānoa), executive director of UHAA. “Her message really resonated with the graduates.”

Soetoro-Ng has a background in global and multicultural education. She has taught and developed humanities curriculum for alternative public and private schools in New York City and Honolulu. She has also mentored teachers and conducted teacher training workshops in the United States and Indonesia. Soetoro-Ng was a lecturer with the UH Mānoa College of Education. Her children’s picture book, Ladder to the Moon is being illustrated, and she is completing a young adult novel for publication in 2011 and writing a book on peace education, one of her lifelong commitments.

Bullard and incoming UHAA president Douglas H. Inouye (BA ’85, MBA ’03 Mānoa), corporate counsel at The Queen’s Health Systems, welcomed the new alumni into the UH Alumni Association by offering them a free one-year membership. An estimated 2,400 students will receive degrees and certificates for the 2010 spring semester and summer session.

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  1. Scott R. Brewer says:

    July 23rd, 2010at 11:56 am(#)

    Hawaiian Isle Mortgage is pleased to announce that 2010 is our 10 year anniversary. Scott Brewer, 1981 BBA Finance alumni of UH Manoa, is the President and owner of the company. Scott is a 29 year banking veteran in Hawaii, and has worked for Honolulu Mortgage, Bank of America, and served as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for Honfed Bank.