Chapter send-offs for mainland students

October 18th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

group shot of students with lei

Incoming students got a lesson in lei-making from Maile Inagaki, standing at center, during the UHAA-Colorado chapter's first UH Freshman send-off barbeque

Two University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association chapters held summer send-offs for area students headed to fall semester 2010 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Colorado alumni gathered at the home of chapter President Lauri Harrison (BBA ’89 Mānoa) for UHAA-Colorado’s first UH Freshman Send-off barbeque on July 18. The nearly 50 guests, including students and their families, braved 100-degree weather and drove as long as five and a half hours to participate.

Maile Inagaki (BA ’00 Mānoa), owner of The Little Grass Shack flower and lei business in Denver, provided a lei making workshop and hula show. Harrison and former Warrior football player Rick White (BA ’73 Mānoa) answered parents’ questions.

The UHAA–Los Angeles/Orange County chapter’s annual Summer Send-Off was Aug. 1. Alumni shared their UH experiences and prepared local foods for the 15 incoming UH Mānoa students in attendance.

Greg Princeler from the Hawaiian Inter-Club Council of Southern California described Hawaiian culture and offered tips about living in the islands.

group of students wearing lei

Students at the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter send-off

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