Architecture alumni endowment hits $100,000

June 27th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

Group of people holding giant $100,000 check

From left: Clark Llewellyn, School of Architecture dean, with alumni association officers Ken Chang, Ron Awa, President Warren Loh, Joette Tom, Linn Henniger, Myles Nishida and Kay Kaneshiro

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund topped $100,000 this year with a gift this spring of $69,400.

Alumni began fundraising in the 1980s. The architecture alumni association formed in 1991 and has been adding proceeds from its annual golf tournament to the endowed scholarship fund. The tournament has grown into one of the largest golf tournaments within the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

“We felt that we should help students from Hawaiʻi of potential and limited means gain the architectural educational experience we had all enjoyed and profited from,” says G. Linn Henniger, of Henniger and Henniger and treasurer of UHSAAA.

“Hundreds of alumni, friends, sponsors and others have contributed to reach this mark of achievement,” Dean Clark Llewellyn notes.

Leighton Liu headshot

Leighton Liu

Architecture alumni also were among those who contributed to a new scholarship fund honoring Associate Professor Leighton Liu, who retired in 2010. The Leighton Liu Endowed Scholarship will support an outstanding second year architecture student who demonstrates design excellence.

“Leighton Liu is an outstanding educator who always placed the students first. His dedication to teaching and learning has inspired thousands over the 40 years he spent at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa,” Llewellyn says.

Liu began as an instructor at the school in 1971. In addition to teaching, he supervised the fabrication workshop, which unites traditional hand and digital construction techniques, and founded popular annual traditions such as the pumpkin carving and sand castle esquisses enjoyed by students, architects and the public.

For information on supporting the School of Architecture, contact Harriet Cintron at (808) 956-3594 or give online.

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