Class of 1961 Golden Scholars honored

October 11th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

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It’s been 50 years since the Class of 1961 graduated. A first class U.S. postage stamp cost 4 cents back then. Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space. Newly elected President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps. Troop levels tripled, escalating the Vietnam War. Pampers introduced the first disposable diapers. Elvis starred in Blue Hawaiʻi. The Pali Highway opened. America’s 44th President was born at Kapiʻolani Medical Center.

This month the UH Alumni Association honors 1961 graduates of the University of Hawaiʻi by welcoming them into a special circle of alumni called the Golden Scholars.

A day of Golden Scholars activities is scheduled October 21 as part of UH Mānoa Homecoming Week. The program opens with a reception and medallion ceremony at Orvis Auditorium at 11:30 a.m., followed by campus tours, a choice of afternoon activities and an evening Rainbow Wahine volleyball match at the Stan Sheriff Center.

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Class of 1961 graduates who attend the event will receive a Golden Scholar commemorative medallion, Class of 1961 memory book and a special gift. Friends, family and other Golden Scholars are also welcome to attend.

Cost is $30 per person; advance registration is required by October 14. For information or to register online, visit, or email the Office of Alumni Relations or call (808) 956‐2586 or toll‐free 1‐877‐842‐5867.

Learn about additional Mānoa Homecoming Week events.

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