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Accepting on behalf of the Clorinda Low Lucas, her grandson Myron Thompson, Jr., and granddaughter Lita Blankenfeld, accepting on behalf of The Queen’s Health Systems, CEO Art Ushijima, and honoree, Senator Susie Chun Oakland

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work 80th Anniversary gala was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi’s Mānoa Grand Ballroom on October 28. The Gala honored Elizabeth Jessamine Kauikeolani “Clorinda” Low Lucas (1895–1986), Senator Susie Chun Oakland and the Queen’s Health Systems. In addition to showcasing honorees, the School of Social Work celebrated their 2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking in the top 25 percent of schools nationally.

Proceeds from the gala and silent auction will be used to develop an endowed student scholarship.

“In 2016 social work education celebrates its 80th anniversary at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The legacy and longevity of social work is rooted in the premise that social work helps people in need,” said Dean Noreen Mokuau “When we lift those who are the most vulnerable, we in fact lift everyone in the global community.”

Noreen Mokuau and Myron Thompson, Jr. accepting on behalf of Clorinda Low Lucas

Noreen Mokuau and Susie Chun Oakland

Noreen Mokuau and Art Ushijima

For more pictures, visit the UH Alumni Association Flickr album.

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