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UH Manoa Names Gavin Masuda the 2002 Albert Simone Scholar

University of Hawaiʻi
Anna Ah Sam, (808) 956-9217
Student Equity
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
Public Information Officer
Posted: Aug 19, 2002

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity Office announced that Gavin Masuda has been named the 2002 Albert J. Simone Scholar.

Masuda is a business major and hopes to become a CPA and open his own firm after completing his degree. He was recently elected the director of marketing for the Business Executive Society of Tomorrow (BEST), is a member of Alpha Beta Chi, and also serves as a student ambassador for the Office of School and College Services. Masuda is a graduate of Punahou School and a recipient of the 2002 Presidential Scholarship.

Albert J. Simone, whom the scholarship is named after, served as president of the University of Hawaiʻi from 1984-1992. The scholar is selected from among the ten college juniors chosen to receive the Presidential Scholarship, an award presented to juniors within the UH system who have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 for all college level work, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor.