The UH Alumni Association announced this year’s recipients
of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The recipients will be honored
at the annual awards dinner on May 10 at the Sheraton Waikiki.
This year’s recipients are
• Charles Araki, professor emeritus with Manoa’s
College of Education
• Elmer Botsai, nationally recognized architecture
expert in building diagnostics
• Frederick Duennebier, professor in Manoa’s
Department of Geology and Geophysics
• Robert Hiam, president and CEO of Hawai‘i
Medical Service Association
• Carole Kai, professional entertainer
• Jong-wook Lee, director-general of the World
• Gary A. Okamoto, president and CEO of The Queen’s
Ronald E. Bright, artistic director
of Castle High School’s Performing Arts Center, was selected
as the UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award
more about the distinguished alumni.
Murdock Donates $50,000 Towards Manoa Flood Relief
Library flood damage.
The David H. Murdock Institute for Business and Culture donated
$50,000 for flood relief efforts at Manoa’s Hamilton Library.
“In this great time of need at Hamilton Library, we are
especially grateful to Mr. Murdock for his very generous gift,” said
Manoa University Librarian Diane Perushek. “Our
equipment and refurbishment needs span maps and CD-ROMS to furniture
and computers. This gift will help us in many areas including equipment,
computers and scholarly resources which are all important in helping
our faculty and students use our collections.”
the press release.
Windward Receives Ho‘olaule‘a Check
received an $8,000 check from the Kane‘ohe Business Group.
The funds are the college’s share of the proceeds from the
Windward Ho‘olaule‘a held on campus last fall. The
event drew more than 20,000 people to the college for a day of
family fun and entertainment.
“We’re so grateful to have such strong community support,” says
Windward Chancellor Angela Meixell. “This
gift will help make many things possible—from sending students
to leadership conferences to funding special classroom needs.