2019 Hall of Fame and Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients
From left, Nursing Alumni Association President Lydia Kumasaka, Andrew Moats, Jennifer Morita, Gail Kanegawa, Mimi Harris and Nursing Dean Mary Boland. Photo credit: Bryan Keith, UH Foundation

The UH Mānoa Nursing Alumni Association hosted the 2019 Alumni Awards and Scholarship Fundraiser in April. More than 180 guests attended to honor 2019 Nursing Alumni Hall of Fame inductees Mimi Harris and Gail Kanegawa, and the two 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni recipients, Andrew Moats and Jennifer Morita.

Additionally, nursing master’s student Kanoe Tani and nursing student veteran Christopher Davis spoke about the impact of scholarship on their lives.

The alumni chapter raised $28,800 to support nursing endowed scholarships and student awards.

Harris is the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for The Queen’s Health Systems. Kanegawa is patient care lead coordinator at Kaiser Permanente.

Moats is the chief nurse executive and director of hospital operations at Straub Medical Center. Morita is a family nurse practitioner at Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and Kaiser Permanente.

View more photos from the event.

—By Desiree Uyeda