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Countless University of Hawaiʻi graduates don’t have to look far to find fellow alumni, since attending UH is a family tradition for many in the islands.

Two multigenerational UH families—a couple who met at UH Mānoa whose sons followed their educational path and two sisters whose UH experience inspired their mother to return to college—are profiled for the cover of the summer issue of the University of Hawaiʻi Magazine for alumni and friends. The issue also contains the first UH-themed crossword puzzle and these alumni stories:

  • How artist Shar Tuiʻasoa found success as a freelance illustrator under her studio name, Punky Aloha, with colorful designs of island life, a children’s book and corporate clients that include Disney and AT&T.
  • Why three Hawaiʻi-raised clothing designers chose to create environmentally sustainable collections for their locally sourced, small-batch brands.
  • How Chef Keaka Lee, a James Beard semifinalist, and his wife, Heather Smith-Lee, opened their first restaurant, Kapa Hale, in Kāhala, after working in top kitchens in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu.
  • How the archival collection of the late Hawaiʻi archaeologist and anthropologist William Kenji “Pila” Kikuchi found a permanent home in the UH System.

The annual University of Hawaiʻi Magazine, published by Pacific Basin Communications in partnership with the UH Foundation, highlights alumni accomplishments and news from UH‘s 10 campuses.

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