Call for Nominations – UH Hilo Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards

UH Hilo’s Alumni and Friends Association is currently accepting nominations to honor selected individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Deadline for nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards is August 30, 2013.

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Each year, the Association grants one or more Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals based on the nominee’s professional accomplishments, community service, and service to the University. Nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Award must have completed at least 50% of his/her educational program at UH Hilo. For those who attended the institution prior to 1973 when UH Hilo was a 2-year college, that means one year at UH Hilo.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to those whose contributions to UH Hilo (financial or service) has benefited the University in numerous and significant ways. Nominees of the Distinguished Service Award must have demonstrated consistent contributions to the University over a reasonable period of time, and whose contributions have had a positive impact on the students and/or the University.

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni honorees were Eric Matsumoto (16th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii), Larry Kimura (Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Language and Culture), and Valerie Takata (Complex Area Superintendent for State of Hawaii, DOE: Hilo-Waiakea). The Distinguished Service honoree was former Director of University Relations and External Affairs, Gerald De Mello.

UH Hilo’s 14th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at UH Hilo’s Campus Center Dining Hall, starting at 5:00pm with no-host cocktails and a silent auction.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend; proceeds help to raise funds for the UH Hilo Alumni & Friends alumni scholarship program.

Nomination forms can be found here or call (808) 974-7501 for more information.

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