2016 awardees

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Congratulations to our 2016 Distinguished Alumni & Distinguished Service Award Recipients!

UH Hilo's 16th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards Banquet was held in a room packed with people from the community, businesses, alumni group and the University on Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at the Campus Center Dining Hall, where four outstanding individuals were honored for their accomplishments and steadfast commitment to their profession, the community and the University.

Family members, relatives, friends and supporters came out to honor and celebrate with the Distinguished Alumni honorees: Mr. Joey Estrella, Jr. (Former UH Hilo Interim Athletic Director and Baseball Coach) , Honorable Barbara Takase (District Court Judge of the Third Circuit of Hawaiʻi), and Mrs. Noreen Yamane (Retired Hawaiʻi Community College Chancellor) and the Distinguished Service honoree: (the late) Dr. Jim Kelly.

Organized by UH Hilo and the University’s Alumni and Friends Association, the signature event included a buffet dinner and the opportunity to meet and network with the University community, alumni, business leaders and supporters.

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