The 2014 Distinguished Alumni honorees were Mr. Brian De Lima, Esq. and Mrs. Joyce Iwashita. The Distinguished Service honorees were the late Dr. Richard Crowe, Mrs. Mary Matayoshi and Dr. Rose Tseng.
UH Hilo's Alumni and Friends Association is currently accepting nominations to honor selected individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions.
Each year, the Association grants one or more Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals based on the nominee's professional accomplishments, service to the community, 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 positive impact on the students and/or the University.
The 2014 Distinguished ALUMNI honorees were Mr. Brian De Lima, Esq. (Attorney and Vice Chairman of the Hawai‘i State Board of Education), and Mrs. Joyce Iwashita (former Hawai‘i Department of Education Principal). The Distinguished SERVICE honorees were the late Dr. Richard Crowe (former Professor of Physics and Astronomy), Mrs. Mary Matayoshi (former Director of UH Hilo's Center for Continuing Education and Community Service), and Chancellor Emerita, Dr. Rose Tseng.
Download a nomination form or call 808-932-7672 for more information. The deadline for nominations is August 29, 2014.
UH Hilo's 15th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Nani Mau Gardens, starting at 5:00pm with no-host cocktails and a silent auction.