Chancellors Don Straney and Noreen Yamane planted two ʻohia trees today at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center in honor of President M.R.C. Greenwood who is retiring at the end of the month. (L-R) UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney; Leilani Lindsey-Kaʻapuni, ʻImiloa Executive Assistant; Margaret Shiba, ʻImiloa Director for Institutional Advancement; Sally Marrack, ʻImiloa Membership Coordinator; Kapua Kalani-Maskell, ʻImiloa Guest Services Associate; Hawaiʻi Community College Chancellor Noreen Yamane; Jeff Harman, ʻImiloa Sales and Marketing Manager; Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, UH Hilo; ʻAhia Dye, ʻImiloa Planetarium Technician and Operator.
MRC Greenwood was presented the twoʻohia trees during her visit to UH Hilo on Aug 23. The trees were planted Aug 29 in her honor. Photo provided by UH System News.
Outgoing University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood was honored today with the planting of two ‘ōhi‘a lehua trees in the indigenous gardens at UH Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. The trees were a gift from UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney and Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Noreen Yamane.
There was a small ceremony for the planting that included the two chancellors and staff from ʻImiloa.
Arrangements have been made for a plaque to be placed on a large rock by the trees that will say, “The ʻōhiʻa plants honor and recognize President M.R.C. Greenwood for her service and dedication to the University of Hawaiʻi, 2009-2013.”
8/30 Read more on President Greenwood’s blog.