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From Left to Right: Lyndell Lindsey, Mayor Harry Kim, Jackie Pualani Johnson, and the Late Senator Gilbert Kahele

2017 Distinguished Alumni & Distinguished Service Awards

Come and Celebrate with Us!

UH Hilo's 17th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at UH Hilo’s Campus Center Dining Hall.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients are:

  • Ms. Lyndell Lindsey
  • Mayor Harry Kim
  • Ms. Jackie Pualani Johnson

The late Senator Gilbert Kahele will be awarded (posthumously) the Distinguished Service Award. Accepting the award will be Senator, Kai Kahele, son of Gilbert.

Organized by UH Hilo and the University’s Alumni and Friends Association, this signature event includes a scrumptious buffet dinner, no host cocktails, auction and the opportunity to meet and network with the University community, alumni, business leaders and supporters.

Dinner tickets are $85 each or $680 per table of 8. Seating is limited. Early reservation is strongly encouraged.

For ticket purchase, please call 932-7670 or 7672.

Our Generous 2017 Sponsors

Every year, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association has the honor of working with a number of incredibly generous business sponsors to help put on the annual Distinguished Alumni Banquet. It is through these kind sponsors, and all the participants, that the Alumni and Friends Association is able to offer scholarships enabling students to excel in their studies and pursue their dreams that benefit all of us as a community. Mahalo.