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Past Recipients

UH Hilo Distinguished Alumni & Service Award Recipients

2017

  • Mrs. Lyndell Lindsey
  • Mayor Harry Kim
  • Mrs. Jackie Pualani Johnson
  • (the late) Senator Gilbert Kahele

2016

  • Mr. Joey Estrella
  • Honorable Barbara Takase
  • (the late) Jim Kelly
  • Mrs. Noreen Yamane

2015

  • Dr. Boyd Castro
  • Mr. Ramon Goya
  • Dr. Patsy Fujimoto

2014

  • Mr. Brian De Lima, Esq.
  • Mrs. Joyce Iwashita
  • (the late) Dr. Richard Crowe
  • Mrs. Mary Matayoshi
  • Dr. Rose Tseng

2013

  • Bishop Eric Matsumoto
  • Ms. Valerie Takata
  • Dr. Larry Kimura
  • Mr. Gerald De Mello

2012

  • Ms. Gladys Sonomura
  • Brigadier General Gary Hara
  • Mr. Ross Wilson
  • (the late) Ms. Miyoko Sugano
  • Mr. Dennis O'Brien
  • Mr. Jimmy Yagi

2011

  • Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra
  • Mr. Gregg Taketa
  • Mr. Wayne Subica
  • Mr. Russell Oda

2010

  • Dr. Daniel Belcher
  • Ms. Janice Higashi
  • Mr. Mitchell Dodo
  • Mr. Harold Tanouye Jr.
  • Dr. Richard DeVerse
  • (the late) Dr. Regina Titunik

2009

  • Ms. Carol Ginoza-Arikawa
  • Representative Clift Tsuji
  • Dr. Ron Terry
  • (the late) Ms. Margaret Ushijima
  • Mr. Lehua Veincent
  • (the late) Mr. John Ushijima

2008

  • Ms. Gay Porter
  • (the late) Mr. Stanley I. Hara
  • Mr. Hansen Tsang
  • Mr. John Farias
  • Mr. Robert Dircks
  • Mr. George Martin
  • Dr. Don Hemmes
  • (the late) Mr. Eddie De Mello

2007

  • Mr. Maurice Kaya
  • Senator Lorraine R. Inouye
  • Mr. Russell Okata
  • Mr. Derek Kurisu
  • (the late) Mr. Yukio Takeya
  • (the late) U.S. Army Sergeant Steve M. Sakoda

2006

  • Dr. Gregory Chun
  • Mr. Robert Fujimoto
  • Dr. Henry Lee Loy
  • Mr. James Melody
  • Representative Dwight Takamine

2005

  • Representative Jerry Chang
  • Dr. Sneha Sood
  • Ms. Laura Figueira
  • Mr. Barry Taniguchi
  • Dr. Cheryl Leialoha
  • Kanakaʻole-Kanahele Family
  • Mr. Kelly Moran

2004

  • Mr. Harvey Tajiri
  • Senator Norman Mizuguchi
  • Dr. David Howell

2003

  • Mr. John Coney
  • Mr. Dennis Lee
  • Mr. Kalani Kahalepau'ole

2002

  • Dr. Martin Dickman
  • Mr. Toshimasa
  • Ms. Maile Andrad
  • Ms. Harumi Takahashi
  • Mr. Wayne Miyao

1999 - December

  • Ms. Leila Kanno
  • Mr. Quirino Antonio
  • Mr. David Shapiro
  • Ms. Jodi Ferreira
  • Mr. Milton Pavao

1999 - January

  • Senator Wayne Metcalf
  • Mr. Peter MacDonald
  • (the late) Mr. Toshio Serizawa
  • Mr. Leonard Decambra
  • Ms. Chiyono Kinoshita