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Chancellor hosts alumni mixer to welcome new athletic director

About 100 alumni and friends welcomed new AD Pat Guillen to UH Hilo alumni ‘ohana.

Don Straney, Pat Guillen and Ramon Goya.
(l-r) Don Straney, Pat Guillen and Ramon Goya.

Chancellor Don Straney hosted a Vulcans Pre-Game Alumni Mixer last month to welcome new athletic director Pat Guillen to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo alumni ‘ohana. About 100 alumni and friends attended.

Master of ceremony honors were shared by former AD Joey Estrella and Chancellor Straney. Also attending was former AD Ramon Goya. Game night message was delivered by head women’s volleyball coach Tino Reyes.

Guests were treated to live entertainment by Lito Arkangel and a tailgate dinner of chili/rice, hot dogs, and hamburgers hosted by Jim DeMello’s concession team and golf team volunteers. A Vulcan fruit punch station was manned by UH Hilo Sociology Club volunteers, and cookies were donated by Big Island Candies.

The revelers then headed out to attend a women’s volleyball game, UH Hilo vs Brigham Young University–Hawai‘i.

More photos:

Pat Guillen (standing) and Ramon Goya (right) with guests.
Pat Guillen (standing) and Ramon Goya (right) with guests.
John Flatley and Jeanne Beers stand together at mixer.
John Flatley and Jeanne Beers (’91) are season ticket holders and donors to Vulcan athletics.
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Alumni and friends gather at mixer.
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Carolina Lam (’98) and her daughter, a future Vulcan alumna in training, give the shaka.
Lito Arkangel sitting with guitar.
Lito Arkangel provided live music.

-Photos courtesy of the UH Foundation.

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