Nominations underway for UH Hilo student leadership awards

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Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Nominations are currently being accepted for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Ka Lama Ku Student Leadership Recognition Awards for the 2016-2017 school year.

Both the University and community-at-large are eligible to nominate students with six or more credits and Fall 2016 graduate students with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be recognized for their formal and informal leadership roles. Students individually, in a group, team or organization who have demonstrated strong evidence of future leadership potential can be nominated for the following:

• Alaka`i AWARD: Leadership
• `Ike Papalua Award: Gift of vision
• Kuleana Award: Accountable and responsible
• Laulima Award: No task is too big when done by all
• Malama Award: Taking care of others

Additional criteria and nomination forms are available at the Ka Lama Ku website:

Only printed nominations and essays will be accepted, and must be submitted no later than 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, to Campus Center Room 309. Winners will be announced at the Student Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 3.

For more information, contact the Student Leadership Development Program at or Leomi L. Bergknut at 932-7377.

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