May 10, 2018

The two retired professors—pillars of the UH Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management—are honored for their 87 combined years of service.

Mike Tanabe and Bill Sakai
(l-r) Mike Tanabe and Bill Sakai with koa bowls given to them to commemorate 42 and 45 years of service respectively.

Retired professors Mike Tanabe and Bill Sakai were among several widely respected faculty from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo who were honored for their years of service at a recent event hosted by Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai.