UH Hilo seeks nominations for distinguished alumni and service awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Dir, Media Rel, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Posted: Sep 11, 2012

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association is currently accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards. The nomination deadline is October 31.
Each year the association grants one or more Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals based on the nominee’s professional accomplishments, service to the community, and/or service to the university. Nominees should have completed at least 50 percent of his/her educational program at UH Hilo.
The Distinguished Service Award is given to those whose contributions to UH Hilo have benefited the university in numerous and significant ways.
“UH Hilo benefits from strong community support, and the community benefits from a strong UH Hilo alumni base working hard to make our island and state a better place,” said UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney. “These distinguished awards provide an opportunity for us to celebrate members of our extended ‘ohana who show extraordinary commitment to our students, the university, the island community and beyond.”
The awards will be presented at UH Hilo’s 13th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Banquet to be held at the UH Hilo Dining Hall on Friday, February 22, 2013.
For more information, a nomination form, and a list of past award recipients, call (808) 974-7643 or visit the UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association website at www.uhh.hawaii.edu/alumni/.
Nomination forms may be sent to: UH Hilo Marketing/Alumni Office, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720.