The Golden Scholars Reunion was established in 2000 as a way to honor those who have graduated from UH more than 50 years ago and welcome the newest class into this special circle of alumni. This year, we honored and welcomed the Class of 1962 on Oct. 10.
The reunion began at Orvis Auditorium where honored guests received their Golden Scholars medallions and were treated with performances by UH Mānoa music students. The 23 reunion attendees then boarded a mini bus to take a tour of UH Mānoa’s C-MORE Hale, a state-of-the-art, LEED platinum facility that supports comprehensive research on marine microbes, from molecular biology to ecology. The reunion ended with a Mongolian barbeque dinner and a spectacular view of Pearl Harbor at Camp Smith.
Special mahalo extended to Professor Laurence Paxton (chair of the Music Department) for arranging the impressive student performances, Dr. David Karl (director of C-MORE) and his staff for the wonderful tour and UHAA-AROTC chapter president, retired Army Col. Ed Gayagas who arranged the dinner at this exclusive venue and UH Athletics for hosting our honorees to the Homecoming wahine volleyball match and football game.
Photos by Sebastian DeGiorgio.