Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award The University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards pay tribute to those alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and community, committed themselves to advancing the values and goals of the University of Hawai‘i and ensuring improvement in the quality of life for future generations.

Join us for the 27th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

May 13, 2015 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

Ren T. Hirose
(BBA TIM ’85 Mānoa) 
General Manager, W Scottsdale Hotel

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Jillian Inouye, PhD 
(BS ’66, MA ’80, PhD ’87 Mānoa)
Associate Dean for Research, Schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Tom H. Shigemoto 
(BFA ’71 Mānoa)
Vice President, A&B Properties, Inc.

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Stanford B.C. Yuen 
(BS ’66 Mānoa)
Principal, SLC Consulting

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Simeon R. Acoba, Jr.
(BA ’66 Mānoa)
Retired Associate Justice, Hawai‘i Supreme Court

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2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards Recap

Over 600 University of Hawai‘i alumni and friends gathered on Wednesday, May 7 for the 2014 University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and silent auction at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.


2014 Honoree Highlights



2014 Photo Galleries