The University of Hawai‘i Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have used their education to excel professionally, provide inspirational leadership to others, and provide service for the benefit of UH and the community.
This year’s honorees will be recognized on Thursday, May 18, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel at a dinner in their honor.
For more information about the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner or UHAA, contact the Alumni Relations office at (808) 956-2586, toll-free 1-877-842-5867 or events@UHalumni.org.
University of Hawai‘i Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award
The UH Founders Alumni Association began the tradition of recognizing outstanding University of Hawai‘i alumni. The Founders continue honoring alumni who have made a significant impact throughout their lives with the UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
BA ʼ63 (Mānoa)
Former State Senator, Hawai‘i Senate District 9
UHAA President’s Award
The UHAA President’s Award recognizes and honors those who have dedicated themselves to and made significant contributions to the University of Hawai‘i, its alumni and students, Hawai‘i and the world. Recipients are selected by the UHAA president.
K. Mark Takai
MPH ʼ93, BA ʼ90 (Mānoa)
Former U.S. Representative, Hawai‘i Congressional District 1
This award, given by UHAA since 1989, pays tribute to alumni who have used their University of Hawai‘i education to bring the highest level of excellence to their professional achievements, provide inspirational leadership to others, and develop exceptional qualities. Honorees are selected from an outstanding group of alumni from all campuses in response to an international solicitation.
The event will raise essential funding for the UH Alumni Association, a not-for-profit organization that awards student scholarships, connects alumni through its events, supports UHAA chapters and UH campuses, and facilitates communication between UH and its alumni.