The University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association is currently accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards. The nomination deadline is Oct. 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. A nominee should have completed at least 50 percent of his or 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 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 University Dining Hall on Feb. 22.
For more information, a nomination form, and a list of past award recipients, call 974-7643 or go to: www.uhh.hawaii.edu/alumni/. Nomination forms may be sent to: UH-Hilo Marketing/Alumni Office, 200 West Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720.