2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

Event Recap

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



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Date: 5/7/2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Sheraton Waikiki

May 7, 2014

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.

This year’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Sheraton Waikīkī. (View past honorees)

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

J. Kūhiō Asam, MD

(MD ’78 Mānoa) – Executive Director, King William Charles Lunalilo Trust and Home
Fun Fact: Met his wife in high school.

Claire L. Asam, PhD

(MEd ’78, PhD ’99 Mānoa) Trustee, Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust and Vice President and Executive Director, SchoolRise, Hawaii Division
Fun Fact: Started working at 5 years old.

Full Biography

Rick Blangiardi

(MEd ’73 Mānoa) – General Manager, Hawaii Now (KGMB & KHNL)
Fun Fact: Uses Xs and Os in his strategic planning on and off the football field.

Full Biography

Emme Tomimbang

(AA '71 Leeward, BEd '73 Mānoa) – President, EMME, Inc.
Fun Fact: Was a cheerleader on the Farrington High School Pep Squad.
Full Biography

Lifetime Achievement Award

John Waihe‘e III, JD

(JD ’76 Mānoa) – Former Governor, State of Hawai‘i
Fun Fact: Was responsible for the United States apologizing for the illegal overthrow of Hawai‘i.

Full Biography

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Location Details

Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI ‎

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