2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

The University of Hawai'i and UHAA will honor the recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards at a dinner on May 11 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

  • Patricia Saiki (UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award) BS '52 Mānoa, a former teacher and member of U.S. House of Representatives representing Hawai'i 1987–91
  • Wesley Fong, BA '65 Mānoa, attorney and lecturer at the UH Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management, community leader
  • David Lassner , PhD '98 Mānoa, vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Hawai'i System
  • Ashok Kumar Malhotra, PhD '69 Mānoa, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Oneonta
  • Virginia Pressler, MBA '75, MS '81, MD '82 Mānoa, executive vice president and chief strategic officer, Hawai'i Pacific Health

For full biographies of our honorees please see news release .


Sheraton Waikiki
Kaua'i and Maui Ballrooms
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96815
Ph: (808) 922-4422

5:30 p.m. – Check-in, silent auction, no-host cocktails and entertainment
6:30 p.m. – Opening ceremonies, dinner, entertainment and program

Attire: Business/Aloha

Parking: Validated parking (up to 12 hours): $8 for self parking, $13 for valet parking

Table and non-member seat purchasers:
–  For Platinum and Gold Sponsors, please e-mail your logo in .jpg, .tif, .eps or .pdf file format (minimum 300 dpi) to by Tuesday, April 27, 2010 , to be included in the program.
–  For Platinum sponsors, complimentary valet parking will be validated in full upon check-in.
–  For Gold and Silver sponsors, complimentary self parking will be validated in full upon check-in.
–  One-year UHAA memberships will be activated when you complete the application cards at your dinner table.

Registration, Inquiries, Special Requests:  Please call the Alumni Relations Office at (808) 956-2586, toll free at 1-877-842-5867 or e-mail .  Deadline extended to Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  No refunds will be given after this date.

Click here to download a printable version of the invitation.

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Click here to download the silent auction donation form.