Community and Groups

Where are Punahou Alumni?

Today's alumni community is a diverse group of 30,000 people worldwide, about half of which currently live in Hawai`i. More than three hundred alumni live outside the United States.

Alumni Density by State 


More than 400  |  100 – 400  |  50 – 99  |  Less than 50


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Arts and Entertainment

  • Joan Blondell '25, Actress/Hollywood Walk of Fame 
  • Al Harrington '54, Actor 
  • Henry Kapono Ka`aihue '67, Singer/Musician 
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  • Kelly Preston '80, Actress 
  • Kevin McCollum '80, Producer/Tony Award Winner 
  • Carrie Ann Inaba '86, Dancer, Choreographer and Actress 
  • Sarah Wayne Callies '95, Actress

Athletics

  • Buster Crabbe '27, Olympic Gold Medalist (Swimming) and Actor 
  • Norman Chow '64, Head Coach - University of Hawai'i Football 
  • Mosi Tatupu '74, NFL Running Back - New England Patriots 
  • Mark Tuinei '78, NFL Offensive Lineman - Dallas Cowboys 
  • Chris Duplanty '84, Olympic Silver Medalist (Water Polo) 
  • Lindsey Berg '98, Olympic Silver Medalist (Volleyball) 
  • Michelle Wie '07, Professional Golfer 
  • Manti Te`o '09, NFL Linebacker - San Diego Chargers
  • Carissa Moore '10, Professional Surfer

Business

  • Stanley C. Kennedy, Sr. (1908), Founder - Hawaiian Airlines 
  • Dr. Richard Kelley '51, CEO Outrigger Enterprises Group 
  • Merle Higa '59 Okawara, Chair JC Foods and CEO eBay Japan 
  • Connie Hee '70 Lau, President/CEO Hawaiian Electric Ind., Chair American Savings Bank 
  • Steve Case '76, Co-Founder - America Online (AOL) 
  • Peter Ho '83, Chairman/CEO Bank of Hawaii 
  • Pierre Omidyar '84, Founder - Ebay

Government

  • Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole (1883), Hawaiian Prince and Delegate to the U.S. House of Rep. 
  • Sun Yat-sen (1883) , 1st Chinese Republican President / Founder - Modern China 
  • Hiram Bingham III (1892), Explorer and Governnor/Senator (Connecticut) 
  • John W. Gardner '29, Secretary of HEW (now HHS), Presidential Medal of Freedom 
  • Fred Hemmings '65, Hawai'i State Senator and Professional Surfer 
  • Barack Obama '79 , Senator (Illinois) and 44th President of the United States 
  • Brian Schatz '90, Lieutenant Governor and Senator (Hawai'i)

Law and Military

  • Gen. Samuel Champman Armstrong (1859) , Battle of Gettysburg, Founder - Hampton Univ. 
  • Brig. Gen. Elbert Tuttle '14, Chief Judge US Court of Appeals, Presidential Medal of Freedom 
  • Adm. Gordon Chung-Hoon '29, USN, Silver Star, Navy Cross, USS Arizona Survivor 
  • Hon. Samuel King '33, Chief Judge US District Court for the District of Hawaii 
  • Hon. Alan Cooke Kay '50, Chief Judge US District Court for the District of Hawaii

Literature, Journalism and Photography

  • Kathleen Norris '65, Author/Poet - "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography" 
  • Edgy Lee '69, Filmmaker 
  • Richard Sia '71, News Correspondent and Editor - National Journal 
  • Robert Pennybacker '74, Filmmaker 
  • Nora Cobb '83 Keller, Author - "Comfort Woman" 
  • Allegra Goodman '85, Author - "The Family Markowitz" 
  • Clark Little '87, Photographer 
  • Nancy Weiner '91 Cordes, News Correspondent - CBS Washington, D.C. 
  • Kaui Hart Hemmings '94, Author - "The Descendants" 
  • Emily Chang '98, News Correspondent - CNN Beijing

Science and Nature

  • Dr. Alison Kay '46, Malacologist and Environmentalist 
  • Col. C. Lacy Veach '62 , Astronaut 
  • David Boynton '63, Naturalist and Photographer 
  • Byron Washom '67, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives - UCSD 
  • Dr. Patrick Kirch '68, Anthropologist/Biologist 
  • Nainoa Thompson '72, Polynesian Navigator

Alumni and the School

  • More than 800 current Punahou parents (roughly 15%) are alumni
  • About 150 current Punahou faculty and staff (roughly 25%) are alumni
  • About 900 alumni volunteer to work Carnival booth shifts every year
  • Around 1,600 alumni participate in Reunion activities each year