Alumni Profiles

  • Michelle Broder Van Dyke ’04

    The Buzz

    Fall 2017

    “Scaramucci has been fired!” Michelle Broder Van Dyke ’04 announces President Trump’s recent ousting of his communications director. Her dog, Kolea, sitting comfortably on a plush office chair nearby, perks up her ears.

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  • Denby Fawcett ’59

    Different Paths

    Fall 2017

    The view from Denby Fawcett’s ’59 lanai never lets you forget where you are. To the west, the massive hull of Diamond Head rises overhead, while below, the waters off Black Point wash onto a rocky beach, reachable by foot.

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  • Diane Seo ’85

    The Digital Space

    Fall 2017

    “The moment I started using the internet, I wanted to work in the digital space and be a part of the dot-com movement,” says Diane Seo ’85, thinking back to 1999 when the internet had taken hold.

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  • Lauren Chang ’01 Williams

    Many freelance workers spend precious time jockeying for electrical outlets and seats at Starbucks or trying to be productive in less-than-ideal home offices. But for a little extra money, a lot less hassle, and the opportunity to be part of a collaborative community, workers in the “gig economy” can rent shared office space, usually known as “co-working.”

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  • Mamiko Ando ’88

    You won’t find fluorescent-colored, rainbow shave ice on the menu at Lemona on Lewers Street in Waikiki. But that doesn’t mean the frozen treats served here are any less Instagrammable.

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  • Dave Campbell ’85

    Something new is on tap in Kaka‘ako, and it’s not just the fancy high-rises. On Queen Street, in a warehouse that was formerly a T-shirt factory and a suntan oil business, Dave Campbell ’85 is brewing beer.

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  • Nainoa Thompson ’72

    “O” in Life Awardee

    Summer 2017

    Great teachers have been the navigators of Nainoa Thompson’s ’72 life, planting seeds of opportunity, lighting paths for exploration and showing him how to be patient in the pursuit of his goals.

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  • Francis G. Duhaylongsod ’78

    Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2017

    As a young child, Francis Duhaylongsod ’78 dangled threads from his family’s dining room chairs so he could practice tying one-handed knots. In intermediate school, he volunteered at Kuakini Hospital. And as a professor of surgery at Duke University, Dr. Duhaylongsod invented and perfected minimally invasive cardiac surgery – now a standard procedure that has replaced invasive heart surgery and shortened healing time for many patients.

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  • Kelvin Taketa ’72

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2017

    Kelvin Taketa ’72 has spent his adult life giving voice to the voiceless and raising the visibility of the unseen. His significant contributions to Hawai‘i’s charitable community earned Taketa the Charles S. Judd Humanitarian Award.

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  • Leonora Espania

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2017

    The President’s Home is the venue for some of the School’s most intimate and important special events for faculty, alumni, parents and donors. Entrusted with making sure these events go off without a hitch is Leonora Espania, special events coordinator for the President’s Office.

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  • Scott Metcalf ’74

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2017

    Dependable. Selfless. Humble. Generous. These are just some of the words used to describe former Facilities Manager Scott Metcalf ’74, who passed away in July 2014, at age 58.

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  • Joyce Salmon

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2017

    For 38 years, Joyce Salmon worked as a reference librarian in Cooke Library, devoted to student-inquiry and often going outside of Punahou’s own library collection to find optimal resource materials for student research papers and projects.

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  • Gordon Scruton ’51

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2017

    Gordon Scruton was a sprinter for Punahou, part of the winning 4x100 relay team in 1950. He began coaching in the late 1960s and founded the Kailua Youth Athletic Club, a summer track program that today is known as the Renegade Track Club. For decades, Scruton officiated local high school and University of Hawai‘i meets, and fulfilled a lifetime goal of officiating at the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Championships.

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  • Marcia Barrett ’74 Wright

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2017

    Anyone who has volunteered in a Carnival food booth or helped host the Alumni Lu‘au can appreciate the enormity of the job and the orchestration required to feed so many people. Director of Food Service Marcia Barrett ’74 Wright not only coordinates large-scale special events at Punahou, but she and her team also serve more than 1,500 hot meals every school day.

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  • Malcolm Ing ’52

    Making Waves

    Spring 2017

    It’s a late weekday afternoon and Dr. Malcolm Ing ’52 is busy at work in his office. He is still updating patient profiles when we meet for a chat to reflect on his life and his long career as an ophthalmologist. Cloaked in a crisp white laboratory coat, Ing strides agilely across the clinic. His office looks out over a gorgeous panorama of swaying palm trees, the cool blue waters of Ala Moana Beach Park stretching out into the distance.

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  • Peg Deschwanden ’48 Foster

    Climb Every Mountain

    Spring 2017

    A sinewy woman with a broad smile and bright eyes, Peg Deschwanden ’48 Foster stands waiting at the entranceway of her residence on a recent Saturday afternoon to greet me. After a warm welcome in the lobby, she casually mentions that she lives on the 13th floor of her building – would we care to walk up?

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  • Beadie Kanahele ’47 Dawson

    A Helping Hand

    Spring 2017

    “At the time, I didn’t realize I was learning,” says Beatrice “Beadie” Kanahele ’47 Dawson, reflecting on her childhood. “Only in retrospect” did she realize that learning occurs both explicitly and implicitly; from parents and teachers, Dawson learned and internalized the values that propelled her to the heights of professional success.

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  • Kit Smith ’52

    Run Like You Mean It

    Spring 2017

    If there’s one notion Christopher “Kit” Smith ’52 swears by, it’s that “keeping fit is very important.” This might be an understatement when it comes to him: Even at 82, Smith continues to run five times a week, averaging 5 to 6 miles a run on weekdays and closer to 10 miles on weekends. “But that’s less now than before,” he says humbly, and not without a hint of remorse.

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  • Aaron Ackerman '98

    Aaron Ackerman ’98 sits on the lanai of his Palolo home and enjoys the verdant canopy of trees that surrounds it, the sound of birds, the lack of neighbors and the ocean view of Waikiki. But from his jungled perch, he also looks out over his vegetated rooftop, rainwater cistern and private wastewater system. His home is one of the first residences in Hawai‘i built to exist entirely off the land.

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  • Laura Edmunds '99 Kaakua

    As Academy students, Laura Edmunds ’99 Kaakua and Stephanie Chang ’99 Kopp were a two-woman rubbish cleanup crew. Together, they started a group called STOP, Students Taking Over Pollution, and picked up bags and bags of rubbish around the Hawaii Kai area.

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  • Shelby Baron ’12

    Staying in the Game

    Winter 2016

    When it mattered most, Paralympian Shelby Baron ’12 dug deep and pulled out the best athletic performance of her life. It was day one of the wheelchair tennis competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and Baron and doubles partner Emmy Kaiser were playing a team from France.

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  • George Killebrew ’81

    Making it Happen

    Winter 2016

    As a senior at Punahou, George Killebrew ’81 applied to a number of schools on the West Coast. His mother, a Southern Methodist University (SMU) alumna, suggested that he consider applying there. “She always had a good sense of what was best for me,” says Killebrew. Knowing this, he elected to enroll at SMU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and found a job with the SMU athletic department.

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  • Kevin Wong ’90 and Scott Wong ’97

    Serving up Success

    Winter 2016

    They live an ocean apart now – younger brother Scott ’97 in Malibu, head coaching Pepperdine University’s women’s volleyball; older brother Kevin ’90, anchored in Honolulu, running volleyball clinics when not traveling as a commentator. But even growing up together in Pearl City, where their parents laid a foundation of education and sports, and Punahou instilled expectations of excellence, a six-year age gap meant their paths to remarkable volleyball success developed very differently.

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  • John Goodsill ’75

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  • Rochelle Higa '89 King

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  • Monte Costa ’74

    Lens on the Worldwide Voyage

    Fall 2016

    Salt spray, jostling waves and sudden downpours: These are certainly not ideal conditions for a camera. For Hōkūle‘a photographer Monte Costa ’74, these factors are just a part of the job as she braves the elements to create her iconic images.

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  • Michael “Buddy” McGuire ’58

    Story of a Seafarer

    Fall 2016

    Michael “Buddy” McGuire’s ’58 involvement with Hōkūle‘a and the Polynesian Voyaging Society spans more than 35 years. His career is bookended by Hōkūle‘a’s ill-fated second attempt to reach Tahiti in 1978 and the triumphant beginning of its Worldwide Voyage in 2014.

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  • Maui Tauotaha ’97

    Anchored Through Family

    Fall 2016

    “We made an unscheduled stop in Florida,” said Maui Tauotaha ’97, describing one of many stories from journeying with Hōkūle‘a. “Some of the locals there were watching the Google tracker, and before we even finished tying up to the dock, a man pulled up to us in a boat asking if we needed a place to stay for the night.” The man lent the crew his car, fed them, organized an impromptu pa‘ina and even housed half of them the few nights they were there.

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  • Jarret Yoshida '86

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  • Dorinda Stagner '53 Nicholson

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  • Matthew James '00

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  • Nicole Velasco ‘04

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  • Carilee Pang ’93 Chen

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  • Richard H. “Dick” Cox ’38

    “O” in Life Awardee

    Summer 2016

    Dick Cox ’38 has a humility that belies a lifetime of professional accomplishments and contributions to his community.

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  • Kaui Hart Hemmings ’94

    Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2016

    When filmmaker Alexander Payne asked The New York Times best-selling author Kaui Hart Hemmings ’94 who she thought should play the lead character for the film adaptation of her 2007 novel, “The Descendants,” she replied, “George Clooney,” and then slightly embarrassed about her answer, added “or whoever.”

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  • Kenneth Richardson ’48

    Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2016

    The Class of ’48 recognized their distinguished classmate, Ken Richardson ’48, in the description of the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award. Twenty-two classmates on a nominating committee met in September 2015 and voted unanimously to nominate Richardson for the award.

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  • Lynne Johnson ’62

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2016

    Arts and music thrive in Honolulu today, thanks to the contributions of Lynne Johnson ’62. She is currently the board chair of the Honolulu Museum of Art, but served as the unpaid executive director of the museum during merger discussions between the Honolulu Academy of Art and The Contemporary Museum. The joining of the two museums created a financially strong museum for Hawai‘i.

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  • Kahi Pacarro ’97

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2016

    Kahi Pacarro ’97 was invited to join a beach cleanup in Aotearoa and the experience left a lasting impression. Today, he is executive director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, a nonprofit environmental group dedicated to caring for coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups and educational outreach.

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  • Loretta Luke ’64 Yajima

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2016

    Under the nurturing hand of Loretta Luke ’64 Yajima, the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center has grown to serve not only Hawai‘i’s families, but has become a model for the global community.

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  • Myron Arakawa ’66

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2016

    When the Class of ’66 celebrated its 50th reunion in June, it was the culmination of months of planning, committee meetings, marathon phone calls and activities. Many classmates point to one man – Myron Arakawa ’66 – for being the “heart leader” of the class and for cementing each person’s connection to each other and to Punahou.

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  • Eric Kusunoki

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2016

    When Eric Kusunoki earned his professional diploma and teaching certificate from University of Hawai‘i – Ma-noa in 1973, he applied for a job at every public and many private schools in the state. None had openings, and his only job offer came from Punahou.

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  • Allen Murabayashi ’90

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2016

    Allen Murabayashi’s ’90 energy and enthusiasm for Punahou know no bounds – literally. This serial entrepreneur, photographer and musician has traveled the globe connecting and engaging alumni.

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  • Isabella Ellaheh Hughes ’05

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  • Luke Untermann ’10

    The story of Luke Untermann's new business Banan is a modern tale of surf, sustainability and social media. Nearing college graduation in 2014, Untermann ‘10 and friends Matt Hong ‘10, Zak Barry ‘10 and Galen McCreary ‘10 came together to brainstorm ideas for a new business. The foursome's eureka moment came as they were introduced to the classic, vegan, single-ingredient banana "nice cream" and the realization that they all hailed from a state that grows and sells a lot of bananas. It was homeward bound as they wrapped up college, summer travel and road trips.

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  • Erica Miyabara ’05 Taliaferro

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  • Sarah Craven ’81

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  • Leilehua Phillips ’95 Utu

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  • Bruce Uchimura ’77

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  • Suzanne Case ’74

    The Curiosity Quotient

    Spring 2016

    When asked what drives her, Suzanne Case shares, “My great curiosity. I really enjoy digging into a topic and trying to understand what the challenge is and thinking through the path forward. It’s something I gained from my Punahou education. The great teachers didn’t just relay information, they embodied an appreciation for exploration.”These questioning and probing problem-solving skills will definitely play a critical role as Case takes on her biggest job yet in serving the public trust.

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  • Kapua Kawelo ’91 and Hi‘ilei Kawelo ’95

    Sisters — From Mauka to Makai

    Spring 2016

    Big sister Kapua looks Hi‘ilei straight in the eyes and tells her, “You eat too much meat.” With a here-we-go-again look Hi‘ilei responds, “But I love my imported prosciutto.” In unison, they burst into laughter, which makes it obvious that this kind of playful banter is constant between these sisters.

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  • Ulalia Woodside ’88

    Carrying on the Legacy

    Spring 2016

    Just a few weeks into her newly appointed position as executive director of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, Ulalia Woodside is busy figuring out where the office supplies are stored and claiming victory when the security code for the front door of the Conservancy’s downtown Honolulu headquarters works.

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  • Charlys Ing ’63

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  • Kirby Wright ’73

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  • Owen Martel ’05

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  • Vicky Chiu-Irion ’71

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  • John Flanagan ’93

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  • Gavan Wilhite ’06

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  • Carrie Ching ’95

    Experimental Storyteller

    Winter 2015

    Experimenting occurs for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, it’s simply because you’re out of your usual options. That was the case for Carrie Ching when she was tapped to work with investigative reporter Ryan Gabrielson on a story about the sexual abuse of a young woman, Jennifer, who was being kept in a state-run institution for the developmentally disabled in California.

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  • Tobias Reeuwijk ’08

    Off the Beaten Path

    Winter 2015

    For one week during his senior year at Punahou, Tobias “Tobie” Reeuwijk left behind hot showers, the Internet, meat, his car, computer and beloved Xbox.

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  • David G. Watumull ’68

    Harnessing the Power of Nature

    Winter 2015

    For people who suffer severe inflammatory disease, treatment with high-dose steroids is common, but the majority of these patients end up experiencing significant side effects. David Watumull wants to put an end to that. Co-founder of Cardax, a development stage life sciences company based in Hawai‘i, Watumull believes that astaxanthin, the compound that gives salmon its distinctive pink color, is the answer.

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  • Gregg Yamauchi '04

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  • John Koga '82

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  • Mariko Merritt '00

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  • Jeanette Tom ’93 Kennedy

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  • Stephen Niles ’82

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  • Mel Ing ’68

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  • Lesley Brey ’77

    Generations of Learning and Giving

    Fall 2015

    Lesley Brey’s daughter came home one afternoon with an anxious look on her face and asked, “Mom, were you a bad student when you were at Punahou?” Brey’s Punahou years flashed through her mind. She recalled the mostly good grades, a great group of friends and, then, that night they “broke” into the ROTC building.

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  • Doug Kilpatrick ’57

    A Lifetime of Paying It Forward

    Fall 2015

    Doug Kilpatrick refers to himself as a “small-time independent business developer.” A little probing finds that “small-time” encompasses 22 countries in 40 years – work that has included starting shrimp farms in China, developing pre-cast plants in Saudi Arabia and selling equipment in Nigeria. This industrious businessman has created several successful enterprises, but more importantly, a lifetime of rich, personal experiences.

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  • Jasmine Zhang ’02 and Linda Zhang ’08

    A World-Class Education

    Fall 2015

    Despite living on different continents, Jasmine and Linda Zhang are in sync – both are grateful for their parents’ sacrifices and proud of their Chinese and Hawaiian heritage.

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  • Bob Dung ’78

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  • Denalee Choy ’00

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  • Debbie Ng-Furuhashi ’87

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  • Randy Kam ’76

    Like many alumni, Randy Kam ’76 found his relationship with the school shift once his children were enrolled at Punahou. He started volunteering at class events such as class picnics, third grade lu‘au and Spring Fling. It wasn't long before he found himself coaching the Academy rifle team.

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  • Celeste Magnani ’87

    After working for 20 years as a vice president at a large bank in California, Celeste Magnani ’87 decided she wanted to change her life. She left her job, took an extended vacation to see the country and decided that she wanted to become a licensed massage therapist.

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  • Tyler Dos Santos-Tam ’06

    Nobody who knows Tyler Dos Santos-Tam ’06 was surprised when Pacific Business News announced that he is among the Forty Under 40 for 2015. Despite his young age, Dos Santos-Tam is the executive director of the Hawai‘i Construction Alliance, an organization that represents the 15,000 members of the state’s carpenters, laborers, cement masons, bricklayers, and operating engineers unions.

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  • Dennis Hirota ’58

    “O” in Life Awardee

    Summer 2015

    2015 “O” in Life Award recipient Dennis Hirota ’58 arrived at Punahou in 1953. “I was just a hanabata kid from Mo‘ili‘ili parachuting into Tom Metcalf’s class in eighth grade,” he recalls.

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  • Dr. Charman Akina ’50

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2015

    Dr. Charman Akina ’50 knew from an early age that he wanted to become a doctor. He began his education at Punahou in the eighth grade. “I didn't realize it at the time, but my time at Punahou was a crucial step in my preparation for college and, ultimately, medical school.”

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  • Mary E. Friel ’51 Ciacci

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2015

    The description for the Old School Award dictates that the nominee “must be an individual who exemplifies the spirit of Punahou through outstanding service to the school,” and 2015 recipient Mary E. Friel ’51 Ciacci fits that description through and through.

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  • Arlen Kam ’05

    Destined for the Stars

    Spring 2015

    Until recently, most people accepted the conventional wisdom that our moon had virtually no atmosphere, unlike its nearest celestial neighbor, Earth. It turns out that the moon does indeed have a thin atmosphere, and scientists and aerospace engineers like Arlen Kam ’05 are actively gathering information about the lunar atmosphere in hopes of shedding light on the atmospheres of other planets in the solar system, and addressing some long-standing unknowns.

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  • Dawn Barsana ’94 Szewczyk

    Going Far in Engineering

    Spring 2015

    Civil engineering wasn’t the career that Dawn Barsana ’94 Szewczyk had envisioned. With her love of drawing and building, and her strength in math and science, she expected to be an architect.

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  • Constance Ramos ’79

    Championing the Innovators

    Spring 2015

    In the spring of 1995, Constance Ramos ’79 was teaching computer science at Merritt College in Oakland, California, when a chance encounter led her from the academic path to a career as a high-powered patent attorney, championing the intellectual property rights of technology innovators. Ramos describes how, after 12 years as a research scientist and college professor, she was eager for a new challenge.

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  • Christine Yano ’69

    Supercute Goes Global

    Winter 2014

    The day before the exhibit opened at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2014, Christine Yano was taking a final look at the collection of objects on display for “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.”

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  • Lisa Lani Wong ’81

    Songs From the Heart

    Winter 2014

    Lisa Lani Wong was a bit mystified. “I always read the alumni profiles in the Bulletin and marvel at the extraordinary things Punahou alumni are doing out there. Why write about me? I’m just a school teacher.”

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  • Than Healy ’87

    Never Far from Home

    Winter 2014

    Nathaniel “Than” Healy almost didn’t go into academia. When he graduated from Williams College with a double major in history and psychology, teaching jobs were scarce, and he had only one interview lined up.

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  • Jill Murakami ’91 Baldemor

    Education for All

    Winter 2014

    Fresh out of college in 1995, Jill Murakami Baldemor decided to take a risk and join a fledgling organization that was placing college graduates in low-income, underserved school districts and mentoring them through the process of becoming effective and creative educators.

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  • Pamela Hamamoto ’78

    On the World Stage

    Fall 2014

    Energy hawk, telecommunications whiz, financial virtuoso, Punahou graduate and, today, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva. Pamela Hamamoto’s ascent to the job of a lifetime is no accident.

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  • Bradley Wong ’67

    On a Mission to Heal

    Fall 2014

    “I’ve always been an adventurous person, relishing activities like hiking and camping,” says Dr. Bradley Wong, adding, “But if anyone said I would be leading medical missions to the Philippines, Vietnam and Nepal for 26 years, I would have said, ‘You’re out of your mind!’”

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  • Amelia Borofsky ’94

    Weaving Stories

    Fall 2014

    Community and cross-cultural psychologist Dr. Amelia Borofsky lives on the coral atoll of Pukapuka and works for the Cook Islands Ministry of Education. “For the first time in my life,” she explains, “I feel prepared to be here, doing the work that I’m doing.”

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  • Mary Moragne ’54 Cooke

    “O” in Life Awardee

    Summer 2014

    From her numerous contributions to the community to her four decades of service as a Punahou School Trustee, Mary Moragne ’54 Cooke has lived the kind of life that makes her a natural choice for Punahou’s highest honor, the “O” in Life award.

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  • Dr. Ernest Takafuji ’62

    Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2014

    “It came as a complete surprise,” explains Dr. Ernest Takafuji ’62 on learning that the Punahou Alumni Association had selected him as the 2014 recipient of the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award. There are many parallels between Armstrong’s career and Takafuji’s: both were military men born in Hawai‘i and both became deeply committed to their communities through service.

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  • Dr. Jackie Young ’52

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2014

    Dr. Jackie Young’s ’52 impact on Hawai‘i might not be evident to the younger generation, now that disability and gender equality rights are such widespread values in our society. From being a founding member of the Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter to serving as a member of the Hawai‘i State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Young has consistently worked to reduce discrimination in Hawai‘i and create a more equitable society.

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  • Dr. Linda L. Wong ’78

    Charles S. Judd Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Awardee

    Summer 2014

    Dr. Linda L. Wong ’78 remembers the moment clearly. Beginning in kindergarten, her mother applied Wong to Punahou every year. Each time, the admissions staff would tell her, “Your daughter is very smart, but she doesn’t talk to anybody in the classroom.”

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  • Tim Lucas ’62

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2014

    “Punahou has been a central pillar of my life for over 50 years; I love that I have been able to remain a part of its community,” says Old School awardee Tim Lucas ’62, who served as director of Outdoor Education for 17 of his 43 years at Punahou.

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  • Val Marciel ’57

    Old School Awardee

    Summer 2014

    Immediately after retiring, Val Marciel ’57 was contacted by his Class Reunion committee chair to lead communications for their 45th celebration. Not one to rest on his laurels, he happily accepted the opportunity and began to send email blasts and track the mass of information coming back from classmates.

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  • H. Lorrin Lau ‘50

    Defender of Women’s Health

    Spring 2014

    A rabbit, a toad or a frog. Before home pregnancy kits became widely available in the 1970s, testing involved injecting a patient’s urine into one of these animals and watching for reactions.

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  • Alma Lau ’77 Grocki

    Breaking Glass Ceilings in Service

    Spring 2014

    The career of Hawai‘i’s first woman appointed to the United States Naval Academy got off to an auspicious start. Immediately after arriving in Annapolis, Md., as part of the Academy’s second class to admit women, Alma Lau ’77 Grocki headed to the armory to register a rifle – the same one she had used at Punahou School while competing in riflery as a member of JROTC.

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  • Currun Singh ’03

    International Justice Advocate

    Spring 2014

    Currun Singh ’03 doesn’t sugarcoat the dangers of living in Tripoli, Libya’s turbulent capital, where bombings and assassination attempts are widespread.

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  • Dick Nelson ’48

    The Master Colorist

    Winter 2013

    “There are only a few people with whom you cross paths who change your life,” says artist Dick Nelson ’48. For him it was Hilo-born painter Lloyd Sexton Jr. ’30, curator and museum administrator Harvey Arnason, and pioneering modernist painter and color theorist Josef Albers. Knowing these men set Nelson on the path to becoming the influential master colorist and educator he is today.

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