Robert Y. Akinaka ’59
2011 “O” in Life Awardee
Recognizing decades of tireless support for Punahou and the Punahou Alumni Association. Akinaka was a PAA President and board member, original organizer of the Imu Gang, reunion chair, class gift chair, supporter of Punahou athletics and an Old School Awardee.
Akinaka, a professional engineer, gives his time to numerous other charities and organizations, including the Kalihi YMCA, the United Way, the University of Hawaii Engineering Alumni Association and numerous professional boards and organization.
Akinaka was awarded the 2005 Engineer of the Year by the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers and received the Fuller Award and Honorary Member status from the American Waterworks Association.