Patrick Kirch ’68
2020 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Awardee
Patrick Kirch’s ’68 extensive and exemplary career in anthropology and archaeology have significantly shaped the way archaeologists and the general public view the pre-history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. His distinguished career at the University of California at Berkeley and now University of Hawai‘i at Manoa includes extensive research, publications, community service and recognition at the international, national and state levels. “His passion has always been to research, record, interpret and publish the complex truths of the Pacific and Hawai‘i,” classmate Alfred Castle ’68 said.