Continuing his worldwide farewell tour – this time across California – President Jim Scott ’70 bid alumni and friends a fond aloha and mahalo ahead of his retirement from Punahou at the end of June.
Punahou Alumni Association Northern California and Punahou Alumni Association Southern California each hosted a reception for the occasion. Guests at both events were treated to plumeria lei, commemorative wine glasses, Punahou-baked caramel cuts and touches of buff ’n blue decorations and spirit.
President Scott greeted classmates and fellow alumni and noted that he had given diplomas to about one-third of the guests in the room during his tenure.
“When I came to Punahou in 1994, I challenged the community to imagine a big vision for the School,” said Scott. “I really believe that people and resources are attracted to a big vision, a place that’s always looking itself in the mirror, always in the process of becoming.”
In his 25 years at Punahou, Scott has rebuilt the Junior School with learning environments that are teacher-inspired and child-centered. The student body is more economically and ethnically diverse, and students continue to achieve in academics, athletics and the arts.
Scott was appreciative of the send-off and reflective as he addressed the crowd. President-elect Dr. Mike Latham ’86, who begins his Punahou presidency in July, joined alumni in Los Angeles to celebrate Dr. Scott.
View photos from events in Los Angeles and San Francisco.