The Wall of Honor recognizes East-West Center persons – past and present - who have been important to the Center and in the lives of others.  Gifts are given to designate someone as an honoree and support the EWCA Alumni Endowment Fund for Student Scholarships.

A new digital display at the Alumni Office in Burns Hall features honorees who have received $1,000 or more with a photo and short biography appearing on the screen.


A “Thanks for Giving” reception was held on November 3, 2016 to express gratitude to endowment and named scholarship donors and provide an opportunity for them to meet their scholarship recipients. 

Richard Cox said that his belief in the East-West Center’s mission was the reason that he established the Richard H. and Hester V. Cox Fellowships.

(L to R): Melinda Gunawan, Richard Cox, Jeremi Bituin Panganiban, Su Lynn Myat, Mohuhano Tuikolongahau
(L to R): Ma Perpetua Bandayos Unico, Eddie Flores, Mel Lorenzo Mabazza Accad, Elisia Flores, Russell Lau
(L to R): Deveraux Talagi, Jean Rolles, Kagna Mourng, Kinley Pelden
(L to R): Kagna Mourng, Kusum Latha Sharma, Phanikumar Kadambari Negeshwara Rao, Sayaka Sakuma, Cynthia Ai, Ronald Embry, Jonathan Valdez, Sokunthearith Makara

On behalf of the scholarship recipients, Degree Fellow Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage (Sri Lanka) and APLP Fellow Rizalina Geografo (Philippines) expressed their gratitude to the generous donors and said that they are inspired to help others and give back to the community. For more photos, click here.

Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage