share
All Distinguished Alumni Awardees, 1980 - 2016

2016

 

Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan
Philippines’ Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning
Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
Manila, Philippines
(RSI: RI Resource Systems, 82-83, 83-84
 RSI: Fel Resource Systems, 85-86)

Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra
Professor Emeritus at Forman Christian College
Lahore, Pakistan
(OG: PhD History, 78-82
 CLI: RI Culture & Arts Program, 82
 CW: RI International Education, 83)

2014

 

Mr. Hiromitsu Miyagi
Former Chapter President and Former Vice-Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
Decorated by his Majesty the Emperor of Japan for Distinguished Service to Society
Awarded the Testimonial of Commendation by the Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa, Japan
(ISI:  MA Agricultural Economics, 63-65)

Mr. Puongpun Sananikone
Former Chair of the EWC Board of Govenors
Formerly of the Asian Development Bank, Louis Berger International, Hawaiian Agronomics Internation and PacMar, Inc.
Hawaii, USA
(ISI:  BA Economics, 64-68)

and

Ms. Thanh-Lo Sananikone
Managing Director of TAF International Inc.
Awardee of the 2003 Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year Award
Hawaii, USA
(ISI:  BA Chemistry 64-68)

2012

 

Mr. Senen Bacani
Chairman and President
LA Frutera, Inc.
Pasig City, Philippines
(ISI:  MA Bus Admin, 66-68)

Ms. Amanda Ellis
Deputy Secretary International Development
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Wellington, New Zealand
(OG, PhD Political Science, 86-89)
 

2010

 

Dr. Hao Ping
President
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing, China
(ASDP: RI Asian Studies Development Program 93-95
 ASDP: VFI Asian Studies Development Program 95-6)

 

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee
Recipient of "Padma Vibhushan" Award
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)
Director-General
New Delhi, India
(RSI: APESC IV Meeting, 81
 RSI: A/P Energy Studies Group Meeting V, 82
 RSI: Energy Systems Program, 82
 RSI: A/P Energy Studies Consultative Group, 83
 RSI: APO-RSI Seminar on Energy Sector Performance, 87)

 

Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma
Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America
Embassy of Nepal
Washington, D.C., USA
(ISI: MA Asian Studies, 65-67
 ASSOC: EWC/EWCA Vietnam International Conference, 06)

 

Dr. Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya
Research Fellow of the Brazilian National Council for Science and Technology
Professor Food Science
University of Campinas
Sao Paulo, Brazil
(ISI: MA Food Science, 64-66)

 

Dr. Ann Dunham Soetoro
Receives this award posthumously in recognition of her outstanding work in anthropology, including work in Indonesia on micro financing, which has been recognized by Duke University Press which recently published her Phd dissertation.
(RSI: PhD Anthropology, 73-78)

 

2008

 

Dr. Riley K. Lee
Director
Sound of Bamboo
New South Wales, Australia
(ICC: MA Music, 84-86)

 

Dr. Kuldeep Mathur
Academic Director (Ret.)
Jawaharlal Nehru University
(ISI: MA Political Science, 66-68
 ISI: JDR Political Science, 68-70
 FOOD: Admin Food-Related Programs, 72
 EDP: Structural Transformation and Rural Asia, 91)

 

The late Dennis C. Zvinakis
(ISI: MA Asian Studies, 65-67
 ASSOC: EWC/EWCA Vietnam International Conference, 06)

 

2006

 

Dr. Nereus "Neric" O. Acosta
Professor of Public Policy, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Mindinao
Faculty member, Ateneo de Manila University School of Government
Congressman, Philippines House of Representatives
Manila, Philippines
(CUL: PhD Political Science, 89-94
ET: RI Internationalization Forum, 94)

 

Dr. Wallace Chappell
Executive Director
The Paul Taylor Dance Company
New York, USA
(ISI: MA Drama and Theatre, 63-65)

 

Dr. Ho-Jin Kim
Professor Emeritus
Korea University
Seoul, Korea
(CI: PhD Political Science, 74-78
NEA: WCS Korean Centennial Conference, 03)

 

2004

 

Mr. Willie Chan
President and C.E.O.
Jackie & Willie Productions LTD.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(ISI: MA Agricultural Economics, 64-66
ITI: Fld Travel Industry Management, 70)

 

Dr. David E. Jones
Associate Professor
Kennesaw State University
Georgia, USA
(ASDP: PA Japanese Culture & Civilization, 95
ASDP: PA 1996 ASDP Annual Meeting, 96
ASDP: PA Summer Institute: Rel & Phil China, 98
ASDP: PA Inst on Korean Culture & Society, 2000
ASDP: PA ASDP 2000 National Conference, 2000
ASDP: PA Inst on Tchg about China/U.S., 04)

 

Mr. Gerald A. Ostermann
President & CEO
Trade Services International Ltd.
Illinois, USA
(OG: MA Business Administration/OCP, 65-71)

 

and

Mrs. Tsue Asami Ostermann
Freelance Conference Interpreter
Illinois, USA
(ISI: MA History, 65-67
ASSOC: Fld EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop, 99)

 

2002

 

The late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Anuwar Bin Mahmud
Director-General
Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia (PORIM)
Selangor, Malaysia
(ISI: MA Animal Sciences 61-63)

 

Dr. Michael Hugh Anderson
Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy
Manila, Philippines
(CI: PhD Political Science 74-78;
CI: RI Communication Policy & Planning 79-80;
CI: FEL Communication Policy & Planning 81)

 

Dr. Crescencia Villarino Chan-Gonzaga
President
Leyte Normal University
Leyte, Philippines
(ISI: MA Teaching English as a Second Language 65-67)

 

Mr. Haigo T. H. Shen
Chairman
Haigo Shen and Partners
Taipei, Taiwan
(ITI: PA TIM Chinese Arch & Engr 69)

 

2000

 

Mr. Choko Takayama
Deputy Mayor of Naha
Okinawa, Japan
(ISI: MA Educational Psychology 62-64;
ITI: PA Counselling 63-64)

 

Dr. Santiago Rigonan Obien
Director
Philippine Rice Research Institute
Philippines
(ISI: MA Agronomy 61-63;
ITI: PA Asian-Pacific Weed 67;
FI: PA Pest Management 74;
RSI: FLD Res Ping w/s-Bot Pest Ctrl Proj 84;
ASSOC: FLD EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop 99)

 

Dr. Ashok Kumar Malhotra
Chairman/Professor
State University of New York (SUNY)
Oneonta, New York, USA
(ISI: PhD Philosophy 63-69)

 

Click here for 1992-1998 Distinguished Alumni Awardees 

 

1998

 

Dr. Kwang-Kuo Hwang
Professor of Psychology
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan
(CLI: PhD Psychology 72-76)

 

Dr. Abdul Rashid
Chief Scientific Officer
Land Resources Research Institute
National Agricultural Research Center
Islamabad, Pakistan
(RSI: PhD Agronomy & Soil Science 80-84;
JDRI Agronomy & Soil Science 84-86)

 

Dr. Tin Myaing Thein
Executive Director
The Immigrant Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(ISI: BA Microbiology 63-66)

 

1997

 

Mr. R. Santoso Donosepoetro
President / Managing Director
P.T. Marga Nujyasumo Agung
Jakarta, Indonesia
(CWP: PA 1st Annual Seminar Pacific Pro. 1/78;
OG: FLD Strategic Res. Development 9/89;
OG: PA EWCA Chapter Representative 6/92;
CWP: PA Pan Pac Community Association 2/81)

 

Dr. Emily M. Marohombsar
President
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines
(ISI: MA English 66-67)

 

Mr. William Newton Melton
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
CyberCash, Inc.
Reston, Virginia
(ISI: MA Asian Studies 64-66)

 

1992

 

Mr. John Gilbert
Deputy Secretary
Ministry for the Environment
Wellington, New Zealand
(EAPI: PA Env. Dimen. Of Energy Policy 3/79-4/79;
FEL Natural systems Assessment 9/79-12/79;
FEL Env. Dimen. Of Energy Policy 80-82;
FEL Env. Dimen. Of Energy Policy 7/83-10/83;
FLD Env. Dimen. Of Energy Policy 2/84-3/84)

 

Dr. Mo-Im Kim
Dean
College Of Nursing
Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea
(ISI: MA Public Health 6/65-9/67;
PI: RI Intern Post Doc Res 3/73-6/73;
PI: PA Summer Seminar in Population 7/73-8/73;
PI: PA Population and Resources 9/82-9/82)

 

Dr. Carl Wolz
Dean of Dance
Academy of Performing Arts
Hong Kong
(ISI: MA Asian Studies 62-65)

 

 

1989

 

Mr. Seree Vangnaitham
Director
Music and Drama Division
National Theatre
Fine Arts Department
Bangkok, Thailand
(ITI: PA 64-65)

 

 

1988

 

Dr. Soon Kwon Kim
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Hybrid Maize Project
Ibadan, Nigeria
(EWFI: PhD Horticulture 71-74;
OG: FEL Alumni-in-Residence 87)

 

Dr. Ricardo Trimillos
Professor of Ethnomusicology
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(ISI: MA Ethnomusicology 62-64;
EWCLI: FEL Culture & the Arts 83;
ICC: FEL Culture & the Arts 84)

 

Dr. Pei Sheng-ji
Director
Kunming Institute of Tropical Botany
Ynnan, China
(EAPI: PA Human Ecology for Rural 83;
FLD Human Ecology Resident on Agroecosystems 85;
PA Ecology Principles Watershed 85;
FLD 3rd Reg SUAN Symposium Agroecosystems 86;
FLD Ecosystem Interaction 86;
FEL Human Ecology 87;
FLD Ecosystem Interaction in Tropical Asia 87)

 

1987

 

Mrs. Supatra Masdit Kesornsuk
Member
Parliament
The National Assembly of Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
(OG: MA Communications 76-79)

 

1986

 

Dr. Noerwatis Alfian
Director
Indonesia’s National Institute for Cultural Studies
Jakarta, Indonesia
(CI: PA Social Effects 76;
CI: FEL Social Effects 77,78,79,80;
CI: FEL Effects of Telecommunication System 81;
ICC: FEL Development Communication 85);

 

Dr. Ratna S. J. B. Rana
Vice Chancellor
Royal Nepal Academy of Science Technology
Nepal
(ISI: MA Geography 63-65;
TDI: PA Public Leadership 75;
PI: PA Population Policy Conference 80)

 

 

1984

 

Dr. M. Asad Khan
Professor
University of Hawaii
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(ISI: PhD Geology 64-67)

 

Mr. Tosiwo Nakayama
Former President
Federated States of Micronesia
(OG: BA Political Science 67-71)

 

1983

 

Dr. Prem Nath Kirpal
President
International Educational Consortium
New Delhi, India
(IAP: RES Education International 69;
CWP: PA Higher Education 70)

 

Dr. Didin Sastrapradja
Vice Chairman
Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
(ISI: PhD Botany 61-65)

 

1981

 

The late Dr. Betty Bullard
College of Education
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
(ISI: PA Teacher Interchange Program 67-68;
CLI: PA Education International 75;
OG: FEL International Development 82)

 

1980

 

Dr. Myung-Seok Park
Director of Research
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Seoul, Korea
(ISI: PA English Teacher Retraining 66-67)