All Distinguished Alumni Awardees, 1980 - 2020


Ms. Diane Grady 
Member of the Board of Directors of Macquarie Group, Grant Thornton, and Tennis Australia, chair of The Hunger Project Australia, and advisory board member of Heads Over and the AICD NFP Chairs Forum
(Open Grants, MA in Asian Studies 1971-1973)

Dr. V. Bruce Tolentino 
Member of The Monetary Board, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) and Adjunct professor, College of Economics and Management and College of Public Affairs at the University of the Philippines at Los Banos
(Resource Systems, PhD in Economics 1982-1986)



Dr. Alex B. Brillantes, Jr.
National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
(ICC: PhD Political Science, 80-85
 RSI: RI Centerwide, 85
 RSI: Fel Centerwide, 85-86)

Dr. Woo-Taik Chung
Member of the National Assembly, The Republic of Korea
Seoul, Republic of Korea
(POP:  PhD Economics, 84-87)



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)



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)


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)



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)


Dr. Hao Ping

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)
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)



Dr. Riley K. Lee

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)



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)



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)


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



The late Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Anuwar Bin Mahmud

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

Leyte Normal University
Leyte, Philippines
(ISI: MA Teaching English as a Second Language 65-67)

Mr. Haigo T. H. Shen

Haigo Shen and Partners
Taipei, Taiwan
(ITI: PA TIM Chinese Arch & Engr 69)



Mr. Choko Takayama

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

Dr. Santiago Rigonan Obien

Philippine Rice Research Institute
(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

State University of New York (SUNY)
Oneonta, New York, USA
(ISI: PhD Philosophy 63-69)



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)



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

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)



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

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)



Mr. Seree Vangnaitham

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



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

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)



Mrs. Supatra Masdit Kesornsuk

The National Assembly of Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
(OG: MA Communications 76-79)



Dr. Noerwatis Alfian

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
(ISI: MA Geography 63-65;
TDI: PA Public Leadership 75;
PI: PA Population Policy Conference 80)



Dr. M. Asad Khan

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)



Dr. Prem Nath Kirpal

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)



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)



Dr. Myung-Seok Park

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