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Outstanding Volunteer Awardees

2016

Prof. Myung-Seok Park
Chairman of Jinseok Company

Professor Emeritus at Dankook University
Seoul, Republic of Korea
(ITI: English Teacher Retraining, 66-67
 CL: East-West Intercultural Stuides, 74)

Prof. Estrella Besinga Sybinsky
Former Professor in Political Science, University of Hawaii, Windward Campus
Honolulu, HI, USA
(OG: Political Science, 70-71)

 

2014

Mrs. Sumi Makey
Former EWC Dean of Students and Open Grants
and Member of EWCA Endowment Committee

Honolulu, HI, USA
(Former Staff)

Mr. Bob Nakasone
Former Director, Okinawa Special Projects at EWC,
Founding Member of Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association,
and Creator of the Obuchi Okinawa Education and Research Program
Honolulu, HI, USA
(RES: 96-99)

Mr. Larry E. Smith
Former Dean of EWC Education Program,
Former President of the Friends of the EWC,
and Co-chair of the EWCA Endowment Committee
Honolulu, HI, USA
(Former Staff)

 

2012

Lyn Flanigan, Esq.
Former Executive Director
Hawaii State Bar Association<
and Former President of the EWCA Executive Board from 2009-2012
Honolulu, HI, USA
(ISI: 65-68)

Dr. Larry Foster
Professor
University of Hawaii School of Law
and Former President of the EWCA Executive Board from 2005-2009
Honolulu, HI, USA
(CLI: 78-81)

Mrs. Nasti Reksodiputro
Head of Programs
The Wandering Books Foundation
and Communication Liaison for EWCA Jakarta Chapter
Jakarta, Indonesia
(ISI: 62-64)

Recipient of the East-West Center Association Presidential Recognition Award
Mrs. Itsuko Masuda Suzuki

Volunteer Program Assistant and Mentoring Program Coordinator
East-West Center Associates Office
Honolulu, HI, USA
(ISI: 62-64)

 

2010

Dr. Loretta Pang
Emeritus Professor of Chinese History, Kapiolani Community College
and
Former Secretary Treasurer, EWCA Executive Board
Honolulu, HI, USA
(ISI: History, 66
OG: CTAPS Summer Institute I, 88
OG: Chapter Leader's Workshop, 03
OG: CTAPS China Curriculum Study Prog, 04)

Mr. Kok Kian Poh
Director, Maxa Technology S/B
Former Chair, EWCA Executive Board
and
Former President, EWCA Malaysia Chapter
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
(OG: Agricultural Economics, 70
FI: Agricultural Economics, 72
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06
OEA: EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop, 08)

Mrs. Thanh-Lo Sananikone
Managing Director, PacMar Inc.
Vice President for Development, EWCA Executive Board
Honolulu, HI, USA
(ISI: Chemistry, 68
RSI: Harnessing A-P Tech Smaller Firms, 91
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06
OEA: EWC/EWCA 2008 Bali Intnl Conference, 05
WASH: PECC 18th General Meeting, 09)

Mrs. Trudy Schandler-Wong
Member, Friends of East-West Center Board of Directors
and
Former Program Chair, Friends of East-West Center
Honolulu, HI, USA

Recipient of the East-West Center Association Makana Award
The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye

United States Senator
Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
Honolulu, HI, USA

 

2008

U Maung Maung
President, EWCA Myanmar Chapter
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
(ISI, Plant Pathology, 62-64
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06
OEA: EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop, 08)

Dr. Joseph L. Overton
Director, Honda International Center
Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, HI, USA
(PE: Asian Studies Dev Prog/Fac Dev Inst, 91
ASDP: China Field Study Seminar, 93
ASDP:
Japan Field Study, 95
ASDP: NEH Faculty Graduate Study Program, 96
ASDP: US-China Scholarly Exchange Mtg
, 97
ASDP: Summ Inst on Korean Cul & Society, 97
ASDP: Majority & Minority Ident in Asia, 99

ASDP: Morgan State Univ Summer Program, 00
ASDP: ASDP 2000 National Conference, 00
ASDP: Infusing Asian Studies Undgrad Curr, 00
ASDP: Pearl River Delta Seminar/Fld.Study, 01

ASDP: People On the Move: Global & Diaspo, 05
APED: Asia in the Curriculum Symposium, 05
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06)

Dr. Claire K. Langham Richmond
Former President, EWCA Southern California Chapter
San Diego, CA, USA
(ISI: OOP (Overseas Operations Program), 63-64
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06
OEA: EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop, 08)

Mr. Ananthanarayanan Seshan
Former Board Member, EWCA Executive Board
and
Former President, EWCA Mumbai Chapter
Mumbai, India
(ISI: Agricultural Economics, 62-64
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06)

Recipient of the East-West Center Association Makana Award
Dr. Didin Sastrapradja
Former Director, Indonesian Institute of Science
Former Member, Indonesian Parliament
Former Board Member, EWCA Executive Board
and
Former President, EWCA Indonesia Chapter
Bogar Barat, Indonesia
(ISI: Botany, 61-65
RSI: Development Policy, 88
OG:
Strategic Resc Dev - Next 25 years, 89
ASSOC: EWCA/EWC 2006 Vietnam Intnl Conf, 06)

 

2006

Dr. Fusako Baba
Professor, Asia University
Tokyo, Japan
(ISI: PhD Psychology, 63-65
OG: PA Chapter Leader\'s Workshop, 89
PP: Fld Ecotourism Business in the Pacific, 92)

and

Professor Masao Baba
Professor Emeritus, Nihon University
Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Dan Berman
Special Representative for South Asia, EWC
New Delhi, India
and Former President of the EWCA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(CWP: PA Summer Institute of Asian Studies, 64
OG: PhD History, 65-70
ASSOC: VSch East-West Center Association, 02-05)

Mr. Fumio Teruya
Board Member, EWCA Okinawa Chapter
(ISI: MA TESL (Tch Eng as a 2nd Lang, 63-65)

Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn
Professor and Department Chair
Philosophy Department
Belmont University
Nashville, TN, USA
(ASDP: PA Summer Institute: Rel & Phil China, 98
ASDP: Fld 1999 ASDP China Field Study, 99
ASDP: WCS ASDP 2000 National Conference, 00
ASDP: Fld Cultures of Authority in Asian Practice, 01
ASDP: Fld Authoritative in S & E As Art & Lit, 02)

 

2004

Mrs. Itsuko Suzuki
Volunteer Program Assistant
Associates Office
East-West Center
Honolulu, Hawaii USA
(ISI: MA Social Work 62-64)

Mrs. Ethel Alikpala Ward
Secretary/Treasurer
EWCA Hawaii Chapter
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(ISI: MA TESL (Tch Eng as a 2nd Lang) 61-62
CLI: PA ESOL Administrators 76
ASSOC: Fld EWCA Chapter Leaders Workshop 99)

 

2002

Dr. Alex Brilliantes, Jr.
Director
University of the Philippines
Center for Local and Regional Governance
Quezon City, Philippines
(ICC: PhD Political Science 80-85
RSI: RI Centerwide 85
RSI: FEL Centerwide 85-86)

Ms. Cleo Kobayashi
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(ISI: PA Teacher Interchange Program 62-63)

 

2000

Ms. Vicki Shambaugh
Director
Pacific Health Research Institute
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
(PI: MA Geography, 73-76)