HPU to Honor Outstanding Alumni at Annual Banquet

April 05, 2011

Hawai‘i Pacific University will recognize three exceptional alumni for their accomplishments at the 11th annual Paul C.T. Loo Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at The Pacific Club. The ceremony is named in recognition of Paul C.T. Loo, one of the founders of the University.

Graduates of HPU are honored in three categories including the Young Alumni Award (graduated in the past five years), for serving as an outstanding role model for future alumni; the Professional Achievement Award, for distinguished career accomplishments; and the Alumni Service Award, for outstanding service to HPU and the community.

Stephane Castonguay, Master of Arts in Communication 2007, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2004, will receive the Young Alumni Award. Castonguay joined the U.S. Foreign Service as a new American diplomat after obtaining his master’s degree. From 2007-2009 he served as vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. He was special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010.

The Professional Achievement Award will be presented to Keiichi Ogawa, Ph.D., Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language 1991. Dr. Ogawa is currently a professor in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) at Kobe University in Japan, where he teaches human capital development and development management. He is also chair of the department of Regional Cooperation Policy Studies at GSCIS. His research interests are in economics of education, education finance, and education policy and planning.

Ralph Gallogly, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management 1998, and Bachelor of Arts in History 1994, will receive the Alumni Service Award. Gallogly, assistant dean of HPU’s Military Campus Programs Student Affairs, feels his responsibility is to serve the military-affiliated HPU students “every minute of every day.” He dedicates both work and personal time to counsel students while overseeing a student affairs organization comprised of more than 40 staff members. 
To make reservations for the banquet, visit www.hpu.edu/alumniawards. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 22. For more information, contact HPU Alumni Relations at 544-0840.


Stephane Castonguay - Young Alumni Award


Keiichi Ogawa, Ph.D. - Professional Achievement Award


Ralph Gallogly - Alumni Service Award