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HILO, Hawaii: The University of Hawai`i at Hilo is putting the call out for its yearly Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards nominations.

The univsersity’s Alumni and Friends Association will be accepting the nominations for the awards until the deadline on October 31.

The awards are given based on the nominee’s professional accomplishments, service to the community, and/or service to the University. Officials say nominees should have completed at least 50% of his/her educational program at UH Hilo.

The awards will be presented at UH Hilo’s 13th annual Banquet, scheduled for Friday, February 22nd, 2013.

For more information, call 974-7643 or go to this website.

Nomination forms may be sent to the UH Hilo Marketing and Alumni Office at 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Don Straney, UH-Hilo Chancellor, via media release:

“UH Hilo benefits from strong community support, and the community benefits from a strong UH Hilo alumni base working hard to make our island and state a better place. These distinguished awards provide an opportunity for us to celebrate members of our extended ‘ohana who show extraordinary commitment to our students, the University, the island community and beyond.”