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Patrice Choy . . . email . . . Retired! (09.19)

Brenda Chung . . . email . . . (04.20)

Wanda Fukuda-Rewick . . . email . . . (09/19)

Lyann Garduque . . . email . . . (04.20)

Diane Hino . . . email . . . (07.19)

Nelson Hiu . . . email . . . Basically I’m living on a small car-less island about a 1/2 hour away from central Hong Kong by ferry ….. now retired …. living frugally …. enjoying my free time …. currently flying solo after 3 marriages …….. practice taichi pakua xing yi …. sitting and occasionally chant mantras …… practice music and sometimes still write compose etc when the inspiration comes …… spent most of the last 30 years mainly making ends meet by being a dance class accompanist for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and CCDC a professional contemporary dance company …… also played quite a few gigs and collaborations here and abroad (several different countries) …… basically that’s it ….. greetings and aloha nui loa to all!!!!! (04.20)

LeeAnn Maruyama Jones . . . email . . . (08.19)

Kevin Ko . . . email . . . Retired! (04.20)

Betty Jane Lau . . . email . . . Read Betty’s blog: Recollection Blog (07.19)

Maura, Sanford, Betty, Helen, and Cheryl.
Maura, Sanford, Betty, Maura, Helen, Cheryl

Gerald Lau . . . email . . . (07.19)

Lanning Lee . . . email . . . Author Site: LanningLee.com . . . Facebook Page . . . Instagram: @juniorbowalumnihawaii . . . Retired! Co-founder with Leighton Wong `73, and Scott Yamashita `76, of the University Laboratory School Alumni Association (ULSAA).

Lanning at the NYC 9-11 Memorial
9-11 Memorial in NYC

I graduated from UHS in 1972.  I attended from age 3, beginning preschool — what was called “Four-Year-Old Group” — in the Fall of 1958, just before my 4th birthday.

I earned my B.A. in English from UH Mānoa in 1976, my M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1977, and, eventually, my Ph.D. in English at UH Mānoa in 1992.

I was one of the first five students admitted in 1987 to the brand new Ph.D. program in English at UH Mānoa.  I went from being a Lab Rat to being, well, a Lab Rat.  The five of us were their grand experiment.  The English Department did to us whatever they could dream up, and I assure you that no Ph.D. candidates since our original cohort have taken as many different kinds of exams as we did.

I have had many jobs.  Hit man for the C.I.A. is not one of them, but I have been a can palletizer at Dole Pineapple Cannery, a textbook printer and binder for the Curriculum, Research & Development Group, a baggage handler for Aloha Airlines, a janitor for the Memorial Student Union in Madison, a bulk mail processor and liquor distribution handler in Madison, a record store manager at Galaxy of Sound West Towne, Madison, a visual design and merchandising display worker for Duty Free Shoppers, a math, French, and chemistry tutor, a computer literacy teacher at Dole Intermediate School, an English teacher at UH Mānoa and University High School/University Laboratory School, serving there also as attendance and discipline counselor and as college and career counselor.  I retired as a counselor for students with disabilities at UH Mānoa in December 2016.

My dissertation was a collection of 47 loosely connected short stories, the second dissertation completed in the UHM English Department, and the first creative dissertation: Hours of Operation: Life Sketches from the Archipelago.  I have published two books of poetry, both available on Amazon: 866 Love Haiku and 155 Shakespearean Love Sonnets.

My most recently completed projects are a memoir entitled From Point A to Y to B to C:  A Sentimental Journey Through Hawai’i and Wisconsin, another collection, 155 Hawai’i Sonnets, two crime novels: Follie: The Disappearances of Honolulu and All Hallows Eve: The Unmaskings of Honolulu. and a longer crime story, The Closest Shave (12,000 words), all involving the same group of characters, the principal among whom is Honolulu Police Detective Lieutenant David Chan, Jr., grandson of Charlie Chan.

Here’s a video of me reading my piece called “Too Smart to Slow Down.” A group of authors made these videos as an option for sheltering-in entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veSKQQPSq_c (05.20)

Kevin Mann . . . email . . . 808.218.2734 . . . Retired! (12.19)

Lia Nahm . . . email . . . (05.20)

Patrice, Gerald, Lanning
Patrice, Gerald, Lanning

Dean Nakano . . . email . . . (04.20)

Cindy Rees-Ouchi . . . . . . email . . . Realtor (07.19)

Sanford Sato . . . email . . . 8oheight.five91.eight3two3 . . . My accountant : ) (09.19)

Lei, Lei & Wanda, Wanda

Helen Stupplebeen . . . email . . . (07.19)

John Shigemura . . . email . . . Retired! (07.19)

Lei Tocman . . . email . . . Retired! (08.19)

Lei as Mo‘i Wahine in the 2017 Aloha Festivals court
Lei as Mo‘i Wahine in the 2017 Aloha Festivals Court

John Wong . . . email . . . Retired! (07.19)

Joan Hosaka Yamamoto . . . For the time being, contact lanninglee@gmail.com (04.20)

Cheryl Yamane . . . email . . . (08.19)

Gerald, John, Leighton, John
Gerald, John, Leighton, John

David Yamashita, CPCU, CLU, CIC . . . email . . . eightoh8.7sevennine.46threefour (04.20)
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Maura Yee . . . email . . . (09.19)

Nancy Young . . . email . . . President: The Mustique Charitable Foundation (08.19)

Class of 1972 -- plus photobombers
Class of 1972 — plus some photobombers

. . . Email the Class of 1972 . . . (05.20)