School of Social Work dinner honors naming for Myron B. Thompson

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marian Turney, 956-6242
School of Social Work
Posted: Dec 2, 2008

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is sponsoring a dinner to celebrate the naming of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and to raise funds for a scholarship in his memory.

The event is Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village‘s Coral Ballroom, with no-host cocktails and entertainment at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Event proceeds will go towards a new scholarship to be known as the Myron B. Thomson Endowed Scholarship in Social Work.

"The naming of the School of Social Work after one of our esteemed alumni allows us to honor one of Hawai‘i‘s most important leaders and the vision he held for a healthy society," said Jon K. Matsuoka, Dean of Social Work.

Thompson received his Master of Social Work degree from UH Mānoa in 1953. He later headed the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children‘s Center, served as Administrative Director to Gov. John A. Burns and Director of the State Department of Social Services and Housing, and as trustee for the Bishop Estate, where he emphasized the importance of early education.