Dedication of Komohana Research and Extension Complex renovation set

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Nov 19, 2009

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at UH Mānoa will hold a dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20, for the Komohana Research and Extension Complex in Hilo on the Big Island to celebrate the renovations of faculty offices and the newly constructed John H. Beaumont Research Wing.  The Administration wing will be dedicated and named the Tadashi Higaki Administrative Wing.
Among those expected to attend the ceremony are state Sen. Russell Kokubun, CTAHR Dean Andrew Hashimoto and UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor Gary Ostrander.
There also will be a presentation to the family of the late Tadashi Higaki, who passed away on August 20, 2004, by Dr. Russell Nagata, Hawai‘i County Administrator, and state Reps. Clift Tsuji and Jerry Chang. Higaki, a Pepeekeo native and Hilo resident, served as a horticulturist, Hawai‘i County administrator and interim associate dean for CTAHR extension.
The new $14.5 million project began in April 2007. Faculty and staff of the CTAHR Beaumont Agricultural Research Center relocated to Komohana from their facilities on Lanikaula Street. The newly renovated office space and new laboratories for faculty and staff will enhance CTAHR’s outreach to support, sustain, and enhance Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, communities and families, and serve Hawai‘i’s people for years to come.
WHAT:           Dedication ceremony for the UH Mānoa CTAHR Komohana Research and Extension 
WHEN:           Friday, November 20, 2009
TIME:              1:30-3:00 p.m.
WHERE:         Komohana Research and Extension Complex   
                        875 Komohana Street
                        Hilo, HI 96720
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