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Avis Morigawara

Avis Morigawara, a long-time employee of the Mānoa Chancellor’s Office, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2012. Avis Morigawara served the University of Hawaiʻi for more than thirty years, beginning in the Admissions Office at Kapiʻolani Community College and moving to the Mānoa Chancellor’s Office. For the last 11 years, she was the assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In her years with the University, Avis worked with and touched the lives of innumerable students, faculty, and staff. She was the heart and soul of Academic Affairs.

Avis was a proud alumna of UH Mānoa having earned both her BA and MA in Asian Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Japanese Studies, while working full-time in the Vice Chancellor’s Office. A scholarship fund has been established in her name to support the Center for Japanese Studies. Gifts in Avis’s honor may be made to the UH Foundation to benefit the Avis Morigawara Scholarship Fund for Japanese Studies. If you would like to make a gift to the fund, please send checks payable to UH Foundation, reference Avis Morigawara Scholarship Fund for Japanese Studies, and mail it, together with the gift commitment form, to:

UH Foundation
P.O. Box 11270
Honolulu, HI 96828-0270

To contribute online, visit:

Gift Commitment Form