Students and faculty from Hawaiʻianuiākea and other UH administrators, including the chancellor, staffed the UH Mānoa booth at the July Hoʻolauleʻa. For the first time since its beginning in 1978 UH Mānoa was a participant and received a warm Hawaiʻi welcome. The festival draws about a hundred thousand people every year who come for a taste of Hawaiʻi and the non-stop Hawaiian music and performances.
Southern California has the largest population of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumni outside of Hawaiʻi along with thousands of Southern California residents with strong ties to Hawaiʻi. For more about the event go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/07/20/uh-manoa-ohana-connects-at-la-hoolaulea/