Nā Kukui Netlinks

Travel Industry Professionals offer advice to TIM students at this year's Nā Kukui Netlinks event.

Over 115 people attended the Nā Kukui Netlinks event on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Hawai‘i Prince Hotel Waikīkī. This event provides students with an opportunity to network with industry professionals and receive advice and insights about careers in the travel industry.


Over the years, Nā Kukui Netlinks has not only become a great networking event for our students but is also an event planned by our students. Since 2009, students in the Special Events Management course have planned this event from start to finish with the support of the TIM alumni association, TIM International, Inc. 


Along with a night of networking, the evening also includes a presentation of the Outstanding TIM Student Awards. These awards highlight the leadership and academic accomplishments of our students and faculty. This year’s award recipients are:


Outstanding Senior in TIM, Kylie A. Gee

Outstanding Senior in Hospitality Management, Martina Kostalova

Outstanding Senior in Tourism & Transportation, Ryan T. Marme

Outstanding Senior in Tourism & Transportation, Timothy M. Rafael, Jr.

Outstanding Junior in Hospitality, Estelle M. Thach

Outstanding Junior in TIM, Trang L. Nguyen

TIM International Award of Excellence, Eun-Hae Whang

Dean's Scholar Award, Diane Z. Yang

Dean's Service Award, Natasha-Ann U. Akee

Dean's Spirit of TIM Award, Sheryll Ann U. Ines

Outstanding Graduate Student in TIM, Wen Yu

TIM Excellence in Teaching Award, Evan J. Jordan, PhD


Nā Kukui Award Winners and Sponsors.