The TIM All Club BBQ is scheduled for this Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Sandy Beach. This event gives TIM students an opportunity to gather information about the student clubs and meet their members. Contact any TIM Club Officer for more information.


Event Date: 
Sun, 2017/02/26 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

TIM School alumnus, Dean Nakasone (1979), is the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association’s (HLTA) new Vice President. Dean has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is very familiar with HLTA’s operations having served on many of their committees, chaired their board of directors and Oahu Chapter, and was the chair of the 2016 statewide Visitor Industry Charity Walk that raised a record $2 million. He was the general manager of the Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort prior to joining HLTA. Dean was inducted into the TIM School's Hall of Honor in 2005.


The TIM School and TIM International, Inc., honored the Fall 2016 TIM graduates with a Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 16, at 5:00 p.m. in George Hall 227.


After receiving their certificates of achievement, the graduates joined family, friends, and supporters at a reception in the TIM School’s Sunset Reference Center.


Congratulations to the following Fall 2016 graduates:


Bachelor of Science


Kristin Arai Kellen Biss Rachel Chen
Hok Yi Cheung Amber Ching Ω η * Jinyoung Cho
Younghee Cho Courtney Contrades Alana Fosi
Nyla Fujii † Valerie Ganiban Ciera Garcia
Monet Gregory Mariah Marcos Hanki Reece Hotoke
Zidan Hu Di Bin Huang Lena Huang
Kallen Kajiyama Natsumi Kasayama Hyung Jin Kim
Brendan Korman Alyssa-Ashley Lardizabal Ying Li
Jia Xin Luo JiaHui Luo Ryan Marme
Jeremy Mauhili Vincent Maurice Lindsey McKelvie
Danielle Miller Akane Motoyoshi Ω η † * Melissa Mulalap
Samantha Nelson Swalve Mana Okazaki Yajing Ou
Katiana Ponce Roger Robbins Kareezma Rodriguez
Risa Seguerre Michael Sudol Dai Tanaka
Anh Tran Yoonjoon Um Yingyi Wu
Shuang Xia MengHan Xue Mitchell Yamada
Ian Yang Christopher Young  


Master of Science


Franco Amador-Alberoni

Sooyeon Shin




∑ Summa Cum Laude

Ω Magna Cum Laude

∆ Cum Laude

η Eta Sigma Delta

† Dean’s List

π ASUH Officer

*UHM Commencement Student Marshalls

This year’s TIMSA Tea Time with Alumni was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Sunset Reference Center. The event gives TIM students an opportunity to network with alumni from various sectors of the travel industry. Alumni were also able to give students important insights into the travel industry as well as offer invaluable career advice.

TIM School faculty, staff and TIM International Inc. Alumni Association Board Members got together prior to the start of the Fall semester for a Meet and Greet Lunch to network and exchange ideas about the TIM School.

The Generational Mentoring Program will pair 12 general managers from across the state with 12 students from travel industry management programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi. This is a special program sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) and developed especially for those students who aspire to pursue a career path that could lead to being a general manager or executive in Hawai‘i’s hospitality industry.


Students selected for this program are paired with their own Mentor for the duration of the seven-month program and will explore topics such as leadership, personal branding, preparing for your career, leading through change, and more. The program allows a unique bond and connection to be established between Mentor and Mentee through discussions, debates and sharing of personal experiences. Each of the leaders were hand-picked for their proven record in developing and mentoring their teams and helping grow the careers of the next generation of leaders.


“Generational mentoring is another logical step in the HLTA’s efforts to support young people who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry,” said Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO of HLTA, which is partnering with Here and Now Consulting to launch the training program.


“Mentoring the next generation of hospitality leaders in Hawaii is critical,” said Art Sarkissian, Here and Now Consulting founder and CEO.

TIM alumnus, Clinton K. Inouye (’80), has established a scholarship in his name to support undergraduate TIM majors. Clinton enjoyed a 29-year career with Starwood/Sheraton/Kyo-ya Hotels as a hotel systems manager in the IT Department, where he was responsible for implementing several innovative technologies that improved the efficiency of Sheraton Hotels in Hawaiʻi and San Francisco.


Clinton has served on the TIM International, Inc.’s (TIMI) Board for 10 years and as Treasurer for 8 years. Clinton also volunteers as TIMI’s events photographer, and can be found, with his camera, at virtually every TIM event. He is a life member of the UH Alumni Association and recently received the first TIMI Alumni Distinguished Service Award.


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