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CANCELLED | 19th Annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism 

** This event has been CANCELLED and rescheduled in 2021 **

The impact of the COVID-19 virus is rapidly changing the way we plan and move forward with our events. We regret to inform you that our School of Travel Industry Management’s Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism on April 30 – has been cancelled.  We will post updates on a new date for 2021 once that has been determined.  

Our first concern remains the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. We are extremely grateful for the support we have received and look forward to seeing you at a later date as we honor and celebrate Paul Kosasa, president & CEO of ABC Stores and TIM alumnus Glenn Vergara, general manager of Waikiki Resort Hotel.

We encourage you to check our website for updates about this event and other impacted events moving forward. For the latest news on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jamie Watanabe at

The TIM School continues the tradition of honoring a “legacy in tourism” since its 1999 inception. The esteemed event honors individuals and organizations who have made significant and long-term contributions to the travel industry. Over the years, proceeds from this celebration have provided support for the School’s programs such as the establishment of the Gee Technology Learning Center at the TIM School, scholarships, and Nā Kukui (Executive Mentor/Student Program). Since 2011, 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit student scholarship awards.

We invite you to join us for the 2020 Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism on April 30!

This year, our honorees are:

Paul Kosasa
President & CEO
ABC Stores

Glenn Vergara, BBA ‘84
General Manager
Waikiki Resort Hotel

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