Jerald “Kimo” Alama Keaulana KSK’73 was honored at Honolulu Community College’s annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner in March 2018 at Dole Cannery’s Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms in Honolulu. He was recognized for his professional achievements and contributions to the community. Known by many as “Kimo,” he attended HCC twice – first, straight out of high school and then returning after working mainly in the tourism industry. He would later return as an instructor after 10 years teaching social studies with the state Department of Education. Kimo is heavily involved in Hawaiian music as a historian, kumu hula and competition judge, and a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning musician. He is currently a board member for the Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Lei o Lanikūhonua, the Mary Kawena Pukui Society and Waihona o nā Mele No‘eau.