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.

The Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) International Honor Society held its 2016 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Sunset Reference Center. Congratulations to the newest ESD members: Minh Hien Luu, Kelsi-Ann Matsumoto, Lily Mei, Akane Motoyoshi, Estelle Thach, and Kelsey Ann Vea.












Left to right: Alyssa Doronio, Mia Fukumoto, Derek Lin, Keynote Speaker Julie Arigo, Minh Hien Luu, Kelsi-Ann Matsumoto, Lily Mei, Akane Motoyoshi, Estelle Thach, Kelsey Ann Vea, Dean Tom Bingham, Ederin Caraang. Photo courtesy of Clinton K. Inouye.


Mahalo to all the TIM alumni who attended the TIM International, Inc. (TIMI) Pau Hana Reception on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Sheraton Kauai Resort's Lava's Restaurant on Poipu Beach. Everyone had a great time catching up with former classmates as well as making new friends! TIMI hopes to see you at future alumni events. A big MAHALO to Peter Sit for coordinating the event and Clinton Inouye for again taking great photos!

Starting on October 10, 2016, TIM International, Inc. (TIMI) will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items during the 2016 TIM International Online Auction. Proceeds from the annual auction fund student scholarships and awards to outstanding students and faculty as well as student development activities and other TIM School programs.


TIM International, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and is the alumni association of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It was formed in 1968 under the guidance of then Dean Chuck Gee. The association has grown with the TIM School, which has over 4,000 alumni worldwide. The purpose of this organization is to provide active leadership in support of the School of Travel Industry Management through membership participation, image enhancement, financial commitment, and promotion of synergies among students, faculty, alumni and friends.


Please support TIMI and the TIM School by visiting the online auction site and bidding on an item!


Event Date: 
Mon, 2016/10/10 - 10:00am to Mon, 2016/10/24 - 4:00pm


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