The East-West Center Association would like to congratulate Ricardo (Ric) Trimillos on his receipt of the Manoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. Established by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Graduate Division in 2005, the Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award allows graduate students to nominate faculty for excellent mentoring, one of the foundations of outstanding graduate education.
Ric Trimillos is a professor of Asian studies and ethnomusicology and his purview is broadly based expressive arts in their social environment. A member and/or chair of over 10 thesis and doctoral committees, he has been an active mentor for graduate students since the beginning of his career. Ric has been actively involved in bringing indigenous Filipino musicians to national folk festivals in the United States and has worked on publications and articles in three languages.
Ric is an active member of the East-West Center Association serving as the Co-Chair for Program of the 50th Anniversary Alumni Conference and Vice President for Programs.
Ric will be formally feted on September 15, 2009 at the University’s convocation. Following this event the School of Pacific and Asian Studies will be organizing a table at the convocation luncheon. If you would like to join this table, please contact Marissa Robinson.