Remembering Houghton “Buck” Freeman

Houghton and Doreen Freeman (Photo Credit: Paul Rogers, Stowe, VT)

Houghton “Buck” Freeman died on December 2, 2010 at his home in Vermont.  Born in China and after a long and successful career as a businessman in Asia, Buck became a generous philanthropist, supporting numerous projects relating to education, the environment, and Asia.  The Freeman Foundation, which he and his wife Doreen founded, has its Hawaii office on the 4th floor of Burns Hall and has supported many EWC activities including the New Generation Seminar, the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), Jefferson Fellows, and the AsiaPacificEd Program. The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) was established with a large initial gift from the Freeman Foundation. The Foundation has also supported many programs at the University of Hawaii.  For their role in US-Asia relations, the EWC gave Buck and Doreen the Asia Pacific Community Building award in 2005.  The EWC extends its deepest condolences to the Freeman family.  Buck will be sorely missed.