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FilCom Center Hosts UH Diversity Program’s 40th Anniversary

The University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Friends of Operation Manong marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of Operation Manong (OM) March 25 at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.


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Maxilyn Tamanaha, Pelias and Sonomi Espinosa, Rey Aguda, Jaybee, Janel, Ronillie and Arnel Joson, Jason Aguda, Rose May Aguda and Melissa Aguda.

OM, which became the Office of Multicultural Student Services in 2000, was founded in 1971 and was one of the first UH programs to address campus diversity and promote equal access to higher education.

OM has developed community outreach services, works to increase the number of underrepresented groups at on campus, provides scholarships and prepares students for college-level study.

University of Hawaii alumni, students and supporters celebrate Operation Manong’s 40th anniversary at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.