Harold Bugado ’66

Distinguished Alumni Citation

A well-respected and recognized public servant in his beloved home of Hawaii, and a retired Air Force veteran, Bugado is an excellent example of a Willamette alumnus living the university’s noble motto.

In a remarkable 36-year career with the County of Hawai'i Parks and Recreation department, Bugado transformed the island’s services for seniors and people with disabilities. As director of elderly services and activities, he oversaw six major programs that provided critical information, assistance, transportation and in-home services. In recognition of his selfless commitment to others, the Hawaii House of Representatives and state Senate honored Bugado as an outstanding civic servant.