Memorial service planned for lecturer Vincent Kelly PollardUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Aug. 23, 2010
Vincent Kelly Pollard, a lecturer with Asian Studies and a cooperating graduate faculty member at UH Mānoa, died on June 1 at Straub Hospital after a stroke. He was 65.
A memorial service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, August 30, at the rainbow shower tree next to Henke Hall, the second tree from East-West Road.
Pollard earned a PhD in political science from UH Mānoa, and taught many courses as a lecturer in that department, as well as in Asian Studies and the Liberal Studies Program, and at UH West O‘ahu and the community colleges.
He was a faculty affiliate at the Center for Philippine Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies. He did extensive field research work in the Philippines, and taught many related courses about the country.
Pollard was a popular teacher, and a prodigious scholar and writer with a worldwide reputation in all aspects of Asian contemporary affairs, including film and popular culture.