Beginning in 2009, when the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) celebrated its 40th anniversary, exemplars were chosen by each department and unit to be honored at the annual COES celebrations. In 2012, student exemplars currently enrolled in AAS were added among those honored.
2013 AAS Student Exemplar-Lawrence Festin (AAS graduate student)
2012 AAS Exemplar–Ben Kobashigawa, PhD
2012 AAS Student Exemplar–Khay Hembrador (AAS major)
2011 AAS Exemplar–Janice Mirikitani
2010 AAS Exemplar–Laureen Chew, EdD
2009 AAS Exemplar–Daniel Phil Gonzales, JD