Menlo College Alumnus Receives St. Francis of Assisi Award

John Henry Felix ‘49

Atherton, CA – September 25, 2017 – Menlo College is proud to announce that distinguished alumnus and Emeritus Trustee John Henry Felix ’49 has been awarded the 2017 Spirit Award by the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. The recognition commemorates Dr. Felix’s “lifetime of community service and charitable giving.”

The St. Francis award is only the latest recognition extended to recognize the humanitarian values of John Henry Felix. Dr. Felix exemplifies the values and skills Menlo College aspires to instill in its graduates. His distinguished career over five decades encompassed roles as an entrepreneur and corporate executive, as well as government service, labor relations, diplomacy, education, and community service. His service included nine years as a member of the Menlo College Board of Trustees, from 1995 to 2004.

A native of Hawaii, Dr Felix is an alumnus of Menlo College, Harris Manchester College (MA) and Walden University (PhD). He has written seven books. He is currently chair, president and CEO of HMAA, a health insurance company. He represents the governments of Portugal and Spain in Hawaii as honorary consul, is a former dean of the Consular Corps of Hawaii and is the recipient of several prestigious decorations from the governments of Portugal and Spain. Dr Felix is also the recipient of the highest honors from the American Red Cross (Harriman Award, 1976) and the International Red Cross (Henri Dunant Medal, 1983). He received the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Award for outstanding community and public service.

The Trustees of Menlo College are delighted to add their voice to the chorus of accolades deservedly flowing to Dr. Felix with this latest honor. T. Geir Ramleth ’87, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said that “We could not be more proud of Dr. Felix’s lifetime of achievements. This latest honor is one more well-deserved achievement in a lifetime filled with accomplishments and honors.”