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New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings  Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

Hawai`i Island - Thanks to an innovative partnership between Kamehameha Schools Extension Educational Services Division, UH Hilo, and the DOE Complex covering Kea`au, Ka`u, and Pahoa, 25 Hawaii Island Kea`au High School students will experience first-hand what studying and living on the UH Hilo campus is like.

Big Island “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Championship Results

Big Island “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Championship Results

In conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, HI-PAL held two “Click It or Ticket” events to provide education and encourage seat belt use for youth and adults.

On the weekend of May 31-June 1, the “Click It or Ticket” High School Basketball Championship was held at Pāpaʻikou Gym. One hundred seven youths from 12 teams participated in the tournament with Kohala running past the Kona Stingrays 66-40 to claim the championship. Kealen Figueroa led Kohala with 15 points. Tolby Saito scored 25 for the runners-up.

On the same weekend, HI-PAL and B-Elite co-hosted the Honomū Fun Day Click it or Ticket tournament. Fifty-five youth from eight teams participated in the event. Ballaz Inc. was crowned champions of the 8-and-under division as well as the 10-and-under division.

HMSA Foundation Funds Colon Cancer Screening for Native Hawaiian Men, and Healthy Aging Education

HMSA Foundation Funds Colon Cancer Screening for Native Hawaiian Men, and Healthy Aging Education

The HMSA Foundation has awarded $93,300 to support two innovative new UH initiatives that will help improve the quality of life for Hawai‘i’s aging residents, and the health of Native Hawaiian men.

“Keeping Hawai‘i residents in the best health possible is a team effort that requires the combined efforts of individuals, their friends and family members, health care providers, and our community. Part of each person’s responsibility is to proactively do things for themselves and those around them,” said Mark Forman, executive administrator of the HMSA Foundation. “The Colon Cancer Screening program helps Native Hawaiian Men learn how to screen themselves through self-testing. The Healthy Aging Online Videos will give family caregivers much needed information so they can support the efforts of their health care providers. Both of these programs focus on the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s population and will help us work together to achieve a healthier Hawai‘i.”

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History, College of Arts and Sciences

HILO –Practicing Hilo dentist and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa faculty member Patsy Fujimoto is honoring her former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo history professor David Purcell, by establishing an endowment at UH Hilo with a $500,000 gift. The David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History in the College of Arts and Sciences will enable the department to bring distinguished historians to campus, and increase the amount of expertise in American, Asia/Pacific and European history, as well as in other fields of history.

More than $1M Raised to Establish Senator Daniel K. Akaka Scholarship

More than $1M Raised to Establish Senator Daniel K. Akaka Scholarship

OHA and Kamehameha Schools lead the way

 

"It is our pleasure to announce the establishment of the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment, which will help create the next generation of Native Hawaiian leaders who can carry on the Senator's legacy of selfless service and commitment to his community.”

Walter Dods, co-chair, Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment Committee

HAWAI‘I - Friends of Senator Daniel Akaka from Hawai‘i and around the nation, are commemorating the senator's outstanding life accomplishments by establishing the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment. The co-chairs of the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment Committee are Walter A. Dods, Jr., Bert A. Kobayashi, Sr., Lawrence S. Okinaga and Joan M. Ohashi.

Saltchuk HI Companies Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii Petroleum, & Young Bros Give $140,000 to Shidler

Saltchuk HI Companies Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii Petroleum, & Young Bros Give $140,000 to Shidler

Scholarships support Neighbor Island students in the Distance Learning Executive MBA program.

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received a scholarship gift of $140,000 from Saltchuk Hawai‘i companies, including Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaii Petroleum, and Young Brothers , to help Neighbor Island students obtain an MBA. The scholarships will be awarded to students entering the 2014 – 2016 cohort of the Distance Learning Executive MBA program starting this fall, and will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island and be a State of Hawai‘i resident.

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.