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We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

On the eve of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 season opener, a grassroots community group today announced the launch of We Get ‘Em!, a fundraising campaign to support University of Hawaii athletics. The campaign is led by longtime UH athletics supporters Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Raymond Noh of Noh Foods, and Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative, who made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. We Get ‘Em! came together as a result of people and organizations throughout the state standing up to support UH sports and its student athletes. 

“UH fans have immense pride!” said Noh. “Upon hearing of the financial challenges that the UH Athletics Department is facing, supporters throughout the state were looking for ways they could personally help the situation.”

Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Twenty-two students from four islands to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts in schools and communities statewide

The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council turns five today with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through a competitive application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island who help to raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use and provide a teen perspective on the campaign’s strategies and messages. 

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.

New Donation Expands Heléne Hilyer Hale “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment

New Donation Expands Heléne Hilyer Hale  “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment

HILO, HAWAI‘I—Barbara Hilyer of Portland, Ore., is building on her aunt Heléne H. Hale’s legacy of generosity by gifting real estate and creating a charitable remainder trust* to help grow the Heléne Hilyer Hale “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment. This augments a 2013 scholarship bequest from Heléne Hale herself that benefits UH Hilo students pursuing teaching careers. Together, these bequests represent Hale’s legacy commitment of more than $400,000.

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.