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Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. announced the recipients of its scholarship program for the 2014–2015 academic year. Cynthia Sigler, Corey Snider and Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka were awarded scholarships of $2,500 each based on their academic performance and goals, financial need and extracurricular activities. Kiewit’s program, now seven years in the running, received over 56 entries from high school seniors pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture or construction management.

“Kiewit strives to support local students, especially in their goals to pursue higher education,” said Sharon Thom, senior vice president and Hawaii area manager of Kiewit Building Group. “We’re proud to say that we have had the opportunity to hire engineers who once benefitted from Kiewit scholarships. Being able to participate in the growth of these students into young professionals is the most rewarding part of this program.”

Johnson Controls promotes green learning with gift for scholarships & equipment

Johnson Controls promotes green learning with gift for scholarships & equipment

HAWAI‘I - Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, recently awarded a $57,895 grant to the University of Hawai‘i.  Their gift supports student scholarships for the UH and Johnson Controls Fellows Program, HVAC scholarships, and equipment for Honolulu CC’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (RAC) program.

Vice President for Community Colleges Dr. John Morton said, "Sustainability is an important goal but also an important value for the UH Community Colleges.  Our work with Johnson Controls, Inc. has helped move us forward in reaching this sustainability goal.  We thank JCI for their continued support and partnership, and for this generous gift in support of training the future workers in Hawai‘i's green industries."

Damien opens with biggest student body in quarter century

Students arrived for the 53rd opening of Damien Memorial School on Monday morning (Aug. 4). The school, which turned coed in 2012, is welcoming its biggest student body in over a quarter century: 662. According to Damien president and CEO Bernard Ho., thirty percent of that number are girls. Damien has grades 6 to 12.

It was also the first day for new principal, Brother Daniel Casey, who succeeds Brother Peter Zawot.

Zawot is leaving after four years in Hawaii to assume a provincial leadership position with the Christian Brothers in his home state of New Jersey. Casey is from Chicago.

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.

Study of Hawaiian medicinal plants sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM professions

Study of Hawaiian medicinal plants sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM professions

Kamehameha Schools Partners with Kapi‘olani CC on Project Olonā

 

HONOLULU - Kamehameha Schools has awarded Kapi‘olani Community College $50,000 to fund a new program called Project Olonā. Project Olonā will engage 12 Native Hawaiian students in the comparison of plant growth rates using traditional soil and hydroponic systems.

First-year college students will apply hands-on research to identify the active ingredients of Hawaiian medicinal plants and to compare the difference in the chemical potency of these plants when grown using different methods. Students will also discover and be able to validate potential healing properties of traditional medicinal plants through their knowledge of chemistry.

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Windward Community College’s student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years.

Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary  With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. summer interns led volunteers, friends and families building and installing a stage and stadium benches at Pearl City Elementary this month.  The group spent over 700 hours on the project, enabling Pearl City Elementary students to attend outdoor classes in the amphitheater.

“We are proud of our outstanding interns who lead projects such as this every year.  One of Kiewit’s core values is stewardship as we strive to create a better Hawaii for future generations,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group.  “Our program provides students, our future builders, with mentorship and hands on experience in the construction industry.  It is amazing what our young people are able to accomplish today.”