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Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Veteran University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa plant breeder and corn expert Dr. James Brewbaker has established an endowed fellowship with outright and estate gifts totaling $1 million. The James L. Brewbaker endowed fellowship will assist full-time graduate students who are studying plant breeding in the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).  

Ron and Alice Taniguchi Endow Pharmacy Scholarship

Ron and Alice Taniguchi Endow Pharmacy Scholarship

Dr. Ronald Taniguchi and his wife, Alice, have made a $25,000 pledge to fund an endowed scholarship to support third and fourth year students at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  Recipients will be high school graduates from the neighbor islands of Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i, and have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to community service. 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Toyota 2014 Dream Car Art Contest

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Toyota 2014 Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all Hawaii student artists age 15 years and younger to create a drawing of “Your Dream Car” for Toyota Hawaii’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Original, hand-drawn entries must be submitted by January 31, 2014 to any Toyota dealer statewide or mailed to Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, P.O. Box 2788, Honolulu, Hawaii 96803-2788. Entry forms and rules are available online now at ToyotaHawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. One lucky winner could receive a trip to Japan to participate in the Toyota Motor Corporation world competition, while Hawaii finalists will receive an iPad Mini® with Retina Display or cash. New this year, Toyota Hawaii will award five teachers throughout the State of Hawaii a $250 gift card for art materials and supplies.

 

 

New Kaiser High Basketball Coaches Look to Re-Energize Program, Teach Life Skills to Players

New Kaiser High Basketball Coaches Look to Re-Energize Program, Teach Life Skills to Players
Branden Kawazoe Takes Over as Head Coach Supported by Three New Assistants 

HAWAI‘I KAI – A new coaching staff with a fresh perspective on re-energizing the Kaiser High School basketball program for the student body and Hawai‘i Kai community is taking shape this fall. 

Head Coach Branden Kawazoe is beginning his first year leading the Cougars basketball program, supported by three first-year assistant coaches, Kainoa Scheer, Jamie Weaver, and Drew Gregerson (see bios below). All four have accrued coaching or playing experience in college or high school at accomplished programs. 

“This is a very exciting time for our coaching staff and Kaiser basketball.

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation Welcomes New CFO, Paul Y. Kobayashi, Jr

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation Welcomes New CFO,  Paul Y. Kobayashi, Jr

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is happy to announce that Paul Y. Kobayashi, Jr. is joining the senior leadership team as vice president for administration/chief financial officer. In this capacity, Kobayashi will be responsible for directing all aspects of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s financial management, information systems and infrastructure, central development services and human resources management. He will also work closely with the board of trustees and in particular the executive, audit, real estate and investment committees of the board.

Kobayashi comes to the Foundation with extensive experience in corporate enterprise and higher education. Most recently, Kobayashi served as the executive assistant to the vice president of budget and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Hawai‘i System. Prior to that he was the director – financial management and controller at the University of Hawai‘i.

UH Foundation Welcomes Cordova, Henry and Szymanowski to Team

UH Foundation Welcomes Cordova, Henry and Szymanowski to Team

The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is happy to announce that three development professionals have joined the team, and a promotion.

DCCA Calls on Teams to Compete in Statewide Competition

DCCA Calls on Teams to Compete in Statewide Competition

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner celebrates the 10th anniversary of the LifeSmarts Competition in Hawaii and announces the start of the 2013-2014 season. For the last 10 years , DCCA has sponsored the LifeSmarts competition in Hawaii with more than 800 local student participants.

LifeSmart is a fun, educational competition run by the DCCA and the National Consumers League that tests middle school and high school students nationwide on real-life consumer issues through online quizzes and live competition. It is a FREE consumer education competition open to teens in grades 6-12.