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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.

La Pietra Student Receives 2014 National Merit Scholarship

La Pietra Student Receives 2014 National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners – including Angela Assante, a senior at La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the program.

 

The National Merit Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Assante earned a perfect composite score of 36 on her ACT test. Nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT test earns the top score.

 

“We are extremely proud of Angela’s achievements,” said Mahina Hugo, Head of School for La Pietra. “She has blossomed into a confident and driven young woman. We look forward to her embracing challenges of college and pursuing her dreams on a global scale.”

La Pietra Students Express Support for Nigerian Students

La Pietra Students Express Support for Nigerian Students

As part of being an all-girls school and the importance of education, students and faculty at La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls expressed themselves by wearing red for free dress day to bring awareness of the nearly 300 girls abducted in Nigeria.

 

La Pietra is Hawaii’s only non-denominational, fully accredited college preparatory school for girls grades 6 through 12. La Pietra offers an academic and social environment where girls can take risks and develop positive self-confidence. Each year La Pietra graduates young women who know how to think critically, lead confidently, be creative, express curiosity, and competently navigate the rapidly changing world. For more information go to: www.lapietra.edu.

 

Hawai‘i Pacific University is Gifted $125,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation

Hawai‘i Pacific University is Gifted $125,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation

The revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace as a vibrant hub for retail, residential and educational uses, gained its first major corporate supporter, with Bank of Hawaii Foundation donating $125,000 for the Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) Learning Commons.

 

The HPU Learning Commons will be a state-of-the-art learning and technology center that provides students and faculty with a modern space to collaborate, exchange ideas, socialize and learn as a group. Additionally, the space will help enrich Honolulu’s intellectual and cultural scene by providing a home for seminars on arts and culture, as well as think-tank sessions for a broad range of ages and demographics.