News

4 distinguished alumni inducted to Shidler Hall of Honor

October 8, 2021

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business celebrated four distinguished business leaders and alumni at its 2021 Hall of Honor Awards held virtually on Thursday, October 7. 

Wackers give $250,000 to UH RISE project as demolition begins

September 30, 2021

Former bank president Rich Wacker and his wife, Eileen, have committed a $250,000 gift to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation in support of the UH Mānoa’s Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) project, a world-class innovation and entrepreneurship facility coupled with student housing on the site of the former Atherton YMCA across from the flagship campus.

Next Gen Leaders provide hope for our future

September 10, 2021

Led by a team of Hawai‘i business leaders serving as mentors in the Next Gen Leaders Program, ten students, including three from Shidler College, spent this summer tackling some of Hawai‘i’s most complex topics – homelessness, environmental sustainability and systemic racism in an eight-week mentorship program hosted by the Jordan & Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation.

Student, mom, employee wins national accounting scholarship

August 30, 2021

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business undergraduate student is the state’s lone recipient of a $10,000 national scholarship to benefit outstanding students who are likely to pursue a career as an auditor. Wrenna Delgado, a junior accounting major, was named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) scholar for the 2021–22 academic year.

World-renowned restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi to serve as UH lecturer

August 19, 2021

The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) in University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business welcomes world-renowned restaurateur and entrepreneur Roy Yamaguchi as a lecturer this fall. Yamaguchi is an award-winning Japanese-American chef, author, entrepreneur and television personality who boasts more than 45 years in the industry.

International marketing students collaborate with Netherlands counterparts

August 17, 2021

Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many faculty members to get even more creative. For one University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business instructor, overcoming challenges was paramount to provide marketing graduate students with a valuable global education and enhanced student learning experience.

Events

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Scholarship Luncheon 2021

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Online

Virtual Info Session: 2022 Distance Exec MBA & Master of HR

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Virtual Info Session: Master of Science Programs

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Virtual Info Session: Global MBA & Master of Accounting

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Virtual Info Session: Master of Science Programs

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In The News

Hotel Business - Brand Builder, David Kong

hotelbusiness.com
October 15, 2021

TIM alumnus David Kong, President and CEO of Best Western Hotel Group, leaves Best Western at end of 2021 with a lasting and respected legacy. 

University of Hawaii Shidler College inducts four Isle. business leaders into Hall of Honor

bizjournals.com
October 8, 2021

Sherry Menor-McNamara, Elliot Mills, Shannon Okinaka, and Anthony Wong are inducted into  this year's Hall of Honor.

Rich, Eileen Wacker give $250K boost to University of Hawaii entrepreneurship project

bizjournals.com
September 28, 2021

Rich and Eileen Wacker donate $250,000 to support the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) project.

U.S. visitors willing to pay more for authentic, sustainable experiences

hawaii.edu/news
September 20, 2021

Professor Jerry Agrusa finds that visitors are willing to pay more for authentic, sustainable experiences such as working in a taro patch or helping to rebuild ancient Hawaiian fishponds.

UH campuses among best in U.S. for academic excellence, value, diversity

hawaii.edu/news
September 12, 2021

Shidler College of Business continues to rank #14 for international business programs and moves up to #106 for the best undergraduate business programs.

The Best Travel Credit Cards of 2021

moneygeek.com
September 8, 2021

Lecturer Chuck Lopez discusses what to look for when comparing travel credit cards. 

Class Notes

Class Notes: Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004)

June 7, 2018

Shidler alums Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004) moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2005 after graduating from UH Manoa.

Class Notes: Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982)

June 6, 2018

Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982) has been re-elected to the board of the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. He will serve a three-year term. Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite enthusiast.

Class Notes: Richard Baker (BBA 2014)

June 5, 2018

Richard Baker (BBA 2014) has joined Facebook as an operations analyst. Previously, Baker was an audit senior at Deloitte. Along with a BBA from Shidler, Baker also holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese from UH Manoa.

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000)

May 21, 2018

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000) has been named the 2018 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year. Grace is president and CEO of S.E.T. - Pacific, Inc., an energy systems contractor based in Tamuning, Guam. Grace accepted her award at the Businesswoman of the Year gala in April and was featured on the cover of the May issue of Guam Business Magazine.