News

UH breaks ground on RISE entrepreneurship, student housing facility

January 13, 2022

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa broke ground Thursday, January 13 on the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE), an innovation and entrepreneurship center/student housing facility on the site of the former Atherton YMCA across University Avenue from UH’s flagship campus.

$500K to UH RISE project by FHB Foundation, Walter A. Dods, Jr.

January 12, 2022

The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, in partnership with Walter A. Dods Jr., First Hawaiian Bank’s former chairman, president and CEO, have made a combined contribution of $500,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation.

Relationships (and technology) help connect the dots

January 11, 2022

When information management technology associate professor Prasanna Karhade logs into Zoom to teach his two courses at Shidler College, the gallery of boxes on his screen always includes more than his current roster. Former students, colleagues and industry experts invited to class often round out the group. Much like his own journey through academia, Karhade values personal relationships and the connections they can forge. 

Vargo named among world's top cited researchers of 2021

December 27, 2021

For the eighth consecutive year, Professor Stephen Vargo was named to Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list.

Entrepreneurship lesson turns proceeds into support for Shidler students

December 7, 2021

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa freshmen in the Shidler College of Business Direct Admit Program are getting hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, and proceeds earned are going towards helping future students in the program

Island Insurance Foundation gives $250K to UH RISE project

December 6, 2021

The Island Insurance Foundation has committed $250,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation in support of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s RISE project, raising the total of private donations for the project to $1 million.

Events

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., via Zoom 

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., via Zoom 

Register to Attend

Executive Vineyards 2022

5 p.m., The Royal Hawaiian Hotel 

TIM Alumni Association New Year Kick-off Event

5:30-7:30 p.m., DECK. at Queen Kapiolani Hotel 

Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism

5 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki

In The News

Life of a UH student, big wave surfer featured in new 2021 HIFF film

hawaii.edu/news
November 17, 2021

Wrenna Delgado, a junior accounting major, was the star of a new film featured at the 2021 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.

The Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2021

moneygeek.com
November 9, 2021

Lecturer Chuck Lopez shares some pros and cons of using rewards cards.

Resumption of Tourism in Living with COVID-19

youtube.com
October 24, 2021

Professor Jerry Agrusa discusses some of the pressing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will affect the travel industry.

Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship names new executive director

hawaii.edu
October 19, 2021

Sandra Fujiyama has been named executive director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE).

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.

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.