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Ah Quon McElrath
Keeping Labor Leader’s Story Alive
January 14, 2019

Ah Quon McElrath (1915-2008), aka “AQ,” was one of the most important labor and community leaders in Hawai‘i’s history.

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School class field trip photo
Subaru Telescope Continues to Support ‘Imiloa Field Trips for Local Keiki

More Hawai‘i Island schoolchildren are receiving an opportunity to benefit from curriculum-related field trips to the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center during the 2018-2019 academic year, thanks to a gift from the Japan Foundation for Promotion of Astronomy through Subaru Telescope.

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C. Scott Wo and UH West Oahu donor
Nā Pou Hana donors honored for their generosity with plaques, ceremony
December 6, 2018

UH West Oʻahu’s largest donors were celebrated and honored on Friday, when plaques noting their contributions were unveiled on specially designed plaques in the newly opened Administration and Health Sciences Building.

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Group photo of foster children including Grace Hendricks-Schleinkofer
Giving local foster kids hope for future
December 5, 2018

Hawai‘i has approximately 1,500 children in foster care programs. Joanne Wood’s family foundation, the Michael B. Wood Foundation, advocates for these children. Wood said that while foster families protect children from dangerous family situations, it is far too common for children to be shuffled between foster families until they ‘age out’ of the system. 

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Eōmailani K. Kukahiko
Building on Hawaiian Immersion Educators’ Legacy
November 30, 2018

As part of the endowment, Kukahiko will receive $10,000 over two semesters to support the development of her program, Kauhale Kumu (teacher community), which focuses on the holistic retention of teachers in the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) Hawaiian Immersion Program.

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L-R: Edward Shultz, Shirley Daniel and Kay Chung
Endowments Bring People around the Pacific Together
November 30, 2018

Kyung Sun “Kay” Chung is the benefactor of several scholarship endowments at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, aiming for increased understanding and appreciation of U.S. linkages to Korea’s culture, economy and law.

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