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Encouraging high-schoolers
Encouraging high-schoolers to do their part, “no matter how small”
June 4, 2018

As part of this mission, in partnership with the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), PaCES offers its summer environmental science program for high-school students, an intensive hands-on research experience for juniors and seniors.

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Joel Weaver, Tamah Nakamura and Sarita Rai
Two Backgrounds; One Love
May 31, 2018

Yoshihiro and Tamah Nakamura are an adventure story spanning oceans, cultures, and languages.  Theirs is also the tale of two people discovering themselves over a lifetime, through their love, and against multicultural backdrops.

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Clifford and Blanche Hee
Parents honor their sons by adding $2M to their scholarship endowment at Shidler College

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa received a $2 million bequest from the estate of Clifford and Blanche Hee to expand their scholarship in honor of their sons, Thomas and Michael Hee. Both sons unfortunately predeceased their parents due to complications arising from Hemophilia.

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University of Hawai‘i Receives $3.3 Million to Bolster College to Career Pathways across the State

The University of Hawai‘i (UH) today announced a $3 million grant from Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening America’s education to employment pathways, to continue the advancement of career pathways in Hawai‘i. In addition, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation provided a $300,000 grant to amplify the work across the state.

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Patriot Parents
A Tribute to Patriot Parents
May 24, 2018

Now, more than a hundred years after an ambitious young man and his picture bride began their story in America, their youngest child Esther Arinaga honors them with endowments in a tribute to their creativity, dedication, and struggle on behalf of others.

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DB and Marilyn Dunlap
Marilyn Dunlap creates a new fund to support Hawaiian Monk Seal Research at the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research

Marilyn Dunlap, associate director of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) and director of the Biological Electron Microscope Facility, has donated $45,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to create a new fund supporting Hawaiian Monk Seal research at the University of Hawai‘i’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) in honor of her late husband, DB Dunlap, and his tireless work researching and protecting Hawaiian Monk Seals on Oahu.

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