Kūpono Fall 2016
Hawaiian music education comes full circle
Hawaiian music connoisseurs Nancy Gustafsson-Rittenband and Victor Rittenband wrote songs that entertained and encouraged listeners to think of Hawaiian music on a deeper level. More than 40 years later, UH Mānoa alumnus, performer and educator Zachary Lum is doing the same.
442nd veteran “Uncle Joe” supports UH Athletics
For 97-year-old Jitsumi Yamakawa, watching UH sports is more than a pastime. Everything from football to golf, live broadcasts to rebroadcasts of exciting games, Uncle Joe tunes in to all things UH sports.
Recruiting world-class faculty
In Jing Ai’s risk management class, students are taught to think of risks as being closely linked to uncertainty. A risk can also be thought of as a deviation from the expected, something that Ai experienced while a finance student. Read about her journey, and the First Insurance Company of Hawaii Distinguished Professorship.
Hilton visits Culinary Institute of the Pacific
Daniel Hilton, grandson of the late founder of Hilton Hotels Conrad Hilton, recently visited the construction site of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. The Institute will give Hawai‘i’s students access to affordable, world-class culinary training.
Sky’s the limit for students’ dreams
A world map mounted on the wall of their home shows that Randy and Jean Jaycox love to travel. Fueled by their love of aeronautics and commitment to higher education, this retired Navy carrier pilot and former United Airlines flight attendant are supporting the Center for Aerospace Education at Windward CC.
Legacy of care and compassion
The Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust gave $500,000 to establish the Distinguished Professorship in Native Hawaiian Culture at the UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. The professorship will create an educational program anchored in Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge for future social workers and others.
First Hawaiian Bank drives students forward
For 12 years, the Hawai‘i High School Summer Auto Academy at Honolulu Community College has been giving high school students interested in the automotive industry the unique opportunity to hit the road to college running.
From construction to calling center
Matthew “Matt” Struba recalls his first few weeks at the UH Foundation Student Calling Center took some getting used to. Matt had been working construction jobs before coming to the calling center in 2014. But after two years and $100,000 in funds raised, Matt feels right at home.
Arthurs establish three Hawai‘i Island scholarships
Longtime Hawai‘i Community College administrator Dr. Barbara Arthurs and her husband Robert (Bob) Arthurs have pledged $127,000 to establish three endowments to support UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC students. Dr. Arthurs served the UH System for more than 20 years in several roles.
2016 Regents and Presidential Scholars
Meet the 2016 Regents and Presidential Scholars, a chosen few of Hawai‘i high school graduates with a record of outstanding academic achievements representing the best and brightest from across the state.
Evening of exploration
Donors learned about Windward CC programs that bridge earth and sky at this year’s donor celebration that began at the Palikū Theatre, followed by tours of the Veterinary Technology and Agripharmatech programs, Hōkūlani Imaginarium and Center for Aerospace Education, culminating with a reception.
Mahalo former faculty
Emeritus UH faculty gathered at UH Mānoa’s iLab for an afternoon of innovation and visualization. Guests enjoyed presentations and an exclusive opportunity to experience UH Mānoa’s iLab and LAVA Lab facilities, giving them a chance to interact with cutting-edge educational technology.