Raymond Baker's $50,000 gift will support grounds and living collections at Lyon Arboretum
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — As a Lyon Arboretum staff member for 38 years, Raymond Baker knows firsthand the tremendous impact funding in strategic areas can make. Upon retirement, he made a gift of $50,000 to establish the Raymond F. Baker Fund for Grounds and Living Collections at the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. This fund will support the grounds and living collections of the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Thanks to a $25,000 award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers in the Botany Department and scientists with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will advance our understanding of how changed land-use has impacted endangered green sea turtles.
Medical Technology Department resumes admitting baccalaureate degree program students
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Financial support from two of Hawaiʻi's largest clinical testing companies has helped save the state's only professional training program in the field of medical technology. Thanks to more than $100,000 in support from Clinical Laboratories of Hawaiʻi, LLP and Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc., the John A.
(Honolulu/Hilo, Hawaiʻi) — Wayne Y. and Laurie Hamano of Kailua, have created the Momoyo Hamano Endowed Excellence Scholarship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to honor Wayne's mother, Momoyo Hamano, who lives in Hilo. The Hamanos started this endowment with a $25,000 gift. Thanks to the Student Access and Success Fund--a matching gift program made possible by a donation from an anonymous donor--UH Hilo is matching the Hamano's donation dollar-for-dollar, effectively doubling its impact.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is pleased to announce that Mariko Miho has accepted a new position as the senior director of development for the University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu. She will be working with UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni to cultivate and steward individual major gift donors. She will also be working with senior UH Foundation leadership on campaign planning, in partnership with the UHWO leadership team. Mariko previously served as the senior director of development for the community colleges.
(Hilo, Hawaiʻi) — Shortly before stepping down on June 30, Chancellor Rose Tseng announced receipt of the largest bequest to UH Hilo in its history. A generous gift of $810,000 was made to the university from the estate of the late Howard and Yoneko Droste, longtime Hilo faculty members who taught at the campus for a combined total of 45 years. The Droste bequest will support the Art and English Departments and enable UH Hilo to enhance offerings in both areas.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — With a $100,000 gift, Monsanto Company has established the Monsanto Scholarship Fund in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Their goal is to support the education of students interested in the plant sciences, including plant biotechnology and biological engineering. The scholarship award can be used for costs associated with attendance including tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business receives $60,000 student travel endowment from Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi recently donated $60,000 to establish The Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi Student Travel Endowment at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business to enhance students’ education and understanding of South and Southeast Asia. The endowment will be used for airfare, meals, lodging, conference fees and research.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Fred Mason Bullard, a world-renowned pioneer in the study of volcanology, general geology and geophysics, will be forever remembered through an endowed fellowship his daughter Thaïs Freda Bullard established in his name before she passed away last year.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The world just got a little closer to understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders thanks to the Litchman family of Honolulu. With a gift of $150,000, Claire, Mark, Bambi and Marlene Litchman have started the Litchman Family Endowment for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Mental Illness. This endowment will help fund research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Part-time Kailua residents Elizabeth and Dr. Richard Grossman, are funding the tuition for a full-time medical student, from start to finish, through their newly established Elizabeth and Richard Grossman Scholarship at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). This four-year scholarship, established with their $120,000 pledge, will support a Hawaiʻi resident who intends to practice medicine in Hawaiʻi upon completion of their medical training.
Scholarships funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — UH Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) announced today that it is one of 63 schools that will receive funding to award five scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN).