Shidler alumni create student travel endowment

July 16th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in UHAA News

Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi

Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi have lived a life full of unique experiences and rich memories. Through their vast travels abroad and business ventures throughout Asia and the Pacific, the Siddiqis have gained a deep understanding and appreciation of the people and cultures that fuel the world’s global economy.

Hoping that future generations of business leaders will expand their knowledge and awareness through study abroad opportunities, the couple established the Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi Student Travel Endowment with a gift of $60,000 to Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

“We established this travel endowment for exceptional students who have the curiosity, but lack the financial resources to study abroad,” say Ulrike and Toufiq. “We want to encourage students to travel abroad so they can develop a better understanding of the issues affecting South and Southeast Asia.”

Ulrike is a successful entrepreneur and a proud Shidler executive MBA alumna. She has played an active role in alumni outreach for many years. Toufiq is president of GEE-21, an adjunct East-West Center senior fellow and an adjunct graduate faculty member in the UH Mānoa Department of Geography.

Information on endowments and other forms of giving is available at the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation website.

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