Alumni groups raise money for scholarships

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

Students at several campuses will benefit from scholarships supported by various University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association chapters in Hawaiʻi and on the mainland.

Bay Area Lūʻau raises $3,000 for 2011 scholarship

Two women in UH baseball hats

The UHAA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter held a scholarship fundraiser lūʻau on June 13 in Foster City, Calif. About 160 alumni and friends from the Bay Area attended, and the event raised more than $3,000 for a scholarship for the 2011 academic year.

Sportscaster Rick Quan was master of ceremonies. Special guests included UH alumnus and Oakland Raider Samson Satele, as well as the chapter’s 2010 scholarship winner, Brandee Fisher of Antioch, Calif., now a junior in nursing at UH Mānoa.

Hilo chapter awards two scholarships

(Erynn Tanimoto, Megan Venegas

UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association awarded scholarships to Erynn Tanimoto, left, and Megan Venegas.

Tanimoto graduated from Hilo High School and is a sophomore majoring in art at UH Hilo. She aspires to be an accomplished graphic designer and own a graphics and web design business.

Venegas is a graduate of Waiakea High School and UH Hilo, where she earned her BA in biology. She is a third-year doctoral student in the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy. Her goal is to specialize in pediatric pharmacy.

Social work alumni welcome grads, award scholarships

Alumni and Friends of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work held a social event for all alumni, supported the school’s re-accreditation process and participated in convocation on May 13.

As in previous years, the chapter presented graduates with a small gift and participated in the program. Board members and volunteers encouraged graduates to become UH Alumni Association members and affiliate with the social work chapter.

The chapter also gave annual scholarships to worthy social work students.

Las Vegas golf tournament yields $5,000 for scholarships

Golfers in golf carts

UHAA–Las Vegas celebrated its 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 15 and honored John Repetti of Boyd Gaming for his assistance with the tournament over the past decade.

There were 88 participants and the chapter raised nearly $5,000 to add to its scholarship fund.

The chapter awarded seven $1,000 scholarships for 2010. Recipient Ellie M. Keola is a Windward Community College student who is continuing at UH West Oʻahu. Rashida Vennie will continue at UH Mānoa as a sophomore. Bound for UH Mānoa for the first time are Shelby Goodwin, Green Valley High School; Perri Samano and Chelsea Van Billiard, Las Vegas Academy of International Studies; Keala Stender, Ed W. Clark High School; and Dimitri Novikov, Aiea High School

Alumni donate $10,000 to TIM school for software

Dave Evans presenting check to Juanita Liu

TIM International, Inc., contributed $10,000 to the UH Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management.

The gift will help in the purchase of upgraded software and equipment for the school’s Gee Technology Center and computer lab in George Hall.

President Dave Evans (BS ’79, MS ’06) presented Interim Dean Juanita Liu with a check during TIM’s 43rd Annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event last October.


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