Leonard and Rebecca Kamp establish $50,000 scholarship endowment at the Shidler College of Business

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902
Shidler College of Business
Martha Hanson, (808) 956-3716
UH Foundation
Posted: Feb 15, 2008

HONOLULU The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recently received a gift of $25,000 from alumnus Leonard Kamp and his wife Rebecca toward the establishment of the Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Endowed Scholarship. The initial $25,000 gift was matched by Shidler‘s
Matching Gift Funds to total $50,000. The scholarship will support undergraduate and graduate students with preference to students who have volunteered in the Peace Corps or were former members of the University of Hawaiʻi Men‘s Basketball team.

"Life has been good to my wife Becky and me. I consider myself fortunate to be able to set up this endowed scholarship at the College," said Kamp. "Hopefully fellow alumni will step up and, to paraphrase John Kennedy‘s challenge, ʻask what they can do for their university.‘"

Kamp came to Hawaiʻi in 1963 as part of the Peace Corps training program on the Big Island and spent the next two years constructing roads and airports in North Borneo. Upon his return to Hawaiʻi, Kamp earned his bachelor‘s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi in 1967, and began
working for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction, a subsidiary of Dillingham. In 1983, Kamp was promoted to vice president and relocated to Singapore to oversee projects in the South East Asia region. Two years later, he returned to Hawaiʻi and purchased a specialty subcontracting company. Kamp sold
the company in 1995.

Kamp received his Executive MBA from the Shidler College of Business in 1979.

"Our alumni play a significant role in our continued success by providing leadership and resources to help us reach the next level," said Vance Roley, dean of UH Shidler College of Business. "Lenny has been one of those loyal supporters that understands our needs and continues to give generously of his time as well as financially. With this scholarship, Lenny and Becky will help deserving students reach their educational goals."

Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw said, "I‘m very grateful to Leonard and Rebecca Kamp for their gift and their continuous support of the University. It‘s always an honor when our alumni invest in our students. However, this scholarship is unique because it is intended to recognize students that have dedicated a part of their life to serving others and the University."


About the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Established in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the College was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. The Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management education and is consistently ranked
among the nation's top 25 graduate schools for international business by U.S.News & World Report. Long recognized for its Asia-Pacific focus, the College is a professional school, offering a wide variety of degree, certificate and executive programs. The College places a strong emphasis on the development of management skills, entrepreneurship and the management of business information technology. The UH
Shidler College of Business is the only graduate program in the State of Hawai'i accredited by AACSB International. For more information, visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu.


About the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation

The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is an independent, university-related, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise private funds according to priorities determined by the academic leadership of the University of Hawaiʻi and approved by the Board of Regents. Founded in 1955, the Foundation provides
a full range of fund raising and alumni relations services for all 10 UH campuses. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.uhf.hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu