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First Insurance sponsors Shidler College of Business student awards and mentorship event

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902
Shidler College of Business
Posted: Apr 28, 2008

More than 400 Hawaii business professionals and students from the University of Hawaii at ManoaShidler College of Business attended last night‘s 47th "Business Night," at the Hilton HawaiianVillage sponsored by First Insurance of Hawaii. For the past three years, First Insurance of Hawaii,Ltd. has sponsored "Business Night," investing well over $75,000.

"We are truly grateful for First Insurance Company‘s continuous support of Business Night. As aresult of their support, this continues to be a first-class event enjoyed by business professionals andstudents alike," said V. Vance Roley, Dean of the Shidler College of Business. "We couldn‘t askfor a better partnership."

First Insurance of Hawaii, Ltd. has also supported the College‘s Internship and CareerDevelopment Office through internship placement and hiring of Shidler College of Businessstudents. In 2007, First Insurance established the $1 million First Insurance CompanyDistinguished Professorship to support the College‘s effort to recruit and retain faculty of thehighest caliber.

Since 1961, Business Night has matched students one-on-one with business professionals for anevening of learning and sharing. It is the College‘s premier student event, organized by ShidlerCollege of Business student, staff and faculty.

This year‘s event featured Shidler alumnus Eddie Flores, Jr., president and CEO of L&L Drive—Innand L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Restaurant Chain, as keynote speaker.Approximately $47,600 in cash awards was presented to top students in various fields of business.

All awards were donated by companies in Hawaii. See below the list of student awards andcompany sponsors.


Tony Lau -Special Junior in Accounting$1,000 - Hawaii Association of Public Accountants—Oahu Chapter

Khang Dang -Outstanding Junior in Accounting$1,500 - Ernst & Young LLP

Megumi Sasada -Special Senior in Accounting$1,500 - Ernst & Young LLP

Yinen Huang -Special Senior in Accounting$1,500 - KPMG LLP

David Kwon -Special Senior in Accounting$1,000 - Grant Thornton LLP

Xiao Li Yao -Special Senior in Accounting$1,000 - Hawaii Association of Public Accountants - Oahu Chapter

Jami Johnson -Outstanding Senior in Accounting$1,500 - Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants

Tony Lau -Outstanding Junior in Finance$1,500 - Actus Lendlease

Long Trinh -Outstanding Senior in Finance$1,500 - First Hawaiian Bank

Mark Mendes -Outstanding MBA Student in Finance$1,500 - Bank of Hawaii Corporation

Feng Wu -Outstanding PhD in Finance$1,500 - Finance Factors

Jonathan Honda -Outstanding Financial Analyst$1,500 - American Savings Bank

Matthew Ching -Outstanding Student in Financial Planning$1,500 - Financial Planning Association

Jaime Uota -Special Senior in Marketing$1,500 - Eddie Flores, Jr./L&L Drive Inn

Brian Aeder -Outstanding Junior in Marketing$1,500 - Enterprise Rent A Car

Erenst Anip -Outstanding Senior in Marketing$1,000 - Hawaiian Telcom

Lauren Kam -Outstanding Student in Human Resources Management$1,000 - Society of Human Resource Management Hawaii Education Foundation

Ivy Yeung -Outstanding Student in Human Resources Management$1,000 - Hawaii Employers Council

Christopher Jones -Outstanding Senior in Management$1,500 - Central Pacific Bank

Travis Harada -Special Senior in Technology$1,000 - BAE Systems

Anh Nguyen -Outstanding Senior in MIS$1,500 - Oceanic Time Warner

Kyle Izumigawa -Outstanding MBA in Technology$1,500 — Anonymous Alumnus

Andrew Kinder -Outstanding Senior in International Business$1,500 - Servco Pacific, Inc.

Parichat Suwansapap -Outstanding MBA Student in International Business$1,000 - Frank Boas

Adrian Pieron -Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship$2,000 - KTA Super Stores in honor of Koichi & Taniyo TaniguchiKhang Dang

Outstanding Junior -$1,500 - Hideo Noguchi International Scholarship Fund in the Center for Japanese GlobalInvestment & Finance

Tamlyn Toyama -Outstanding Senior$2,000 - Alexander & Baldwin

Timothy Ruel -Outstanding Master of Accounting Student$1,500 - Deloitte & Touche LLP

Katie Donovan -Outstanding MBA Student$2,000 - Hawaii National Bank

Monica Tse -David Bess Leadership Award$2,000 - Chris Helm

Adina Wakayama -Dean's Service Award$1,000 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii

Bryan Doyle -Dean's Spirit Award$1,000 - First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Sophia Yunis -Dean's Professional Development Award$2,000 - Financial Executives International