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Saltchuk gives Shidler College of Business $140,000 for scholarships

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-5645
College of Business-External Relations Office
Posted: May 9, 2014

Pat Rosa, Glenn Hong and Kimo Haynes.
Pat Rosa, Glenn Hong and Kimo Haynes.
Paul E. Stevens, Vance Roley and Glenn Hong.
Paul E. Stevens, Vance Roley and Glenn Hong.

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received a scholarship gift of $140,000 from Saltchuk Hawai‘i companies, including Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaiʻi Petroleum and Young Brothers, to help neighbor island students obtain an MBA. The scholarships will be awarded to students entering the 2014-2016 cohort of the Distance Learning Executive MBA program starting this Fall, and will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island and be a State of Hawai‘i resident.

Said Young Brothers President Glenn Hong, “Saltchuk is proud to support Hawai‘i’s future by emphasizing education and leadership development initiatives. The Shidler College of Business Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides opportunities to neighbor island students with a quality program.  Saltchuk is pleased to be able to provide funding to help further the education of Hawai‘i’s future leaders."

Added Shidler Dean Vance Roley, “I’m grateful to Saltchuk Hawai‘i companies for the continuous support of our neighbor island students enrolled in the Distance Learning EMBA program.  Since 2006, Saltchuk Resources Inc. and its Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies have given the Shidler College of Business a total of $530,000 in scholarships, affirming their commitment to developing future business leaders on the neighbor islands and supporting the communities they serve.”

The Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides a unique hybrid approach to teaching that combines the Internet, state-of-the-art distance learning technology and traditional teaching methods. The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on O‘ahu. The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees—all without leaving home.

For more information on the Distance Learning Executive MBA program, please visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu/executive.

Full captions:

Top photo: From left are Pat Rosa, chief operating officer, Aloha Air Cargo; Glenn Hong, president, Young Brothers Ltd.; and Kimo Haynes, president, Hawaiʻi Petroleum Co. Inc.

Bottom photo:  From left are Paul E. Stevens, president and CEO, Foss Maritime Co.; Dean Vance Roley, Shidler College of Business, UH Mānoa; and Glenn Hong, president, Young Brothers Ltd.