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Student Kudos

Posted on | April 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Student Kudos

A team of West Oʻahu students won the 2010 USA Students in Free Enterprise Hawaiʻi Regional Championship and will represent the university at the SIFE national championships in May. The West Oʻahu students on the team are Joseph Cereneche, Jonathan Chong, Juan Gutierrez, Tyrell Maae, Megan Nunez, Treena Paisley, Joseph Porter and Sara Valdez.

“I was really proud of our students because they worked really hard and gave of themselves to the community,” says Associate Professor Eun Ahn.

As part of the competition, students presented their service learning projects and successes to a panel of judges from throughout Hawaiʻi’s private sector business community. “Our students effectively and eloquently communicated their projects with corporate leaders,” says Ahn.

SIFE is a worldwide organization that brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. SIFE teams contribute their talents to various projects that improve the lives of people worldwide. SIFE participants demonstrate that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

Read the news release.