UAH donates to UH West Oʻahu’s risk management and insurance program.

The Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi (UAH) donated $11,140 to the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu risk management and insurance certificate program at the organization’s annual charitable golf tournament on July 24 at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach.

Platinum sponsor participating insurance companies and agencies include:

  • Atlas Insurance Agency
  • DTRIC Insurance Group
  • First Insurance Company of Hawaiʻi, Ltd.
  • GeoVera Holdings Inc.
  • Hawaiʻi Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC)
  • Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty Co.
  • Hawaiʻi Independent Insurance Agents Association
  • Island Insurance Co.
  • Risk Placement Services
  • TriCoast and Palomar Specialty Insurance Company
  • Zephyr Insurance Co.

Other gold and silver level sponsors donated $10,000 from the tournament as well as an additional $1,140 from National Interstate through a prize giveaway. The donation will be used for student scholarships and program development.

The risk management and insurance certificate program at UH West Oʻahu provides training for risk management, personal and commercial insurance professionals, and prepares students for licensure examination.

“Once again, the Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi has generously donated to UH West Oʻahu, allowing the university to continue to offer scholarships for risk management and insurance students,” said UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas. “Our program is the only one of its kind in the state. Together with Hawaiʻi’s insurance industry, we are working to provide tomorrow’s insurance professionals with the skills they need to be successful in high-demand careers.”

“The Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi is committed to the risk management insurance and certificate program at UH West Oʻahu to help develop and educate future insurance professionals,” said UAH President Lauren Aoki. “The insurance industry offers a wide variety of career options with great benefits. We highly encourage the next generation of students to learn more about this program and pursue rewarding careers in insurance.”

For more information, read the UH West Oʻahu news release.

—By Julie Funasaki Yuen