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Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture

Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture
HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Group 70 International (G70), Hawai‘i’s largest kama‘āina design firm rallied its employees and business associates to collectively contribute $60,000 to the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture (UHSoA) fund drive this month. A check presentation was held on Dec. 3 at Group 70’s downtown office where G70 Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.D., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP, presented to Daniel Friedman, PhD, dean of the school. The $60,000 donation includes contributions from G70 UHSoA alumni staff and its consultants including: Albert Chong Associates, Inc., Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC, Coffman Engineers, Inc., ControlPoint Surveying, Inc., Englekirk Partners, Hirata and Associates, Inc., Inatsuka Engineering LLC, Kai Hawaii, Inc., Masa Fujioka & Associates, Randolph H.

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii in support of the organization’s Lifelong Mentoring Programs.  Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation, presented the $15,000 check to KAMP Hawaii Executive Director Aaron Kamau, KAMP Hawaii youth mentors and members of its Mentors-in-Training program at a presentation ceremony held at Farrington High School.

Founded in 2005, Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization that focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth and children with disabilities. KAMP Hawaii’s goal is to provide outreach programs that reach all youth from every spectrum of society. 

Robert Landau Named New Executive Director Of Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt, who is retiring.

Landau has worked as an educator, principal, superintendent and director for notable schools across the globe. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the prestigious Singapore American School in Singapore. His career has spanned nearly forty years in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was chosen as HAIS executive director after an extensive search within and outside of Hawaii.

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

Sacred Hearts Academy student Travels to Russia

Sacred Hearts Academy student  Travels to Russia

Sacred Hearts Academy senior Zoe Sprott spent seven weeks over the summer learning the Russian language in Kirov Russia.   

Zoe was awarded a merit-based scholarship by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, to study language and culture through immersion in a host country. 

Sprott, one of fifteen students from the United States, lived in a dormitory among Russian peers for three weeks and spent the rest of the summer living with a host family.  For five hours a day, Zoe and her American peers, who entered the country knowing very little of the language, attended classes taught by Russian teachers.  During the last week of their stay, the students traveled from Kirov to Moscow (a thirteen-hour train ride) and toured Russia’s capital city.

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts announced that it has renewed its partnership with the University of Hawaii Athletics as a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, building on nearly 21 years of support for UH student-athletes. As a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, Outrigger Resorts will be among the top tier of UH Corporate Partners. And that’s not the only thing to cheer about – UH Athletics fans can celebrate the long-time partnership with Outrigger’s FANtastic Deal, featuring special rates at select Outrigger properties until December 21, 2014.

“Our partnership with University of Hawaii Athletics is a home run given our shared commitment to help support the next generation of community leaders at the University of Hawaii,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “All of us at Outrigger are extremely proud to be a part of the UH Athletics ohana, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.