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Volume 31, Number 1 Spring 2008

Vietnam–The Pearl of the


Hawai‘i Executive MBA expands to Ho Chi Minh City

Inside: Shidler hosts AACSB International conference in Hawai‘i Remodeled graduate reading room inspires students to dream big MBA students represent the United States in Asia Moot Corp

Dean’s Message

Aloha, As we look forward with great anticipation to the continued growth and success that lie ahead for the Shidler College of Business, one cannot help but reflect on the exciting achievements and tremendous progress we have made in recent months. In this issue of Shidler Business, we are pleased to share our accomplishments as well as other top news and events from the past semester. Our featured stories include an update on Shidler’s Executive MBA program in Vietnam and its new site in Ho Chi Minh City. We also cover the opening of the newly renovated Lum Yip Kee Graduate Reading Room, which is named after one of Hawai‘i’s pioneering entrepreneurs. And lastly, we recap the 2008 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting, which attracted over 1,200 business school deans and directors to Honolulu for an event that showcased Hawai‘i’s unique advantages and international appeal. Also in the past semester, the College

made great progress in many key areas moving us closer to our goal of becoming a top-ranked public business school. We continued to invest heavily in attracting and retaining world-class faculty at Shidler. This remains a top priority for the College as it will ensure that our students receive a quality education relevant for today’s global business environment. Last year, we welcomed four new faculty and two more will join us this fall in addition to several new lecturers. We also established two new endowments since the start of 2008 bringing our total number of faculty endowments to 26. The support and services we provide for our students continues to grow. Since the start of 2007, we raised approximately $4 million in scholarship endowments and awarded more than 155 scholarships. We also strengthened our internship and career services program by hiring two new staff, which has greatly assisted in our efforts to place students in high-quality positions. In the last year over 350 undergraduate and graduate students were placed in internships at major companies in Hawai‘i, the U.S.

mainland and abroad. And finally, during our recent tour of Asia, we met hundreds of alumni in Japan, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam and raised over $250,000 in scholarship support. In January, we hosted alumni receptions on the Big Island and this summer we will hold events in Maui, California and Washington. Highlights from other alumni initiatives including Executive Vineyards and Aloha Tower Night can also be found in the following pages. As always, I hope you enjoy this issue of Shidler Business and I encourage you to stay in touch, get involved and let us know of your comments, feedback and suggestions. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Shidler College of Business. Sincerely,

V. Vance Roley Dean and First Hawaiian Bank Chair of Leadership and Management

Shidler College of Business Advisory Council Chair Robin K. Campaniano President & CEO, AIG Hawaii Insurance Company Steven C. Ai President, CEO & Treasurer, City Mill Company Ltd. Robert F. Clarke Former Chairman, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. John C. Dean Managing General Partner, Startup Capital Ventures W. Allen Doane Chairman & CEO, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. H. Mitchell D’Olier President & CEO, The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation & Kaneohe Ranch Co. Ltd. Brenda Lei Foster President, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai


Terri Fujii Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, Honolulu David A. Heenan Trustee, The Estate of James Campbell Paul Higo Managing Partner - Hawaii, Deloitte & Touche LLP Glenn K.Y. Hong President & CEO, Young Brothers Ltd. Donald G. Horner President & CEO, First Hawaiian Bank Faye W. Kurren President & CEO, Hawaii Dental Service Constance H. Lau President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. Warren K.K. Luke Chairman, President & CEO, Hawaii National Bank Tan Tek Lum President & Director, Lum Yip Kee Ltd.

Bill D. Mills Chairman, The Mills Group Jean E. Rolles Vice President, Community Affairs, Outrigger Enterprises Inc. Nancy Rose Managing Partner, KPMG LLP Nate Smith President, Oceanic Time Warner Hawaii Charles A. Sted President & CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health Kent K. Tsukamoto Managing Partner, Accuity LLP Keith M. Vieira Senior Vice President & Director of Operations – Hawaii, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Joseph L. Wikoff Managing Director, Wikoff, Combs & Co. LLC

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Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2008 Shidler Business is the official magazine of the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa. It is published twice annually for alumni, friends and supporters of the Shidler College of Business. Please direct correspondence and address changes to: Shidler Business Shidler College of Business University of Hawai‘i at Manoa ¯ 2404 Maile Way, C-202 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA Phone: (808) 956-6044 • Fax: (808) 956-9882 Email: Website:

Dean V. Vance Roley Associate Dean for Academic Affairs William Chismar Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs David Yang Assistant Vice President of Development Terry Wells Director of Alumni Engagement Maile Au

Photography Tung Bui, Sandy Laney, Mike Orbito, Krystal Sakata, Loren Swendsen, © Web Tim Ganter, Loren Swendsen, Mike Orbito Online Edition Circulation 25,000 per issue

Editorial Staff Managing Director Dolly Omiya

Vietnam–The Pearl of the Orient

Hawai‘i Executive MBA expands to Ho Chi Minh City

International excellence in Hawai‘i

The 2008 AACSB International Conference & Annual Meeting

The new room with a view

Remodeled graduate reading room inspires students to dream big

Shidler News 10

MBA students represent the United States at Asia Moot Corp


Shidler welcomes Disney workshop


Summer at Shidler program features international speakers

Faculty & Staff Notes 16

Shidler announces "Professor of the Semester" awards

Alumni News 18

Executive Vineyards 2008 draws hundreds


Alumni return to campus for Back to Business event


Alumni Notes

Donor News 25

Prospect Asset Management funds Japanfocused MBA scholarship


Shidler inspires others to invest in success

Alumni at work 27

First Hawaiian Bank

Editor Amy Watari Contributing Writers Tracy Carnate, Cindy Hsu, Sandy Laney, Rochelle McArthur, Melissa Nakama, Keala Monaco Design Krystal Sakata

The University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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Vietnam–The Pearl of the Hawai‘i Executive MBA expands to Ho Chi Minh City

Dean Vance Roley and Shidler's administrative team met with Vietnam Executive MBA staff and administration at International University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City’s unique physical beauty and rich cultural history intertwined with its changing skyline and economic potential, are what makes this city so alluring to Vietnam’s younger generation and to foreign entrepreneurs and investors. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City produces 25 percent of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) and is predicted to increase its population of 7 million by 50 percent in the near future. With a high literacy rate of 90 percent where English is the preferred second-language, ambitious Vietnamese managers and executives are excited about this new opportunity to enroll in the Shidler College of Business’ Vietnam Executive MBA program.


“Vietnam is an emerging economy with enormous potential for growth,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “With a population of over 80 million with nearly half under the age of 25, there is a greater purpose for our presence in Vietnam. A recent article in the Financial Times states, a quarter of the students that graduated from Shidler’s Vietnam Executive MBA program in Hanoi are responsible for 25 percent of Vietnam’s GDP. That is truly amazing” “I believe the expansion of our Vietnam Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City will play a major role in educating future business leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials in the development of Vietnam’s economy,” Roley said. Success in Hanoi Since 2001, Shidler's Vietnam Executive MBA program in partnership with Hanoi School of Business has provided executives

Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Tung Bui.


By Dolly Omiya

with the skills and ability to succeed in a range of leadership positions. Since then, the program has graduated nearly 120 students. “The quality of our students has been excellent,” said Dana Alden, faculty director of the Vietnam Executive MBA II, III and IV in Hanoi and Shidler professor of marketing. “We have consistently attracted and graduated top-level managers from well-known companies in Vietnam.” Alden, who originally spearheaded the Hanoi program, remembers the incredible spirit of cooperation that each class developed over the course of their MBA experience. “We’ve built an alumni network that remains strong and supportive of our graduates in Vietnam,” Alden added. “For the past several years, we have held annual alumni dinners in Hanoi attracting many former and current students. The camaraderie is great.” Expansion to Ho Chi Minh City Last fall, the Shidler College of Business began offering its Vietnam Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City because of its proven success in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City, like Hanoi, is a mecca for young entrepreneurs, oversea investors and young Vietnamese who are eager to make it big. Vietnamese-American Christine Tran relocated to Vietnam through her job. Like many in her Vietnam Executive MBA class, Tran, who is originally from San Francisco, had no interest in getting her MBA in the U.S.

“I think the Vietnam Executive MBA is a perfect fit for me,” said Tran. “I had no interest in going to a top 10 business school on the East Coast in order to land a job on Wall Street. I wanted to continue working in Vietnam while applying classroom lessons to my workplace.” Today, Tran works as a project manager at Transcend People, a small business process outsourcing company. She represents a number of MBA students who want to live and work in Vietnam while the economy is hot. According to Tran, what makes the Vietnam Executive MBA truly unique are its faculty and quality of students. “I’ve been really impressed by both the faculty and my classmates. The faculty demonstrate a real dedication to our learning and understand the challenges we have juggling full-time management positions with our coursework. My classmates are amazing. I’ve been floored by their generosity, enthusiasm and contributions in the classroom.” Originally from Hawai‘i, Jonathan Kuba moved to Ho Chi Minh City to work for a venture capital fund. Today he is president of IFB Holdings Limited and manages private investments in two start-up companies. “I’ve always wanted to receive my MBA to gain more knowledge and foundation in managing and growing businesses,” said Kuba. “I hope to become a better leader and investor with a keen understanding of running a successful company.” Kuba commented, that the Vietnam Executive MBA experience has been very continued on page 15

Vietnam Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City Student Profile Industry Education, IT, Law, Finance, Marketing/ Sales, Real Estate (mostly private sector) Management Level Supervisor, Mid-level to Senior Managers Gender Male: 57 percent, Female: 43 percent Age Range: 24-47, Average: 31

Vietnam Executive MBA Program Information • Recognized leader in international management • Only AACSB accredited program in Vietnam • Taught by UH Shidler College of Business faculty • Strong Asia-Pacific focus on curriculum and research • Large alumni network (120 Vietnam, 25,000 worldwide) • Convenient executive schedule – evening and weekends • Two sites: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Hanoi Faculty Director Tung Bui Ho Chi Minh City Faculty Director Jack Suyderhoud |


International Excellence in Hawai‘i 2008 AACSB International Conference & Annual Meeting By Amy Watari

Opposite page: Attendees of the 2008 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting enjoyed the opening reception hosted by the Shidler College of Business and the conference luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Bottom left: Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, Jay Shidler, president of The Shidler Group, Judy Olian, chair of AACSB International, and David Cole, CEO of Maui Land and Pineapple Co.


he aloha spirit was in full force as the Shidler College of Business welcomed over 1,200 of the world’s most influential thinkers, researchers, and business school leaders to the 2008 International Conference and Annual Meeting of AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference, held April 13 through 15 at the Hawaii Convention Center, challenged business school deans and directors from 45 countries to explore global and regional perspectives on entrepreneurship and the future of management education. Also, hot topics of globalization, sustainability and corporate responsibility were addressed throughout the three days of interactive workshops and seminars. “We were very pleased that AACSB held its international convention in Hawai‘i and were proud to be a sponsor of such a successful event,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “Strategically located between the east and west, our state offered these business leaders and educators a glimpse of the world through our multicultural population and internationally-friendly environment. We were glad to be able to share our culture and Asia-Pacific business focus with our colleagues from around the world.” “Honolulu was a wonderful setting for AACSB International’s 91st Annual Meeting. We extend our deepest appreciation to our hosts, the University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa Shidler College of Business, and to the staff of the Hawaii Convention Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village for their outstanding service,” said John Fernandes, president and CEO of AACSB International. University of Hawai‘i alumnus David C. Cole (BA ‘76) was one of the highly anticipated plenary speakers at this year’s conference. As CEO of Maui Land and Pineapple Company and co-founder of Hawaii BioEnergy, Cole shared his unique insights on developing sustainable businesses and experiences working with leading entrepreneurs in his presentation entitled, “Island Wisdom, Global Solutions.” Other highlights included presentations from Gary Hamel, director of Management Lab and best-selling author, Chung Po-Yang (Po Chung), co-founder and chairman emeritus of DHL International Ltd., and Judy Olian, chair of AACSB International and dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Attendees were also treated to a luau (feast) at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with traditional Hawaiian foods, a hula show, island music and fire dancers. Many also visited the Shidler College of Business’ newly renovated campus, classrooms and career services center. In 1967, the Shidler College of Business received accreditation from AACSB International classifying it among the world’s top business schools. Currently, Shidler holds the only AACSB accredited MBA program in Hawai‘i. AACSB International is an association of more than 1,100 educational institutions, businesses and organizations in 70 countries that are dedicated to the advancement of business education. It is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Online Exclusives Photos  Video from opening reception hosted by Shidler  Hawai‘i’s global advantages  Quality of life  Hawai‘i’s unique business culture


AACSB ICAM Speaker’s Profile

David C. Cole, BA ’76 CEO, Maui Land & Pineapple Company Inc. University of Hawai‘i alumnus David C. Cole was one of the highly anticipated plenary speakers at the 2008 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Cole shared his unique insights on developing sustainable business with conference attendees during his presentation, "Island Wisdom, Global Solutions." Throughout his career, Cole has managed companies in a wide array of industries including publishing, software, hospitality, agriculture and organic farming. A few of the companies he has held executive positions for include Ashton-Tate Inc., a software company, Twin Farms Collection LLC, a luxury resort, and NaviSoft Inc., an online publishing company that was acquired by America Online Inc. After many highly successful ventures on the U.S. mainland, Cole, who was raised in Kailua, Oahu, returned to Hawai‘i in 2003 as the CEO of Maui Land and Pineapple, a land holding and operating company that creates and manages communities that integrate agriculture, wise stewardship of natural resources and ecoeffective design principals to build a sustainable future for Maui. Visit to download Cole's conference presentation, "Island Wisdom, Global Solutions." |


The new room with A View

Remodeled graduate reading room inspires students to dream big By Amy Watari


As you walk through the doors of the newly renovated Lum Yip Kee Graduate Reading Room (LYK Room), impressive views of Honolulu’s metropolitan skyline fill the 30-foot windows on the right and the beauty of M¯anoa Valley is visible through windows on the left. Many may not realize that these views serve as a great source of inspiration to the students who study and collaborate in this room named in honor of one of Honolulu’s pioneering entrepreneurs. For over three decades, the LYK Room has served as a meeting place and refuge for generations of MBA students. Its namesake, legendary businessman Lum Yip Kee (1866 – 1943), began many of his ventures in agriculture, banking, merchandising and land development in M¯anoa Valley and its surrounding communities. Today, the view from the new and improved LYK Room inspires students to pursue their dreams as it overlooks the land upon which Lum first started as a taro farmer and grew into one of Hawai‘i’s business leaders.

A contemporary makeover On February 27, the LYK Room’s new contemporary look was unveiled at a private blessing and open house attended by students, faculty and representatives from the Lum family. Designed with input from MBA students and made possible through the support of Lum Yip Kee, Limited, a local investment and real estate firm established by Lum, upgrades to the room included state-of-the-art furniture, glass panel dividers, meeting rooms, a reading area, workstations, white boards and lockers all installed by The System Center Inc. To complement the new furniture, the room was painted, new carpeting was installed, and art from the state’s “Art in Public Places” program was put on display.

Lum Yip Kee and his legacy Lum Yip Kee immigrated to Hawai‘i in 1884 from Guangdong Province, China at age 19. As a taro planter, his early interest in the production of poi launched what would grow into a long and distinguished career as an entrepreneur and business leader. Known as the “taro king,” Lum’s early successes in agriculture included the cultivation of taro Above: Wing Tek, Wai and Tan Tek Lum attend the re-opening of the Lum Yip Kee Graduate Reading Room

throughout Mānoa, P¯alolo and Kahalu‘u, and the establishment of three poi factories. He also co-founded the largest rice planting and distribution agency in Hawai‘i. Lum continued

Shidler’s current Part-Time MBA and first Full-Time Day MBA students are amongst those that have benefited greatly from the renovations. “We usually meet in the LYK Room to work on group projects. The new partitions and meeting areas gives us more privacy and much needed work space,” said Greg Nakajo, Full-Time Day MBA student and president of the Graduate Business Student Association. “The additional furniture and lockers make it feel like home. After all, we spend a good amount of time there.” “We are extremely grateful to Lum Yip Kee, Limited and the entire Lum family for their continuous investment in our graduate students. The Lum Yip Kee Room will always be a place where friendships are formed and aspirations are realized,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “I think Lum Yip Kee would be pleased that his legacy continues through the lives of our students.” At the re-opening, MBA students interacted with members of the Lum family and enjoyed the new room. Also, Lum’s grandson, Wing Tek Lum, read the speech originally delivered at the 1976 dedication of the room. “In dedicating this room today in memory of Lum Yip Kee, our family wishes to remember the man by transmitting his ethic. And, what better way to further such a spirit than here, at the College of Business, located in the very valley where he lived and worked for much of his lifetime.” A framed copy of the full speech hangs in the LYK Room along with the history and legacy of the person for whom it is named.

to expand his business empire with successful ventures in merchandizing, importing, banking, real estate development and investment until he retired in 1930. Today, Lum’s grandsons, Tan Tek and Wing Tek Lum, continue to manage Lum Yip Kee, Limited, an investment and real estate company originally founded by Lum. Tan Tek is president of the company and serves on numerous community boards such as Hawai‘i National Bancshares Inc., the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i. Wing Tek is executive vice president and is also a prolific poet. His first book entitled “Expounding the Doubtful Points” received an award from the Association for Asian American Studies. In addition to establishing the LYK Room in 1976 and investing in its numerous refurbishments, Lum Yip Kee, Limited also previously funded the Lum Yip Kee Award for Most Outstanding Student which was the largest monetary award presented at “Business Night,” the College’s premier student

Online Exclusives Wing Tek Lum’s speech given at 1976 opening  Renovation and open house photos

mentoring event.

SHIDLER NEWS MBA students represent the United States at Asia Moot Corp

Elizabeth Oberholtzer, Damian Davila Rojas, Adrian Pieron, Deanna Chan and Randy Ho placed first in their division at the Asia Moot Corp Competition in Bangkok, Thailand

Graduate students Deanna Chan, Damian Davila Rojas, Randy Ho, Elizabeth Oberholtzer, and Adrian Pieron recently returned from Bangkok, Thailand, where they competed in the Asia Moot Corp business plan competition. Team KokuEco Inc. developed a plan for the design and application of a hands-free faucet that conserves water and reduces the cross-contamination of germs.

The team was one of 16 selected out of 34 entries from 25 schools throughout Asia and was the only team to represent the U.S. at the competition. KokuEco placed first in their division, beating teams from Chinese University of Hong Kong and Yonsei University (Japan). As a "Final 8" team, the students won $1,000 and also received an award for best presentation in their division.

Annual international conference on system sciences draws hundreds to Hawai‘i Shidler’s 41st Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) attracted more than 600 of the world’s top academics and practitioners to Waikoloa, Hawai‘i. This year’s conference held from January 7 through 10 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, explored a wide variety of computer-based systems and applications such as Collaboration Systems and Technology, Digital Economy,


and Knowledge Management Systems. Each year, HICSS continues to grow in reputation as one of the world’s premier international gatherings on information, computer and system sciences—approximately 40 percent of this year’s participants came from 34 countries. Visit for highlights from this year's conference and for more on HICSS 42.

Leaders of HICSS 41 including William Chismar (far right), chair of the International Technology in Health Care track, Shidler associate dean and ITM professor; Ralph Sprague (fifth from right), conference chair and Shidler ITM professor; and Rick Kazman (sixth from right), chair of the Software Technology Track and Shidler ITM professor. Photo courtesy of Sandy Laney.

SHIDLER NEWS Spring Career Expo provides world-wide job opportunities for students

Shidler students met with recruiters from more than 80 companies at the College's Spring Career Expo on March 13.

With the global business environment growing more competitive by the day and the demand for qualified employees on the rise, recruiters are turning to the Shidler College of Business in search of the state’s best and brightest young business professionals. In March, more than 80 organizations participated in

the 2008 Spring Career Expo at the Shidler College of Business. Hundreds of students met with recruiters from renowned companies such as Deloitte, New York Life, Hoku Scientific Inc., Merrill Lynch and Robert Half International. This year, about 25 percent of participants were from mainland or international companies giving

students the ability to explore job and internship opportunities globally. Shidler’s career fairs are held each spring and fall and are currently the largest on the UH M¯anoa campus. For a complete list of participating companies and information on future career expos, visit http://career.shidler.

Teams compete in the 2008 UH Business Plan Competition Nearly 50 student teams submitted executive summaries for this year’s 2008 UH Business Plan Competition. After first round judging, twenty-two teams qualified for the semifinals and with help from volunteer coaches and boot camps held by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, participants prepared their business plans and oral presentations. The chosen finalists competed for more than $60,000 in cash prizes on May 1 at the Waialae Country Club. The overall $20,000 first prize was awarded to NanoGreen Inc., a company that specializes in

(L to R) Richard Russ (team member), Peter Ziebelman (judge), Susan Scott (judge), Barry Weinman (judge), Debra Guerin Beresini (judge), Atul Tiwari (team member), Mehrdad Nejhad (team member), Gaylene Anderson (OTTED) and Donavan Kealoha (team member) at the 2008 UH Business Plan Competition.

nanotechnology research and development in advanced structural chemicals and materials. Team members included Donavan Kealoha, Mehrdad Nejhad, Richard Russ, Atul Tiwari and Lee Taylor. This

team also won the $20,000 UH Technology prize. The 2008 competition was sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company Inc., Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors, Hawaii Strategic

Development Corporation and the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. More on this year’s winners and finalists can be found at |


SHIDLER NEWS Shidler welcomes Disney workshop The Shidler College of Business, in collaboration with the Disney Institute and Solution Infusion, is pleased to bring the renowned professional development program, the “Disney Keys to Excellence,” to Honolulu on September 16. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to Disney success stories, management philosophies, and behind-thescenes operations that have made the Walt Disney World® Resort a benchmark for businesses around the world.

“What makes this learning experience so meaningful is that we don’t simply teach theory. We showcase philosophies and strategies that have made us a success and that can be adapted to other organizations,” commented George Aguel, senior VP for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Learn more and register at Shidler alumni and friends receive a $50 discount with promotional code: UHPRT. Additional group discounts are available.

The Oscar and Rosetta Fish scholars raise the bar

Top: The 2007-2008 Oscar and Rosetta Fish scholars pose for a group photo. Right: Josten Forsythe utilized the international travel funds from his scholarship to study abroad at Obirin University in Machida, Japan.

Student leaders, world travelers, and community volunteers—these are just a few of the words used to describe the College’s current Oscar and Rosetta Fish scholars. This outstanding group of 28 undergraduate and graduate students all hold leadership roles in student clubs, volunteer in the community (15 hours per semester) and pursue educational opportunities abroad while maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Over the past few months, the students have volunteered for numerous service projects including the Great Aloha Run, the Honolulu Marathon and Hawaii Children’s Cancer

Foundation’s Jungle Adventure at the Honolulu Zoo. Also, many have recently taken advantage of the international travel funds provided by their scholarships by studying abroad in countries like Japan, France, Denmark, Thailand and Vietnam. The Oscar and Rosetta Fish scholarships were established to help young people pursue higher education. Oscar Fish was a member of the College’s first MBA graduating class in 1959 and his wife Rosetta was a speech teacher at UH M¯anoa. Their generosity has helped countless students to realize their full potential and achieve their business aspirations.

Online exclusive Oscar and Rosetta Fish scholar photos


SHIDLER NEWS Entrepreneur Mark L. Feldman speaks at K¯ıpapa i ke Ala Lecture Nearly 90 people attended the 17th K¯ıpapa i ke Ala Lecture on March 12 to hear the thoughts and perspectives of world-renowned entrepreneur and author, Mark L. Feldman. Feldman, co-founder of Startup Farms International Inc., and CEO of Destiny Bay Wine Imports, is an expert in product and market strategy and has years of experience in international mergers and acquisitions. His presentation entitled, “How to Beat the Odds and Come Out a Hero: Mergers, Acquisitions and Gutwrenching Change,” ended with this absolute statement– “It’s not about strategy. It’s about

execution of strategy.” After the lecture, Feldman remained to sign copies of his best-selling book, “Five Frogs on a Log.” The K¯ıpapa i ke Ala Lecture Series was created in 2001 to help broaden the understanding of how Hawai‘i benefits from the fast-paced changes in the worldwide marketplace. Each year, the lecture features experts on international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty, and members of the greater Hawai‘i community. For more information about the K¯ıpapa i ke Ala Lecture Series, visit www.shidler.hawaii. edu/kipapa.

Mark L. Feldman, renowned entrepreneur and author, presented to a packed audience at the K¯ıpapa i ke Ala Lecture on March 12 at the Pacific Club in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

View Mark L. Feldman’s presentation online at

Thinking about graduate school? Thinking about earning an advanced degree from the Shidler College of Business? Here are a few key application deadlines. To learn more, visit or contact Jennifer Tutak, MBA admissions director, at (808) 956-2911 or email Programs

Round 1

Master of Human Resource Management (Fall 2008)

June 1, 2008

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4 Final deadline July 1, 2008

Executive MBA—Vietnam (Fall 2008)

July 1, 2008

Executive MBA (Fall 2009)

June 1, 2009

Graduate Programs Information Sessions Join us for upcoming information sessions on Shidler's Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) and Master of Accounting (MAcc) programs.

Tuesday, July 8 Tuesday, October 14 6–7:30 p.m.

Master of Accounting (Spring 2009)

October 1, 2008 International deadline

November 1, 2008

Master of Accounting (Fall 2009)

March 1, 2009 International deadline

May 1, 2009

MBA Programs* (Fall 2009)

November 15, 2008

January 15, 2009

March 1, 2009 International and scholarship deadline

May 1, 2009

* Includes Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, Juris-Doctorate/MBA, China International MBA, Japan-Focused MBA, MS in Nursing Administration/MBA

The Plaza Club 900 Fort Street, Suite 2000 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 To register, email or call (808) 956-8266. Visit MBAevent for more on upcoming information sessions in Hawai‘i, U.S. mainland and abroad. |


SHIDLER NEWS MBA students help restore Mokauea Island and the H¯alawa Valley Heiau

In January, over 30 FullTime MBA students organized a beach clean up to assist in the restoration of Mokauea Island, one of Hawai‘i’s last remaining fishing villages which is located less than a half mile off of Oahu’s Sand Island. With guidance from Kai Makana, the non-profit organization that

oversees the island’s restoration, the students picked up trash, cleared brush and chopped down mangrove and other invasive plants. In a continuing effort to make a difference in the community, the Graduate Business Student Association also organized a clean up of the

H¯alawa Valley Heiau on April 26 in honor of National MBA Week. More than 25 students of the Part-Time and Full-Time MBA programs volunteered to participate in the clean up. MBA students took a break from their studies to volunteer at the Mokauea Island and H¯alawa Valley Heiau cleanups. Photos courtesy of Greg Nakajo.

Summer at Shidler program features international speakers This summer, the College has an exciting line up of public events and lectures planned. Starting in June, the Pacific Asian Lecture Series (PALS) will feature seven speakers who will cover a broad spectrum of topics affecting the Pacific-Asian business environment. The series will kick off on June 3 with “Corporate, Environmental and Social Responsibility: Is there an Asian Style?” presented by Jacob Park of Green Mountain College in Vermont. On July 10, the Shidler 14

College of Business and the UH Richardson School of Law will co-sponsor “Educational Ethics: A Conversation with F. Philip Handy.” Handy is the chairman of Senator John McCain’s National Education Policy Committee, vice chairman of the National Board of Education Sciences, and the public director of Owens Corning, Rewards Network and Anixter International. Closing out the summer on August 7, Ira Kasoff and William Zarit, deputy assistant

secretary for Asia and regional director for East Asia, respectively, for the U.S. Department of Commerce will speak at the 2008 Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Lecture. All summer lectures are open to the public. Visit for PALS dates, speakers and topics and to learn more about the 2008 Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Lecture. Contact (808) 956-6926 for information on the "Conversation" series with F. Philip Handy.

SHIDLER NEWS MBA students compete at San Diego State Venture Challenge

(Standing L to R) Sean White, Noel Miller, Skyler Webster, (sitting L to R) Zubin Menon and Adrian Pieron prepare for the San Diego Venture Challenge.

On March 27-29, five Shidler graduate students presented their plan for a revolutionary global online career service at the 2008 San Diego State University Venture Challenge business plan competition. Team CVNexus, comprised of students Zubin Menon, Noel Miller, Adrian Pieron, Skyler Webster and Sean White, competed against 24 teams from North America, Europe and Asia for the $15,000 first place prize and an invitation to the prestigious Global Moot Corp Competition in Texas. The venture challenge is an annual competition that draws top student teams from around the world and provides them with a forum to present to potential investors and compete for more than $20,000 in prizes.

Hawai‘i Executive MBA finds niche in Vietnam (continued from page 5) good. “The faculty have been wonderful and the material has been relevant. The program has confirmed some practical business lessons I have learned in the past, and put them into a structured context.” The Vietnam Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are the only AACSBaccredited MBA programs in Vietnam assuring students of a high-quality, relevant and an internationally-recognized education. The two-year, executive-format allows students to maintain full-time positions while earning their degree. All classes are taught by University of Hawai‘i Shidler College of Business professors. According to Jack Suyderhoud, professor and faculty director of the Vietnam Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City, majority of students are mid-level to senior management working in mostly private local and international

Graduates of the Vietnam Executive MBA program in Hanoi celebrate at the fall 2007 commencement ceremony.

organizations. “This group works extremely hard. They are a close-knit group that is very supportive of each other. It’s been a pleasure working with them. Although there have been challenges, the Vietnam Executive MBA is a great program with great students and great support staff,” said Suyderhoud. “Phan Ngoc Thanh [program development manager

of the Executive Education Center in Ho Chi Minh City] has been a tremendous help in taking care of logistics, communicating with the students and marketing the program. He has set a high standard of professionalism for the program,” Suyderhoud added. Vietnamese student Dao Huu Khuong said, he is pleased with his decision to join the

Shidler Vietnam Executive MBA. As a manager for the international Swiss company, Holcim Ltd., based in Ho Chi Minh City, he sees favorable market trends and long-term growth for his company. “The economic climate is ‘hot’ like the weather in Ho Chi Minh City. You see construction everywhere you go, even with double-digit inflation. But, I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” |



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Judy Christensen

New Faces (staff) Each member of our staff at the Shidler College of Business plays an important role in the current and future success of our programs. Below, we are pleased to welcome our newest staff members to the Shidler family. Shidler College of Business MBA alumna Maile Au recently joined the College as director of alumni engagement. She will be responsible for strengthening alumni involvement through networking events, alumni programs and educational lectures to increase career opportunities for our students and raise alumni awareness and support. Au previously worked for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation where she managed the annual giving program and special events. She received her undergraduate degree from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Alice Li

Heather DeWoody joined the College as assistant to the associate dean. She previously worked as assistant to the director of the UH Office of Research Services. DeWoody received a BS from the University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa. Melissa Nakama joined the External Relations Office as events coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating College and alumni events in Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland and abroad. Nakama previously worked as a conference services coordinator for the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau. She received her BA in communications from the University of San Francisco in 2005. Unyong Nakata is Shidler's new associate director of development. She will work with the Shidler development and alumni team to raise major and planned gifts for the College. Previously, Nakata was the assistant director of estate and gift planning

Congratulations to Toni Kruse, assistant director for undergraduate career placement, upon her recent marriage to Darin Mingo. A small group of friends and family attended Darin and Toni's wedding ceremony on April 12 at Kualoa Ranch’s Moli‘i Gardens. Also, this past December Toni celebrated another milestone earning her Master of Human Resource Management degree from Shidler. Toni Kruse


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for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation. She received her BA from the University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa in 2000 and her MBA at the Shidler College of Business in 2005. She is presently a board member of the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association. Ellen Vinson has been appointed quality assurance specialist, a new position at the College. She is responsible for managing the implementation of the College's strategic plan, monitoring data used in various business school ranking, and evaluating processes. Vinson received her PhD in education policy, planning and leadership from William & Mary College, a master’s degree in health administration from George Washington University and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. Most recently she worked for Easter Seals of Hawai‘i. Sherri Yanagi joined the Office of Student Academic Services as an office manager. She previously worked as an administrator for a non-profit organization. Three new staff joined the Executive Education Center at the College. Marketing and Communication Specialist Xina Ma is responsible for marketing and program operations for the Neighbor-Island MBA and Master of Human Resource Management programs. Ma received her MA from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and MS from the UH Travel Industry Management School. As assistant director of custom programs, Judy Christensen manages the planning, development, marketing

(L to R) Professor of the Semester awardees Reginald Worthley, Dharm Bhawuk, Judith Mills Wong and Dean Cost.

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and operations of all open-enrollment and custom designed executive programs. She has 15 years of experience working in marketing and business development in Hawai‘i. Christensen holds an MBA/MIM from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and a BBA from the Shidler College of Business. Assistant Director of Degree Programs Alice Li is responsible for marketing, recruiting and admissions for executive degree programs including the Executive MBA, Neighbor-Island MBA, Vietnam Executive MBA and Master of Human Resource Management programs. She graduated with an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and previously worked as a program coordinator in the Mentoring Partnership Office at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.

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Awards and Appointments Congratulations! In January, the College recognized four faculty members for excellence in teaching. The professors were selected by students through an on-line voting system in December. The “Professor of the Semester” awards for fall 2007 were presented to: Professor Reginald Worthley for both the Part-Time and Full-Time MBA programs; Instructor Dean Cost for the undergraduate business core courses; Instructor Judith Mills Wong for the undergraduate business elective courses; and Professor Dharm Bhawuk for the Master of Human Resource Management program. Worthley has been with the College since 1969 and currently teaches business

statistics in both the Part-Time and FullTime MBA programs. He received his PhD from Kansas State University. Cost has been an instructor with the College since 1987 specializing in business law and ethics. He received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Wong has been an instructor in finance, insurance and economics at Shidler since 1995. She received her MBA from the Shidler College of Business in 1994 and has been a Certified Financial Planner since 2003. Bhawuk received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. He teaches courses in international management, cross-cultural management, leadership and organizational behavior.

Emeritus Professor Donald Corbin passed away on March 14. A highly regarded professor since 1961, Don has been an inspiration to many faculty and students. Upon his retirement in 1989, he continued to advise the School of Accountancy by serving on its advisory board and helping to guide the redevelopment of its curriculum. Don and his wife Martha, who are long-time supporters of the School of Accountancy, launched the Donald A. Corbin Distinguished Professorship in Accounting in 2005 with a personal gift. Don was a much loved and respected member of our Shidler family and Hawai‘i’s accounting community. He will be greatly missed by all. His wife Martha requested that in his memory all donations be made to the Donald A. Corbin Distinguished Professorship in Accounting.

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makingconnections As a Shidler graduate, I am excited and honored to join my alma mater as the new director of alumni engagement. It’s great to be back on campus and see many of the familiar faces I knew as a student and former board member of the Shidler Alumni Association. In the coming months, I look forward to Maile Au Director of Alumni Engagement meeting many of you as I settle into my new role at the College. I also encourage you to expand your network of friends and contacts by getting involved in initiatives such as the new Shidler Ambassadors Program, our Facebook and LinkedIn alumni groups, and the Shidler Alumni Association, the largest UH alumni chapter to-date. The UH Online Alumni Community is another great way to connect with thousands of alumni worldwide—you can find classmates, post alumni notes, update your record, search or post jobs, and volunteer as a mentor, etc. In addition, I invite you to attend one of our upcoming alumni events. In June, we’ll be hosting mixers in Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Newport. In the fall, we have Back to Business, the 2008 Hall of Honor Awards and our annual alumni events in Asia. Also, “Alumni Wednesdays at Xyloh,” our monthly mixer in Honolulu, is open to all Shidler graduates. Visit for more information on any of the events or programs mentioned above. I am proud of the tremendous progress the College has made in recent years due in large part to the support and generosity of our alumni and I look forward to the continued growth and success that lie ahead. If you need any assistance, or would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, ways to reconnect, or are interested in touring the newly renovated Shidler campus, feel free to contact me at or (808) 956-3263.

Aloha Tower Night

Duane Kurisu and Evan Leong answered questions from the audience at Aloha Tower Night on November 29, hosted by the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association.

Aloha Tower Night drew nearly 100 alumni and friends to Gordon Biersch restaurant on November 29. The event featured an interesting and insightful Q&A discussion between Duane Kurisu (BBA ‘76, MBA ‘80), owner of Kurisu and Fergus and AIO Group, and Evan Leong (MBA ‘05), cofounder of Greater Good Radio. Kurisu was one of many Hawai‘i business leaders interviewed in Leong’s new book “The Greater Good: Life Lessons from Hawai‘i’s Leaders.” Throughout the evening, Kurisu addressed questions from Leong about his background, career, business philosophies and deep commitment to

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Maile Au (MBA ’06) Director of Alumni Engagement


making a difference in the local community. After the presentation, the duo answered questions from the audience, mingled, and signed copies of Leong’s book. Visit the Greater Good Radio website (www. to listen to Leong’s interview with Kurisu. Aloha Tower Night is an annual membership and networking event hosted by the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association. Each year alumni, friends, faculty and students are invited to attend and hear prominent speakers discuss current topics of interest to the business community.

to the UH Online Alumni Community at Connect with alumni worldwide, find lost classmates, view & update your profile, bookmark “My Contacts,” access the careers module (i.e. networking, job postings, resumes, mentoring)

ALUMNI NEWS Executive Vineyards 2008 draws hundreds Satisfied wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike left the Stan Sheriff Center with smiles after attending the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association’s 8th annual fundraising event, Executive Vineyards 2008 on March 20. Over 400 alumni, friends, and members of the Hawai‘i business community enjoyed an extensive selection of wines generously donated by Better Brands and M&S Brokerage

Inc. To accompany the medley of wines, guests also indulged in tasty appetizers from the various food stations of Aji House, Eastern Food Center, Luana Hills, The Willows, and Hukilau Honolulu. Live entertainment provided by Kani Pa‘a played throughout the night while alluring silent auction items, ranging from hotel accommodations and travel packages, to UH autographed sports memorabilia and snack

baskets, encouraged guests to outbid one another. More than $25,000 was raised at the event to benefit the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. A special mahalo to corporate sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, Alexander & Baldwin Inc., and ESPN 1420, and all the volunteers who generously donated their time and efforts to make this event a success!

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Make a gift Top left: Wine enthusiasts attend a special educational wine seminar by Better Brand and M&S Brokerage. Top right: University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and new UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan (EMBA '96) enjoy the evening's festivities. Left: Hundreds gather at the Stan Sheriff Center to help raise funds for student scholarships.


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ALUMNI NEWS Alumni return to campus for Back to Business event

Left: Shidler alumni and friends enjoy Back to Business day at the Shidler College of Business.

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Below: Professor Rosita Chang presents, "The Chinese Stock Market: Opportunities and Challenges."

President, Cory Nakamura (BBA ‘04) Vice President, Enriqueta Tanaka (MBA ‘05) Secretary, Cynthia Alm (BBA ‘78) Treasurer, Vonlee Cham (BBA ‘77) Immediate Past President, Jerry Linville (MBA ‘96) Directors...................................... Jon Paul Akeo (MHRM ‘04) Jared Au (BBA ’03, MAcc ‘04) David Gillespie (BBA ‘72, MBA ‘77) Mitch Ka’aiali’i, (MBA ‘97) Danny Kim (MBA ‘04) Arnold Kishi (EMBA ‘81) Jeffrey Lau (MBA '73, Temple University) Fred Lins (EMBA ‘79) Joseph Magaldi, Jr. (BBA ’64) David Matlin (MBA ‘97) Wayne Midro (MBA ‘97) Philip Mow (MBA ‘78)

Last November, many alumni found themselves back in the classroom for Back to Business day at the Shidler College of Business. The half-day event kicked off with a luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i followed by a brief College update by Dean Vance Roley.

After lunch, attendees were shuttled up to the Shidler campus to attend classroom sessions led by Shidler professors Eric Mais who presented “Show Me the Money: The Past, Present, and Future of Executive Compensation” and Rosita Chang who spoke on “The Chinese Stock Market:

Opportunities and Challenges.” Both sessions were insightful and informative and were enjoyed by all who attended. The day ended with a networking reception with students of the Full-Time Day MBA program followed by a guided tour of the newly renovated Shidler campus.

Jodi Nakamura (EMBA ’00) Unyong Nakata (MBA ’05) Lillian Rodolfich (BBA ’87, EMBA ’05) Kevin Sakamoto (BBA ’97, MBA ’01) Phan Sirivattha (MBA ’03) Alex Smith (MBA ’00) David Todani (MBA ’84) Brian Walker (BBA ‘89) Wayland Wong (MBA ’03) Tyson Yamada (BBA ’03, MBA ’07) Heather Yanazaki (BBA ’07)


Shidler launches Alumni Ambassadors Program When it comes to promoting the Shidler College of Business, no one does it better than the College’s alumni, students and friends. In January, the Shidler Alumni Ambassadors Program was created for a select group of individuals dedicated to supporting the positive promotion of the Shidler College of Business. Ambassadors help to recruit top graduate students, host and/or promote student recruitment and alumni events, assist with internship and career opportunities, and serve as an essential part of the College’s total public relations effort to increase enrollment and strengthen its international reputation. Learn more about the Shidler Alumni Ambassadors Program at or contact Maile Au, director of alumni engagement at (808) 956-3263 or

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Kathy Fujihara-Chong (BBA '79)


Kathy Fujihara-Chong (BBA ’79), senior executive vice president of Bank of Hawaii’s Business Banking Division, spoke about “The Opportunities and Challenges of a Community Bank” at Shidler’s Professional Development Series for MBA students on April 22 at the Shidler College of Business. Bank of Hawaii Executive Vice President and Treasurer Dean Shigemura was also a presenter along with Fujihara-Chong. Congratulations to Richard Ha (BBA ‘73), president of Hamakua Springs Country Farms, upon his induction into Junior Achievement of Hawaii’s 2008 Hawaii Business Hall of Fame. Michael Hirai (BBA ‘78) was named a director of Bishop Street Capital Management, which is

Richard Ha (BBA '73)

the investment subsidiary of First Hawaiian Bank. He is also president and director of fixed income for the subsidiary. Richard Leung (BBA ‘79) is the new managing director of UBS AG and chief advisor officer for Wealth Management at UBS Securities Co. Limited in China. The Shidler Group named 20–year commercial real estate veteran Michael D. Murray (BBA ‘77) general manager of the Kalakaua Business Center. Ralph Nakatsuka (BBA ‘77) was promoted to vice chairman and co-chief operating officer at Territorial Savings Bank responsible for the bank’s finance and lending functions. Wesley K. Yamamoto (BBA ‘77) was promoted to branch manager of Wachovia Securities overseeing all operations of Wachovia offices in Hilo and Honolulu.

Kimo Vitousek (BBA '06)


Gail Atwater (MBA ‘81) of R.M. Towill Corp. was named secretary of the newly formed Hawai‘i chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Ian Chu (MBA ‘80) was elected to the standing committee of the University of Hong Kong Convocation, a statutory body dedicated to the networking of graduates, offering help and ideas, and bringing the university and the community closer together. Kevin Costa (BBA ‘85) of Wareforce was elected to the board of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Tracey Loo Deiner (BBA ‘89) was named human resource manager for PCL Construction Services Inc. She is responsible for the human resource functions for PCL’s Hawai‘i district.

Alumni profile

Cecilia Ho (BBA ’81)

Managing Director & Team Head, Citi Private Bank, Central Hong Kong


ith more than 26 years of experience in the banking industry, Cecilia Ho’s career has spanned the globe. Prior to her current role as head of Citi Private Bank in Hong Kong, Cecilia held many senior positions at Citi including Asian business development head for Citi Canada, and business manager for international personal banking business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the U.S. She is also one of Shidler’s strongest liaisons in Asia, helping to promote the College, its programs and students, and bringing alumni together for events such as the UH International Alumni Reunion in Hawai‘i and Shidler’s annual networking events throughout Asia.


Bruce Wakuzawa (BBA '83)

Barnwell Industries Inc. named Joseph R. Downs (BBA ‘83) chief information officer. Robert T. Fujioka (MBA ‘84) was named vice chairman at First Hawaiian Bank and is now the bank’s chief lending officer responsible for the commercial banking group. Mary Hakoda (BBA ‘84) was promoted to vice president of sales at Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii overseeing the company’s sales operations throughout the state. Joseph Hu (BBA ‘80) was promoted to president of Servco Insurance Services. Randy Iwashita (BBA ‘87) was named business manager at Scared Hearts Academy. Gwen Yamamoto Lau (BBA ‘86) is the new president and general manager of Hawaii Central Credit Union. She is a banking industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. She previously held the position of senior VP and West Oahu regional manager for Central Pacific Bank. Debra Lee (EMBA ‘83) joined Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center as a business advisor. Previously, Lee was sales director and consumer direct-sales manager at Allsop, Inc. in Bellingham. Everett Lewis (MBA ‘87) is the new executive vice president and chief operating officer for Tesoro Corporation. Lewis, who joined Tesoro in 1999 as senior vice president of strategic projects, has 38 years of refining experience. Iris Y. Matsumoto (BBA ‘80) was appointed to First Hawaiian Bank’s senior management committee. She is currently senior vice president

Alumni profile

Anne Takabuki (BBA ’78)

President, Wailea Golf Course LLC, Maui, Hawai‘i Tim Wong (BBA ‘87) was named vice president and chief financial officer of Sopogy Inc. Eric K. Yeaman (BBA ‘89) was named senior executive vice president and COO of Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. and will head the day-to-day operations, energy issues, public affairs and financial/administrative process areas. Kuakini Health System named Sharon Yoshida (BBA ‘80, MAcc ‘87) vice president and CFO. Previously she worked for such companies as Centex Destination Properties, Central Pacific Bank, Bank of Hawaii and Ernst & Young. Eric Austin (MBA ‘89) and Shidler Alumni Association board secretary Cynthia Alm (BBA ‘78) were elected to treasurer and director, respectively, for the Mediation Center of the Pacific.


Ron Aoki (BBA ‘94) was appointed controller and finance team leader for the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union overseeing the finance department and asset liability management functions. Rodney Carson (BBA ‘94) was named business development director of Polk County’s economic development agency in central Florida. In his new role, Carson manages the staff and program to recruit new businesses to the county and helps to retain existing businesses. Congratulations to Jill Chiang (BBA ‘91) who is the new sales and distribution manager for Meadow Gold Dairies of Hawaii. Chiang has more than 20 years of sales and consumer goods sales management experience. Aqua Hotels & Resorts recently named William Farnsworth Jr. (MBA ‘94) vice president of finance. Lori K.K. Hiramatsu (BBA ‘90) was named vice president and retail credit operations manager for Central Pacific Bank. She formerly worked for Business Solution Technologies Inc., The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and Bank of Hawaii. Kelly U. Hoevelkamp (BBA ‘99) is Bank of Hawaii’s new vice president and regulatory reporting manager. She previously worked at KMH, Colliers


olf enthusiasts will all agree that Anne Takabuki has a great job. As president of Wailea Golf Club and the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club (before its sale to Marriott in 2007), Anne heads up two of the nation’s premier golf resorts. Prior to her career Takabuki (center) with golfing greats Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and in golf course management, Craig Stadler where she works with golf legends like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, Anne had a successful career in government service. She started as an attorney for Maui County and at age 31 was appointed managing director of the County making her the youngest director of a county department and the highest-ranking woman in Mayor Hannibal Tavares’ administration. Anne ended her public service in 1991 holding the title of Mayor of Maui County when Tavares retired prior to the end of his term. Anne, who is the daughter of ex-Bishop Estate Trustee and former Honolulu Council Member Matsy Takabuki, serves on the board of the Kapiolani Health Foundation, Wailea Community Association, and the Wailuku Elementary School Community Council. She is also a director of Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. and Maui Electric Company Ltd.

Jim Donovan (EMBA ’96)

Athletics Director, University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa Honolulu, Hawai‘i


ongratulations to new UH M¯anoa Athletics Director Jim Donovan! Anyone who knows Jim understands his passion for sports and UH athletics. He was an offensive lineman for the UH football team and spent 17 years working in UH athletics in positions such as manager of Rainbow Stadium, sports marketing director, assistant AD for administrative services and associate AD. Most recently, Jim was executive director of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and president and CEO of m2c Inc., a business consulting company specializing in event management. In addition to serving as founding member of the UH Letterwinners Club, he served on the boards of the UH Alumni Association, Hawai‘i Bowl Foundation, and the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association. |

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of the human resources division. Patrick Ogawa (BBA ‘82) was promoted to partner and global head of retail for CPG Logistics Practice at Infosys Consulting in Washington. Hawaiian Airlines named Radford Park (BBA ‘83) to the newly created position of senior manager of customer experience in charge of operations and customer-oriented services for trans-Pacific and interisland flights at the Honolulu hub. John C. Paulachak (BBA ‘83) is the general manager for the Pan Am and Pacific Business News buildings under The Shidler Group. He has 30 years of experience in commercial and facilities property management. Robi Peterman (BBA ‘88) is the electronic health record specialist at TeamPraxis overseeing the support, management and technical aspects of the EHR application and its hardware upgrades. Glenn D. Porter (EMBA ‘83) is a regular columnist for His column, “Always be Closing,” focuses on the world of professional selling. He is also the managing director and founder of Dolphin Nextgen LLC, a business advisory firm in Philadelphia. Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. promoted Tayne S.Y. Sekimura (BBA ‘84) to senior vice president of finance and administration. Natalie Taniguchi (BBA ‘82) is executive vice president of enterprise management at American Savings Bank and will oversee major functional areas of the bank such as insurance and risk management, enterprise risk and bank regulatory compliance, etc. David Todani (MBA ‘84) was promoted to executive vice president–lending for American Savings Bank. Todani joined the bank in 2000 and previously was treasurer and senior vice-president. Bruce Wakuzawa (BBA ‘83) formed his own law firm, The Law Offices of Bruce H. Wakuzawa in downtown, Honolulu. Michael G. Wright (BBA ‘83), who joined A&B Properties in 2001, was promoted to executive vice president of acquisitions and investments.



ALUMNI News Monroe Friedlander and Arthur Anderson before accepting her current position at BOH. Malcolm S. H. Inamine (BBA ‘94, MBA ‘00) joined Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union as a human resources manager. Wes S. Mikuni (BBA ‘90) was elected treasurer of the board of General Contractors Association of Hawaii for 2008. Robin Miyasaki (BBA ‘91) was elected board secretary of the Hawaii Psychological Association for 2008. Cindy Murakami (BBA ‘99) of DFS Hawaii was a finalist for retail employee in the 2007 Ho‘okela Awards. Teri Ng (BBA ‘90) was named controller at TeamPraxis. A four–year veteran with Accuity LLP, James Ota (BBA ‘96, MAcc ‘98) was promoted to tax supervisor. Chong Pak (BBA ‘91) joined American Savings Bank as vice president, business relationship manager team leader for Downtown Honolulu, Kauai and West Oahu. Stevette Kuulei Santiago (BBA ‘91) was named Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union’s senior vice president-­group director of the work-force excellence group.

American Savings Bank promoted Diane Shiraki (MBA ‘91) from funding and liquidity manager within the Treasury Department to assistant vice president. Mark Tawara (BBA ‘91) of Belt Collins was elected treasurer of the newlyformed Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Linda Tran (BBA ‘98) was named human resources manager for Kiewit Building Group Inc. Jon Ushijima (BBA ‘91) was promoted to manager of Asia sales at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He previously served as front office manager at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union hired Rene Yamaguchi (BBA ‘99) as compliance assistant. She formerly worked for First Hawaiian Bank’s Wealth Management Group.


Jennifer Barrett (MBA ‘07), William Pieper II (MBA ‘04), Kevin Sakamoto (BBA ‘93), Jennifer Thompson (MBA ‘93), and Michael Tresler (BBA ‘91)

were selected as fellows for the 10th class of the Pacific Century Fellows program, which is based on the White House Fellows Program. The program aims to identify, encourage and develop future island leaders. Gerard Elmore (BBA ‘01) was named director of television commercials in Hawai‘i for Shooters Film Productions. Chenoa Farnsworth (EMBA ‘00) is the new board vice chair of the Women’s Fund of Hawaii for 2008. Michelle Gibson (BBA ‘01, Macc ‘03) was named assurance supervisor for Accuity LLP. Arsena Kailihiwa (BBA ‘01) joined Energy Industries as a sales representative. She was previously product sales manager at Air Reps Hawaii. Katherin Katsuda (BBA ‘07) was named human resource assistant at Hawaiian Host. Previously, Katsuda worked at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Caryn Komori (BBA ‘01) was appointed human resources coordinator with Island Insurance Company Ltd. She previously worked in HR for Hawaiian Airlines. Malia Lau (BBA ‘01)

Alumni profile

Earl Fry (BBA ‘80)

Executive VP, CFO & Secretary, Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, California “The strongest leaders are passionate about their enterprises and have developed a strong understanding about all aspects of their business.” —Earl Fry



arl Fry’s career has taken him far beyond that of his first job as a staff accountant with Ernst & Whinney 28 years ago. As a financial management veteran, he has played an integral role in the growth and success of many public and private technology companies including VLSI Technology, Weitek Corp, C-ATS Software,, and Informatica, a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services in California, where he currently serves as executive vice president, CFO and secretary. Earl credits his mentors Dave Heenan, author and Campbell Estate trustee, and Brooke Seawell, venture partner with New Enterprise Associates, with inspiring and helping him to develop the traits and skills to succeed in Silicon Valley. Read more on Earl’s career, hobbies and advice to students and alumni at

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joined Energy Industries as a sales representative. Altres HR promoted Michele Nakata (BBA ‘00, MHRM ‘04) to human resource services manager. Nakata has been with Altres since 2006. Justin Nakaahiki (BBA ‘02) was named operations manager at Success Advertising. Greg Payton (MBA ‘05) is the new CEO of Mental Health Kokua, an organization that specializes in recovery services for adults with mental illness. Payton was the regional manager of behavioral health services for Kaiser Permanente and executive director of Waianae Community Mental Health Center prior to taking his current position at MHK. Naresh Pradhan (MBA ‘07) is an associate professor of economics and finance at the Kathmandu University’s School of Management in Lalitpur, Nepal. Laurie Sato (BBA ‘04) was promoted to director of client services and marketing for Avalon Development Company. She is responsible for client development, client relations and asset management. Kimo Vitousek (BBA ‘06) formerly an independent agent with Aflac Insurance, was hired by Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor in Gilbert, Arizona.

In Memoriam

John Moffett (EMBA ‘00) 1956 - 2007 Retired U.S. Marine Corp Major John Moffett, 51, traveled the world as an employee of Maersk Information Technologies of Copenhagen working on IT security issues. In addition to earning his EMBA from Shidler, he attended Norwich University and earned engineering degrees from the University of Colorado and USC. John’s friendship and witty humor enriched the lives of all that knew him. He passed away in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2007 and is survived by his wife, Mette and children Kristian and Malia.

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hanks to the generosity of our many alumni and friends both locally and abroad, we have had another landmark year of private giving at the Shidler College of Business. Since the start of the fiscal year in July Terry Wells 2007, we raised more Assistant Vice President of Development than $4 million in support of people, programs and campus renovations and have established 11 new scholarship and two new professorship endowments. For the remainder of 2008, investment in our faculty continues to be one of our highest fundraising priorities. We are over half way to our goal of establishing 42 endowments for faculty professorships or fellowships. These endowments will ensure our competitiveness in the recruitment and retention of top educators and researchers from around the world. During this time of rapid growth and development, your continued support has never been more important. The Shidler Fund for Excellence in Education provides crucial discretionary income to meet unexpected needs at the college, and allows us to connect with alumni worldwide and launch new programs. Your support of this fund is the key to taking Shidler to new levels of excellence. Make your gift to the Shidler Fund for Excellence in Education online at ShidlerSpring2008 or respond to the Dean’s annual appeal letter which you’ll receive in the coming weeks. Gifts at any level are greatly appreciated however consider giving $1,500 or more to qualify for UH President’s Club membership and its benefits. Thank you for your commitment to providing worldclass business education for tomorrow’s global leaders.

Donor News Shidler gives additional $1 million Real estate entrepreneur Jay Shidler (BBA ‘68) made an additional gift of $1,015,116 toward the ongoing renovation of the Shidler College of Business. Of the initial $25 million received from Shidler in 2006, $1 million was designated for the first phase of campus upgrades, which included Jay Shidler landscaping, painting and resurfacing. Last summer, the College received an additional $526,000 from Shidler to renovate several executive classrooms, install security cameras and refurbish the courtyard. Shidler’s latest gift of over $1 million will go toward existing renovations and new projects, placing his total gift toward campus upgrades to $2.5 million.

Prospect Asset Management funds Japan-Focused MBA scholarship

Curtis Freeze (MBA ‘87), founder and president of Prospect Asset Management Inc., and Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, in Tokyo, Japan.

Prospect Asset Management, a Hawai‘i-based investment advisory firm specializing in Japanese investments, recently made a generous gift of $100,000 to fund merit-based scholarships for students of Shidler’s Japan-Focused MBA program for 2007–2008.

T.C. and Angeli Chan fund scholarship for students from Asia T.C. Chan (BBA ‘76, MBA ‘79) and his wife Angeli contributed an additional $50,000 to the T.C. & Angeli Chan Endowed Scholarship, which the couple originally established in 2004 to provide merit-based scholarship to students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao studying at the Shidler College of Business.

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Shidler inspires others to invest in success The Shidler Matching Gifts Program continues to inspire alumni and friends to offer their support. Three million dollars of Jay Shidler's $25 million gift to the College was reserved for matching funds to establish endowed faculty positions and scholarships. To-date more than $5 million have been raised utilizing matching funds. Recent Shidler Matching Gifts $500,000 Lloyd Fujie/Deloitte Foundation Distinguished Accounting Professorship Endowment $200,000 May and Richard Leung Endowed Scholarship $50,000 Hawaii Business Magazine Endowed Scholarship $50,000 Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd. Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Professor K.K. Seo established by Lance Inouye and Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd. $50,000 Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Endowed Scholarship $50,000 Patrick Oki Endowed Scholarship Fund for Beta Alpha Psi Gifts received November 2007—May 2008 1. Patrick Oki (BBA '92), partner for Grant Thornton LLP, established a $50,000 endowed scholarship for accounting students of Beta Alpha Psi. 2. Executive MBA alumnus Leonard (EMBA '79) Kamp and his wife Rebecca established a $50,000 endowed scholarship for Shidler students who have previously served in the Peace Corps. 3. Beijing alumni May (BBA '81) and Richard Leung (BBA '79) established a $200,000 scholarship endowment to support students from Asia. 4. Hawaii Business Magazine established a $50,000 scholarship endowment. Pictured above is David Tumilowicz, publisher of Hawaii Business. 5. Deloitte & Touche LLP funded $500,000 distinguished professorship in honor of former managing partner Lloyd Fujie. (L to R) Paul Higo, David Lowenkopf, Gary Nishikawa, UH M a¯ noa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Gregg Furuya, Glenn Sakuda, Shidler Dean Vance Roley, Valerie Shintaku, Todd Fujie, Carol Fujie, Tertia Freas.


all over the U.S. contributing to this endowment and supporting us in this effort. We’re honored we had the opportunity to work with Lloyd Fujie. He did so much for Deloitte and for the business community—he will be remembered for a very long time.” – Paul Higo, managing partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Over the years, First Hawaiian Bank has grown into one of the strongest supporters of the Shidler College of Business. The company has provided countless students and alumni with invaluable internship and career opportunities and consistently participates in annual College events such as Business Night, the Business of the Week program, the Hall of Honor Awards and the semi-annual Career Expo. Also, in 1999 the bank established the $1 million First Hawaiian Bank Distinguished Professorship for Management and Leadership. Mahalo to First Hawaiian Bank for its partnership and support of the Shidler College of Business and congratulations on 150 years of business excellence in Hawai‘i.

Proud alumni of the Shidler College of Business who work for First Hawaiian Bank gather at the company’s landmark corporate headquarters, First Hawaiian Center, in downtown Honolulu.

Shidler graduates at First Hawaiian Bank Benjamin Almadova (BBA ‘01) Sharleen Anderson (BBA ‘84) Joanne Arizumi (BBA ‘83) Jeremy Bader (BBA ‘03) Clifford Balmilero (BBA ‘88) Paula Chang (BBA ‘91) Tian Shu Chang (BBA ‘95) Neill Char (BBA ‘94) Marco Chu (BBA ‘07) Andrew Chun (BBA ‘05) Harvey Chun (MBA ‘88) Matthew Chun (BBA ‘97) Chadwick Council (BBA ‘07) Jason Domingo (BBA ‘04, MHRM ‘07) Dean Duque (BBA ‘93) Justin Dusich (BBA ‘06) Alii-Mana Fujii (MBA ‘06) Bart Fujimoto (BBA ‘95) John Fujimoto (BBA ‘78) Jamie Fujioka (BBA ‘07) Robert Fujioka (MBA ‘84) Jon Fukagawa (BBA ‘97, MBA ‘00) Glenn Fukuda (BBA ‘82) Roberta Garber (BBA ‘81) Cynthia Gawat (BBA ‘00) Michelle Go (MBA ‘05) Christine Harauchi (BBA ‘98) Jason Haruki (BBA ‘00) Adelyne Hayamoto (BBA ‘82, MAcc ‘85) Jeff Higashi (BBA ‘89)

Michael Hirai (BBA ‘78) Marcia Holbron (BBA ‘96) Samantha Huang Lau (BBA ‘96) Cindy Ing (BBA ‘95) Jeffrey Inouye (BBA ‘91, MBA ‘97) Scott Isokane (BBA ‘04) Tracie Jacinto (BBA ‘05) Carlton Jow (BBA ‘88) Mitchell Kaaialii (MBA ‘97) Alice Kang (BBA ‘92) Jan Kanno (BBA ‘95) Carrie Kawachika (BBA ‘93) Shaun Kido (BBA ‘01) Demaney Kihe (BBA ‘97) Dawn Kim (BBA ‘86) Kenn Kojima (BBA) Michelle Kong (BBA ‘93) Angeline Lau (BBA ‘78) Brian Lau (BBA ‘75) Carol Lau (BBA ‘84) Samantha Lau (BBA ’96) James Lawhn (BBA ‘85) Alfred Lee (BBA ‘02) Martha Lee (BBA ’84) Ji Liu (BBA ‘95) Loretta Loo (BBA ‘89) Chieh Lu (BBA ‘97) Addie Lui (BBA ‘94) Annie Lui (BBA ‘89) Bernard Lum (BBA, MBA) Beverly Lum (BBA ‘83) Lily Luu (BBA ‘05) Michelle Machida (BBA ‘86)

Wayne Maeda (BBA ‘73) Ernest Magaoay (BBA ‘89, NIMBA ‘02) Joshua Magno (BBA ‘03, MBA ‘07) Lalaine Manlapao (BBA ‘01) Joanne Mark-Ajimine (BBA ‘83) Richard Maruyama (BBA ‘90) Naomi Masuno (BBA ‘81) Kim Materazzo (BBA ‘88, MAcc ‘91) Iris Matsumoto (BBA ‘80) Jaime Matsumura (BBA ‘04) Cynthia Matsunaga (BBA ‘77) Richard May (MBA ‘98) Katie Mettler (BBA ‘02) Kristie Ming (BBA ‘95) Kyle Miyamoto (BBA ‘05) Brandon Miyashiro (BBA ‘07) Kaidi Morita (BBA ‘98) Jeffrey Murata (BBA ‘96) Kurt Murata (BBA ‘03) Peter Nagata (BBA ‘82) Shari Naguwa (BBA ‘84) Debra Nakagaki (BBA ‘84) David Nakamura (BBA ‘92) Joy Nakashima (BBA ‘07) Jason Nakayama (BBA ‘03) Julie Nihei (BBA ‘00) Barbara Nitta (BBA ‘89) Alan Nunokawa (MBA ‘75) Shigemi Okada (BBA ‘83) Glen Okazaki (BBA ‘82)

Lloyd Okazaki (MBA ‘97) Lori Okino (BBA ‘99) Colin Okutsu (BBA ‘85) Lorrie Onaga (BBA) Scott Ono (BBA ‘89) Joy Ota (BBA ‘70) Mark Oyadomori (BBA ‘83) Alvin Ozaki (BBA ‘69) Alan Pak (BBA ‘03) Roderick Pang (BBA ‘72) Brandon Park (BBA ‘01) Caron-Lee Pastor (BBA ‘99) Rosemarie Pelaez-Freitas (BBA ‘99) Kimberly Pelascini (BBA ‘06) Yisa Price (BBA ‘02) Charles Reindollar (BBA ‘67, MBA ‘78) Jimmy Rhymer (BBA ‘00) Joyce Sakai (BBA ‘82) Jeff Sakamoto (BBA ‘89) Sidney Sakamoto (BBA ‘06) Landon Santos (BBA ‘03) Philip Sedenio (BBA ‘06) Clifton Seria (BBA ‘00) Stuart Shibano (BBA ‘78) Bryan Shigezawa (BBA ‘84) Angeline Shiroma (BBA ‘84) Dale So (BBA ‘03) Susan Soken (BBA ‘83) Phaikham Soulatha (BBA ‘07) Laurent Stanford (BBA ‘04) Daniel Stein (MBA ‘05) Donna Suen (BBA ‘06)

Lloyd Sugano (BBA ‘84) Justin Sumida (BBA ‘07) Gavin Sumimoto (BBA ‘01) Cindy Suzuki (BBA ‘88) Alan Tamanaha (BBA ‘77) Aubrey Tamanaha (BBA ‘02) Philip Tan (BBA ‘91) David Tanaka (BBA ‘96) Ernest Tay (BBA ‘88) Kellie Ann Togashi (BBA ‘07) Edwin Tokuoka (BBA ‘91) Michael Tottori (MBA ‘95) Manolo Tumalip (BBA ‘88) Kimo Tuyay (BBA ‘04) Sean Umetsu (BBA ‘00) Lynne Uwono (BBA ‘94) Natalie Werts (BBA ‘05) Oliva Wise (BBA) Derek Wong (BBA ‘91) Vernon Wong (BBA ‘81) Sabrina Wu (BBA ‘86, MBA ‘92) Al Yamada (BBA ‘74) Lloyd Yamada (BBA ‘94) Cynthia Yamasaki (BBA ‘82) Joanne Yanagi (BBA ‘91) Jay Yang (BBA ‘06) Ruby Yasumoto (BBA ‘77) Ralph Yasunaga (BBA ‘87) Raymond Yee (BBA ‘97) Sherri Yim (BBA ‘87) Bernard Yip (BBA ‘88) Alton Yoshikawa (BBA)






First Day of Summer Session II


Graduate Programs Information Session 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Plaza Club Hawaii


Educational Ethics: A Conversation with F. Philip Handy (see box) Time TBA UH M¯anoa School of Architecture Auditorium (808) 956-6926



UH Manoa ¯ Spring Commencement 9 a.m. (Undergraduate) & 3 p.m. (Graduate) Stan Sheriff Center UH Centennial Celebration of Distinguished Alumni 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sheraton Waikiki First Day of Summer Session I








Pacific Asian Lecture Series Opening Lecture Featuring Jacob Park of Green Mountain College 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Shidler College of Business, C-101 For a complete listing of PALS topics and dates, visit Seattle Alumni Luncheon Time TBA, The Bellevue Club


21 Alumni Cruise of Newport Harbor 1 p.m. Newport Harbor TBA Shidler Alumni Association Annual Meeting Details to be announced

First Day of the Fall Semester

September 16

Silicon Valley Alumni Luncheon Time TBA, The Left Bank San Francisco Alumni Reception Details to be announced

N.H. Paul Chung Lecture (see box) Featuring Ira Kasoff and William Zarit from the U.S. Department of Commerce 11:30 a.m. Hawaii Prince Hotel, Cost: $38

Disney Keys to Excellence 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Convention Center

TBA Back to Business Details to be announced

October 14

Graduate Programs Information Session The Plaza Club Hawaii 6 – 7:30 p.m.

TBA 2008 Hall of Honor Awards (see box) Details to be announced

More information on upcoming events can be found at or email

University of Hawai‘i at M¯anoa Shidler College of Business External Relations Office 2404 Maile Way, C-202 Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

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2008 2008 Hall of Honor Awards

Coming this fall, join us for this annual alumni event honoring the achievements of three extraordinary business leaders. For updates, email or call (808) 956-6926.

West Coast Alumni Events In June, the College will hold alumni networking events in Seattle, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Also, join us for a special alumni cruise of Newport Harbor aboard a private yacht hosted by a Shidler alumnus. Seattle Luncheon Tuesday, June 17

San Francisco Reception Thursday, June 19, evening

Silicon Valley Luncheon Wednesday, June 18

Newport Harbor Cruise Saturday, June 21 Newport Harbor, 1–4 p.m.

For more information, email or call 808-956-3263.

A Conversation with F. Philip Handy Educational Ethics: A Conversation with F. Philip Handy, Vice chairman of the National Board of Education Thursday, July 10 Time TBA UH M¯anoa School of Architecture Auditorium This event is presented by the Shidler College of Business and the William S. Richardson School of Law. For updates, email or call (808) 956-6926.

N.H. Paul Chung Lecture and Luncheon Thursday, August 7 11:30 a.m. Hawaii Prince Hotel, Cost: $38 The annual N.H. Paul Chung Lecture and Luncheon will feature Ira Kasoff, deputy undersecretary for Asia, and William Zarit, deputy assistant secretary for Asia, from the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more details and to RSVP, visit

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