Harold K.L. Castle Foundation awarded Chaminade University of Honolulu a
grant of $600,000 toward the renovation of the University’s science
laboratories for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division. “We are
grateful for the Castle Foundation’s generosity and support of our
vision to renovate our Henry Hall science facilities,” said Sue
Wesselkamper, president of Chaminade University. “Community partnerships
like this are key to developing an excellent learning environment for
Chaminade students studying science and mathematics.”
Obun Hawaii Group recently promoted
Mikiko “Miki” Itoga to Account Execu-tive in the Advertising/Media
Sales Department. Miki joined the company in March 2002 as sales
assistant, and has prior experience as account executive at PRAP Japan
Inc., a public relations agency in Japan.
Vocal Arts Ensemble is pleased to thank its recent donors for its
Education and Community Access Project. Donations include: $5,000 grant
from G.N. Wilcox Trust; $10,000 grant from the Cooke Foundation; $7500
from the McInerny Foundation; $5000 from the Atherton Family Foundation;
$1500 from Bank of Hawaii; $2500 from the George P. & Ida Tenney
Castle Trust; and $500 from First Hawaiian Bank.
Honolulu Academy of Arts has inaugurated a special free admission policy
for Active Duty Military members and their families in all branches of the
service – Coast Guard, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Army. The Academy’s
Military Appreciation Sundays will allow for free admission for
members of the military and their families on the first Sunday of every
month during normal museum hours – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Military members
or their families will only need to show a military identification card
for free admission.
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and
McDonald’s Corporation honored Stanley Nagatani, vice principal of
Kamehameha Middle School, as the Hawaii Assistant Principal of the Year.
Nagatani, who has been with Kamehameha for nearly 20 years, received an
engraved plaque and a $1,000 check. He was honored by other Kamehameha
faculty and staff at an awards party in mid April.
K. Nishizaki, a 32-year veteran of the visitor industry in Hawaii, was
recently appointed to the position of executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Kyo-ya Co., Ltd., which owns the four Sheraton Hotels
in Waikiki, Sheraton Maui, the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Hyatt
Grand Cypress Resort in Florida. A long-time industry leader with Starwood
Hotels and Resorts and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Nishizaki is
responsible for overseeing the business interests of Kyo-ya Co., Ltd. in
Hawaii, the mainland U.S. and Japan.
Ala Moana Hotel has named sales manager Cheryl Ann Vierra as its 2002
Staff Employee of the Year. Vierra’s selection was based on her
exceptional performance throughout the year in which she consistently
exceeded her sales goals and took on extra projects outside of her direct
responsibilities to enhance the image and brand of the hotel.
Straub Foundation has presented the 2002 Guy Champion and John C. Milnor
Professional Activities Award to Frank L. Tabrah, M.D. of the Straub
Clinic & Hospital. The award is given annually to a Hawaii health care
professional who has achieved and outstanding record of volunteer
and Renaissance Resorts Hawaii recently appointed Sally Halm as director
of national accounts. Halm, who brings more than 30 years of hospitality
industry experience, will be responsible for overseeing markets in the
southern and southeastern parts of the United States.
pioneering ophthalmologist and Aloha Medial Mission volunteer Jorge G.
Camara, M.D. was recently honored at Maryknoll School’s prestigious
sixth annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award & Scholarship Dinner. The
annual fundraising event honors those in the community who devote their
talent to the service of others. Dr. Camara is head of the ophthalmology
division at St. Francis Medical Center, and an associate professor at the
UH School of Medicine. But his greatest satisfaction comes from his work
two weeks out of the year with the Aloha Medical Mission, an undertaking
he calls “medicine in its purest form” – compassion that does not
request compensation. This non-profit organization assembles groups of
volunteer doctors and nurses to provide free medical and surgical care to
indigent patients in the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and
C. Cook has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Commercial Brokerage
& Leasing at Coldwell Banker Commercial Pacific Properties. In this
position, Cook will be responsible for the marketing and leasing of office
and retail properties and investment sales. Prior to his promotion he was
the Vice President of Commercial Brokerage & Leasing. Cook has more
than 28 years of experience in commercial real estate representing
national and local firms such as Equitable Life Assurance, General Growth
Properties, A&B Properties Inc., Hirano Brothers and Tosei Real
American Heart Association of Hawaii has named Raymond Vara, Jr., MBA,
chief executive officer of the Straub Clinic & Hospital, as the
chairperson for the 2003 American Heart Walk in Honolulu. The event will
take place on Saturday, August 9 at Kapiolani Park.
could save someone’s life if you join the National Marrow Donor Program
Registry. Each year, more than 30,000 children and adults are diagnosed
with leukemia and other diseases for which a stem cell transplant may be
the only cure. Only 30 percent of these people will find matching donors
within their families. The others will look to the National Marrow Donor
Program Registry for a potential life-saving match. At any given time,
3,000 patients are searching the donor registry for a potentially
life-saving stem cell donor. For more information on registering, call
1-800-MARROW-2 or visit www.marrow.org.
Hawaii affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has
awarded a grant of $14,090 to the Waimanalo Health Center for use in
screening uninsured Native Hawaiian and Filipino women between the ages of
40 and 49. The screening will be open to all women; however the grants
have a focus on Native Hawaiian and Filipino women.
John Vianney Parish School, located in the Enchanted Lakes area of Kailua,
was recently awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Atherton Family
Foundation. The money from the grant will be used to fund a new playground
for the school.
The Friends of the Cancer Research
Center of Hawaii, a non-profit organization that raises public awareness
of and funds for cancer research, has
re-elected John Landgraf of First Hawaiian Bank as President for
2003. Other officers named to the Board are Rick Humphreys of Hawaii
Receivables Management, Vice President; and James Wriston of Ashford &
Wriston Attorneys at Law, Secretary. Glenn Shizu-mura of Ernst and Young
LLP, newly elected Treasurer, replaces Mike Ching, also of Ernst and
Young, as a director on the Board.