Each year, we welcome more than 700 graduates into the Shidler alumni ‘ohana (family). There are more than 45,000 Shidler graduates worldwide and many generously volunteer their time, expertise and resources to benefit the college, its students and programs. Mahalo to all of our alumni for their continued support, dedication and commitment to the Shidler College of Business.

Alumni News

From basketball to business to lobbying, Shidler alumnus honors ‘late bloomers’ with new scholarship

May 23, 2024

George A. “Red” Morris, BBA ‘63, considers himself a “late bloomer in life,” barely squeaking by to graduate from high school in Long Island, New York. When he arrived in Hawai‘i in January 1961, Morris had already attended junior college at Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts; served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an active duty member for six months and was completing his commitment of seven and a half years in the Coast Guard Reserve (which was a unique offering at the time); and didn’t want to follow his good friend, Ted Sung, to Boston University for the simple fact that he disliked cold winters and hated snow.

Record $517K raised to empower future leaders in travel industry management University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

April 12, 2024

The Shidler College of Business’ School of Travel Industry Management (TIM school) held its 22nd annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism gala on April 10, at the Sheraton Waikīkī. Also marking the college’s 75th anniversary, this year’s fundraiser raised a record-breaking $517,000 thanks to the generous support of the hospitality and Hawaiʻi business community.

Eco-friendly endeavor: UH alumni form Lēʻahi Landscaping

March 28, 2024

In 2022, two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business alums Christian de Quevedo and Scott Taber, joined forces with UH Mānoa architecture alumnus Jonathan “Malu” Stanich, to start LēʻahiLandscaping—an all-electric service committed to providing its customers with an environmentally friendly option for their landscaping needs.

Shidler alumnus soars to new heights at Alaska Airlines

March 18, 2024

Daniel Chun, a 2002 graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of BusinessSchool of Travel Industry Management (TIM School), has been a key member of the Alaska Airlines leadership team in Hawaiʻi for more than 12 years, most recently serving as Alaska’s director of sales, community and public relations here in the islands. He was recently promoted to regional vice president—Hawaiʻi, which makes him the senior executive in the state for Alaska Airlines.

More than $67K raised to support Shidler students at Executive Vineyards

March 12, 2024

The Shidler College of Business Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 organization, held its annual Executive Vineyards fundraiser on March 7 at The Royal Hawaiian. $67,500 was raised, which supports the association’s mission to elevate the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business with alumni outreach efforts, student academic activities, scholarships and more. This year’s event also commemorated the Shidler College’s diamond anniversary, marking 75 years of international excellence, multicultural learning and fostering career readiness among graduates.

Shidler alum’s scholarship creates inclusivity for accounting grad students

March 4, 2024

Tom Wellman’s attraction to Hawaiʻi started when he was a kid growing up in Wyoming, writing to pen pals from the age of 10. One frigid winter in high school, he read an article in Readers Digest about teenagers from the mainland coming to Hawaiʻi to pick pineapples.

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