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.

Shidler students excel in global digital marketing competition

April 1, 2024

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has made a significant mark in the global arena of digital marketing. Out of approximately 200 undergraduate student teams competing in the Spring 2024 Digital Marketing Competition, four Shidler College of Business teams placed in the top 13, including one among the top four finalists and one as an alternate into the finals.

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.

UH business scholars win national government finance contest

March 28, 2024

A team of three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business students won a national government case challenge, and each took home a $1,000 scholarship award.

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.

AI energy efficiency, waste transformation projects head to national competition

March 4, 2024

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve energy efficiency, and transforming waste into pre-refined biomass are a pair of projects that won pitch events in Hawaiʻi and are headed to nationals to compete for more than $400,000 in cash prizes.

Marketing student creates lucrative side hustle utilizing social media

February 12, 2024

A lot of students have side hustles to offset the cost of paying for college and living in Hawai‘i. For Shidler College of Business marketing senior Jayson Siu, his car accessory business, called, has turned to lucrative business. In 2022, brought in $512,000 in revenue and continues to exceed that amount. blew up after Siu posted a viral TikTok video in 2021, showcasing an LED-lined rearview mirror, which lead to $12,000 in sales in one day.Marketing Student Creates Lucrative Side Hustle Utilizing Social Media

AI-centered workshop brings together multiple disciplines

January 25, 2024

Leveraging momentum generated by The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2024, Shidler College of Business’ (Shidler College) Information Technology Management (ITM) department took a bold step forward in enriching academic dialogue centered on artificial intelligence (AI), responsibility and social justice. Earlier this month, the department hosted its inaugural post-HICSS research workshop on campus, showcasing ITM’s dedication to exploring how cutting-edge technologies can be harnessed for the greater good, while ensuring the march of progress aligns with societal values of equity and responsibility.

Shidler students thank donors as more than $1M in scholarships awarded

November 7, 2023

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business hosted nearly 300 donors and students at its annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on November 6. The event provided donors with an opportunity to meet their scholarship student recipients and learn first-hand about the impact of their gifts.

From baking aficionado to social media influencer, Shidler alumna shares success

November 6, 2023

Corina Quach, a 2020 University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa Shidler College of Business graduate, is better known on social media as @fiveftfoodie. A self-proclaimed introvert, she could have never imagined she’d be a social media sensation with more than 44,000 followers on Instagram. In fact, Quach was originally planning to attend culinary school in Tokyo to pursue her passion for baking. And then the pandemic hit, and she needed a new plan.

More than $370K raised to support Shidler College at 2023 Hall of Honor Awards

October 30, 2023

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business hosted its 30th annual Hall of Honor Awards on October 26, at the Sheraton Waikīkī. The evening celebrated the outstanding achievements of five distinguished alumni and raised more than $370,000 in support of Shidler college. These funds support the Shidler College of Business Advancement Fund, furthering its mission to bolster student programs, scholarships, faculty research, alumni outreach and special programs.

Walter A. Dods Jr. makes $5M donation to RISE center

October 9, 2023

Honolulu philanthropist and former First Hawaiian Bank Chairman Walter A. Dods Jr. is donating $5 million to the University of Hawaiʻi’s new Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) at UH Mānoa. In recognition of this momentous gift, the building will be renamed the Walter Dods Jr. RISE Center.

Actor, producer, marketer applies knowledge gained at Shidler to career

October 5, 2023

This story was reposted on Oct. 5 on UH News and originally appeared in the Shidler Business magazine

Shidler business kickstarters pivot to raise funds for Maui recovery

October 2, 2023

Promising University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business freshmen learned how to kickstart a business and pitched their ideas to investors, all while raising almost $2,000 to help victims of the devastating Maui wildfires.

Shidler Dean Roley named one of Hawaiʻi’s ‘Most Admired Leaders’ by PBN

September 20, 2023

Vance Roley, dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business, is a recipient of the Most Admired Leaders award by Pacific Business News (PBN). Roley is one of 27 awardees that span a range of industries, including education, nonprofits, health care and real estate.

Turning passion into purpose: Shidler alum pedals way to success

September 8, 2023

Travis Counsell lives his passion for bicycles every day as the executive director of the Hawaiʻi Bicycling League (HBL), a local nonprofit that represents all people who bike for recreation, health or transportation.

Lifetime Asia Pacific tourism award presented to TIM School professor Jerry Agrusa

August 31, 2023

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty member has become the first U.S. recipient of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Founder’s Award, which recognizes a scholar or industry leader who has made significant lifetime contributions in advancing tourism research and/or industry practices in the Asia Pacific region.

RISE opens to students marking milestone in entrepreneurship, innovation at UH

August 22, 2023

More than 325 University of Hawaiʻi students have become the first residents to move into the new state-of-the-art Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) student housing facility for the fall 2023 semester. The state-of-the-art building opened in August 2023 on the site of the former Atherton YMCA and is expected to transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem at UH’s flagship campus.

$200K gift from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation supports students in UH RISE program

July 21, 2023

The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation has given $200,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s RISE—Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs—project, a world-class innovation and entrepreneurship center coupled with student housing being built on the site of the former Atherton YMCA across from the flagship campus.

Top international accounting students gather for annual UH event

July 12, 2023

The world’s most promising doctoral students in the field of accounting gathered at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for the third annual Hawaiʻi Accounting Research Doctoral Institute (HARDI), June 2–20.

Case competitions: A boot camp that develops student leaders with grit, discipline, and purpose.

June 8, 2023

Recent Shidler College of Business graduates Stefani Sakamoto, Lydia Jun, Joan Martinez, and Kaylee Miki thought they had experienced everything college has to offer. And then they joined the Manoa Consulting Case Competition (MCCC) team.