Student sparked ‘inner fire’ to learn English, earns national accounting scholarship

June 7, 2022

The state’s lone recipient of a $10,000 national accounting scholarship is a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business undergraduate student. Haiying Li, a junior accounting major, was named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) scholar for the 2022–23 academic year. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who will likely pursue a career as an auditor.

1st gen Shidler alumna endows $100K scholarship to honor parents

May 31, 2022

A new scholarship for full-time undergraduate business students has been created at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business. The UH Foundation announced that Shidler alumna Linh PhamBBA ‘00, and her husband Dao Pham have contributed $100,000 to establish the Cindy Doan and Hy So Duong Endowed Scholarship.

Accounting students lend a helping hand

May 23, 2022

Shidler College Accounting lecturer Michael Dell’s accounting class recently assisted nearly 100 local taxpayers in completing their taxes as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Each student helped with approximately 20 returns each and met the requirement to pass three VITA examinations before completing the 50 hours of volunteer work.

Omnitrak funds new student award at UH’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

May 17, 2022

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business announced on May 13 that Omnitrak, a marketing and research consultancy firm, has gifted $50,000 to establish a new student award called the “Omnitrak Innovative Leaders Award” at the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), which is housed within the Shidler college. Omnitrak established the gift in honor of the company’s 40th anniversary to support UH students pursuing their education and their business ideas.

Industry leaders share their expertise with TIM students

May 12, 2022

Hospitality industry leaders recently visited the classroom as panelists and reviewers offering their industry knowledge and feedback to TIM School professor Jerry Agrusa’s Food Service Management (TIM 313) students’ final course project presentations. Leaders from multiple segments of the hospitality and tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, private clubs, marketing firms and the transportation industry were represented and offered valuable, practical knowledge and feedback.


Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Ethics in College and Professional Athletics

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Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Ethics of Capitalism and Inequality

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Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Ethics in the Boardroom

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Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Medical Ethics

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Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Ethics of Technology

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Will Weinstein Conversation Series: Legal Ethics

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In The News

UH Mānoa second language studies students create online language learning startup
May 5, 2022

GOALL (Great Online Activities for Language Learning), a startup company that helps people learn different languages, is the winner of the 2022 UH Venture Competition.

Honoring a pioneer, chef Roy Yamaguchi
April 5, 2022

As Chef Roy Yamaguchi is honored at TIM School's Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism gala, Alan Wong pays tribute to Roy's journey to becoming a pioneer and leader in the culinary scene.

UH startup wins PBN innovation bracket competition
March 31, 2022

TurnoverBnB wins Pacific Business News' inaugural Inno Madness competition. Inno Madness is PBN's rendition of college basketball March Madness where readers vote for companies they thought were doing the most to advance innovation in Hawaii.

Best Capital One Credit Cards
March 31, 2022

Assistant Professor Christopher Cannon discusses Capital One's marketing strategies and how it affects consumer outlook on the value of credit card rewards.

As COVID restrictions ease, spring breakers eye Hawaii as their next destination
March 5, 2022

As COVID restrictions come to an end, TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa comments on how we can expect to see an increase in tourism in Hawaiʻi.

Growing Sustainable Tourism Market
February 21, 2022

According to a new study, co-authored by TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa, research suggests that visitors are willing to pay more for sustainable experiences.

Class Notes

Class Notes: Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004)

June 7, 2018

Shidler alums Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004) moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2005 after graduating from UH Manoa.

Class Notes: Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982)

June 6, 2018

Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982) has been re-elected to the board of the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. He will serve a three-year term. Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite enthusiast.

Class Notes: Richard Baker (BBA 2014)

June 5, 2018

Richard Baker (BBA 2014) has joined Facebook as an operations analyst. Previously, Baker was an audit senior at Deloitte. Along with a BBA from Shidler, Baker also holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese from UH Manoa.

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000)

May 21, 2018

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000) has been named the 2018 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year. Grace is president and CEO of S.E.T. - Pacific, Inc., an energy systems contractor based in Tamuning, Guam. Grace accepted her award at the Businesswoman of the Year gala in April and was featured on the cover of the May issue of Guam Business Magazine.