Celebrating the best in tourism

May 4, 2021

The 19th annual Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event took place on April 29 and was held virtually for the first time in its history. The event raised more than $180,000 thanks to the tireless efforts of the sponsorship committee, led by Co-chairs Vicky Cayetano and Larry Rodriguez; and the generosity of sponsors and individual supporters. All proceeds raised will be exclusively used for School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) student scholarships. A special recognition unique to this year’s event is a commemorative plaque acknowledging sponsors at the bronze level and above, which will be displayed at the TIM School. 


2021 Virtual Spring Commencement Reception

2021 Shidler College Virtual Spring Commencement

Summer Session I: First Day of Instruction

Summer Session I Begins

UH’s New Live, Work, Learn Center

12:30-1:30 p.m., online

Shidler Alumni Association Annual Meeting

5:30 p.m., online 

Summer Session I: Last Day of Instruction

Summer Session I Ends

Summer Session II: First Day of Instruction

Summer Session II Begins

In The News

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March 9, 2021

Professor of Finance Jing Ai discusses the differences between liability-only and full-coverage car insurances. 

Compare Care Insurance Quote & Rates for 2021
March 9, 2021

Professor of Finance Jing Ai's remarks were featured on She provided information on what to look for when comparing auto insurances. 

Best credit card with no annual fee

November 28, 2020

Assistant Professor of Finance Nimesh Patel commented on what to consider when applying for credit cards with no annual fees.

West Coast states urge against travel, putting Hawaii’s fragile tourism recovery at risk

Hawaii News Now
November 16, 2020

Those advisories are drawing concern among Hawaii travel officials, who worry they could derail the fragile tourism recovery seen since the state launched its pre-travel testing program in October.

Hawaii County starts allowing tested inter-island travelers to skip quarantine

Hawaii News Now
October 21, 2020

The Big Island is now allowing inter-island travelers to skip quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test.

An empty Waikiki triggers a soul searching about Hawaii’s no. 1 tourist destination

Hawaii News Now
June 25, 2020

COVID-19 has shutdown the state's no. 1 tourism destination—Waikiki.

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.