News

TIM alumnus endows new scholarship benefiting Maui students

December 2, 2022

School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) alumnus Ren Hirose, BBA ‘85, is no stranger to supporting his alma mater. His latest gift of an endowed $50,000 scholarship, called the Ren Hirose Family Endowed Scholarship, adds to his contributions over the years to the college and its students. As a Maui native and Baldwin High School graduate, Hirose’s scholarship will preference students from Maui high schools to give them opportunities to attend the TIM School to prepare them for promising careers in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Researcher Spotlight: Caroline Fry 

November 9, 2022

Shidler College of Business Assistant Professor Caroline Fry published a new study in the March 2022 issue of Organizational Science. Her paper, titled “Bridging the Gap: Evidence from the Return Migration of African Scientists,” outlines her recent research. The study examined the impact of researchers who returned home to Africa following masters and doctoral training at Top 20 institutions in the United States as part of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program. The research follows HIV-related researchers based in African institutions and measures the influence of a scientist returning to their institution following training in the United States.

Nearly $1.1M in scholarships awarded to Shidler college students

November 7, 2022

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business’ annual scholarship luncheon event made its in-person return at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on November 7. The event brought together student recipients and scholarship donors. It gave students the opportunity to meet and thank the donors, and share how their gifts impacted the students’ education.

Leasing starts for RISE at UH, new leadership scholarships available

November 1, 2022

Two major efforts begin today tied to the University of Hawaiʻi Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) project. Applications open for leasing at RISE, which is slated to open in fall 2023, and scholarships for 50 UH students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship through the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACEPACE Leaders program.

Shidler Hall of Honor Awards raises $340K, inducts four distinguished alumni

October 14, 2022

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business hosted its 2022 Hall of Honor Awards on Thursday, October 13, at the Sheraton Waikīkī to celebrate four distinguished business leaders and alumni. The event also raised $340,500 in support of the Shidler college.

Students find a recipe to tackle climate change in cookbook, more

September 23, 2022

A cookbook, picture books and podcasts are some of the ways University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa business students are raising awareness about the global fight against climate change. The projects were part of Instructor Constancio Paranal III’s summer 2022 marketing course called “Imagination, Entrepreneurship” in the Shidler College of Business.

Events

Fall 2022 Commencement Celebration

5:30-7:30 p.m., Shidler College Flores Courtyard 

TIM Alumni Association Singapore Alumni Dinner

7:30 p.m., Sarai Fine Thai, Singapore 

Onward with TIM - New Student Orientation

3-5 p.m., George Hall 227

Virtual Info Session: 2023 Executive MBA

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., via Zoom

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In-person Info Session: 2023 Executive MBA

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Shidler College of Business, A-301

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Executive Vineyards 2023

6 p.m., The Royal Hawaiian Hotel 

In The News

UH scientists among world’s most influential researchers

hawaii.edu/news
November 16, 2022

Shidler Professor Stephen Vargo appeared on the premier Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022 for the ninth consecutive year.

U.S. tourists willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods in Hawaiʻi

hawaii.edu/news
September 8, 2022

A study co-authored by TIM School Professor Jerry Agrusa's study shows that tourists to Hawaiʻi from the continental U.S. are willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods while on vacation in the islands to help the state become a more sustainable tourism destination

New UH student-run venture fund announces first investments

hawaii.edu/news
August 18, 2022

The Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund, a program under the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), announced its first-ever strategic investments totaling $20,000 in Hohonu and Reeler.

University of Hawaii at Manoa RISE student housing facility to open in fall 2023

bizjournals.com
July 26, 2022

The University of Hawaii at Manoa will begin welcoming its first student residents at Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, in the fall 2023 semester, UH officials announced Tuesday.

5 UH Mānoa subjects rank among world’s top 75

hawaii.edu/news
July 18, 2022

Hospitality and tourism management is one of five UH Mānoa subjects that were ranked among the world's top 75 in the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

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.