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.


Nā Kukui Netlinks

Oahu Country Club, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fall 2023 Commencement Celebration

Eddie & Elaine Flores, Jr. Courtyard, 5-7 p.m.

Lane Lecture Series

January 2024, Date TBD 

Executive MBA Mentorship Panel

Leeward/Central Oahu location TBD, 6-7 p.m.

MHRM Panel

Location TBD, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Executive Vineyards

Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 6 p.m.

In The News

PACE Executive Director Fujiyama named PBN Power Leader
November 14, 2023

Sandra Fujiyama, executive director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business, has been named a 2024 Power Leader by Pacific Business News (PBN).

Best Credit Cards for Recent College Graduates
October 27, 2023

Assistant Professor of Finance, Nimesh Patel, gives advice on opening up a credit card to recent college graduates.

Concerns about travel to the Middle East, Europe could bolster Hawaii tourism: Experts
October 19, 2023

TIM School Professor, Jerry Agrusa, shares how concerns about travel to the Middle East and Europe could be beneficial to Hawaii tourism.

West Maui reopens amid backlash, with some saying tourism is emotional but necessary
October 12, 2023

TIM School Professor shares explains how tourism can help Maui and their businesses recover after the wildfires.

A live-learn-work community for changemakers
September 8, 2023

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business is the home for an integrated set of leading-edge entrepreneurship programs at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. PACE is dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among all members of the university and local community.

Hawaii Bicycling League's executive director has turned a passion into a profession
September 8, 2023

At age 12, Travis Counsell dreamed of owning a ski and bicycle shop in Colorado. Today, he said his career has come “full circle.”

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.