Shidler students thank donors as more than $1M in scholarships awarded
The 2023 Scholarship Luncheon was held on Nov. 6 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Photo courtesy of Scott Nishi.
This story was originally posted on Nov. 7 on UH News.
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.
Shidler Dean Vance Roley, UH Foundation CEO Tim Dolan and guest speakers
In academic year 2022–23, Shidler College awarded more than $1 million dollars to more than 300 deserving students. Scholarship support enables students to focus on their academics, study abroad and participate in extracurricular activities that may not be accessible without financial support.
“We are so proud of the many alumni, donors and friends who see the value in the gift of education,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “Many Shidler students receive scholarship support during their time at the college, so it is an honor to witness our students and donors come together at this annual gathering to share a meal and connect.”
Ren Hirose, BBA ’85, former regional vice president of HEI Hotels and Resorts was this year’s keynote speaker. In 2022, Hirose established a $50,000 endowed scholarship benefiting students from Maui high schools to give them opportunities to attend Shidler’s School of Travel Industry Management to prepare them for promising careers in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Jett Zenthoefer, Shidler Dean Vance Roley, Ren Hirose and Jordan Reed