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Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue ’97 has been appointed as head baseball coach for Punahou School. A former professional baseball player with the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks in North Dakota, Sue served as Punahou’s junior varsity assistant coach from 2005 – 2011. As head coach, he is responsible for overseeing teams from the intermediate through varsity levels.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to return to Punahou, where athletics go beyond the baseball field. It’s about learning, growing and teamwork. I’m looking forward to working with the students to become the best on and off the field,” said Sue.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

A stunning display of talent by island music group Kaiao has earned them the title of this year’s Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search winner. Five finalists were initially selected based on a sample music performance submitted by DVD or link to an online performance, and later evaluated by their final performances on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. Kaiao receives a one-month paid contract to perform weekly this September at Outrigger Reef on the Beach’s  Kani Ka Pila Grille. Additionally, the talented group will receive complimentary studio sessions at Honolulu Community College’s Mike Curb MELE Studio

 

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

HONOLULU – Carol Mon Lee is building on her, and her late husband Dr. Jerry Bentley’s generosity by establishing a third endowed fund at UH with her latest gift of $100,000.

The Jerry H. Bentley World History Endowed Faculty award supports faculty at the assistant or early associate level who are working in the area of world and comparative history, in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Arts and Humanities. This award helps fund recipients’ research and travel.

Servco Automotive Announces New Hire in Marketing: Jennifer Crowe-Lopez

Servco Automotive Announces New Hire in Marketing: Jennifer Crowe-Lopez

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced it has hired Jennifer Crowe-Lopez as Marketing Manager, responsible for selected marketing activities of Servco’s Home and Appliance, Raynor Overhead Door and Servco Automotive divisions.

Previously Crowe-Lopez provided freelance marketing consulting for local startup companies. Prior to that she worked at Bonterra Solar as an Operations/Project Manager.

Crowe-Lopez is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a concentration of International Business.  She currently resides on Oahu’s North Shore with her husband and daughter. 

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