UH tech educator honored at fundraiser
of the UH College of Education's Technology and Distance Program was one of 40 leaders honored at the seventh annual Flavors of Technology fundraiser. The event was sponsored by the nonprofit Pacific Technology Foundation, which promotes high-technology education.
Hawaii Pacific University students Ian Van Hoose and Matt Talley won first place in the Island Division of the Pan Pacific Championship. The University of Hawaii's Daniel Hugo and Jacob Lowenthall came in second. They were among 20 teams from Hawaii, California and the Pacific Northwest that debated the merits of promoting democracy in the Middle East.
Kraft Foods Hawaii donated $5,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank's annual "Check-Out Hunger" drive. The fundraising campaign to help the needy involves participating markets throughout the state that will accept donations at cashier counters.
River of Life Mission received a $10,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation for its new homeless women's residential program. The Mending in Paradise women's program includes education, life skills training and job training to promote independence.
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