University of Virginia honors UH's Cook
Bryan G. Cook
, a University of Hawaii-Manoa special-education professor and Hugh Everly Scholar, is a co-recipient of the James M. Kauffman Publication Award. The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia recognized his work on the side effects of inclusion for students with learning disabilities, which was published in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal.
His co-editor, Melody Tankersley of Kent State University, also received the award.
Isemoto Contracting, headed by Larry and Leslie Isemoto, donated $50,000 to build an endowment fund for five colleges at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; Hawaiian Language; and Pharmacy.
The company has built several projects on the Hilo campus and is working on the new Student Life and Event Center set to open this fall.
The 20th Annual Central Pacific Bank Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament raised more than $40,000 April 19 for the arts education programs at Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin