HMSA gift funds medical school recruitment
The Hawaii Medical Service Association has given $75,000 to the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine to encourage youths to pursue health care careers. The grant to the school's Area Health Education Centers on the neighbor islands will allow high school students to explore health care opportunities.
The University of Hawaii's Shidler College of Business received $250,000 in scholarships from its alumni living in Hong Kong and Japan recently when V. Vance Roley, college dean, traveled to Asia for student- and alumni-related events. One of the alumni, Curtis Freeze, president of Prospect Asset Management, donated $100,000 to the college's Japan-focused MBA program.
The University of Hawaii Foundation has established the second Ralph and Joyce Hook Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund at the UH's Shidler College of Business. With the Shidler Matching Gift Fund, the undergraduate scholarship is worth $50,000.
Sacred Hearts Academy teacher Jacquelyn Chappel is one of about 25 teachers attending a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute music education program at the University of Pittsburgh through Aug. 8. Chappel will study American music and introduce it to make history and literature more accessible and more interesting to her seventh- to ninth-graders.
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