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Public meeting on Palamanui (Dec. 11)

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A public forum to discuss higher education in West Hawaii is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. The forum is open to the West Hawaii community. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their vision for Hawaii Community College – Palamanui, which […]

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$500K for UH Hilo’s first endowed chair

MEDIA RELEASE Practicing Hilo dentist and University of Hawaii at Manoa faculty member Patsy Fujimoto is honoring her former University of Hawaii at Hilo history professor David Purcell, by establishing an endowment at UH Hilo with a $500,000 gift. The David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History in the College of Arts and […]

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Athletic director Irvin leaving UH Hilo for new post

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney has announced the resignation of Athletic Director Dexter Irvin, effective Dec. 31. Irvin, who joined UH Hilo in August 2009, has accepted a position as athletic director with the College of Southern Nevada located in Henderson, pending Nevada Board of Regents’ approval. “Dexter contributed greatly […]

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Isle students scoop up Dorrance Scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE The second cohort of prestigious Dorrance Scholarships has been awarded to 10 Hawaii Island high school students who will begin their studies at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in fall 2013. The Dorrance Scholarship is an innovative, four-year award designed to benefit local students who are the first in their family to […]

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EHCDC welcomes board members

MEDIA RELEASE East Hawaii Community Development Corporation welcomes to its Board of Directors Chancellor Donald Straney of University of Hawaii-Hilo and Chancellor Noreen Yamane of Hawaii Community College. Straney and Yamane will be instrumental in EHCDC’s efforts to meet its mission of working within and for the community, in particular EHCDC’s educational and workforce development […]

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UH Hilo College of Pharmacy named after Sen. Daniel K. Inouye

Straney: ‘His vision was that each neighbor island would harbor a center of excellence, that every island should have its own specialty’

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UH Hilo’s Pezzuto named AAAS fellow

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy Dean John Pezzuto has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The announcement was formally made in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 30, 2012 issue of Science. Pezzuto was honored “for distinguished service in […]

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UH Hilo’s Education Dept. is now School of Education

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo Chancellor Don Straney has announced the name change of UH Hilo’s Education Department to the School of Education. The change reflects the School’s comprehensive operations of recruitment, advising, admission, assessment checkpoints, and national accreditation. “UH Hilo’s Education program was already a school in everything but name,” Straney said. […]

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Verissimo named director of UH alumni on Big Isle

MEDIA RELEASE Nico Leilani Verissimo has been promoted to University of Hawaii Foundation director of alumni engagement for Hawaii Island. She has been with the Foundation since 2004, most recently serving as the associate director of development for the Imiloa Astronomy Center/UH Foundation. In the newly created position of director of alumni engagement for Hawaii […]

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UH Hilo joins Hawaii Conservation Alliance

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo recently became a member of the Hawaii Conservation Alliance, a statewide joint partnership between conservation-focused government, education, and non-profit organizations. There are 19 members of the collaborative group working together to manage the biodiversity of Hawaii’s lands and waters. HCA members also include those who work with […]

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Big Island students awarded Dorrance Scholarships

Big Island students awarded Dorrance Scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE Ten Big Island students have become the first beneficiaries of a prestigious new scholarship program made possible by a groundbreaking partnership launched earlier this year between the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Dorrance Family Foundation. The Dorrance Scholarship is an innovative, four-year award designed to benefit local students who are the […]

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Sakai named UH Hilo vice chancellor for administrative affairs

Sakai named UH Hilo vice chancellor for administrative affairs

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney has announced Dr. Marcia Sakai has been named Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs. Sakai will assume her permanent duties on June 1, 2012. Since June 2011, Sakai has served an interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs. “Dr. Sakai has demonstrated the outstanding leadership qualities that this […]

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Brown appointed Hawaii Island Beacon Community investigator

Brown appointed Hawaii Island Beacon Community investigator

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo has appointed Daniel E. Brown, Ph.D., as principal investigator for the Hawaii Island Beacon Community, a federally funded health care transformation project administered through the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy. As P.I., Brown is responsible for oversight of the project in its final year and will assist […]

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Platz selected to head Academic Affairs at UH Hilo

Platz selected to head Academic Affairs at UH Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney has announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew Platz to the position of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “Dr. Platz brings important strengths to this critical position, including extensive academic and administrative experience, and recognition in research and grant acquisition,” Straney said. “We welcome his leadership […]

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