Hot Shots – 4/3/24

Credit Union Provides Scholarships


Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union donated $26,250 in scholarships to University of Hawai‘i Esports. Pictured are (from left) UH Esports program director Sky Kauweloa; Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union president and CEO Vince Otsuka; UH Esports athletes Brandon Tabios, Ethan Nguyen, Ahren Diaz, Isai Foglesong, Benjamin Crawford; UH Esports athlete and assistant Kevin Nguyen; and UH Esports athletes Justin Chow and Christian Low. 

Photo courtesy Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union   

Spectrum Supports Art Education

Spectrum and Ovation TV presented Maui’s Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center with a $10,000 Stand For The Arts Award at the annual art auction event. Pictured (from left) are Sol Doten, senior vice president of marketing and communications, Ovation TV; Keri Askew Bailey, group vice president of state government affairs, Charter Communications; Maui county Mayor Richard Bissen Jr.; state Sen. Lynn DeCoite; Anne-Marie Forsythe, executive director, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center; Rob Stoner, co-president board member, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center; and Mercy Palmer, co-president board member, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center. 

Gala Honors Community Leaders 

The inaugural Ho‘opasifika Gala honored four Pacific Century Fellows alumni on Feb. 22 at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach. Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (third from left) founded the PCF program in the ’90s. The awardees included, (from left) Xerox Hawai‘i president Glenn Sexton; emergency physician and EMS medical director Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Char; U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz; and Kupu CEO and founder John Leong.