Hot Shots – 6/21/23

Partnership Helps Research, Education Prevail

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa president David Lassner (left) and Fukuoka’s Gov. Seitaro Hattori exchange gifts with after signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the university’s John A. Burns School of Medicine in April. The partnership between UH and Fukuoka covers One Health research, education and human resource development. PHOTO COURTESY JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Women Driven To ‘Dress For Success’

Members of the Hawai‘i State Legislature recently held a clothing drive for YWCA O‘ahu’s Dress for Success program, which offers a second chance to women dealing with poverty, homelessness or incarceration. State and city lawmakers, Capitol staff and community members donated hundreds of gently used professional clothing items — including dresses, blazers, accessories, shoes and handbags — to provide support to women in need, in an effort organized by the office of state Rep. Gregg Takayama in April. Pictured from left are state Sen. Joy San Buenaventura; Takayama; Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke; and state Reps. Lisa Kitagawa, Richard Onishi, Dee Morikawa and Nadine Nakamura. PHOTO COURTESY HOUSE MAJORITY COMMUNICATIONS

Gift Boosts ‘College Bound’ Students

UHA Health Insurance has donated $25,000 to Farrington High School’s Advanced Placement program to reduce the cost of an AP test to only $20, compared to the usual cost of $97. The donation launches Farrington’s “College Bound” Program Fund, which supports initiatives that will encourage its students to potentially earn college credits and strive for higher education. Pictured (from left) are Farrington High School principal Alfredo “Al” Carganilla, Farrington AP students Maricar Juntura and Khervin Sales, Farrington AP coordinator Angie Koanui, and UHA president and CEO Howard Lee. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS