Hot Shots – 6/8/22

Realtor Gives Gifts, Makes Keiki Smile

Keiki participating in the Hā Initiative: Creative STEM After-School Program, led by Honolulu Community Action Program Inc., were surprised with goodie bags by real estate agent Tina Marie Garcia and her team at Epic Hawai‘i Homes Real Estate. PHOTO COURTESY HONOLULU COMMUNITY

UH Mānoa’s TIM Holds 20th Legacy Gala

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Travel Industry Management at the Shidler College of Business held its 20th Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism gala, during which chef Roy Yamaguchi and TIM alumnus Dave Evans were honored for their significant and long-term contributions to Hawai‘i’s tourism industry. Yamaguchi received the Legacy in Tourism Award, while Evans was inducted into the TIM Alumni Hall of Honor. The event also raised $260,000 for student scholarships. Pictured are (from left) Vance Roley, Shidler College dean; Yamaguchi; Jay Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group; and Evans. PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT NISHI

BOH Makes The Grade

Seven Chaminade University students, who are also Bank of Hawai‘i employees, walked the stage at Waikīkī Shell in early May to receive their diplomas. The group included Noe Jan Gumboc — pictured above with Chaminade University president Lynn Babington, at left. The students’ tuition, including fees for textbooks and materials, was paid for entirely by Bank of Hawai‘i, thanks to its College Assistance Program, which allows employees without a college degree to achieve their educational goals by paying for their tuition upfront. PHOTO COURTESY BANK OF HAWAI‘I