Hot Shots – 7/5/23

Credit Union Gift One For The Books

Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union president and CEO Andrew Rosen (second from left) recently presented a $20,000 check to the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i in support of its 74th annual book sale, which took place at Ward Village June 17-25. Hawai‘i State FCU has been the title sponsor of the annual Friends of the Library Hawai‘i book sale since 2013, contributing nearly $280,000 to the organization, with an additional $115,000 that was raised in sales at the annual booksale through Hawai‘i State FCU’s members’ preview nights. Pictured with Rosen (from left) are Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i’s Kathy Fay, board secretary; Nainoa Mau, executive director; and Maia Rosen, board president. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Students Receive Accolades At STEM Fair

Twenty-seven Hawai‘i high school students from across the state recently competed at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) — the world’s largest scientific high school competition — between May 13 and 19 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Hawai‘i brought home five Special Awards (from local and national sponsors) and seven Grand Awards in their respective categories, along with scholarships and cash prizes. There were 1,800 students from more than 70 countries and territories competing at the event. PHOTO COURTESY JENNIFER SEKI-WONG

Center Receives Generous Donation

Bank of Hawai‘i Foundation recently presented $100,000 to Straub Medical Center’s Burn Unit. The only specialized unit of its kind in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region that has provided lifesaving and life-changing burn care for about 2,000 patients since it opened in 1983. Pictured (from left) are Kimberly Webster, RN, Straub Critical Care Intermediary Unit and Burn Care Unit manager; David Underriner, Straub CEO and Hawai‘i Pacific Health executive vice president of O‘ahu operations; Momi Akimseu, Bank of Hawai‘i Foundation president; Travis Clegg, Straub chief operating officer; and Dr. David Cho, Straub plastic surgeon. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH