Waha Nui

Ron Li

Though a newcomer to the industry, Mililani public relations specialist Lisette Gonzalez has been noticed. Hawaii’s chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will honor her at its July 26 banquet with the Hokupaa Award for “demonstrating exceptional leadership potential and achievement in her initial years in the profession.” Lisette is an account executive with Becker Communications …

Congratulations also to Donald Sagara, longtime Wahiawa CPA and community volunteer, voted Lion of the Year by his Wahiawa Lions Club colleagues last month … Mililani High’s Christopher Bouillon placed second for his age group in the GEAR UP Hawaii creative commercial script contest to promote college and careers. For his efforts, Chris won a pair of Dr. Dre High Performance headphones …Ron Li has joined Central Pacific Bank as a home loan consultant.

The Mililani man has more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience, plus degrees from Santa Clara and USC … Kyle Cruse-Gombio (Leilehua 2010) has graduated from the Army’s field artillery firefinder radar operator advanced training course, and Darryann Dul (Mililani 2011) graduated from the Army Reserve’s fire support specialist advanced training course, both at Fort Sill, Okla. … Ethan Cook (Mililani 2011) and Antonio Heath Jr. (Leilehua 2011) have graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C …

Jaryn Olayon (Leilehua 2011), Matthew Lennard (Leilehua 2009) and Nathan Yenke (Mililani 2011) have graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … Mililani resident Brennan Clark has graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in human development and sociology, following the commencement address by award-winning broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff

The spring honor roll at Oregon State University lists a number of brainy folks from Central Oahu: Joli Johnston of Haleiwa, Teresa Laws of Wahiawa, Gasandria Mae Perdido of Waialua, and Mililani students Danielle Aio, Shawna Fujita, Zachary Kaneshiro, Lauren Luke and Karlen Oneha … Polynesian Cultural Center has made it to Google Street View. See the 42-acre Laie attraction park from a pedicab perspective by visiting Google Maps and entering the park’s address, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy. Happy free touring!