Call for Nominations

The Shidler Alumni Association is seeking dedicated alumni who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. New director terms begin July 2020 and expire June 2023.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letter of recommendation

Email requested materials to Deadline for nominations is May 18, 2020.

Alumni News

Y. Hata provides convenient and safe ways to get quality food products to customers

May 27, 2020

When?Y. Hata & Co. Limited?was faced with the new reality of its main customer base being cut off because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, it quickly pivoted both its physical space and operations. The 107-year-old company is the largest foodservice distributor in the state and its customers include restaurants, the Department of Education, the military, institutional cafeterias and food trucks.

Alumna and leader of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii maintains that supporting local business is critical to economy

May 22, 2020

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s (COC) President & CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara, JD/MBA ’05, led her organization to make swift modifications to the way it does business. There have been internal pivots for staff, which include video check-ins in the morning and late afternoon, as well as a fun Friday activity to kick start the weekend. External changes have also been implemented, such as modifying a once-bustling events schedule to a new virtual format, as well as ramping up?informational webinar opportunities for members.

Monetary donations from community a lifeline for Hawaii Foodbank

May 18, 2020

When Malcolm Inamine, BBA ‘94, EMBA ‘00, reflects on his experiences as a student at the Shidler College of Business, he recalls a time of long hours and copious amounts of work that required steadfast determination. He says he was stretched to physical and mental limits but that the experience helped him to learn to persevere through tough situations.

A shift in focus provides frontline workers with PPE

May 5, 2020

Shidler alumnus Kevin Fung, BBA ’12, is a finance and property manager at Fung Enterprise and co-owner of Blue Planet Surf Gear. Lately though, Fung’s focus has shifted to the urgent community need to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers at Hawai‘i’s hospitals and health organizations.

Shidler alumnus providing Hawai‘i businesses and community with resources

April 27, 2020

Evan Leong, EMBA ’05, is using fundamental skills that he learned during his time at Shidler College to help Hawai‘i through the COVID-19 crisis.

Finding success in working remotely

April 27, 2020

Travis Ito, BBA ’15, is the chief amazement officer of Blue Logic Labs, a digital innovation agency that helps clients solve problems with meaningful digital solutions. He is sharing two information-packed resources to help Hawai‘i residents adapt to a new way of life which involves working from home and collaborating with colleagues digitally.


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