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UH Interim President David McClain to receive Hawaii Council on Economic Education Stephen L. Jackstadt Award

Award recognizes outstanding and sustained support for economic education in Hawaii

University of Hawaiʻi
Kristine K. Castagnaro, (808) 956-7009
Hawaii Council on Economic Education
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Apr 18, 2005

HONOLULU — University of Hawaiʻi Interim President David McClain has been named the recipient of the Hawaiʻi Council on Economic Education‘s (HCEE) 2005 Stephen L. Jackstadt Award. The award is named after the former HCEE director who contributed greatly to economic literacy in Hawaiʻi, and recognizes an individual for outstanding and sustained support of economic education in the state of Hawaiʻi.

"President McClain has been a solid supporter of economic education for decades, especially in educating Hawaiʻi‘s youth" said Kristine Castagnaro, executive director of the Hawaiʻi Council on Economic Education. "The award recognizes David‘s dedication to raising awareness on the important issue of economic literacy."

McClain has been on the HCEE board of directors since 1998, and served as chairman from 1999 to 2002.

The Stephen L. Jackstadt Award will be presented to McClain at the HCEE 2005 Annual Dinner, 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In addition to the award presentation, the dinner will feature Hawaiʻi‘s first ever virtual stock exchange where table sponsors will have the opportunity to trade their own stock on the virtual exchange.

Tickets to the HCEE 2005 Annual Dinner are $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 956-7009.

The Hawaiʻi Council on Economic Education was created in 1965 as a partnership among business, labor and education. The primary function of the Council is to support the Center for Economic Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, which offers teacher-training activities for current and prospective K-12 teachers to deepen their knowledge of economic concepts. The Council also promotes other programs to improve economic understanding for legislators, the media and the general public.