First Insurance sponsors Shidler College of Business student awards and mentorship eventUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business
More than 400 Hawaii business professionals and students from the University of Hawaii at ManoaShidler College of Business attended last night‘s 47th "Business Night," at the Hilton HawaiianVillage sponsored by First Insurance of Hawaii. For the past three years, First Insurance of Hawaii,Ltd. has sponsored "Business Night," investing well over $75,000.
"We are truly grateful for First Insurance Company‘s continuous support of Business Night. As aresult of their support, this continues to be a first-class event enjoyed by business professionals andstudents alike," said V. Vance Roley, Dean of the Shidler College of Business. "We couldn‘t askfor a better partnership."
First Insurance of Hawaii, Ltd. has also supported the College‘s Internship and CareerDevelopment Office through internship placement and hiring of Shidler College of Businessstudents. In 2007, First Insurance established the $1 million First Insurance CompanyDistinguished Professorship to support the College‘s effort to recruit and retain faculty of thehighest caliber.
Since 1961, Business Night has matched students one-on-one with business professionals for anevening of learning and sharing. It is the College‘s premier student event, organized by ShidlerCollege of Business student, staff and faculty.
This year‘s event featured Shidler alumnus Eddie Flores, Jr., president and CEO of L&L Drive—Innand L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Restaurant Chain, as keynote speaker.Approximately $47,600 in cash awards was presented to top students in various fields of business.
All awards were donated by companies in Hawaii. See below the list of student awards andcompany sponsors.
2008 BUSINESS NIGHT AWARDS AND GIFT SPONSORSHIPS
Tony Lau -Special Junior in Accounting$1,000 - Hawaii Association of Public Accountants—Oahu Chapter
Khang Dang -Outstanding Junior in Accounting$1,500 - Ernst & Young LLP
Megumi Sasada -Special Senior in Accounting$1,500 - Ernst & Young LLP
Yinen Huang -Special Senior in Accounting$1,500 - KPMG LLP
David Kwon -Special Senior in Accounting$1,000 - Grant Thornton LLP
Xiao Li Yao -Special Senior in Accounting$1,000 - Hawaii Association of Public Accountants - Oahu Chapter
Jami Johnson -Outstanding Senior in Accounting$1,500 - Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants
Tony Lau -Outstanding Junior in Finance$1,500 - Actus Lendlease
Long Trinh -Outstanding Senior in Finance$1,500 - First Hawaiian Bank
Mark Mendes -Outstanding MBA Student in Finance$1,500 - Bank of Hawaii Corporation
Feng Wu -Outstanding PhD in Finance$1,500 - Finance Factors
Jonathan Honda -Outstanding Financial Analyst$1,500 - American Savings Bank
Matthew Ching -Outstanding Student in Financial Planning$1,500 - Financial Planning Association
Jaime Uota -Special Senior in Marketing$1,500 - Eddie Flores, Jr./L&L Drive Inn
Brian Aeder -Outstanding Junior in Marketing$1,500 - Enterprise Rent A Car
Erenst Anip -Outstanding Senior in Marketing$1,000 - Hawaiian Telcom
Lauren Kam -Outstanding Student in Human Resources Management$1,000 - Society of Human Resource Management Hawaii Education Foundation
Ivy Yeung -Outstanding Student in Human Resources Management$1,000 - Hawaii Employers Council
Christopher Jones -Outstanding Senior in Management$1,500 - Central Pacific Bank
Travis Harada -Special Senior in Technology$1,000 - BAE Systems
Anh Nguyen -Outstanding Senior in MIS$1,500 - Oceanic Time Warner
Kyle Izumigawa -Outstanding MBA in Technology$1,500 — Anonymous Alumnus
Andrew Kinder -Outstanding Senior in International Business$1,500 - Servco Pacific, Inc.
Parichat Suwansapap -Outstanding MBA Student in International Business$1,000 - Frank Boas
Adrian Pieron -Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship$2,000 - KTA Super Stores in honor of Koichi & Taniyo TaniguchiKhang Dang
Outstanding Junior -$1,500 - Hideo Noguchi International Scholarship Fund in the Center for Japanese GlobalInvestment & Finance
Tamlyn Toyama -Outstanding Senior$2,000 - Alexander & Baldwin
Timothy Ruel -Outstanding Master of Accounting Student$1,500 - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Katie Donovan -Outstanding MBA Student$2,000 - Hawaii National Bank
Monica Tse -David Bess Leadership Award$2,000 - Chris Helm
Adina Wakayama -Dean's Service Award$1,000 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii
Bryan Doyle -Dean's Spirit Award$1,000 - First Insurance Company of Hawaii
Sophia Yunis -Dean's Professional Development Award$2,000 - Financial Executives International