Month: May 2017

Business Alumnus Juno Chung ’07 Relishes the Small Successes Leading Up to the Big Goals

Drawn back to Chaminade University out of gratitude, the proud alumnus Juno Chung, B.A. Business ’07, accepted the invitation to participate in the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program Speaker Series this spring. “As an entrepreneur, you always have the freedom to do what makes you happy,” shared Juno, who during the last 10 years since his graduation has acquired much wisdom and experience. Juno took over his family’s business on September 10, 2014, seven years after graduating from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in Business.  He will always remember that day. His parents held a company party and announced to all the employees of the...

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Alum Shares His Journey from Employee to Business Owner

It was a privilege to hear from Chaminade alumnus, Mr. Grelyn Rosario, owner and operator of Maui McDonald’s of Dairy Road, Kahana, Kahului, Lahaina, Pukalani, and Wal-Mart of Kahului. Mr. Rosario is a second generation owner of McDonald’s franchises. In 1969, his mother moved to Oahu from the Philippines and started working at McDonald’s. Mr. Rosario also worked at McDonald’s at the age of 16. After graduating from Aiea High School, Mr. Rosario’s mother moved to Maui to open her own franchise. Mr. Rosario stayed back in Oahu to attend Chaminade University. He continued to work at McDonald’s throughout...

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National Student Nurses Association Convention Nurtures Leadership Skills for Chaminade Students

Each year students from across the nation who belong to the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) gather together for their annual meeting.  This year NSNA held its 65th convention from April 4-8, in Dallas, Texas and had more than 2,500 attendees.  Hawaii brought a total of 17 students — nine from the University of Hawaii–Manoa, five from Chaminade University, one from Hawaii Pacific University, and one Hawaii Student Nurses Association (HISNA) representative who also happens to be from Chaminade. First-year students Brandon Aceret and Brooke Leslie and juniors Caitlin Marie Aningat, Krissie Morris, Mitnework Vanover, and Danielle Balajadia with...

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What Do Psychotherapy and Yoga Have in Common? Just Ask Counseling Student Christina Soo Hoo

Combining modern psychotherapy techniques with ancient yoga practices isn’t a stretch for Chaminade graduate student Christina Soo Hoo ’18. In fact, it’s as natural as breathing. Soo Hoo is earning her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology while serving as an instructor with CorePower Yoga, which operates three studios on Oahu. She says lessons learned at Chaminade make her a better yoga teacher, and wisdom gleaned from yoga will make her a better therapist. “I find similarities between yoga and counseling all the time,” Soo Hoo says. “The skills that I learn from both will be great for people who...

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