Month: May 2018

Spring Commencement Celebrates the Accomplishments and Futures of the Class of 2018

On May 14 over 350 students took the stage at the Blaisdell Arena for Chaminade University’s 2018 Spring Commencement.  President Dr. Lynn Babington summed up the event for the graduates during her commencement speech, “Today is one of the high points in your education and in our academic year.  We come together as a community to celebrate your achievements, your dedication and your growth.” The evening event was a chance for students to celebrate their latest achievement with family, friends, and faculty. The evening was not only a celebration of an achieved dream, an accomplished goal, for the Class...

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Chaminade Brings Lesson into the Classroom for Teachers to Shine

Melodie Tafao lives the saying “busy as a bee.” She just earned her Master in Education (MEd) in Instructional Leadership from Chaminade University and also received the university’s prestigious “Outstanding Graduate” award. Her newly earned degree strengthens her role as a third grade teacher at St. Anthony School on Maui, where she’s been teaching for the past 11 years. Educating her students while receiving her own education isn’t the only feat Tafao’s been tackling the past several years. She’s a wife to her husband, Mosi Tafao, and mother to Melia, 8, and Mosiah, 6. She also has a second...

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Dr. Scott Schroeder Elected to Board of Commissioners of the IACBE

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (April 2018) – At its Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on April 17-20, 2018, the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) elected new members to its Board of Commissioners. The IACBE is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Schroeder, Dean, School of Business and Communication at Chaminade University in Hawaii, was elected as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the IACBE. The Board of Commissioners of the IACBE is the independent accreditation decision-making body of the Council and is responsible for advancing the accreditation mission of the Council.   About the IACBE – The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) was founded   in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world. The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,500 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America. The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New State of the Art Training Center and Locker Rooms

On Friday, April 27 over 100 attendees, including faculty, staff, students, and donors, gathered together at the Mauka of McCabe Gym to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Silversword Athletic Training Center and Locker Rooms. This groundbreaking represents the beginning of the second and final phase of facility enhancements to the university’s athletics program. Whether it is starting practice before sunrise or staying at games late into the night, student athletes excel in commitment, dedication and hard work. Student athletes must keep up on their studies and maintain their fitness levels, all while balancing a travel schedule for away...

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Touch a Heart Wins First Place at this year’s Hogan & American Savings Bank Nonprofit Business Plan Competition

Touch a Heart’s Ho’oulu ‘Aina Enterprises was awarded the first place prize during this year’s Hogan and American Savings Bank Nonprofit Business Plan Competition. Held every other year for nonprofits in the state of Hawaii planning to start new ventures, the Nonprofit Business Plan Competition aims to encourage excellence in nonprofit planning and help make new and innovative social enterprises a reality, as well as stimulate public interest in the nonprofit sector. Hosted by the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program, the competition exemplifies the program’s motto, “Doing business things that make social sense. Doing social things that make business sense.” Touch...

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