Author: University Communications and Marketing

Student-Athlete Emma Tecklenburg Brings Her Competitive Spirit to Volleyball Court and Classroom

For anyone who follows women’s volleyball at Chaminade University, the competitive spirit of student-athlete Emma Tecklenburg is impossible to miss. As an outside hitter, the 5-foot-11-inch sophomore leads the Silverswords in total kills this season – including a career-high 24 against Biola University. Tecklenburg brings that same intensity to the classroom. She’s double majoring in Forensic Sciences and Criminology and Criminal Justice, thinking about adding a minor and already looking ahead to graduate school. During her rare downtime, she enjoys camping, swimming, beach volleyball and other sports. “It has definitely been a struggle at times balancing school, volleyball and...

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Alumna Lorna Gomes ’05 Finds Her Life’s Calling in Elementary Education

At one point in her life, Chaminade University alumna Dr. Lorna M. Gomes ’05 thought her future belonged in the financial industry. Accordingly, the Sacred Hearts Academy graduate earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and launched a banking career. But something was missing. “I had always wanted to teach,” Gomes said, “so I decided to return to college to pursue this dream. The Chaminade program was convenient to my lifestyle because classes were online and in the evening.” While earning her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Gomes served as a student teacher at Lanikai Elementary Public Charter...

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Pauahi Foundation Scholarships Help Joey Pantil Pursue Her Dream of Attending Nursing School

Two prestigious scholarships from the Pauahi Foundation are helping Chaminade University undergraduate Joey Pantil realize her dream of becoming a nurse. “When I found out that I received the scholarships, I was so ecstatic, thankful and relieved because I would have a bit of a financial burden lifted off of my shoulders,” Pantil said. The Nanakuli High and Intermediate School graduate is the youngest of four children and the first person in her family to attend college. Now Pantil is on track to receive a bachelor of science degree in 2021 from Chaminade’s School of Nursing. After that, she...

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Chaminade Students Inspire School Children at Annual ‘Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery’

By sharing their knowledge and love of science, two teams of Chaminade University students encouraged children to pursue STEM educations and careers at the “2017 Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery.” Held Oct. 28 at Punahou School, this 16th annual event honored the life and legacy of NASA astronaut Charles Lacy Veach, who flew on Space Shuttle missions in 1991 and 1992 and developed robotics for the International Space Station. The Punahou alumnus and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate died of cancer in 1995 at the age of 51. One team of Chaminade students conducted a workshop on the...

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Students Learn “Aloha” is a Concept and Movement

My name is Monique P. Gomes and it was an honor to hear from Mr. Pono Shim, President and CEO of Oahu Economic Development Board. Mr. Shim began his presentation by elaborating on sustainability. He believes that people often mistake our Hawaiian Ahupua’a as a concept of sustainability when it is truly a concept of prosperity. Hawaiian Ahupua’a was a way of life for our Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian people) where they prosper spiritually, physically, and emotionally. He also spoke about his career. Mr. Shim was hired, not as an economist, but as a healer. He stressed that the...

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