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Palolo-Chaminade Teams Earn Top Awards in The Stock Market Game

One day, you might be helping a 4th grader with her math homework. The next day, that 4th grader may be making “one meeeeeeelion dollars.” How are our neighborhood keiki learning to bring in the bacon? Read the full article.

Project SHINE receives E Pluribus Unum Prize from Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Project SHINE received the prestigious E Pluribus Unum Prize from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) for its work in promoting immigrant Integration. This award recognizes the contributions of all SHINE partners (including Chaminade University, KCC and UH Manoa) in ensuring that both immigrants and the receiving communities adapt to each other and work together to build stronger communities and define the future of America.

Chaminade receives Environmental Award

Chaminade University has been selected as a Environmental Community Hero for its participation in the Adopt-A-Stream program. The award function was on March 4, 6-9 PM at Kapolei Hale.

Chaminade integrates campus and athletics to engage community

Published by the NCAA News on December 11, 2008, this article features Chaminade student Crystal Weseman, who took leadership in creating a new project for Palolo Elementary, along with professor Wayne Tanna.

Chaminade earns the "highest federal recognition"possible for its service-learning programs

Presidential Award

(Article from Corporation for National & Community Service in 2007.) “The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions, is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.”

Partnership in Education Award--DOE Commends Chaminade for Umbrella Program

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“Chaminade University was among the nearly 100 businesses and community groups honored by the Hawaii State Board of Education and Department of Education during the recent Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon for Business and Community Partners event at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Chaminade was recognized for its student participation in a Service-Learning Umbrella Program, created to benefit the university's five main community partners: Palolo Housing, Head Start, as well as Palolo Elementary, Jarrett Middle and Kaimuki High schools.” Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2008; written by Lauren Chang in the East Oahu People section of the Honolulu Advertiser.

Chaminade is Hawaii's Only "College of Distinction"

“Chaminade University of Honolulu is the only school in Hawaii to be profiled in the newly-released 2008-2009 edition of Colleges of Distinction. Last year, Chaminade won the 2007 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the highest recognition achievable for service-learning institutions. With this year’s honor, the Catholic university reaffirms its distinction as a great higher education institution.”

Chaminade praised in college guide

“KAIMUKI — Chaminade University has been selected as the only school in Hawaii to be profiled in the newly released 2008-2009 edition of Colleges of Distinction.”

Exciting events that occurred in Spring 2008:

Commendation at Hawaii State Legislature

State Legislature Special Commendation

On March 13, 2008, Chaminade received a special commendation at the Hawaii State Legislature. Dr. Sue Wesselkamper, Chaminade's President, Candice Sakuda, Director of Service-Learning, and Atina Pascua, Director of the Hawaii and Pacific Islands' Campus Compact, were welcomed in Representative Lyla Berg's office. Then, they were honored on the floor of House of Representatives, with a speech highlighting Chaminade's service-learning program's work with Palolo communities and its Presidential Award.

Commendation at City Hall

City Council Commendation

The following week, the City and County of Honolulu presented Chaminade with another commendation at City Hall. Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and her staff graciously received Chaminade's representatives with lei on March 19, 2008. President Sue Wesselkamper, Diane Peters-Nguyen, Brother Tom Spring, Kapono Ryan, and Candice Sakuda expressed appreciation on behalf of the school.