Almost every Wednesday evening, Hogan students meet for 90-minute off-the-record discussions with entrepreneurs and other business and guest leaders. The lectures are held during the fall and spring terms. For more information, please contact Jacky Sanqui at (808) 440-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaminade University's Hogan Entrepreneurs celebrated the graduation and induction of its students on April 24th in the Mystical Rose Oratory. This marked the 11th graduation for a special program that encourages its students to link their entrepreneurial passion with academic achievement so that they might maximize their contributions to the economy and to the communities where they live. The program's motto "doing business things that make social sense; doing social things that make business sense," is taken very seriously. Thirty-three student-entrepreneurs were granted certificates and twenty-two new student-entrepreneurs were inducted. Since its inception in 2002, the program has graduated more than 200 student entrepreneurs.
The April ceremony included a special presentation of the Hogan Program's Lifetime Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Bill Spencer, President of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association and Co-Founder and CEO of Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. This award was presented by Ed Hogan, Chairman of the Hogan Family Foundation and Bro. Bernie Ploeger, President of Chaminade University. This is only the third time that the award has been given. Dr. Hank Wuh, CEO of Skai Ventures, was the keynote speaker.
The event was held in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University and also provided an opportunity to recognize eight outstanding student-entrepreneurs. They included:
Every few months, we try to bring Hawaii's opinion leaders together in small closed-door discussions of important issues. In this way, we hope to help build a better understanding on matters that significantly impact the economic and social climate of where we live and where we conduct our business.
The Hogan Program sponsors a job preparation workshop for the homeless, on campus, once a year in October. This year will be our 9th Homeless Workshop. There are usually about 25 participants who will spend the day with a volunteer Hogan Student, to prepare them for future employment. Time will be spent creating a resume, preparing for job interviews, and learning about employment resources available to them.