The ninth HawCC Alumni & Friends Breakfast was held on Saturday, October 22, at the HawCC cafeteria. The event raised over $4,000 for student scholarships. Approximately 832 tickets were sold thanks to the efforts of administrators, full-time and part-time faculty and staff, students, alumni, and friends of the college. Thank you!
The County Store raised approximately $1,000 thanks to the generous donations from faculty, staff, and friends of our college and the efforts of the Country Store chair, Tammy Tanaka. Mahalo to the following individuals who contributed to the fundraiser by working at the breakfast, selling tickets, and/or making donations:
A BIG MAHALO to Allan Okuda, Sandra Rivera, Sandy Dubczak, Shawn Sumiki, Brian Hirata, and forty-one 1st and 2nd year students who came in at 3:45am to help prepare the breakfast and donated bakery goods for the Country Store. The hard-working Culinary Arts Students are: Anson Almeida, Julie Arii, Dyson Astrande, Jaron Balunso, Jewell Boots, Taylor Carriaga, Lindsey Chandler, Emrie Chong, Darrel Constantino, Brandie Cortez, Kateri Costa, Roxanne Daguio, Karen Daniels, Stephanie Dawson, Edmhar Dela Cruz, Valeryne Estroy, Chris Guerrero, Kawika Haili, Dori Harwin, Ritaranita Kamalii, Krissel Lagua, Martina Laimana, Krystal Mahuka, Annie Makekau, Jerome Manaog, Keoki Medeiros, Diana Mitchell, Shaina Morita, Julius Nillo, Miracle Peleiholani, Sarah Perrells, Josh Pertubal, Tayden Poha-Ellamar, Steven Przedwojewski, Ikua Purdy-Watai, Leizel Quiamas, Kenneth Rambayon, Ezekiel Reissig, Mark Tadeo, Karen Tanaka, and Kimberly Visaya.
The steady crowds were entertained by Allan O’s Culinary Arts talented musical group, and lively performances by the Bayanihan Club, Japan Club, and Manai Kalua’s Hula Auana class—thank you!
Mahalo to the 2nd year carpentry class for helping setup for the event. A special thank you goes to Erick Cremer, Joyce Hamasaki, and the nursing students for providing the free blood pressure reading service. A big thanks goes to the hard working Breakfast Committee—co-chairs Allan Okuda, Joni Onishi, and Bobby Yamane; and committee members Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers, Doris Chang, Anne Chung, Renee Dela Cruz, Joyce Hamasaki, Gene Harada, Gwen Kimura, Guy Kimura, Jodi Mine, Helen Nishimoto, Marsha Okajima, Mike Saito, Beth Sanders, Joel Tanabe, and Tammy Tanaka.
The spirit and enthusiasm of the volunteers not only made the activity a huge success, but a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. However, the primary beneficiaries of the fundraiser are the HawCC students.
Mahalo to Chancellor Noreen Yamane, Mike Leialoha, Debbie Shigehara, Beth Sanders, and Jim Yoshida for all of their support. In reality, the Alumni & Friends Breakfast Fundraiser is a college wide event, and it took a team effort to make it successful.
Click on the images below to view the many pictures in the Alumni & Friends photo gallery.