The 10th annual HawCC Alumni & Friends Breakfast was held on Saturday, October 4, at the HawCC cafeteria. The event raised over $4,000 for student scholarships. Approximately 730 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 Country 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 co-chairs, Leanne Urasaki and Jodi Mine. Mahalo to the following individuals who contributed to the fundraiser by working at the breakfast, selling tickets, and/or making donations:
Joy Aito, Barbara Arthurs, Maris Asato, Marilyn Bader, Mamo Bernabe, Hardwin Blanchard, Annie Brown, Monica Burnett, Stanley Cantor, Lily Chan, Mari Chang, Linus Chao, Jowett Chew, Gordon Ching, Gayle Cho, Malcolm Chun, Anne Chung, Jason Cifra, Sandy Claveria, Erick Cremer, Karen Crowell, Kenoalani Dela Cruz, Renee Dela Cruz, Marla DeMarco, Jeff Fujii, Garrett Fujioka, Sherri Fujita, Sachi Fukuda, Grace Funai, Darnette Gali, Richard Ha, Joyce Hamasaki, Gene Harada, Sheldon Higa, Susan Horimoto, T. Ikeda, Carolyn Imai, Luane Ishii, Billie Jones, Nadine Kahumoku, Robyn Kalauli, Donnalyn Kalei, Sandra Kama, Aiko Kanekuni, Lester Kanekuni, Marsha Kayano, May Kealoha, James Kiley, Guy Kimura, Gwen Kimura, Tiana Koga, Kesha Kubo, Kehau Leehong-Mauga, Jessica Lerma, Larissa Leslie, Dawn Long, Donna Madrid, Annette Maeda, Chris Manaseri, Dorinna Manuel-Cortez, Lori Medeiros, Paula Medeiros, Christopher Midel, Luzviminda Miguel, Anne Miller, Jodi Mine, Rebecca Mitchel, Darrell Miyashiro, Marissa Nacis, Karaline Naegele, Trina Nahm-Mijo, April Nakagawa, Soon Yur Nakatsu, Koryn Nako, Patrick Naughton, Cathy Nishie, Helen Nishimoto, Betty Okada,
Marsha Okajima, Allan Okuda, Mitchell Okuma, Steven Olson, Joni Onishi, Rae Pacheco, Joel Peralto, Glenn Proctor, Nohea Pua, Roberta Sambueno, Jason Santos, Jerald Satake, Debbie Shigehara, Amy Shimabukuro, Kenneth Shimizu, Geraldine Sleightholm, Janet Smith, Hettie Scofield, Mitchell Soares, Sherrie Straslicka-Walker, Wane Sugikawa, Joel Tanabe, Sandra Tanaka, Helen Torigoe, Clifton Tsuji, Neal Uehara, Blanche Urasaki, Dwight Urasaki,
Leanne Urasaki, Janice Watanabe, Wilton Watanabe, Trevella Williams, Mai Wong, Michelle Wong-Wilson, Kory Yamada, Noreen Yamane, Robert Yamane, James Yoshida, Arnott’s Lodge, Full Moon Café.
Human Services Students~Desiree Decanto-Gardner, Jenalycia Gardner, Issac Demello, Felliscia Garbuwaath, Kawena Garcia, Jenalycia Gardner, Virginia Grace and Daughter, Emiko Hasegawa, Michelle Kobayashi, Jaysha Mauga-Kaili, Tasha Obadencio, Stormy Smith
Nursing Students~Mark Martinez, Maria Jacinto, Lilia Inciong-Aki, Shanel Naauao, Lynn Li.
A BIG MAHALO to Allan Okuda, Sandy Dubczak, Brian Hirata, Shawn Sumiki, and the 28 first- and second-year students who came in early in the morning to help prepare the breakfast and donated bakery goods for the Country Store. The hard-working Culinary Arts students are: Micah Akau, Shy Drummondo-Rodrigues, Austin Fujiyama, John Christian Gonong, Hana Jung, Camille Martinez, Devang Mehta, Mitchell Mizuguchi, Jesse Morita, Antoinette Nihipali, Gary Torres, Maryanne Ancheta, Michael Apao, Tasha Bohol, Donald Carter, Patrick Garcia, Johnna Mae Iopa, Taryn Isa, Margaret Jones, John Kahana, Candy Kalili, Laci Leialoha, Michelle Martinez, Ralph Mendiola, Chelsey Riviera, Tammy Jean Soares, Ed Souza, and Mahmud Watts.
Mahalo to the second-year carpentry class for helping setup for the event. A special thank you goes to Erick Cremer, Luz Miguel, 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 and Bobby Yamane; and committee members Barbara Arthurs, Monica Burnett, Anne Chung, Doris Chang, Sandi Claveria, Erick Cremer, Renee Dela Cruz, Guy Kimura, Gene Harada, Allan Okuda, Jodi Mine, Darrell Miyashiro, Helen Nishimoto, Marsha Okajima, Beth Sanders, Mitchell Soares, Joel Tanabe, Tammy Tanaka, and Leanne Urasaki.
The spirit and enthusiasm of the volunteers not only made the activity a huge success, but it also made it a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. However, the primary beneficiaries of the fundraiser are the HawCC students.
Mahalo to Chancellor Noreen Yamane, Jim Yoshida, Joni Onishi, Debbie Shigehara, Marty Fletcher, Chris Manaseri, and Joyce Hamasaki 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!