Justin Kerfoot KSK’92 was named the new senior campus planner at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Previously, he worked at the architecture firm LPA, Inc., for 17 years as a project manager.
Lee-Ann Heely KSK’91 and Kirstin Kahaloa KSK’01 were hired to shape the health and well-being of the community on Hawai‘i island with the Blue Zones Project – a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) brought Blue Zones Project to Hawai‘i to transform the state into an even better place to live, work, and play. Lee-Ann is serving as the organization lead for the project in West Hawai‘i where she helps employers improve their wellness programs and promotes healthy choices for consumers at restaurants and grocery stores. She previously worked for the Hawai‘i County’s Research and Design Department. Kirstin was hired as the community engagement lead responsible for encouraging positive health and wellness nudges for individuals in the greater community with free events and activities. She previously served as the executive director of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.
Gregory Lum Ho KSK’85 was selected as one of 50 national winners for the 2017 Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award for his coaching and mentorship as a cross country and girls junior varsity coach at Kea‘au High School on Hawai‘i island. He was chosen from a field of over 2,000 coaches across the nation. Greg, who serves in the National Guard and is a helicopter mechanic, cites the passing of his son, Maka‘ala, as his inspiration for giving back through coaching and mentorship.
Neil Hannahs KSK’69 and Lisa Kleissner Porter KSK’72 have launched Cohort 3 of Hawai‘i Investment Ready with 13 enterprises – both for- and not-for profit. This year’s cohort includes KS graduates Christopher Au KSK’95, L. Ka‘iu Kimura KSK’96, and Austin Kino KSK’06. The program has graduated 58 entrepreneurs since being started in 2013. To learn more about the Hawai‘i Investment Ready program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Hickcox of Keauhou, Hawai‘i, passed away on Dec. 20, 2017. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired captain with the Honolulu Police Department.
Carole Claire Kanani Mauloa Campbell Paulsen of Mililani, O‘ahu, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017. Raised in Kapahulu and Kalihi-Palama areas of O‘ahu, and despite availability of limited resources, earned degrees from Colorado Teacher’s College and Oregon State University. She spent over 50 years as an educator in California and Hawai‘i, including time as a teacher at Wahiawä Intermediate, vice principal at both Waipahü and Wai‘anae High Schools, and principal at Campbell High School. She was also the first woman of Hawaiian ancestry to serve as principal of Häna School, as well as the principal of Adult Education for the Waipahü area complex. Most recently, Carole served as temporary vice principal and principal at Mililani High School. She cherished community and culture, helping establish the Ali‘i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club in 1973, sang with the KS alumni choral classes, and served as guardian ad litem for the state Family Court for decades.