Christopher Lee Hutt of Wagoner, Okla., passed away on Dec. 9, 2018. Born in Hilo, he was a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal, 2014 graduate of Kamehameha High School and was a former KS Warrior football player.
Alika Watts KSK’81, co-owner of CureWave Lasers in Dallas, Texas, and Cheryl Haia KSK’83, owner of Advance Healing Laser Specialists in Honolulu, have teamed up to offer O‘ahu residents the CureWave Laser System, a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment developed by Alika’s company for acute and chronic pain, wounds, and a wide range of intractable conditions. Alika and Cheryl had the opportunity to attend the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week and treat NFL legends such as Dan Marino, Mean Joe Green and many others. To learn more about the CureWare Laser System, email Alika at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl email@example.com.
In partnership with the Alumni Relations Office, the KSAA Southern California Region hosted two events on Mar. 3-4, 2018, to reconnect alumni in Southern California. At both events, one in Huntington Beach and the other in San Diego, alumni were able to gather for launa with CEO Jack Wong, Director of Alumni Relations Pono Ma‘a and Manager of the Office of CEO Pomai Apana. KSAA Southern California President Teru Enomoto-Heyl KSK’79, Pastor Noelani Loo Jai KSK’83 and G. Teuila Wallace Elliott KSK’61 were instrumental in planning these events.
UH West O‘ahu Chancellor Maenette K.P. Ah Nee-Benham KSK’74 was named to Pacific Business News’ 2018 “Women Who Mean Business” – an award that honors women who demonstrate exceptional leadership, outstanding work ethic, and have a strong commitment to making Hawai‘i a better place through their hands-on approach to community service. She was honored along with 36 other women at a dinner in March at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Maenette has a distinguished career as a teacher and administrator including serving as the inaugural dean of the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has dedicated much of her life to serving the community including extensive work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on youth, education, and community collective leadership initiatives.
“Pauahi is a mana wahine and a true servant leader. I’m just one of the many branches from her legacy of giving, and with that privilege comes
a great sense of kuleana to serve others.”
Malia Ka‘aihue’s view on life can be summed up by the saying “E ulu nō ka lālā i ke kumu” or “the branches grow because of the trunk.” For her, that trunk or source of growth comes from her culture, her family and Pauahi.
The 1997 Kamehameha graduate is the head of DTL – a Hawaiian strategy studio she cofounded in 2013. The outreach and branding firm has worked on such projects like NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co., the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Kaka‘ako Makai conceptual master plan and the redevelopment of the International Market Place Waikīkī.
As an up-and-coming leader in the Hawai‘i business community, Malia was named to Pacific Business News’ “40 Under 40” in 2016, an annual award which recognizes exceptional young Hawai‘i business leaders, and as a 2017 Omidyar fellow. Her motivation is not driven by the awards or success, but more from what makes her happy, which is being there for her family and serving others.
Malia chooses to give back to the lāhui through the Pauahi Foundation because of all that Pauahi has given to her.
As Pauahi did, Malia wants to help the next generation of Hawaiian learners become future leaders who will uplift our Hawaiian community and the state of Hawai‘i as whole.
To help broaden Pauahi’s reach, please consider a gift today.
Chauncey Pa of Kalihiwai, Kaua‘i, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018. Born in Kīlauea, Kaua‘i, he served in the U.S. Army and was a realtor.
Jacqueline Kahaleo‘umi-Spencer of Honolulu passed away on Aug. 20, 2017. She was born in Honolulu.
More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni took part in events, activities and pā‘ina during KS Kapālama’s recent Alumni Week. This year’s mass reunion welcomed alumni belonging to class years ending in three and eight.
The week kicked off on Monday, June 4, with the annual alumni golf tournament at Pearl Country Club and two “Alumni on the ʻĀina” huaka‘i, one to Bishop Museum and the other to the North Shore.
On Tuesday, June 5, those alumni who stayed in the dorms checked in before an opening chapel service at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, which was followed by a Welcome Reception hosted by Poʻo Kula Dr. Taran Chun at Ka‘iwakīloumoku.
Alumni started the day at Mauna ʻAla on Wednesday, June 6, presenting hoʻokupu to Ke Aliʻi Pauahi and other members of the Kamehameha dynasty. The group then continued on to Helumoa to learn about the significance of this wahi pana. Paniolo Night capped off the day with cowboy boots, hats, line dancing and BBQ under the tent on Kōnia Field.
On Thursday, June 7, the two major class competitions took place. Taste of Kamehameha allowed alumni to show off their culinary expertise during the day while Talent Night brought out some friendly competition among the celebrating classes.
Friday, June 8, introduced a new event dedicated to our older classes. The Kupuna Pā‘ina welcomed alumni from the decades of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s for lunch and reminiscing at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Later that night, many of the celebrating classes held their own events off campus to reunite with classmates.
Many participated in the Kamehameha Day Parade in the morning on Saturday, June 9. That night, over 1,700 alumni got together for the Alumni Lūʻau under the large tent at Kōnia Field.
The week ended with a memorial chapel service on Sunday, June 10, where alumni in the celebrating classes honored classmates who have passed on.
Enjoy the Alumni Week video below and see more snapshots of events in our I Mua Newsroom photo gallery.
Isaac Cockett KSK’84 was recently named general manager of Outrigger’s 443-room OHANA East Hotel in Waikīkī. He most recently served as general manager for AZUL at Kōloa Landing at Po‘ipō. A graduate of U.H. Mānoa, Isaac returns to Waikīkī where he was general manager of the ‘Ilikai earlier in his career.
Isaac Cockett KSK’84 was recently named general manager of outrigger’s 443-room OHANA East Hotel in Waikīkī. He most recently served as general manager for AZUL at Kōloa Landing at Po‘ipū. A graduate of U.H. Mānoa, Isaac returns to Waikīkī where he was general manager of the ‘Ilikai earlier in his career.