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.
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.
Diane Ako Hansen KSK’88 was named weekend anchor for KITV Island News in April 2018. She will also serve as weekday reporter and take the lead on KITV’s “Aging Well” senior living segment. You can watch her on Saturdays from 5-5:30 p.m., 6-6:30 p.m. and 10-10:30 p.m.; Sundays 5-5:30 p.m. and 10-10:30 p.m.
The Simeona ‘ohana returned to the Kapālama campus on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018, to honor their beloved late parents Ahoi Simeona KSK’46 and Harriette Hurley Simeona KSK’46 with the dedication of a commemorated bench at the Bishop Memorial Chapel courtyard. Classmates and lifelong partners, the Simeonas were blessed with six children, M. Kaleiponi Simeona Ventura KSK’67, C. Kealoha Simeona Nascimento KSK’68, K. Manulani Simeona Meyer KSK’69, Edward Simeona KSK’74, Clarence Simeona KSK’77, Nancy Simeona Brenner KSK’80, 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. As said by oldest daughter Kaleiponi, “It’s so (like) mom and dad. They will be greeting all returning alumni and friends for generations to come. They were proud members of the class of 1946 and have returned together once more to their home, Kamehameha.”
Hailama Farden KSK’89 was named a 2018 Living Treasure of Hawai‘i by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i. The awards program honors those unique to the islands who give unselfishly of themselves and continue to make a significant contribution towards enriching society. Hailama was honored with four other honorees at a gala held in February 2018 at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikīkī. As one of Hawai‘i’s leading language and cultural resources, he was selected for his service throughout the community providing cultural advice and translation. Hailama also serves as the hope pelekikena mua (1st vice president) for the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ executive committee.
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.
Michelle “Miki” Paiaina-Makua of Honolulu passed away on Oct. 22, 2017. She was a secretary at Outrigger Hotels.
Jaime-Lee Asao Rizzo KSK’84 was named to the 2017 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows, which includes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. She was recognized with other fellows at a ceremony on Aug. 21, 2017, held at ACS’ 254th National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Ronald Castagnetti of Daly City, Calif., passed away on Aug. 9, 2017. He was born in Guam.