Shidler College receives $120,000 gift for EMBA program scholarship

Will benefit neighbor-island residents who want to earn EMBAs via distance learning

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-5645
Information and Publications Manager, Shidler College of Business
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, UH Foundation
Posted: May 24, 2012

The Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa has received a gift of $120,000 to establish the Young Brothers, Hawaiian Tug & Barge, Maui Petroleum, Hawaii Petroleum, Minit Stop, Aloha Air Cargo and Saltchuk Resources Scholarship Fund for the Distance Learning EMBA Program.
The scholarships will support students in the 2012-14 Distance Learning Executive MBA cohort starting this Fall semester. To qualify, students must be a State of Hawai‘i resident and live and work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island.
“We are grateful to Saltchuk Resources and its Hawai‘i-based companies. They are committed to developing future business leaders in the communities they serve by helping neighbor-island residents obtain MBA degrees,” says Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “Neighbor-island residents will now have an opportunity to enroll and receive scholarships through our new Distance Learning Executive MBA program.”
“Saltchuk Resources, through its Hawai‘i companies, is pleased to continue its scholarship sponsorship for neighbor-island MBA candidates to the Shidler College of Business,” says Glenn Hong, president of Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge.
The Distance Learning Executive MBA program combines intensive residential study modules at UH Mānoa augmented with state-of-the-art distance learning technology that transmits video and audio through the Internet in real time. The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on O‘ahu. The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen business skills, build professional networks and earn MBA degrees—all without leaving home.
The program is fully accredited by AACSB International and is the only graduate business program in the State of Hawai‘i ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
For more information on the Distance Learning Executive MBA program, please see:
To find out how you can support the Shidler College of Business, please contact Unyong Nakata at or (808) 956-3597. You can also make a gift securely online at
From left, Young Brothers President Glenn Hong, Shidler College of Business Dean Vance Roley, Maui Petroleum President Kimo Haynes, and Brian K. Bogen, president and CEO of NorthStar Utilities Group.