The UH Manoa Nursing Alumni Association hosted the 2014 Pau Hana Homecoming Celebration for alumni, students, and guests on October 20, 2014, at the Paradise Palms Cafe. Highlights included an update on the school’s programs from Dean Mary Boland. Jessica Niles, a 5th semester nursing student, shared a personal message about her experiences and how scholarship awards have helped her to attain her goal to become an RN. Dr. Lawrence K. W. Tseu and Cindy Kamikawa, Vice President of Nursing, Trauma, WH, ED and CNO from The Queen’s Medical Center were also recognized for their contributions to nursing scholarships.
The alumni chapter extends a special mahalo to the 2014-2015 UHM Nursing Student Ambassadors who helped at the event by hosting guests, assisting with registration, and managing the prize giveaways. The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership and mentorship program coordinated by the Dean’s Office in partnership with the UH Manoa Nursing Alumni Association. Undergraduate 4th and 5th semester nursing students apply for student ambassador positions and are selected based on an application and interview. Student Ambassadors are paired with UHM Nursing Alumni who serve as mentors. Additionally, in an effort to increase student interaction with alumni and to foster relationship building, three of the Student Ambassadors will be joining the chapter’s monthly board meetings to represent all nursing students and to provide direct input for chapter events and programs.
For more information about the UHM Nursing Alumni Association, visit http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/uhmnaa or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Student Ambassador program, visit http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/studentambassadors.