When the  Hogan Entrepreneurs program celebrated its annual student graduation/ induction on April 18,  the occasion marked the 10th graduation year for the unique program that encourages students to use their entrepreneurial passion and academic achievements as means to contribute to their communities. This year, the program welcomed 27 inductees as it acknowledged its 40 new graduates. The program also recognized Hannah McComie as its Outstanding Hogan Entrepreneur, Natalie Phanphengdy as its Outstanding Senior, Devan Rostorfer as Outstanding Junior, Natasha Tsuji and Ke Zhu each as Outstanding Graduate Students, and Ayessa Maureen Ardiente for Community Service.  Samson Fleury, Philamerico Dela Cruz, Steven Hatton and Chardonnay Pao were each selected for the Hogan Aloha Awards. Featured speakers included Governor Neil Abercrombie, Ed Hogan, chair and co-founder of Pleasant Holiday, and Gabe Lee, the EVP of American Savings Bank. The university also conferred an honorary professorship upon Gary Hogan, the CEO of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts.

Chaminade's Hogan Entrepreneurs 2012 with Hogan family on the left and program staff with Honorary Professor Gary Hogan and Pres. Ploeger on right. Photo courtesy of Island Digital Imaging.