On hand for the check presentation to PAAC from Chaminade are Brycen Queyquep, Maui High School; Cielo Krisel Capilitan, Maui High School; Millena Lynne Calilao, Lanai High School; Natasha Schultz, PAAC High School Director; Rainbow Kee, Molokai High School; Jill Takasaki Canfield, PAAC Executive Director; Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, PAAC Board of Governors Vice President; Diane Peters-Nguyen, Chaminade Vice President; Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady;  Kirsten Tsukamoto, Aiea High School; and Josiah Ramos- Aiea High School.

On hand for the check presentation to PAAC from Chaminade are Brycen Queyquep, Maui High School; Cielo Krisel Capilitan, Maui High School; Millena Lynne Calilao, Lanai High School; Natasha Schultz, PAAC High School Director; Rainbow Kee, Molokai High School; Jill Takasaki Canfield, PAAC Executive Director; Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, PAAC Board of Governors Vice President; Diane Peters-Nguyen, Chaminade Vice President; Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady; Kirsten Tsukamoto, Aiea High School; and Josiah Ramos- Aiea High School.

Honolulu, Hawaii (April 7, 2015)–Chaminade University provided a $5,000 sponsorship to the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) in support of its global education programs for high school students across the state. The $5,000 check was presented to PAAC representatives at its 2015 Global Vision Summit held on Saturday, March 28 at Chaminade University. Chaminade’s Vice President of Advancement Diane Peters-Nguyen, a former executive director of PAAC, congratulated the students from four islands that attended the conference, which focused on peace and negotiation. Some 125 students attended the event. On hand for the check presentation [see attached photo] were First Lady and Chaminade alumna, Mrs. Dawn Amano Ige, MBA ’86; PAAC’s Executive Director, Jill Takasaki Canfield, and Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty who serves as PAAC’s Board of Governors Vice President and was also a speaker at the conference.

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) is the sole organization in Hawai‘i whose core program is to engage high school students and teachers in the Asia/Pacific region; and to inspire these students to become leaders with a broader understanding of Hawaii’s place in the world. 

As the only higher educational institution in the state with a four-year graduation guarantee, Chaminade University educates some 3,000 students annually from Hawaii and abroad. Through its graduate, undergraduate and online programs, Chaminade provides a high quality values based education. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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