Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi donates to UHWO Risk Management and Insurance certificate program for third consecutive year

UAH donation 2015

From left to right: Tricia Matsukawa (Matsukawa Insurance Agency), Reid Higashi (Business Insurance Services), Dr. Judy Oliveira (UH West Oʻahu), Lauren Aoki (First Insurance Company of Hawaiʻi and Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi), Dr. Eun Ahn (UH West Oʻahu), and Ryan Kawamoto (Island Insurance Co.).

The Underwriters Association of Hawai‘i (UAH) donated $11,140 to the University of Hawaiʻi – West O‘ahu Risk Management and Insurance certificate program at the organization’s annual charitable golf tournament on July 24 at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach. Participating insurance companies and agencies donated $10,000 from the tournament as well as an additional $1,140 from National Interstate through a prize giveaway. The donation will be used for student scholarships and program development. The Risk Management and Insurance certificate program at UH West O‘ahu provides training for risk management, personal and commercial insurance professionals, and prepares students for licensure examination.

UH West O‘ahu is the only university in the state to offer a Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance. The certificate program was created in partnership with Hawai‘i’s risk management and insurance industry to meet the increasing demand for qualified insurance professionals, and develop the skilled professionals needed in a field that offers high starting salaries, job stability, impressive opportunities for future career growth, and a balanced lifestyle.

For more information, see the UH West Oʻahu news release.

Image courtesy of Sonia Leong