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Carol Chang
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July 14, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Colin Kippen

Kailua attorney Colin Kippen has been hired to lead the National Indian Education Association - the largest of its kind in the U.S. Colin was previously executive director of the Native Hawaiian Education Council, but has extensive experience advocating for American Indians and Alaska Natives as well as Hawaiians. He also recently joined President Barack Obama‘s President’s Commission on Scholars.

His new executive director job begins in August in Washington, D.C. ... Rev. Danette Kong is the new chaplain at Pohai Nani, where she brings many talents and passions, including dancing in Master’s Touch Hula Ministry with local Christian musicians Randy and Gay Hongo ... Finally, I got to hear Wayne Yoshioka, politics reporter for Hawaii Public Radio, interviewing Wayne Yoshioka, director of city transportation services. I interviewed marine mammal trainer Carol Chang (of Kaneohe) at Sea Life Park once. I bet the Waynes never got to meet Fat Fred the penguin up close and personal ...


Kaneohe’s Maurisa Terao has earned her doctorate in physical therapy from University of Puget Sound ... Are you ready for 2010 Spring Dean’s List stars? They are Kaneohe’s Keline Yoshimura at Marquette U. in Wisconsin, where she’s studying human biology; Kailua’s Lauren Beaton and Gregory Lee, and Kaneohe’s Christopher Lau at Northeastern U. in Boston.

Kailua’s Maile Scarpino and Kaneohe’s David Takara at Hofstra in New York; Kaneohe’s Chantel Garrett at Baylor in Texas; Kaneohe’s Angelica RockquemoreUwaine at Pacific U. in Oregon; and at Oregon State, it’s Laie’s Camilla Ah-Hoy; Kailua’s David Fink, Kiersten Kuwaye, Brittney Louis-Soares and Wilder McAndrews; and Kaneohe’s Allison Hirata, Marcus Joy, Micah Nakagawa, Rachel Pavlis and Kimberly Takata ...

Kaneohe resident Logan Keala, now a senior at Colgate University in New York, was named co-captain of the Raiders’ girls volleyball team for 2010, You go, Cuz ... Manoa Valley Theatre is reviving the late Lisa Matsumoto‘s Once Upon One Time from July 8 through Aug. 8 with Windward actors Jessica Kauhane, Pomai Lopez and Kala’au in the cast (988-6131) ... Olomana School has a chilly job for someone who can repair an industrial freezer, and Kaelepulu Elementary could use a portable CD player for its kindergarten class. If you can grant these simple wishes, call Community Helping Schools at 263-6703

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