With a 24-year career in the nonprofit sector dedicated to social and mental health issues, Carol Matayoshi is a life-long resident of Hawaiʻi Island and a graduate of UH Hilo, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology.
For her exceptional job performance and volunteerism, pharmacist Jill Gelviro received a “Living Our Values Award” from her employer for her commitment to the foundation’s mission and vision of wellness.
“Despite all of the challenges, the general state of the campus is good, and I believe the outlook is bright.”
The fellowship is extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.
Cam Wipper started his academic journey at Vancouver Island University, transferring to UH Hilo in 2011, where he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in astronomy in 2013. He now works at the Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope on Hawai‘i Island.
Researchers are investigating the feasibility of growing substantial amounts of “energycane” biomass as a source for jet fuel—a win for farmers, the state’s sustainability goals, and the economy.
Alexa Runyan, awarded the five-year fellowship that includes three years of financial support with an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution, has been accepted to the ocean engineering graduate program at University of Rhode Island.