HPU video places second
Hawai'i Pacific University recently earned a second-place statue at the 2001 Telly Awards for its eight-minute informational video chronicling the history of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The Telly Awards is a national competition which gives recognition to outstanding non-network and cable commercials, as well as film and video productions.
Created as a public service announcement for the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the video, "Vision of Ann Rice Cooke," founder of the historic arts center, began as an internship project for advanced video production course for HPU juniors and seniors.
"What is amazing about receiving this award is that of the 11,114-plus entries, most, if not all, were created by professionals," said Mark Nitta, communication video lab manager at HPU. "There wasn't a student category, so getting the recognition on a professional level shows that there's a lot to be said about our visual communication program."
HPU students responsible for the project are Sachiyo Hartanto, Fredrik Larsson, Eli Lloyd, Robert Midkiff Jr., David Tintle and Stefani Wan.
UH ad team finishes 12th
The University of Hawai'i College of Business Administration's advertising team placed 12th in the nation for their combined score at the finals of the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition.
In the two parts that make up the competition, UH tied for sixth place for its required 40-page advertising campaign created for Bank of America's Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. and ranked 15th for a 20-minute multimedia presentation of the same material.
Considered the "College World Series of advertising," the NSAC has become the proving grounds for 80,000 students and an imperative for an increasing number of ad industry recruiters seeking new talent.
The faculty adviser for the UH project was Art Richardson. Student presenters were Michelle Cordes, team leader, Celeste Chikamori, Derek Taketa, Lance Taketa and Melissa Umali.
Scholarships to HPU given
Hawai'i Pacific University President's Scholarship recipients receiving a 100 percent tuition scholarship are: Natasha Chanin, Kailua High; Kawailani Chee, Kahuku High; Jennifer Concepcion, Waipahu High; Mitchell Condit, Academy of the Pacific; James Cotellesse, Kaiser High; Kristine Dela Cruz, Radford High; Sean Donohoe, Mililani High; Tanja Elvenia, Kahuku High; Lorraine Feliciano, Waipahu High; Kathleen Hicks, Kailua High; Kama Kaulana, Kamehameha Schools; Briana Kaya, Radford High; Dee Keyser, Maui High; Michelle Lyman, Kamehameha Schools; Nathan Martin, Kailua High; Erin Mattos, St. Andrew's Priory; Ruth Medcalf, Christian Academy; Jere Nako, Castle High; Pricilla Navares, Farrington High; Rebecca Pacheco, Kailua High; Kerianne Pascua, Maryknoll High; Jonathan Rhoades, Mililani High; Jane Rodriguez, Farrington High; Alyssa Smith, Maui High; Stacy Trinh, Kalaheo High; and Alisha Trupiano, Kamehameha Schools.
Recipients of 50 percent tuition scholarships are: Yvonne Arrington, Kahuku High; Margo Hartford, Waialua High; Christopher Hayler, Redemption Academy; Linda Kohaura, Kailua High; Marie Lou Ramos, Waipahu High; and Fetia Solomon, Kamehemeha Schools.
Hilo student wins JA award
Kurt Nakamura of Hilo High School has received the Junior Achievement of Hawaii, Inc. 2001 Hawaii Venture Capital Deal of the Year Award scholarship. He will pursue studies in business management, entrepreneurship and engineering at the University of Southern California.