HONOLULU – The Island Insurance Foundation, the charitable arm of Island Insurance, a subsidiary of Island Holdings, Inc., donated $15,000 to Chaminade University towards renovations and upgrades of its science labs and office space for science faculty.
Over the past decade, Chaminade has transformed its Division of Natural Science and Mathematics programs with improvements like adding new lab facilities, faculty and research staff, and revamping the undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. As a result of these positive changes, Chaminade’s Forensic Sciences program was nationally recognized in 2018 and its School of Nursing program was recently tied for first in the nation by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing based on the number of graduates who passed the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
“Chaminade has provided quality higher education to the people of Hawaii for nearly 70 years,” said Dana Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “Our support will enable the university to provide even more educational opportunities for many years to come.”
“We are so grateful to the Island Insurance Foundation for this generous gift,” said Lynn Babington, Ph.D., President of Chaminade University. “The renovations and upgrades to our science labs will enhance our ability to deliver cutting-edge science education to our students.”
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The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally-owned and managed property and casualty insurance carrier, offering a full range of property and casualty protection. Established in 1940, Island Insurance holds a financial strength rating of “A” by A.M. Best and is the only Hawaii-based company to be recognized as one of the Top 50 property & casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for 11 consecutive years. For more information, visit its website at: www.islandinsurance.com.
Chaminade University of Honolulu provides a collaborative and innovative learning environment that prepares graduate and undergraduate students for life, service and successful careers. Established in 1955, the university is guided by its Catholic, Marianist aid package and liberal arts educational traditions, which include a commitment to serving the Native Hawaiian population. Chaminade offers an inclusive setting where students, faculty and staff collectively pursue a more just and peaceful society.