Abigail Nickell, an MBA graduate from Maine, is now the Executive Director at Community Music School in Oakdale, Connecticut. She directs, administers, and coordinates the business and financial activities of the Community Music School.
Dan Mangum, a communications graduate from New York, is now the Marketing Director and Promotions Manager for Nextdoor, an event center and club in Chinatown. He uses his networking and marketing skills to throw big parties while serving good causes. On Thanksgiving Eve, his company sponsored a concert with Drake Bell in order to raise money for Honolulu’s homeless community. In addition, he organized a concert with local musician Mike Izon, which helped raised thousands of dollars for families who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Bonita Dydasco, a biochemistry major from Guam, attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). ABRCMS is a conference with over 4000 participants that gives researchers the chance to present groundbreaking research. Bonita was able to make connections with over 15 different graduate programs in the field of medicine, speak confidently before a crowd and ask challenging questions to presenters.
Vina Cristobal, a communications graduate from Hawaii, went on a mission trip to Thailand with Grace Bible Church Pearlside. She spent two weeks at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in order to minister and build strong relationships with her students.
Krys Zyak, an MEd in instructional leadership graduate from Hawaii, had the opportunity to work on set with Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-O, PBS-Hawaii, APEX (Godzilla vs. Kong), and The Wrong Missy, which is a Netflix/Happy Madison Production. Krys has been invited by the Screen Actors Guild to become one of its members.
Boris Jelic, an MBA graduate from Montenegro, recently caught up with a previous mentor and a great source of inspiration, the legendary American hotelier John Brogan, and wife Mary Lou.
Fawn Liebengood, an MBA graduate from Hawaii, received a scholarship from the Women Divers Hall of Fame for Advanced Dive Training. This scholarship will help to continue to support her work in marine plastic pollution removal and prevention by providing her with additional diving training and diving gear.
Dr. Becky Lord, a biology graduate from Dayton, is a young woman with big dreams. Having lived through a PTSD-type neurological injury which led to years of inflammation-based symptoms, she now dedicated her life to helping people. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Recently she created Fix, a program where she can teach people how to unlock the body’s ability to reduce inflammation.
Dr. Diep Vuong, a physical medicine and rehabilitation graduate from Vietnam, recently came to visit the Hogan Office. Diep said “I often think about the Hogan family and feel so thankful for their gift of education. I’m inspired by them to give back, so I would love to come back to speak to the Hogan students when the timing is right.”