Monthly Archives: March 2013


MCA Student Peamsook Park Awarded the Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship by The Fairmont Kea Lani

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui presented the first annual Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship to Maui Culinary Academy (MCA) student, Peamsook Park on Thursday, March 14. The scholarship was awarded at the academy’s First Year Graduation Celebration Ceremony at University of Hawaii, Maui College. As the selected recipient,  Park will complete an 8-week paid work experience at The Fairmont Kea Lani that will include mentorship with resort chefs, orientation to hotel departments, kitchen experience at Kō restaurant and the chance to develop a dish that will be included on Kō’s menu. At the completion of the program, a $2500 cash scholarship will also be awarded. The work experience and cash award will total $5,000. The Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship is available to full-time students majoring in either culinary or pastry arts with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Students are required to submit a scholarship application, as well as a resume and cover letter for consideration. To be selected, Park demonstrated personal, professional, and leadership growth through participation and contribution to MCA’s culinary and pastry arts programs. Her eagerness to gain a deeper understanding in the food & beverage sector of the hospitality industry also contributed to her selection. “This 8-week work experience will provide Peamsook with industry experience and the chance to work alongside the culinary team at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui,” says Executive Chef Tylun Pang. “We have many graduates of Maui Culinary Academy working in our kitchen that are sure to be strong mentors in her development. She will be a wonderful addition to the team this summer.” The Tylun Pang Aspiring Chef Scholarship was developed in honor of the hotel’s Executive Chef, Tylun Pang who is a member of Maui Culinary Academy’s advisory

HMSA Awards $100,000 to UHMC’s “Improving Oral Health fro Native Hawaiian Prenatal Mothers and Children” Project

The HMSA Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to support the UH Maui College “Improving Oral Health for Native Hawaiian Prenatal Mothers and Children” demonstration project.  The program will provide educational sessions and oral health screenings for the 3rd and 7th grade students, and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant at Maui schools, churches, and health fairs, while providing an opportunity for UH Maui College students to have hands-on service-learning experience. Through this outreach, women and children will receive oral health and blood pressure screenings and recommended preventative dental care including dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride varnish, and referral for further treatment when necessary. Allied Health Department Chair at UH Maui College Nancy Johnson stated, “ We aregrateful to HMSA Foundation for supporting the collaboration between UHMC, Hui No Ke Ola Pono and Maui school to document and address oral health needs in Maui children and prenatal women,” Johnson continued, “It is well documented that early identification and treatment of oral health disease is a cost effective way to reduce school absences, emergency room visits, diseases like diabetes and hypertension, and the tragedy of preterm births. This program will screen hundreds of children and approximately 50 prenatal women.  The vast majority of individuals do not realize they have dental disease and the potential consequences. When dental needs are identified during the screening, the women and children will be referred for care.” The program uses Healthy People 2020 Oral Health goals and is a collaborative effort involving UH Maui College Oral Health Center, Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene faculty and students, Native Hawaiian students and faculty members, and the Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc. Native Hawaiian Health Care System. “Developing a healthy, dental

Institute of Hawaiian Music Seeks New Students

For the first time since the program’s launch, the Institute of Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is accepting new students starting in fall 2013. An information session is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at the UH Maui College campus in Kaʻaʻike 105BCD. Attendees will learn more about the history of the program, entry and graduation requirements, and availability of financial aid. The first auditions are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Priority for the auditions will be given to those who attend the information session. To receive additional information about the program and to reserve a spot in the informational session and audition, email or call (808) 984-3622. Musical mentorship program preserves Hawaiian music The Institute of Hawaiian Music is a one-of-a-kind musical mentorship program dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music. Formal university classes are supplemented with direct mentorship sessions led by professional Hawaiian musicians. Students selected for the program will receive exclusive opportunities for personal training, guidance and knowledge through these mentor-mentee relationships with performers, composers and other industry professionals. “Starting a career in Hawaiian music can be a challenge,” said Institute of Hawaiian Music Program Coordinator Keola Donaghy. “Aspiring musicians are often left to their own devices to locate willing mentors and performance partners, receive personal training, find gigs, gain performance experience, produce a recording, and learn the steps necessary to break into the industry. Many don’t reach their true potential because they don’t receive career guidance from experienced, professional musicians.” The program offers classes in music theory, repertoire development, composition, music industry business and marketing, and recording. Students will be given training on their instruments, voice, and harmony. They