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UHH Alumni Association Awards Scholarships

July 15, 2013, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated July 15, 3:16 PM
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Four University of Hawaii at Hilo students have been awarded scholarships by the school’s alumni.

Norine Fitzgerald, Micah Glasgow, Victoria Vrooman and Christopher Yoakum have each been granted $2,500 by the University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association.

  • Fitzgerald, who graduated from high school in Aiea, Oahu, is seeking a bachelor’s in business administration. She intends to further her education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and become a special education teacher.
  • Glasgow, a graduate of Waiakea High School, is currently the only native Hawaiian student in the pharmaceutical science doctoral program. His current research includes the nanotechnology drug delivery method for the treatment of neuroblastoma and lung cancer.
  • Vrooman graduated from Waiakea High School and is pursuing her graduate degree in counseling psychology. Her thesis compares the effects of domestic violence between individuals in local Hawaiian and European-American cultures and hopes to become a prison psychologist.
  • Yoakum, a graduate of Hilo High School, is enrolled in the communication program with a minor in history. He intends to serve overseas as a teacher in the Peace Corps then pursue a graduate degree in journalism with a goal of becoming a foreign correspondent.

To support the scholarship program at UH-Hilo, call (808) 974-7501 or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/alumni/scholarship.

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