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Alice Augusta Ball was the first African American and first woman to receive a master’s degree in chemistry at the College of Hawaiʻi (later University of Hawaiʻi). Alice Augusta Ball showed her commitment to public service by teaching compositional English to young women at the Hawai’i YWCA in the fall of 1914 and spring of ...
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The Honolulu Chinatown Kekaulike Archway will be a significant reminder of how the original Chinese immigrants came to Hawaiʻi to work in the local agricultural industry without much but the clothes on their back and the promise of a better life. Over time, they worked hard, earned college degrees and went on to occupy prominent ...
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The Hawai’i Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) was founded in 1965 as an umbrella organization for the engineering societies in Hawai’i with sixteen member organizations.

The contribution to cultural vibrancy draws continental and international artists and visitors, supporting the local economy on O‘ahu and eventually throughout the whole of Hawai‘i.