Mokihana Club gives 11 scholarships

  • Photo courtesy Kauai Community College

    Becky Fries, chair of the Mokihana Club of Kauai Scholarship Committee, seated, is surrounded by Kauai Community College nursing students, including Cara Kruse, Cynthia Perez, Darlene Jarquio, Jea Kyla Sheyne Laganina, Devan Ueno, Ka‘anoipua Roback, Amy “Shale” Hicks, Brittney Barreira, Kaz Tasic, Jolene Lima and Hector Perez, who received scholarships from the Mokihana Club recently at the KCC One Stop Center.

PUHI — Becky Fries, the chair of the Mokihana Club of Kauai Scholarship Committee, presented 11 Kauai Community College nursing students with scholarships recently at the KCC One Stop Center.

“We at the Mokihana Club of Kauai have a lot of respect for the students,” Fries said. “It is with great pride that we honor our hard-working nursing students.”

Students receiving scholarships included both first-year and second-year students in the program. Recipients include Cara Kruse, Cynthia Perez, Darlene Jarquio, Jea Kyla Sheyne Laganina, Devan Ueno, Ka‘anoipua Roback, Amy “Shale” Hicks, Brittney Barreira, Kaz Tasic, Jolene Lima and Hector Perez.

“The Kauai Community College nursing program is so appreciative of the financial support for our students,” said Maureen Tabura, KCC nursing program coordinator. “This lessens the burden of financial worry for the students.”

Shelley Sutter, KCC nursing program counselor, said she works closely with students on each step of the way on their journey toward a degree.

“I am so grateful for the significant financial support the Mokihana Club provides to our hard-working nursing students,” she said.

Funds for the scholarship are raised at the Mokihana Club golf tournament, which will be held Feb. 10 at the Poipu Bay Golf Course. This will be the club’s 16th annual competion.

The Mokihana Club of Kauai was established in 1905 under the leadership of Dora Isenberg, with Elsie Wilcox serving as its first president.

In 2003, the Mokihana Club of Kauai recognized the shortage of nurses on Kauai and established a scholarship partnership with the KCC nursing program. Over the years, more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships have been awarded.

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