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$600,000 Donation Brings State-of-the-Art Business College Computer Lab

A celebration was held at the university Hawaii Celebrating the completion of Tom’s renovation at Manoa’s Sidler College of Business on August 11 WS Hee department’s computer lab turned into a state-of-the-art facility. The $600,000 lab renovation was funded by the Clifford and Blanche Hee estate and named after their son. Tom Heehe was an honored alumnus of the university, an accomplished banker, a computer expert, and a community-minded volunteer.

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Lab upgrades include a complete refresh and modernization of the space with sleek new furniture, upgraded computer systems, sound dampening technology, large digital displays, and flexible workspaces designed specifically for group collaboration. included. A Bloomberg Terminal was added to enable students to conduct high-level financial analysis projects. The renovation was managed by Bowers + Kubota Consulting, transforming the space into an evocative modern yet functional workspace for current and future students.

Dean of Siddler College of Business said: Vance Raleigh“Students rely on the computer room every day for projects, group work, research, etc. Now they have a modern and functional space they can be proud of. We are honored to commemorate our alumnus Tom Hee in such a meaningful way.”

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“We are delighted that Shidler is opening this new undergraduate computer lab for current and prospective students,” said brother Tony Ching, Blanche Hee’s trustee. “My nephew Tom Hee lived with many hardships, but never allowed these obstacles to define his life. Tom and his parents witness the transformation. I’m not here to help, but I know they celebrate the pooling of ideas and technology together to learn and strengthen our community.”

“We see the legacy of the Hee family, which has made donations in honor of their son’s memory, expands to a heavily used computer lab upgrade that will benefit hundreds of undergraduates at Sidler from the new school year. is heartwarming.” Tim Dolan, hmm Vice President of Promotion and CEO of hmm Foundation. “Their generosity has already brought scholarships to more than a dozen Siddler students and ensures that Tom’s legacy will support many more students in the years to come.”

Hee Gift Honors Son

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Clifford and Blanche Hee first established an endowment scholarship in 2002 in honor of their sons Tom and Michael Hee, who lost their parents to complications of hemophilia. The estate later promised a $2 million bequest to the university to support additional student scholarships, as well as the modernization and naming of the undergraduate computer lab to further honor Tom Hee’s leadership and legacy.

Tom Hee graduated in 1978 with a degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. During his college career, he co-founded his club in Management Information Systems and won the Distinguished Senior Award for Management Information Systems at his Night of Business. He enjoyed a successful career including being promoted to Vice President of Controller Division at First Hawaiian Bank. Tom Hee selflessly served as community president. Hawaii Jaycees and Honolulu Marathon Association. He was an avid advocate and volunteer for the Hemophilia Foundation. Tom was also the founder and co-owner of Star Computer.