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Summer 2009

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Summer 2009 - Department | Faculty & Staff File

Faculty & Staff File

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Sandee Moriki-Shiu recently joined the Institutional Advancement Office.
Sandee Moriki-Shiu joined the Institutional Advancement Office this past April as secretary to the Development Director (Chris Shimabukuro ’85) and liaison to the ‘Iolani ‘Ohana parent organization.  She is a certified public accountant who was previously with Ernst & Young LLP, the Sullivan Family of Companies and, most recently, KMH LLP.   Moriki-Shiu and her husband, Dan Shiu ’87 have two sons, Dylan ’18 and Jordan ’20.  (She replaced Norma Murayama who plans to relocate to Philadelphia with her family.)


Compositions and arrangements by organist John McCreary and choral director John Alexander were selected by Nola Nahulu, founder and artistic director of the Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus, for an oratorio choir concert at Central Union Church on May 3.

Theater teacher Rob Duval played a lead role in the Hawaii Pacific University production of The Glass Menagerie this past April.  He also directed the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Diamond Head Theatre this past May.
Band teacher Richard Hotoke retired this past school year after teaching for 36 years, 22 of which were spent at ‘Iolani, 10 at Moanalua High School, and four on the mainland.  Heartfelt mahalo goes to Hotoke for his years of service.
Headmaster Dr. Val Iwashita was recognized recently by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for completing a three-year-term as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.  He received a standing ovation at the NAIS annual conference in Chicago in February.

Oprah Winfrey, a keynote speaker at the NAIS annual conference, congratulated Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 on his three-years of service as the NAIS Chairman of the Board of Directors. Photo by Rodney Choice.

Personal Notes

Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Steve Doi ’83 and his wife Julie on the birth of their son, Tyler Masuo Doi, on May 13.

Warm wishes to art teacher Ryan Roberts ’96 and his wife Kira on the birth of their won, Owen Chapman Roberts, on April 12. (Congratulations also to new grandpa and longtime ‘Iolani art teacher Dave Roberts and wife Randi.)