Minit Stop Supports Distance Learning EMBA Program

HONOLULU, MAUI, HAWAII - May, 2012 — The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received a gift of $120,000 to establish the Young Brothers, Hawaiian Tug & Barge, Maui Petroleum, Hawaii Petroleum, Minit Stop, Aloha Air Cargo and Saltchuk Resources Scholarship Fund for the Distance Learning EMBA Program.

The scholarships will support students in the 2012-2014 Distance Learning Executive MBA cohort starting this fall semester. To qualify, students must be a State of Hawai‘i resident and live and work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island.

“We are grateful to Saltchuk Resources, and its Hawai‘i-based companies. They are committed to developing future business leaders in the communities they serve by helping neighbor-island residents obtain MBA degrees,” says Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “Neighbor-island residents will now have an opportunity to enroll and receive scholarships through our new Distance Learning Executive MBA program.”

“Saltchuk Resources, through its Hawai‘i companies, is pleased to continue its scholarship sponsorship for neighbor-island MBA candidates to the Shidler College of Business,” says Glenn Hong, president of Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge.

The Distance Learning Executive MBA program combines intensive residential study modules at UH Mānoa augmented with state-of-the-art distance learning technology that transmits video and audio through the Internet in real time. The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on O‘ahu. The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees—all without leaving home.

The program is fully accredited by AACSB International and is the only graduate business program in the State of Hawai‘i ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

For more information on the Distance Learning Executive MBA program, please visit:

To find out how you can support the Shidler College of Business, please contact Unyong Nakata at or (808) 956-3597. You can also make a gift securely online at


Saltchuk Resources’ Hawai‘i -based Companies

Young Brothers provides scheduled cargo services by barge throughout the Hawaiian Islands; Maui Petroleum and Hawaii Petroleum provide fuel distribution services; Aloha Air Cargo provides air cargo services throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian Tug & Barge provides harbor ship assist services; and Minit Stop locations provide convenience retail services on Maui and Hawai‘i.


The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Established in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the College was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. The Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management education and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25 graduate schools for international business by U.S. News & World Report. Long recognized for its Asia-Pacific focus, the College is a professional school offering a wide variety of degree, certificate and executive programs. The UH Shidler College of Business is the only graduate program in the State of Hawai‘i accredited by AACSB International. For more information, visit

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees.  Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students matriculate in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas.  For more information, visit

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