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Maui resident Noe Jan Gumboc (right) receives his diploma from Chaminade University. Bank of Hawaii photo

The Maui News

Maui resident Noe Jan Gumboc was one of seven Bank of Hawai’i employees on Saturday to graduate from Chaminade University on Oahu through BOH’s College Assistance Program.

This marks the program’s sixth year, the largest graduating class of the bank’s College Assistance Program, of financing employees’ tuition, as well as textbooks fees. In addition, participants are given an extra paid day off from work during final exams so they can focus on studying, according to BOH.

The students walked the stage at the Waikiki Shell on Saturday night and received their diplomas, including Gumboc’s degree in Business Administration.

“This program opens doors for those who are able to enroll,” said Sharlene Ginoza-Lee, Bank of Hawaii’s Chief People Officer, in a news release. “We are thrilled to foster our employees’ long-term aspirations and send a heartfelt congratulations to this year’s record seven individuals for their incredible accomplishments.”

Since its inception in 2016, the College Assistance Program has helped 15 students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University or an associate degree from the University of Hawaii Community Colleges.

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