A Stole That's a Steal

A Stole That's a Steal

Students at the recent Convocation showed the usual pride, excitement, and stacks of colorful lei. But there was something different about their appearance this year.

Spring 2019 was the first class to receive a congratulatory CTAHR stole, handmade by committed students and faculty of the college. The work of the volunteer collective, the “Stole Society,” was spearheaded by FDM but included other departments as well. The society committed more than a hundred work hours to cutting, stitching, and embroidering. 

The stoles have gold satin fronts embroidered with “CTAHR 2019,” but the back of each stole is made from a different pattern of material. This not only makes each stole unique, but this choice allowed the stole-makers to use all sorts of fabric scraps, boosting their sustainability. 

CTAHR generously supported the production of these stoles, and proceeds from the project will go to providing scholarships to FDM students. Special mahalos go to Stole Society faculty members Minako McCarthy, Abby Cristi, and Andrew Reilly (all FDM); FCS department chair Barbara Yee; and Stole Society president Mark Oandasan, as well as every student who volunteered their time in making these handsome and celebrational accoutrements.

Check out the video here.


Mission: Possible

Dean Comerford hosts a virtual Town Hall for Alumni and Friends

Conserving Kāhuli

Can structured decision-making save the Hawaiian Tree Snail?

Renaissance Agent

Molokaʻi Extension welcomes Marshall Joy

Positioned for Growth

Thesis explores a clonal rootstock program for cacao in Hawaiʻi

Bad Seed

USDA investigates packages of unsolicited seeds from China

Fire and Rain

SOEST and CTAHR document the first hurricane to cause both flooding and multiple fires.

Bringing UH to Cambodia

FCS joins a $1 million project to study socioeconomic and environmental shifts.


Learn about Native Hawaiian sweet potato varieties

Vegetable Garden Isle

Extension agents feed the hungry with the fruits of their research

Soil Rx

Extension offers conference on soil health

Mama Cows

Agent offers webinar on choosing heifers for cow/calf producers

Fashion Fights COVID

FDM alumna’s fashion-forward scrubs benefit Hawaiʻi Food Bank

The Sponge Microbiome

Zoom in July 28 for a childhood fascination turned hard science


Positions open at farmer-training program. Deadline is July 17.

World of Plants

Virtual conference offers expanded resources

Honors in the Lab

HNFAS student is recognized for poultry research

Student Columnists

Read all about Family and Consumer Sciences in the Maui News

Contact ASAO

Check out this directory for different services

AI Is Eye-Opening

Mealani Station shares an important technique with CTAHR faculty

Campus Reopening

Provost Bruno will host virtual forum 2:00 p.m. Thursday (TOMORROW)

On-Target Genome Editing

Study aimed at children’s diseases could help boost agricultural production

A Garden Isle Welcome

New county administrator joins the Kaua‘i Extension ‘ohana

‘Awa, Anyone?

Pu‘u O Hoku Ranch offers a CTAHR-exclusive discount

What Lies Beneath…

Find out June 30 how plant roots influence the soil in which they grow