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  • 1. FallCommencement Exercises December 15, 2012
  • 2. Ua Ao Hawai‘i Words by Larry Kimura Chant melody by Kalena SilvaKau e ka wena o ke ao i ka lani The announcement of dawn appears as a glowing streak upon the heavens,He wekeweke i ka pö pilipuka It is a narrow opening in the darkness heralding the day,He ‘elele o ka poniponi hikina It is a messenger of purple glimmer from the east.Kau ke kähe‘a wana‘ao i ka ‘äla‘apapa Streaks of red stain long cloud formations,La‘i ana i luna o ke kükulu o ka lani lä Reposing serenely upon the pillars holding up the heavens;‘O ka‘u ia e huli alo nei i ka ulu ë I turn to gaze upon this, focusing on growth and the rising of a new day,‘Ae, ua ao ë. Yes, day has arrived.Hö mai lä kö mälamalama Bestow upon us your radiant lightI ka honua nei i ka mauli ola Here upon the earth, filled with the spirit of life.Ua ao Hawai‘i ke ‘ölino nei Hawai‘i is in the brightness of day, it shines, brilliantMai ka pi‘ina a ka welona a ka lä From its boundaries from the east to the west.Kähiko ‘ia i ka ‘ike manomano It wears as its finery a myriad of knowledge,Ka ‘ike köli‘u mai o kikilo mai Of deep insight from the depths of antiquity.‘O ka‘u nö ia ‘o ka pülama My sole duty is to embrace and to cherish,A pa‘a ma ka ipu o ka ‘ike ë. So it may be firm in the repositories of enlightenment.‘Ae, ua ao ë. Yes, day has arrived.He mele no Hawai‘i ua ao. This is a poem for Hawai‘i which has seen the light of day.
  • 3. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2012 Fall Commencement Program New Gymnasium - Athletic Complex • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012 Prelude Waiäkea High School Warrior Band Mr. Johnnie Murphy, Band Director GreetingsJudith Fox-Goldstein. ..............................................................................................Commencement Committee Chair . ProcessionalPomp and Circumstance......................................................................................Waiäkea High School Warrior Band . Eldgar/Grundman Mr. Johnnie Murphy, Band Director SalutationsWelcome.....................................................................Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo .Ua Ao Hawai‘i.....................................................................................................Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & Students Kimura/Silva Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star Spangled Banner. ................................................................................................................... Ms. Amy Horst . Smith/KeyPulelo Ha‘aheo............................................................................................................................... Choir & Assembly Kamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernadino Conducted by Ms. Amy HorstIntroductions................................................................Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloGreetings. ................................................................ Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i System . Student Address“Pä Mai Ka Makani Nui O Hilo”..................................................................................................Tifeni Kanoe Elvenia Bachelor of Arts, Hawaiian Studies & Communication Keynote AddressMr. Dwight Takamine..............................................................Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations . Bachelor DegreesDr. Donald Straney......................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo .Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood.................................................................................. President, University of Hawai‘i SystemRegent Barry Mizuno. ..................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents .
  • 4. Bachelor DegreesDr. Bruce Mathews............................................................................................ Interim Dean, College of Agriculture, . Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa................................................................................................ Dean, College of Arts & Sciences .Dr. Harry Hennessey..........................................................................Interim Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani . College of Hawaiian Language Master DegreesDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani . College of Hawaiian LanguageDr. Donald Price.............................................................................. Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Doctoral DegreeDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani . College of Hawaiian Language AcknowledgmentsDr. Donald Straney......................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo . RecessionalHawai‘i Pono‘ï................................................................................................................................ Choir & Assembly Berger/Kalakaua Conducted by Ms. Amy HorstTriumphal March from Aida.................................................................................Waiäkea High School Warrior Band Verdi/Bullock Mr. Johnnie Murphy, Band Director This document is available in alternate format upon request. This facility is wheelchair accessible, and sign language interpreters are located to the left of the stage.
  • 5. Keynote AddressKeynote Speaker Dwight Takamine was born and raised in the plantation community of Honoka‘a.He attended Honoka‘a Elementary and Honoka‘a High School where he graduated as class valedic-torian in 1971. Dwight earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hawai‘i atMänoa and his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 1978.Specializing in labor law, Dwight worked for the firm Bouslong and Symonds in 1978 and estab-lished a private practice in 1983. His political career began the following year when he was electedto the State House of Representatives in Hawai‘i Island’s first district where he served until 2008when he was elected to the State Senate.His legislative assignments included Chair of the House Finance Committee along with the commit-tees on Labor and Public Employment, Water and Land and the Senate Labor Committee. Dwightleft the Senate in 2010 when he was appointed to his current position by newly-elected GovernorNeil Abercrombie.As State Labor Director, Takamine has worked with Agriculture Chair Russell Kokubun to launch a“Veteran to Farmer” initiative on Hawai‘i Island, which provides job training to veterans while in-creasing economic activity in rural communities. The effort is part of Governor Abercrombie’s NewDay Plan to implement more meaningful sustainability throughout Hawai‘i. Student AddressTifeni Kanoe Elvenia, a Hawaiian Language and Communication major, serves as student speaker.Tifeni graduated from Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama in 2009 and has maintained a 3.8 GPA atUH Hilo. Her academic honors include the Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Lan-guage Dean’s List, Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fun Factory Scholarship.Active in campus affairs, Tifeni presently serves as UH Hilo Student Association Vice President andformer Senator for Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, a student assistant atHale Kuamo‘o, and the Hawaiian Language Editor for Hohonu. She also serves as a Neighbor IslandExecutive Delegate for the University of Hawai‘i Student Caucus (UHSC), and is a representative ofthe UH Hilo Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Council.Tifeni’s numerous community activities are rooted in her Hawaiian culture. She is a key dancer inhālau hula ‘o Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā, serves as a student volunteer at the KamehamehaSchools Heritage Center, and has been a member of the UH Hilo, Kamehameha and North ShoreCanoe Clubs. Tifeni’s future plans include attending graduate school.
  • 6. A Message From The ChancellorOn behalf of our campus ‘ohana, I extend my congratulations to the University of Hawai‘iat Hilo Fall 2012 graduates! During your time with us, you have enlivened and enrichedour community of scholars, and I want to thank you for entrusting your professional educa-tion to UH Hilo.Commencement is a time to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in each of your lives.We gather to recognize the culmination of all your experiences, challenges and achieve-ments, confirmed by the bestowment of your degree. It is a day you will always rememberas you receive the recognition and honor you deserve from your ‘ohana, university andcommunity.Your achievements are inspiring. Your class has shown through scholastic excellence thatyou are the best and the brightest, the most engaged, the most qualified to serve as theleaders of communities, states and countries throughout the world. We stand in awe ofyour talent, intelligence and enthusiasm. I hope that your time here has provided you witha deep reservoir of the Aloha Spirit and that you leave this campus inspired to make greatcontributions to your communities and to the world.It brings me great pleasure to congratulate our Fall 2012 graduates!With warmest aloha,Don StraneyChancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
  • 7. A Message From The Student Association PresidentTo our Fall Graduates of 2012,I would like to start off by saying congratulations to each and every one of you! You havereached a very important milestone in your lives and you should be extremely proud ofyourselves. Never take this accomplishment lightly because you have endured what manycould not. You all share a bond that only college graduates can understand. You have bravedthe countless hours of reading, lectures and labs. You have survived the all night cram sessionsfor mid-terms and finals that left you completely blurry eyed the next day and feeling worsethan any hangover. You made it through the constant flood of reports and term papers thatseemed never ending. Even though it may have seemed that you were the only one in the worldsuffering, just take a look around you now and you will see those who shared your pain. Youwere never alone!Your family members and friends honor you tonight for what you have accomplished and so dothe faculty, staff and fellow students of UH Hilo. You definitely deserve it! I now share withyou a few things that I have learned from my experience. Never forget to appreciate thosewho helped and supported you along the way because they are you true fans. Take all theknowledge and wisdom you have gained from this experience and do great things for yourself,your family and your community. Remember to pass on what you know to others while alwaystaking the opportunity to learn new things. Last but not least, when you are faced with thosedifficult situations that life throws at you, remember what you have been through and use thatsame determination to push forward. The only real limits to what you can accomplish are theones you put on yourself!Again, congratulations to all of you! Now go forward and reap the rewards of all your hardwork and perseverance. JOB WELL DONE!!!!Sincerely,Michael A. SadoUHHSA President
  • 8. A Message From The Alumni Association PresidentDear Winter 2012 Graduates,As President of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want tooffer my warmest congratulations to our Winter 2012 graduates. This is a major milestonein your life, and we are pleased to be able to share in this wonderful occasion with you. Onbehalf of the Alumni Association, I also want to welcome you to membership in the Universityof Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association.As a graduate of the Class of 2000, I want to emphasize that it is never too early to getinvolved. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities this involvement has afforded me tomeet and work with fellow alumni and the faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Weare proud of the success of our University and it is because of students like you, as well as theoutstanding faculty, that the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo will continue to prosper and be a #1choice in higher-education for those within the Pacific region and beyond.As you leave UH Hilo and pursue other endeavors, whether graduate school, immediateemployment or other post-graduate experiences, we hope that you will stay connectedto this University through membership in the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni andFriends Association. Your success is our success, and we want to hear about your futureaccomplishments. I invite all of you to participate and get involved in the Alumni Association,as your input on the Board or on one if its committees would be indispensable in helpingus to accomplish our goals. The impact that recent graduates can have on prospective andcurrent students is enormous! It is because of the generous support of alumni and friends ofthe University of Hawai‘i at Hilo that we are where we are today. Let it be by our generoussupport that current and future students have the same opportunities.We are very proud of your achievement and wish you good health, happiness and continuedsuccess in whatever path you choose for your future.Congratulations!Best wishes & Aloha,Jennifer L. Zelko-SchlueterPresident, UH Hilo Alumni & Friends Association
  • 9. A Message From U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa December 15, 2012 On behalf of the First Congressional District of Hawai‘i, I send my warmest aloha to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in recognition of your Fall Commencement Ceremony! UH Hilo is unparalleled in its ability to attract and educate the most talented and motivated students not only from Hawai‘i, but from across the nation and the world. UH Hilo affords its students the ability to learn and grow through hands on research, top notch faculty, and an ideal educational setting. With that support network, students are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities and year after year, UH Hilo students succeed. I wish all of the students of this year’s graduating class best of luck as you move into the workforce or choose to continue your education; your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your education has earned you your degree and it is now up to you to follow your dreams. To the family, friends, faculty, and staff who made this possible, thank you for all your contributions! Please accept my best wishes for a successful ceremony! Aloha, Colleen W. Hanabusa Congresswoman, First Congressional District of Hawai‘i
  • 10. A Message From CongresswomanMazie Hirono In honor of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Fall Commencement Ceremony December 15, 2012Aloha,Congratulations to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Fall Class of 2012! I join your family,friends, and teachers in recognizing the outstanding commitment you have made to reach thisgoal.The diplomas you receive today will act as stepping stones to even greater achievement. Inmy own life, as an alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i’s public schools, myeducation took me from my beginnings as a first generation immigrant in a single parenthousehold to my role today as your representative in the United States Congress. Youreducation will open doors to many new and exciting opportunities. I challenge you to use thoseopportunities to find a way to give back to your community, and include in your life a way toserve and inspire others.As you embark on this next chapter in your lives, you can look back on your academic careerat UH Hilo with pride. My warmest mahalo and appreciation to the UH Hilo faculty who havehelped these graduates to excel in both in and out of the classroom.My best wishes to all of you for your continued success.Sincerely,Mazie K. HironoMember of Congress2nd District, Hawai‘i
  • 11. Candidates for Graduation Graduate Degrees Doctor of Philosophy Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language & Literature Larry Lindsey Kimura Hawaiian & Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Doctor of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy Soang Hing Nong Pharmacy Master of Arts Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language & Literature Damien N-Kaimanaonalani Barcarse Myoung-Ja Hwa Hawaiian Language & Literature Hawaiian Language & Literature Pelehonuamea N.G.S Harman Jeffrey Kapali Lyon Hawaiian Language & Literature Hawaiian Language & Literature Master of Science College of Arts & SciencesAlizon Z. Atkins Sharon Aiko Motomura Christopher M. Todd Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science ScienceKainana Sachi Francisco Peltin Olter Pelep Marie Lee Ann VanZandt Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science ScienceToni Makaniokekai Kamai Gregg Alicia Maria Rhoades Davin James Vicente Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science ScienceMark E. K. K. Manuel Troy Seiko Sakihara Judy K. Walker Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science ScienceThomas McFarland * Trisha Leilani Soares Tani Heather Wright Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science ScienceRebecca Jane Most Anya Haunani Emi Tagawa Joanna Xiaoke Wu Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Science College of Pharmacy Matthew Todd Bell Quyen Bich Nguyen Clinical Psychopharmacology Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • 12. Graduate Certificate Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language & Literature Christopher Amayetli Smith Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Candidates for Graduation Undergraduate Degrees College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in AgricultureGilbette G. Blais * Morgan Matthew Johnson Matthew Nakoa MiyahiraRiley Kenji De Mattos * Zachary Boyd Paoa Judd Waika Kaualehuaokaalalewa OliverMikiko Ishii Edgar Concepcion Lugo Parker Ikaika PowellGaoa Dan Iuta Rachel Malani * Collin Raymond Saxby Academic Subject Certificate Gilbette Blais * Zachary Boyd Paoa Judd Plant Tissue Culture Forestry Resource Management & Conservation Morgan Matthew Johnson Parker Ikaika Powell Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of ArtsRebecca Lilinoe Akiona Lokelani M. P. Brandt William Justin Chittams Sociology Anthropology Performing ArtsAnita Ann Applegate Kelly Michelle Broussard Paige Elizabeth Coe Psychology Psychology BiologyAlison Azari * Cory Yukio Brown * Summer Kealaonalei Mei Ying Collins Communication Sociology CommunicationMarie Babino-Slingluff Janice Irene Bueltmann Chad E. Converse Psychology Communication CommunicationLauren Leslie Bauers Jacob K. Buracker Mark H. Covell Marine Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science CommunicationAxel Ira Beers Ka‘iulani Ku‘uipo Sandra Kahala Daniele Kahealani Dang Psychology Carter HistoryDelta Lei Bernard Psychology Krystal Noelani Del Rosario * Political Science & Administration of Justice Marco Franklin Muna Castro SociologyFelix Bismarck Orlando Boone Natural Science Mahina Ka‘iulani Doo Political Science Nicole Anne Charon PsychologyUnited Tiatia-Boone Communication Alyssa L Dorn Administration of Justice Japanese Studies* Honors Candidate
  • 13. Bachelor of ArtsAlexandra Duke Jessica Rae Kirkwood Amirhossein Norouzshad Psychology Communication PsychologyRabekah Michelle Duncan Kai Masayuki Kishi Alan Alaka‘i Wilson Ohara * Political Science Chemistry ArtTifeni Gene Ann Kanoe Elvenia *  Samantha Reiko Koga Kassandra Ortiz-Wong Communication Psychology & Communication SociologyJamilia M. Epping * Glenn-Dee Puanani Kuwaye Paula Ann Makanani Palma Communication Psychology SociologyMyleen Etse Suannrita L. Ladore Kristen-Shawn S. Panem Political Science Political Science CommunicationJulian T. Flood Alexandria Marie Laurenza Mark Panuelo Psychology Communication Political ScienceSharon Cathleen Gann * Cloydred Vernell Lite Brennen Kaimana Pasco Psychology & Art Biology PsychologyTualagi K. Gaoteote Jr. Jennifer Ashley Dela Cruz Lozano Shantelle Nonohe Perreira Environmental Studies Kinesiology & Exercise Science PsychologyRobert Zeandrew Geis Daniel Reed Lucas III Malia Kayla Phillips Kinesiology & Exercise Science Psychology Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceTiphany Anne Gillett * Wainohia Ka‘iulani Lum-Ho * Tara Applinario Pipes Psychology Performing Arts PsychologyGwendolyn Gilreath Steven A. Maesato Shaina Marie Procopio Administration of Justice Biology PsychologyEric Robert Ho‘ola Gomes Scott Kepono Marquez Michelle Ortega Redaja Communication Kinesiology & Exercise Science PsychologyJoshua Hugh Flynn Gouveia Tatiana Kaleialohalani Martinez * Daniel Richard Wunderley Reitz Political Science Marine Science EnglishRoger Syd Camacho Govendo Arik Sumner Nohea May Michael Keith Ritter * Kinesiology & Exercise Science Communication PhysicsKehlen Halbert Jennifer Nicole McDonald Laura Ashley Rodriguez Political Science Psychology Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceStallone Ham Shantelle McDonald * Henanihaupuehue JY Sayles Political Science English PsychologyJoy Leanne Hearten-Johnson Matthew McNall Katherine Colleen Schofield Communication Philosophy EnglishCasey Ke‘alaikauanoe Hewett * Petelo Meleisea Sheldon Manu Seigafo * Performing Arts Political Science Administration of JusticeKevin Wayne Hobbs Amber L Mitchell Deborah Mae Shelton Communication Psychology SociologySimon Duane Holley Ian Mitchener Jarrin Kainoa Shigemura Sociology Sociology CommunicationRylee Kehaulani Hoopii-Manuel Katherine M. Mulliken * + Samantha Jaclynne Skelly Communication Anthropology & Geology GeologyJoshua J. S. Hopson Nani Anela Munekata Casey-Lynn Makana Smith * Communication Sociology SociologyChu-Wen Hsu Robin Marie Murphy Crystal-Lee Souza Communication Sociology PsychologyMikiko Ishii Vincent Michael Muscarella Marya Elise Szaur * Marine Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Performing ArtsFlorelynn Ito Fiafia Pepe Naea Zeyuna Tabernero Psychology Psychology PsychologyNicholas Stephen Jacobs Tiffany Malia Naea Lacie Keiko Taketa English Communication BiologySalilo Cecilia-Antonina Kaisa Angela Fumiko Nakamura Jordan Taliva‘a Political Science Psychology & Performing Arts CommunicationJonathan Logan Kainoa Kane Adam Alamillo Nava Chelsea Ai Tamashiro Psychology & Communication Kinesiology & Exercise Science PsychologyGabrielle Diane Kemp * Reid Minoru Nishimura Kane Snow Thomas Sociology Japanese Studies & Linguistics Communication* Honors Candidate  Chancellor’s Scholar + Presidential Scholar
  • 14. Bachelor of ArtsRyan Kenji Saniatan Togami Kathleen Amelia Turner * Ashley Rae Werner Biology Geography BiologyRyan Nobutoshi Tokashiki Joe Lene Uiagalelei Elizabeth Nalani Willis-Satele Psychology Environmental Studies SociologyVenus Andrada Tolentino Hotia Mary Vaaimamao Edward Emerson Wine Sociology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Marine ScienceDerek Nero Toloumu Karen A. Ventura Justina Kathleen Wood Marine Science Psychology CommunicationKimberlee Aleilokelani Tong Kyle Aaron Von Lanken Eliander Yatilman Sociology Japanese Studies Political Science & Administration of JusticeFelip T.V. Tran Andrew Robert Wagner Justin Theodore Wung Yeh Chemistry English BiologyJennifer Yukiko Tsue Amber Marie Pualeiolikolehua Kristin Miki Yonemori-Lara English Waracka * CommunicationMichael Mitsuo Tsutsumi * History Ashley Dawn Yugawa * Geography & Japanese Studies Kinohi Moses Warrington Natural SciencePatricia Lemala Tulafono Political Science Sociology Bachelor of ScienceRebecca Lilinoe Akiona Zachariah Lee Johnson Michael Keith Ritter * Educational Studies Marine Science AstronomyAmber Natasha Reiko Arakaki *  James Anthony Lefebvre Deena Tanimoto Computer Science Marine Science BiologyLeo-Daniel Valencia Butac Aleuikaimaikala Amiele-Rose Paniccia Mason James Thompson Nursing Lyman GeologyRobert Keiji Dobroff Marine Science Patrick Myles Namaka Walsh Biology Taryn Lei Mariko Siu Lan Morita Computer Science Nursing Academic Subject CertificateRebecca Lilinoe Akiona Cloydred Vernell Lite Kimberlee Aleilokelani Tong Educational Studies E-Commerce Technology & Business Women’s StudiesAlison Azari * Nani Anela Munekata Jacquelyn Louise Troller Teaching English as Second Language Educational Studies Marine Option ProgramKenberly Elizabeth Gamba Gray Robin Marie Murphy Michael Mitsuo Tsutsumi * E-Commerce Technology & Business Women’s Studies E-Commerce Technology & BusinessGabrielle Diane Kemp * Shaina Marie Procopio Patrick Myles Namaka Walsh Educational Studies Educational Studies Database Management* Honors Candidate  Chancellor’s Scholar
  • 15. College of Business & Economics Bachelor of Arts in EconomicsBen Chosmal Toatepi Theresa Lilo Evailaufaumalu LeataataluaolemasinaMarie Erika Force Beata T. Mendiola * SalaJonathan Waatham Gaan Gabriel David Oliver Judy Jabne TibonCathrine Morgan Jonas Junior Peter Kate N. Wong Bachelor of Business AdministrationNatalie Fumie Asato Alyssa Kanani Johnasen * Marisa Mari Tamashiro Business Administration & Accounting Business Administration Business AdministrationShanna Lynn Baldos Nickolas Jay Kenzo Kanno Maurice R Timpson Accounting Business Administration Business AdministrationJovaleen Cantero Meredith Manaog Kellie Ann Vause Accounting & Business Administration Accounting Business AdministrationThomas Kaliko‘okalani Cayetano- Lauren P. Nakashima Alyssa Martinez Vidad Tamashiro Accounting & Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Alura Dee Ngirengkoi Elsa ML WatanabeAshley Aiko Kawaiokalehua De Mattos * Business Administration & Accounting Business Administration & Accounting Business Administration Endy Reed Oliver Jeannine A WolfMarie Erika Force Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Julia Chamyla Pereira Tyler Makakoa Sai Hoong YeeNicholas Albert Hagemann Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Lester G. Rivera Yunyi Zhang *Scott Kauluwela Hamilton Business Administration Business Administration Accounting Ashley Nicole Sato Business Administration & Accounting Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language & Literature Bachelor of ArtsKapena Gordon Alapai Alvina Lehua Melania Kawaihae Keani Makamae Laureta Mayer Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Hawaiian Studies Jessie Kaleinohea Cleghorn Moearii-Ku‘uipo Kaipo‘i Keeling Kanoa Kamalei Laureta Mayer Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Hawaiian Studies Tifeni Gene Ann Kanoe Elvenia Kailin Kulani Rose Kim *  Andrea Kukakinakealohapuaolani Reff Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Casey Ke‘alaikauanoe Hewett * Emily Elizabeth Jensen Knotek Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Academic Subject CertificateSummer Kealaonalei Mei Ying Collins Kailin Kulani Rose Kim *  Tatiana Kaleialohalani Martinez Basic Hawaiian Culture Hawaiian Language & Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture * Honors Candidate  Chancellor’s Scholar
  • 16. Honor Societies Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society of the National Communication Association Kevin Hobbs Pi Alpha Theta National History Honor SocietyKeith Calder Tyler Chinen Amber Waracka Pi Sigma Alha National Political Science Honor SocietyDelta Lei Bernard Micah Chapman Sheldon Seigafo Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success Salilo Kaisa
  • 17. Acknowledgments A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the 2012 Fall Commencement Ceremony: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kenith Simmons; Secretary to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ms. Jenny Wakida; Commencement Committee Chair, Ms. Judith Fox-Goldstein; Commencement Committee, Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, and the UH Hilo Conference CenterAnnouncers.......................................................................................... Ms. Kainoa Ariola, Ms. Äkeamakamae KiyunaStudent Marshals.................................................................................. Mr. Lucas Moe & UH Hilo Conference CenterFaculty Marshals...............................................................................Dr. Jan Zulich, Ms. Amy Greg, Dr. Kenneth Hon .Ushers.............................................................................................................................. UH Hilo Conference CenterFacilities & Décor. ............................................................... Mr. Kolin Kettleson & Nadine Austin, Auxiliary Services; . UH Hilo Conference Center; Mr. Kallen Miyataki, Assistant Athletic Director; College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementStudent Speaker Selection Committee.....................................................................................Ms. Rayna Morel, Chair .Program........................................................................................................Academic Affairs; Administrative Affairs; . College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resources Management; Bookstore; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Continuing Education & Community Service; Communication Department; Disability Services; Graphic Services; Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language; Media Services; Office for Student Affairs; Office of the Chancellor; Performing Arts Department; UH Hilo Student Association; Office of University RelationsSign Language Interpreters. ........................................................................ Ms. Tara Wolf Trujillo, Ms. Ku Mei B Kern . Special thanks to: Hui Ka Ua for kukui nut lei provided for graduation candidates, Ms. Bridget Awong, Ms. Barbara Bostwick, Mr. James Cromwell, Mr. Walter Dudoit, Mr. Joseph Estrella, Mr. Robin Takahashi, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Jenny Wakida, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mr. Kenn Hupp, Ms. Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. Jason Tanaka, Ms. Yu Yok Pearring, Ms. Margaret Shiba, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Ms. Janis Shirai, Mr. Reed Takaaze, Ms. Susan Yugawa, and Ms. Precious Alejo.
  • 18. The Star-Spangled Banner Poem by Francis Scott Key Music by John Stafford Smith Oh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that Star‐Spangled Banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Hawai‘i Pono‘i Music by Henri Berger Lyrics by David Kaläkaua Hawai‘i pono‘ï Hawai‘i’s very own, Nänä i kou mö‘ï Look to your sovereign lord, Ka lani ali‘i Your chief that is heaven‐born, Ke ali‘i. Who is your king. Hui: Makua lani ë Protector heaven‐sent, Kamehameha ë Kamehameha great, Na käua e pale To vanquish every foe Me ka ihe. With conquering spear. Hawai‘i pono‘ï People of Hawai‘i’s land, Nänä i nä ali‘i Look to your native chiefs, Nä pua muli kou Your sole surviving lords, Nä pöki‘i. The nation’s pride. Hawai‘i pono‘ï People of Hawaiian stock, E ka lähui ë My nation ever dear, ‘O käu hana nui With loins begirt for work E ui ë. Strive with your might.
  • 19. Athletic Complex map Photo Op Area Photo Op AreaAll restrooms indicated are wheelchair accessible.
  • 20. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 200 West Käwili Street Hilo, Hawai‘i www.hilo.hawaii.edu