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2012 Spring Commencement Program

  1. 1. Spring Commencement Exercises May 12, 2012UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 1 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM
  2. 2. Ua Ao Hawai‘i Words by Larry Kimura Chant melody by Kalena Silva Kau 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 light I 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, brilliant Mai 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.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 2 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM
  3. 3. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2012 SpringCommencement Program Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 Prelude Hilo High School Viking Band ............................................................................ Mr. Pedro Ka‘awaloa, Band Director Greetings Ms. Judith Fox-Goldstein..........................................................................................Commencement Committee Chair Processional Pomp & Circumstance. ..................................................................................................Hilo High School Viking Band . Elgar/Grundman Mr. Pedro Ka‘awaloa, Band Director Salutations Welcome...................................................................... 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 Language The Star-Spangled Banner ................................................................................................................. Ms. Sakura Hioki Smith/Key Pulelo Ha‘aheo........................................................................................................ UH Hilo Kapili Choir & Assembly Kamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernardino Conducted by Dr. Matthew Howell Introductions................................................................. Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Greeting.................................. Ms. Noreen Yamane, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i - Hawai‘i Community College Excellence in Teaching Awards Dr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo . Dr. James Gaines. ............................................................... Vice-President for Research, University of Hawai‘i System . Regent Carl Carlson Jr.................................................................... Vice Chair, University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents . Regent Barry Mizuno. ...................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents . Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Address “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” .........................................................................Mr. Anthony Holzman-Escareno Tupac Bachelor of Arts, English Keynote Address The Honorable Brian Schatz. ............................................................................. Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawai‘i .UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 3 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM
  4. 4. Presenting the Candidates Dr. Kenith Simmons................................. Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Bachelor’s Degrees Dr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo . Dr. James Gaines. ............................................................... Vice-President for Research, University of Hawai‘i System . Regent Carl Carlson Jr.................................................................... Vice Chair, University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents . Regent Barry Mizuno. ...................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents . Dr. Bruce Mathews...............................Acting Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Dr. Randy Hirokawa..................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts & Sciences . Dr. Harry Hennessey........................................................................... Interim Dean, College of Business & Economics Dr. Kalena Silva................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language . Certificates in Teacher Education Dr. Kalena Silva................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language . Dr. Jan Zulich. .................................................................................................................Chair, Education Department . Masters Degrees Dr. Tam Vu........................................................................................................Interim Director, China-U.S. Relations Dr. Bryan Kim ........................................................................................Director, Counseling Psychology Department Dr. Donald Price......................................................... Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Doctoral Degrees Dr. John Pezzuto................................................................................................................ Dean, College of Pharmacy Acknowledgments Dr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo . Recessional Hawai‘i Pono‘ï......................................................................................................... UH Hilo Kapili Choir & Assembly Berger/Kaläkaua Conducted by Dr. Mathew Howell Triumphal March from Aida...........................................................................................Hilo High School Viking Band Verdi/Bullock Mr. Pedro Ka‘awaloa, Band Director This is a non-smoking facility. This document is available in alternate format upon request. This facility is wheelchair accessible and sign language interpreters are located to the right of the stage.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 4 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM
  5. 5. Keynote Address Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Hawai‘i’s 11th Lieutenant Governor, Brian Schatz is our honored speaker for the 2012 commencement exercise. Raised in Hawai‘i, Brian attended Pomona College in Claremont, CA. From 1998 to 2006, he was a member of the State House of Representatives, representing the 25th district, where he fought for passage of aggressive clean energy laws, helped to triple the budget for school maintenance and repairs and supported high technology businesses. He served as the House Majority Whip, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Vice-Chair of Water, Land and Ocean Resources, Vice-Chair of Consumer Protection and Commerce, and as a member of the Hawaiian Affairs, Higher Education, Energy and Environmental Protection, and Agriculture Committees. During his first year in office as Lieutenant Governor, he played a leading role in preparing for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in which 21 delegations met to discuss the future of Asia- Pacific economies.  He has also launched the Hawai‘i Fair Share Initiative, which seeks more private and public investment in Hawai‘i and, following the 2011 Pacific tsunami, the Lieutenant Governor helped lead local recovery efforts, including providing $8 million in aid to disaster victims in Japan. One of Brian’s main initiatives, under Governor Neil Abercrombie is to help lead the state’s clean energy efforts and Asia-Pacific relations. Student Address Anthony Holzman-Escareno Anthony Holzman-Escareno, an English major with a minor in philosophy, represents the Class of 2012 as student speaker. Holzman-Escareno, who has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.95, has earned a number of academic honors, including the Dean’s List for the College of Arts and Sciences, Droste English Scholarship, and has been published in the academic journal Hohonu. His campus and community activities include more than three years with the student newspaper, Ke Kalahea, where he has served as Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor since Fall 2011. He was also a student representative for the Assessment Support Committee during the 2009-2010 school year and coaches Pop Warner Football for the Wailoa Razorbacks. Holzman-Escareno’s achievements are all the more remarkable given that he entered college with a troubled past and no high school diploma or GED. He passed the compass test to gain admission to Hawai‘i Community College, and later transferred to UH Hilo, which he described as a place where dreams can be conceived and realized. “I dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, was locked up in juvenile detention for robbery at the age of 17, and was a product of homelessness and the streets for four-and-a-half years,” Holzman- Escareno explained. “Yet here I am graduating from UH Hilo with honors on the way to attending law school in the fall.”UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 5 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM
  6. 6. Alumni Message Dear May 2012 Graduates, On behalf of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want to congratulate you on this important and exciting academic achievement. You are leaving this university armed with a degree that will open doors to many new opportunities and career experiences in the years ahead. You have successfully accomplished a major milestone in your life, and we hope this will only be the beginning of your lifelong journey toward becoming the best you can be. As you leave UH Hilo and pursue other endeavors, whether graduate school, immediate employment or other post-graduate experiences, we hope that you will stay connected to this university through membership in the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association. Your success is our success, and we want to hear about your future accomplishments and also solicit your ongoing input and feedback that will help us to continue to grow and prosper. Through our Alumni & Friends Association, you will receive many important benefits, and be able to network with fellow alumni to keep informed about the campus and the community. We hope that you are leaving here with fond memories of your experiences at UH Hilo and the friends you have made. Your professors and other mentors are proud of your achievements and join with us in wishing you good health, happiness and continued success in whatever path you choose for your future. Congratulations! Best wishes & Aloha, Carol A. VanCamp President, UH Hilo Alumni & Friends Association UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 6 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  7. 7. A Message from the Student Association President E o‘u makamaka i ‘ike maka i ka ihona, ka pi‘ina, ke kaolo, kai holo i ka moana o ka ‘imi na‘auao, kai pae maila i kula- ke welina iä käkou! He leo paipai a ho‘omaika‘i këia iä käkou. Ua hele ke po‘o a pöna‘ana‘a, me ka pio ‘ole. Ua kü ka lau lama, ua puka käkou, nä haumäna, a kü i ka mäna. Eia na‘e, ua ‘ike käkou, ‘a‘ole pau ka ‘ike i ka hälau ho‘okahi. E ho‘omau käkou i ka noi‘i nowelo i ke au ‘ana o ka wäwae me ke kö ‘ana o ke au. ‘O käkou ke ho‘okele o ko käkou ola pono‘ï mai këia mua aku. E wae i ka lani, e ‘eli i ka honua a nu‘a maila ka ‘ike a känaka. Kau ka hali‘a aloha a hui hou käkou. To my peers that have seen the ups and downs of life, those who pushed through the sea of knowledge and arrived successfully to shore - greetings to us all! This is a friendly expression of encouragement and congratulations to us all. As scholars, we’ve been in overwhelming situations where there was so much to do (without knowing where to start), and yet we prevailed. We now stand victoriously, having graduated, and been endowed with the knowledge of our professors. However, we all know that knowledge is not obtained in one place. Therefore, I encourage us all to continue to diligently seek knowledge as we progress in whatever avenues we travel on in life. We will now become the decision makers of our individual lives. I encourage us all to discover the heavens, the earth and all parts of the world and pile on the knowledge in which we can gain. Best wishes and fondest memories until we meet again. Jean Eleanor Ku‘ulei Bezilla President University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association, 2011-2012UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 7 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  8. 8. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2012 Candidates for Graduation College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Ismail Abdolahi RaeAnne Georgette Fuller Daniel Kapono Loo Amy HaeYoung Song Justin Lee Arias Carol Lynn Gah Yan Goo Angelina Marie Lovell Amber Sullivan-Friezner Kelsey Chiemi Atebara Kyle Tadami Higuchi Eric Ryo Kainoa Lum Roseann Holly Svec Jake William Bachino Richelle Yoshimi Hirata Denise H. Matsuoka Chad Tamashiro Chaz Kaniela Kui C Barit Lee Quang Hoang David Silas McBride Bryceson Paani Masaru Tanaka Jacob Kalani Blair Daniel Yoshio Hu Amanda Jean Meholchick Anthony Thai Lauren Emily Brunke Alice Sun Hee Hwang Tilden-Christen Michael Miguel Henry Vinh Tran Thomas Anh Bui Brian Thomas Jacoway Meghan Ashley Mitchell Stacey H Tran Candice Marie Carbaugh Peter Sungsu Jo Tanya Ann Moore Tran B. Tammy Irene Chaisri Christopher William Jones Hugh Trong Nguyen Cindy M Trinh Lawrence Yapui Chan Marisa Joy Kekaiaulu Kaluhiokalani Brian Kazumi Niimi Anh Kim Truong Bernie Jen Hao Cheng Susan J Kang Soang Hing Nong Sally Thi Van Billy Hsiao Ming Cheng Daralyn Miki Kawamoto Craig Michael Nutter Megan Cho Venegas Megan Masayo J.M. Ching Paul Sae-Hon Kim Ana Park Brian Khoi Vo Irene Chiu Christine Ann Knecht Alexandra Marie Laguana Perez Chee Vue Aaron Curtis Chun Kari Kimie Kurihara Van-Quynh Thuy Phan Jeremy Thomas Watson Derek Antonio Dominguez Paige Akiko Tejada Kurosawa Gena Marie Pini Jessie Wong Kelly Ann Dorek Kelly Pui Ling Kwok Jeffrey Gene Retter Stephen Bing Kin Wong Jana Keiko Enokawa Amber Carol Laird Shantelle Renee Robinion Wendy Ann Yamasaki-Herring Lauren Ruffino Etienne Meng Fei Lee Anthony Scott Rowley Allison Akemi Yamashiro Catherine Jolene Fadrowsky Linh Ngoc Lieu Robert William Scales Marina Yeh Jenna Mieko Fujimoto Alicia Yening Loh Narges Shansab College of Arts & Sciences Master of Arts Scott Maurice Albright Anja Rivkin Lemieux Eric Kyle Santos China-U.S. Relations Counseling Psychology China-U.S. Relations Mihana Concha Diaz Michelle Renee Frances Gretchen Marie Swick Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Yardley Samantha Duran Ashley Rae Matsui Michalann Rae Kau‘ilanionakapunaaloha Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Trainer Brittany Marlane Klarin Kassandrea Elaine Patrick Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Reece Takeo Uratani Emily J. Koester Maggi A. Price Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Ashley Lafaye Leolani Usita Hillary Danielle Leasure Lyssa Kalin Kazuyo Sakamoto Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling PsychologyUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 8 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  9. 9. Master of Science Whitney Sayuri Aragaki Tony James Kovach Colin Coleman Phifer Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Science Kevin Lee Donmoyer Carley Lynne Lowe Amy Sanae Shimabukuro Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Science Cindy Jocelyne Dupuis Mark Erickson Kaleoaloha Konosuke Manuel Davin James Vicente Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Science Seamus Patrick Ehrhard Thomas McFarland Jason Wang Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Science Erik E. Johnson Ambyr Uilani Mokiao-Lee Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Science Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language Master of Arts Damien N.K. Barcarse Leslie Henani Enos Mich‘lae UluhaniHelenaKaulanaNapua Hawaiian Language & Literature Indigenous Language & Culture Education Waialeale Bryson Kainoa Embernate Diane Kanoalani Kawaiaea Indigenous Language & Culture Education Indigenous Language & Culture Education Hawaiian Language & Literature Certificate in Teacher Education Grace Kristina Mamoali‘iokalani Bezilla John Thomas Ezell Jr SueAnn Ku‘u‘i‘iniokalani Medeiros Indigenous Education Indigenous Education Indigenous Education Ka‘ala Fay Ku‘upualehua Camara Ian Keali‘ilokomaika‘i Nahulu Maioho Kauikeolani Elizabeth Naniole Indigenous Education Indigenous Education Indigenous EducationUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 9 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  10. 10. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Larry Bergner Robert Michael Hamnett Kauhane Sarah Kayumi Paiva * Se‘ese‘ei Toafa Toa Mark Stevens Blumhardt Mandy Y. Horimoto Crystal Ann Richardson * Christopher Keola Wong * Pierre Evan Bouret Donn Akira Kobashigawa * Laura Ann Rieber Fan Yang * Bethany Ashley Tsuru Bushe * Akiko Miwa Reese Kazuo Sako Kekoa Daniel Yasuda Marie Sina Faatuala Matthew Nakoa Miyahira Jonathan Michael Koji Tanouye Academic Subject Certificate Larry Bergner Luis Angel Lopez Jonathan Michael Koji Tanouye Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Jonathan Keolakailani Carl Joseph Faford John Kanekehikili Nishimura Christopher Keola Wong Forest Resource Management & Conservation Forest Resource Management & Conservation Forest Resource Management & Conservation, Plant Tissue Culture Donn Akira Kobashigawa Sage A. Spikerman Plant Tissue Culture Forest Resource Management & Conservation College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts Minerva L. Aana Lowell Ancheta Tina Haunani Bee Tyler Brian-Ikaika Chinen Psychology Biology Biology History Jon Christopher Pangelinan Michael Victor Andres * Daniel Andrew Berke * Scott H. W. Chornoboy * Abraham * Communication Physics Marine Science History Tikeri Noel Afalava Anesi Jean Eleanor Ku‘ulei Bezilla Paige Elizabeth Coe Ryan Cameron Abrahams Biology Political Science Biology Communication Sarah Jean Arai Christina Marie Blakey * Rachael Ann Coleman * Jeanine Marie Acia * Chemistry Geography Art Communication Christopher John Arruda Jade Logan Brinkman Joshua Howard Conneran Oilipuakaleiehiku Kira Tehani Anthropology Psychology History Ah Loy * Rene Abcar Arzoumanian Haley Ann Bufil * Nicholas Arthur Conway * Political Science & Communication History Geography Mathematics & English Tahirih Tsuru-Kieko Ajimine Nathan Glen Atkins Kirsten Joy Burnett Aja Marie Cornella * Japanese Studies Administration of Justice Anthropology Mathematics Kathryn Yoshiko Akamine * Serena Nicole Kainoa Bader Coralie Catherine Busek Wenona Alina Lehuanani Correa * Geography Communication English Geography Layne Kawaiola Akiona * Tahnee Rose Kanaina Brown Vanessa Mangrobang Butin Catherine E. Courtot Mathematics Bader * Kinesiology & Exercise Science Art Robert McArthur Albarran * Sociology Rachel E. F. Cabanilla Robert Edward Craddock Jr. Physics Rodney Jonathan Baguio Balais Marine Science Communication Nicole Marie Kuuipomele Alconcel Kinesiology & Exercise Science Keith Albert Calder Maya Elizabeth Crim Communication Stefano Mauricio Barbis History Sociology Marcelyn Marie Allen Rochabrun Lawrence Velasco Cariaga Blake Gilbert Crosby Japanese Studies Communication Psychology Marine Science Jacqueline Suzanne Alvarez- Kylene P Bargamento Kanana Samantha Harue Chang Kevin Thomas Cross * Martinez Anthropology Chemistry Physics Geology Alysia Barone Micah Keoni Makanamaikalani Jessica Renee Cruz Tee-Jay E. Amador Kinesiology & Exercise Science Chapman Administration of Justice Psychology Esther Malia Beardsley * Political Science Ian Michael Cunnyngham Performing Arts Physics * Honors CandidateUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 10 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  11. 11. Bachelor of Arts Summer Grace Danner * Simone Pilialoha Gardner Anthony Holzman-Escareno * Andrew Hideo Kouchi Psychology Sociology English Political Science Erkulanu De Sousa Jessica-Ann Pearl Kaweheokalani Heather Ann Huffman Ross Kekoa Jayson Lee Sociology Garett * Political Science History Jenna DeCleene * Biology Amber Marie Glen Leroy Lefiti Jr. Administration of Justice & Alexandria Atsuko Gausepohl * Kamaleona‘au‘aoa‘aike Huihui * Biology Communication History Communication Benjamin L Decker * Emily Taylor Gauthier Robert S. Hunt Kimberly Legachigyam Political Science Communication Performing Arts Psychology Julie Ann Ku‘ulei Deguair * Lea Madeline Gleason Hillary Lucile Hurley Ala Malia Leka Psychology & Communication Performing Arts & Political Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Natural Science Kalani Auli‘i Tyrus Delapenia Doriann Gomes Figueira Pomaikai Mahealani Ibarra Cheney-Ann Pulama Kealoha Administration of Justice Psychology Communication Keikilani Lima Promise Kuuipo Deperalta Chelsea Denise Gomez Lyndsay Kamalapuaikehaulani Ifo Anthropology Sociology Psychology Political Science Brent Koji Llaneza Rosalien Joyce Dinh Dawn Orpha Constance Gordon * Christine Kazuko Iha Kinesiology & Exercise Science Chemistry History Chemistry Lo Ho Ming * Alyssa Ann Doctor Julianna R. Graper * Jennie Dyna Perez Immanuel Mathematics & Japanese Studies Art Art Sociology Ronald William Loeffler Troy Alan Douglass Cody Joseph Gregory * Jaynal Sarah Ho‘oleina Ioane * Kinesiology & Exercise Science Communication Art History & Anthropology Dara Nally Lopes Kimberly Jean Drake Saisamoa Felizita Grey Price Florelynn Ann Ito Biology Communication Administration of Justice Psychology Erin Kahananui Low Rabekah Michelle Duncan Ashley Nicole Groda Brandon B. James Sociology Political Science Environmental Studies Psychology Chere Rae Lokahi Lyons Shane Cody Emerson Jacqueline J. Guerrero * Cherrish Talladen Jara Political Science & Administration Marine Science Communication History of Justice Kimberly Lynn Emig * Jefferson Eugene Haak Kunzang Choeden Jigme Desiree Kelani Magallanes Physics Geology Anthropology Psychology Kristen Keolaokekai Enriquez Julian Hachmeister * Michelle Anakahilipuao‘kalani Victoria Malick Communication Philosophy Mathematics Jimenez Samuel C. Estes Katherine Jo Hall Psychology Nellieshy Kiana Mamuad Philosophy Psychology Physics Jayce Emmalin C. Jurado Trisha Kehaulani Evangeslista Scott Lane Hampe * Communication & Psychology Keoni Manago Administration of Justice Kinesiology & Exercise Science History Tiffaney Cherice Mokihana Grace Mary Berkley Ewing Samantha Mae Hanabaga * + Kaaihue Devin Pina‘ao Marquez Sociology Biology Psychology & Communication Kinesiology & Exercise Science Laura Susan McPherson Ezzy * Jay Kenichi Hanagami Melissa Kahealani Ka‘apuni Martin M. Martin Psychology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Psychology Political Science Jennifer Tafailagi Fano Bryanna Denise Hardy Hali‘a Jessica Midori Kai Steven B Martin Sociology Administration of Justice Kinesiology & Exercise Science Liberal Studies Sean Michael Felise Ruby Lillian Harris Michelle Malia Kai‘o Alison Rose Martyn * + Marine Science Japanese Studies Administration of Justice Liberal Studies Sean N Fitzgerald * Courtney Ann Hideko Harrison Shawna Miyuki Kaiura Sara Otsuru Masaki History Sociology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Sociology Nathan Armand Fletcher Jennifer K. Hashimoto * Brittney Annette Maheala Marvin Joey Mathew * Japanese Studies Biology Kalilikane Political Science Debra Jan Foo Sara Alyssa Hayashi * Psychology Justin Maolikai Matsu Geography English, Japanese Studies & Charlotte Alohalani Kaopua Kinesiology & Exercise Science Elina Shra Violet Fred Performing Arts Communication Casey Tadashi Kia‘imaikalani Communication Emily Michele Heinemann Kristi Kanoe Kekoa Matsunaga Andrew Kahanuolaokalan Frias Psychology Sociology Psychology Sociology Daniel Adam Hennigs Elias K. Kellum Donna Anne Matthews Foisaga Fulu Kinesiology & Exercise Science Communication Psychology Administration of Justice Adri Joseph Hicking * Leslie Kaho‘inani Kelly Jr. Erin Nicole McIver *  Melequini Minimoe Gaisoa Psychology & Sociology Performing Arts History Political Science Chad Masaharu Higa *  Martin Kerr Marie Maile McKenzie Dayna Marie Gaitan Chemistry Environmental Studies Geography Psychology Veronica Jasmine Hill Kai Masayuki Kishi Yaffa Rebecca Meiners Serafina Bianca Gajate Communication Chemistry Natural Science Anthropology Alyssa Satomi Hiura Aurora Jaquelin Nevarez Mena Sharmayne Satsumi Leimana Augusto Daquipa Gancinia II Natural Science Administration of Justice & Koehler Philosophy Psychology Simon Duane Holley Psychology David Azael Garcia Sociology Kinesiology & Exercise Science * Honors Candidate  Chancellors Scholar + Presidential Scholar  Regent ScholarUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 11 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  12. 12. Bachelor of Arts Aurora Jaquelin Nevarez Mena Randi Toshimi Oketani Julie Ann Shellhorn Lori Ann Makale‘a Tavares Political Science Communication Communication Administration of Justice & Sociology Rodolfo Joseph V. Mendoza Chad Yutaka Okumoto Stephanie Christine Shepherd Joseph David Thorpe * Political Science Liberal Studies Kinesiology & Exercise Science Sociology Sweet Alyssum Mensoff * Erik Yoriaki Onishi Kailie Lei Kiyomi Shiba Megan Irene Thrall Psychology Communication Biology Psychology Maria Andreevna Mitsioura * Alana Lei Ortiz Jarrin Kainoa Shigemura Christopher Lee Toshiro Todd Psychology Geography Communication Political Science Necole Kaleimakamae Kiyumi Michael Jason Pankowski * Kawena Gayne Shrewsbury Danielle Todd * Miyazaki * English History English Chemistry Hyun Joo Park Hanson H. Sigrah Katherine Grace Keiko Todd * Tanya-Jo Kaleiluhilani Moller Biology Chemistry Political Science Mathematics Chemistry Angela Ann F Pastores Isabela Ella Silk Ignosy Faafo‘i Toeava Logan R. Montenegro Anthropology Administration of Justice & Political Administration of Justice Administration of Justice & Faith Rose Payne Science Todd Mathew Tokuyoshi Psychology Psychology Angelina Silva-Sampaio Kinesiology & Exercise Science Kim Mi Hae Kanoe‘ulalani Jessica Ann Pepin * Psychology Lovejoy Paulo Andrada Tolentino Morishige Psychology Ka Wai Sin Sociology Marine Science Shantelle Nonohe Perreira Sociology & Japanese Studies Kimberlee Aleilokelani Tong Kailina Tsuneyo Pohaikealoha Psychology Samantha Jaclynne Skelly Sociology Morita Michelle U‘ilani Pihana Geology Teao Torejak Psychology Sociology Jessica Lauren Snell Communication Amanda Marie Morrison Sheena Sofia Pualani Pio Kinesiology & Exercise Science Felip T.V. Tran Art Kinesiology & Exercise Science Emmily Vichita Soumountha * Chemistry Nani Anela Munekata Justin Makoto Pittullo * Communication Thanh Thanh Truong Sociology Psychology Tawny Kehaulani Souza Kinesiology & Exercise Science Tamara Mary Munroe David Daniel Po‘ohina Kinesiology & Exercise Science Leanne Miyori Tsubaki Anthropology Psychology & Sociology Samuel Keola Sniffen Spalding Psychology Nathanial Michael Muraki Seraphina Prell Art Eric Ryan Tsuji * Kinesiology & Exercise Science Sociology Amy Diann Sparrow Chemistry Towako Naka Fay Maedlelyne Valido Queja Psychology Lissa Sachiko Tsutsumi * Psychology Biology Sage A. Spikerman Kinesiology & Exercise Science Dena Yukimi Nakahashi Jeremy Ryan Elika Rabang Philosophy Christopher Charles Tugwell Art Psychology Katrina Ikenani Eloina Spinola Psychology Joel Ken Nakamura Randel Wade Rambo * Biology Marlynn Bre Turner Biology Philosophy Mitchell John Steffey Kinesiology & Exercise Science Yu Nakane Michelle Ortega Redaja History Jonathon Andrew Ucker Environmental Studies Psychology Vi Duy Su * Kinesiology & Exercise Science Davis Tsuyoki Nakashima Daniel Richard Wunderley Reitz Biology Holly Ayako Uehara * Marine Science English Whitney Kumiko Sugimoto English Megan Samalaulu Pili Aloha Namu Nicole Leilani Relacion Natural Science Joe Lene Uiagalelei Psychology Psychology Chrissy Mitsuko Sugiyama Environmental Studies Landon Sadanobu Narimatsu * Keala Marie Richard * Liberal Studies Ann Nicole Uland History English Chaunda Malia Tactay Natural Science Cassandra Belmonte Natividad Matthew James Roddy Natural Science Sara Beth Leiko Uyetake Biology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Aaron Yoshio Takai * Psychology & Communication Julie Neuman Kathleen Akalalokelani Iana Sociology & Administration of Justice Jeremiah Joseph Makalapua Fisher Psychology Rodriguez Nikka Chikako Takane * Valdez Michele Newman * Communication Communication Anthropology Sociology Sophia Florence Romanic Danielle Amber Takeshita Jose Antonio Vasquez Sarah Noelani Nicolaisen * + Sociology Japanese Studies Kinesiology & Exercise Science Biology Kristen Noelani Romuar-Cabico Lacie Keiko Taketa Alexandra Paige Vaughn Max Takashi Nishikawa Communication Biology Psychology Communication Scott T. Saito Abigail Uila Talifa Todd Ichiro Villanueva John Kanekehikili Nishimura Japanese Studies Administration of Justice Communication Art Kelli Kikue Sakado * Kevin Masanobu Tamura Victoria Anne Vrooman * Michelle Reiko Nishimura Biology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Sociology & Psychology Psychology Corina Casil Sampaia * Matthew Nicholas Tanaid Andrew Robert Wagner Caleb Nixon Mathematics Biology English Kinesiology & Exercise Science Vincent K. Sanekane Heather Tehane Akemi Tanonaka * Leah Michelle Wagner * Deanne Emi Keana Odo Communication Psychology & Sociology Japanese Studies Chemistry Aoloa Natalie Santos Benjamin John Tapangco Amy Waishog Denise H Oguma Anthropology Sociology Geography Psychology Ruby Catherine Secrist Joshua Van Kamoani‘ala Tavares * History Performing Arts * Honors Candidate + Presidential ScholarUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 12 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  13. 13. Bachelor of Arts Amber Marie Pualeiolikolehua Samantha Joanne Wilkins Yoshiko Yamaguchi Xiaohui Yang * Waracka * Psychology Political Science Psychology History Kimiko Ku‘uleimekealoha Wilson * Kelli Kristin Yamauchi * Justin Theodore Wung Yeh Lyssa A. Warren-Dale Psychology Psychology Biology Sociology Edward Emerson Wine Kohei Yamazaki Zerlina Louise Kahealani Young Lisa Marie Waters Marine Science Natural Science Administration of Justice Mathematics Casey Enjiro Yamaguchi Oue Yang * Danielle Luzia Zandbergen * Jessica Lennep Wilkerson Kinesiology & Exercise Science Art Psychology Japanese Studies Bachelor of Science Chelsey Lynn Agbayani * Kevin Thomas Cross * Arcelita C. Imasa * Brenda Lee Orcutt * Nursing Astronomy Nursing Nursing Kathryn Yoshiko Akamine * Ian Michael Cunnyngham Neil Travis Johnson * Alana Lei Ortiz Environmental Science Astronomy Nursing Environmental Science Layne Kawaiola Akiona * Kimberly Jane Custodia Zachariah Lee Johnson Vicky Marie Ortiz-Santiago * Computer Science Nursing Marine Science Marine Science Robert McArthur Albarran * Jaymee Delima Damaso Jessica Ann Kirkpatrick Kimberly Ramil Palermo Astronomy Biology Environmental Science Nursing Jeoffrey Tubera Aurelio Erin Moriah Datlof * Kelsey Lynn Kobzi * Michael Avinash Sugriva Reddy Nursing Biology Marine Science Geology Bridget Apaga Bala Rosie Sagario Dela Cruz Amy Lynn Korwin Tekiri Marie Rickard * Nursing Nursing Marine Science Nursing Christi Ann Barretto-Candaroma * Laura Clare Driscoll * Frances Leilani Vigilla Kunishige Michael Harry Riney Nursing Nursing Nursing Environmental Science Kevin Toshio Bautista Augustus Elias Melford Allan Cabuco Lazarte Charma Ines Sado Rodarte Nursing Computer Science Nursing Nursing Daniel Andrew Berke * Kimberly Lynn Emig * Ji Yeon Lee Jenna Leigh Ka‘imiponookani Sato Astronomy Astronomy Nursing Nursing Caitlyn Julia Haruko James Jason Everglade Jessica Li Emily Diane Sepeta Kaleonuiomokuola Brock Marine Science Nursing Marine Science Nursing Daniel J Force Andrew Thomas Lindstrom Sebastian Alexander-Qullett Smith Ashley Noelani Bulseco * Geology Computer Science Marine Science Marine Science Phoebe Barrientos Gabuat Aleuikaimaikala Amiele-Rose Jennifer Nicole Song * Maria Len Bunyi Nursing Paniccia Lyman Nursing Nursing Jaaziel Emmanuel Garcia Marine Science Melissa Leilani Sullivan * Megan Reed Calderwood Hernandez Sixto Rangcapan Mamuad III Nursing Biology Marine Science Nursing Tracy Elizabeth Thornett * Sarrah Jane L. Camero * Mark Allen Groff * Omer Margolin Nursing Nursing Nursing Nursing Kim Emi Tokuuke Rebecca Ann Carpenter Katherine Jo Hall Christopher J. McConnell Computer Science Geology Astronomy Computer Science Jacquelyn Louise Troller Jonathan Chandrasakaran * Megan Elizabeth Hess * Marie Maile McKenzie Marine Science Marine Science Marine Science & Geology Environmental Science Eric Ryan Tsuji * Samantha Harue Chang Chad Masaharu Higa *  Avra Rain Miller Biology Biology Biology Nursing Shea Uehana Danielle Christine Claar * Charles Robert Hoots * Necole Kaleimakamae Kiyumi Environmental Science Marine Science Geology Miyazaki * Remi Johanna Wada * Carmen Johanne Colley Tomoya Hori Biology Nursing Nursing Marine Science Taryn Lei Mariko Siu Lan Morita Patrick Myles Namaka Walsh Aja Marie Cornella * Christian Paulo Ardena Igarta Nursing Computer Science Computer Science Nursing Victor Nestor Iris Kapi‘olani Zulueta Melissa R. Corrao * Alicia Kimiko Ikehara * Marine Science Nursing Nursing Nursing Desmond Gervacio Nicolas Alma Cubero Cremer * Kei Imanishi Nursing Nursing Environmental Science * Honors Candidate  Regent ScholarUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 13 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  14. 14. Academic Subject Certificate Layne Kawaiola Akiona * Melequini Minimoe Gaisoa Saichon Bunsiriuafua Kuwahara Aoloa Natalie Santos Database Management Educational Studies Teaching English as Second Pacific Islands Studies Nathan Glen Atkins Language Angelina Silva-Sampaio Serafina Bianca Gajate Educational Studies Pacific Islands Studies Jaymen Laupola Womens Studies Tahnee Rose Kanaina Brown Teaching English as Second Whitney Kumiko Sugimoto Simone Pilialoha Gardner Language Educational Studies Bader * Womens Studies Educational Studies Alexandria Atsuko Gausepohl * Steven B Martin Howard Lorenzo Suguitan Educational Studies Educational Studies Christina Marie Blakey * Educational Studies Environmental Studies Cody Joseph Gregory * Alison Rose Martyn * + Nikka Chikako Takane * International Studies-Relation Educational Studies Haley Ann Bufil * Educational Studies Educational Studies Ashley Nicole Groda Brendan Patrick Moore Lori Ann Makalea Tavares Teaching English as Second Womens Studies Samantha H. Chang Marine Option Program Language Chinese Studies Jacqueline J. Guerrero * Joseph David Thorpe * Gerrie C. Morishita * Educational Studies Nicholas Arthur Conway * Educational Studies Teaching English as Second Teaching English as Second Amber Marie Language & Educational Studies Kimberlee Aleilokelani Tong Language Kamaleona‘au‘aoa‘aike Huihui * Womens Studies Amanda Marie Morrison Wenona Alina Lehuanani Correa * Educational Studies Jacquelyn Louise Troller Womens Studies Educational Studies Cherrish Talladen Jara Marine Option Program Nani Anela Munekata Robert Edward Craddock Jr. Educational Studies Holly Ayako Uehara * Educational Studies Performing Arts Kunzang Choeden Jigme Educational Studies Michelle Reiko Nishimura Tatiana Francoise Marama Womens Studies Sara Beth Leiko Uyetake Educational Studies Chauvet Debeikes Hali‘a Jessica Midori Kai Womens Studies Educational Studies Alana Lei Ortiz Educational Studies Planning Leah Michelle Wagner * Promise Kuuipo Deperalta Elias K. Kellum Teaching English as Second Educational Studies Ryan Glenn Rosenberg * Language E-Commerce Technology & Bus Teaching English as Second Grace Mary Berkley Ewing Hyeran Kim * Language Yoshiko Yamaguchi Educational Studies Teaching English as Second Womens Studies Corina Casil Sampaia * Language Educational Studies Certificate in Teacher Education Heather Christine Puakina Aiona ‘Olelomoana A. Fielding-Cockett Megan Bridget Man Charlene Nobuko Tagami Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education Jenna Keiko Lehua Ballo Collin Kiyoshi Funamura Joel B.S. Matsunaga Elisabeth Dawn Thompson Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Liat Bearden Filamer Lagran Alcom Agnes Ganir Kymberli Ann McKay Adam S. P. Kameaiho‘alohaloha Secondary Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Nakoa Tuifagu Stefanie Camp Tristan Sidney Graham Tiara Christa Camille Miguel Secondary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Ingrid Emanuela Vasilescu Sandy Puanani Carvalho Asher M. Jendayi-Wohl Lauren Sachie Miyazono Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Moana Malie Ward William Jayme Cogo Karlie Lei‘ilima Lewis Mae S Narimatsu Elementary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Sarah Alohilani Weisskopf Roxanne Jamie Kehaulani Cosier Emily Frances Lindstrum Mari Mildred Lonokahikini Elementary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Naukana-Christensen Mariesa Kauamalie Kee Yung Janice Crowl Melissa Marie Losiniecki Secondary Education Williams Secondary Education Secondary Education Kelsi Lei Ai Nitahara Elementary Education Melissa Mae Domingcil Emma Catherine Lehua Lowrey Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Kurtis Jacob Sherer Lance Aaron Egeler-DeSmither Isaac Manley Secondary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education * Honors Candidate + Presidential ScholarUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 14 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  15. 15. College of Business and Economics Bachelor of Arts in Economics Robin Patrick Kamaki Aguiar-Hicks Toatepi Theresa Lilo Gabriel David Oliver Audwin Jack Koa Aiwohi Lo Ho Ming Carlos Gomes Quijano * Marie Erika Force Tinson K. Luey Christopher Lee Toshiro Todd Bachelor of Business Administration Christopher Nakana Akio Almodova Phillip Cameron Hackney Torin Peacock Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Emily Lucile Anderson * Amanda Collette Harris * Kristen Noelani Romuar-Cabico Accounting Business Administration Accounting Neil Besiko ElenitaJoy Mendoza Siapno Hopkins Michael Scott Wakimoto * Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Javelin T. Carvalho Phillip Anthony Iosefo Samuel G. Williams Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Spencer Christian Chute Charlotte K. Kekela Tammy Jie Sia Wong Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Go Eto Emi Lemae Tyler Makakoa Sai Hoong Yee Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Angel Marie Eyestone * Fatuoaiga Naomi Lokeni Ken Joseph Yeo Accounting Accounting Accounting Marie Erika Force Endy Reed Oliver Bryan James Young Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Elina Shra Violet Fred Pilika W. Palik Yunyi Zhang * Accounting Accounting Business Administration Andrew Dvon Gipson Kristopher Thomas Pattison Accounting Business Administration * Honors CandidateUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 15 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  16. 16. College of Pharmacy Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies Ismail Abdolahi Carol Lynn Gah Yan Goo * Daniel Kapono Loo Robert William Scales Jeffrey Ryan Abeyta Kyle Tadami Higuchi Angelina Marie Lovell Narges Shansab Justin Lee Arias Richelle Yoshimi Hirata Eric Ryo Kainoa Lum Amy HaeYoung Song Kelsey Chiemi Atebara Lee Quang Hoang Denise H. Matsuoka Amber Sullivan-Friezner Jake William Bachino Daniel Yoshio Hu David Silas McBride Roseann Holly Svec Chaz Kaniela Kui Barit Alice Sun Hee Hwang Amanda Jean Meholchick Chad Tamashiro Jacob Kalani Blair Brian Thomas Jacoway Tilden-Christen Michael Miguel Bryceson Pa‘ani Masaru Tanaka * Lauren Emily Brunke Peter Sungsu Jo Meghan Ashley Mitchell Anthony Thai * Candice Marie Carbaugh * Christopher William Jones Tanya Ann Moore * Henry Vinh Tran * Irene Chaisri Byoung Hak Jun Ahmad Ahmad Musheinesh * Stacey Hue Kim Tran Lawrence Yapui Chan * Marisa Joy Kekaiaulu Kaluhiokalani Hugh Trong Nguyen Tran B. Tammy Bernie Jen Hao Cheng * Susan J Kang * Brian Kazumi Niimi * Anh Kim Truong Megan Masayo J.M. Ching * Daralyn Miki Kawamoto * Soang Hing Nong Sally Thi Van * Irene Chiu Christine Ann Knecht Craig Michael Nutter Megan Cho Venegas * Derek Antonio Dominguez Kari Kimie Kurihara * Ana Park Chee Vue Kelly Ann Dorek Paige Akiko Tejada Kurosawa Alexandra Marie Laguana Perez * Jeremy Thomas Watson Jana Keiko Enokawa Kelly Pui Ling Kwok Van-Quynh Thuy Phan Jessie Wong * Lauren Ruffino Etienne Amber Carol Laird * Gena Marie Pini Wendy Ann Yamasaki-Herring * Catherine Jolene Fadrowsky Meng Fei Lee Jeffrey Gene Retter Allison Akemi Yamashiro Jenna Mieko Fujimoto * Linh Lieu Shantelle Renee Robinion Marina Yeh * RaeAnne Georgette Fuller * Alicia Yening Loh Anthony Scott Rowley Yuh-Ping Yen Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani Bachelor of Arts Jean Eleanor Ku‘ulei Bezilla Ku‘uipo Mana Freitas Peter Keola Morale Andrea Kukakinakealohapuaolani Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Reff Chelsey Keoholanikualii Bitler Hyeran Kim * Kim Mi Hae Kanoe‘ulalani Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies & Anthropology Linguistics Morishige Ryan Glenn Rosenberg * Alapai K Bungo Emily Elizabeth Jensen Knotek Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Gerrie C. Morishita * Jamie Kau‘ionapua Soli Tatum Ke‘ala Burke * Jaymen Laupola Linguistics Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Satomi Nakajima Desiree U‘ilani Lin Hoon Wallace Jessica Napualani Casson Cheney-Ann Pulama Kealoha Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Keikilani Lima Matthew Kaleo‘okalani Perry Katie Melissa Winn Tatiana Francoise Marama Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Linguistics & Japanese Studies Chauvet Debeikes Kanoa Kamalei Laureta Mayer * Linguistics Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate Tatiana Francoise Marama Chauvet Debeikes Serafina Bianca Gajate Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture Andrew Kahanuolaokalan Frias Jeremiah Joseph Makalapua Fisher Valdez Hawaiian Language & Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture * Honors CandidateUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 16 5/2/12 10:08:23 AM
  17. 17. Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Association Honor Society Amanda Harris Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society of the National Communication Association Oilipua Ah Loy Kimberly Drake Elias Kellum Robert Craddock Jacqueline Guerrero Nikka Takane Jenna DeCleene Amber Marie Huihui Todd Villanueva Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Jon Abraham Alexandra Gausepohl Ruby Secrist Keith Calder Dawn Gordon Kurtis Sherer Tyler Chinen Scott Hampe Kawena Shrewsbury Lance Egeler-DeSmither Jaynal Ioane Joseph Thorpe Sean Fitzgerald Emily Knotek Amber Waracka Erin McIver Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society Justin Pittullo Heather Tanonaka Kelli Yamauchi Sweet Alyssum Mensoff Kimiko Wilson Danielle Zandbergen Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Oilipua Ah Loy Benjamin Decker Alison Martyn Micah Chapman Jenna DeCleene Marvin Mathew Saisamoa Grey Price Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society Chelsey Agbayani Alicia Ikehara Remi Wada Melissa Corrao Arcelita Imasa Phoebe Gabuat Carmen Colley Neil Johnson Christian Igarta Laura Driscoll Omer Margolin Melford Lazarte Mark Groff Melissa Sullivan Iris Zulueta Tracy ThornetUHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 17 5/2/12 10:08:24 AM
  18. 18. Acknowledgments A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Spring 2012 Commencement: Interim Vice Chancellor for 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 Center Announcers..................................................................Ms. Kainoa Ariola, Ms. Aolani Ka‘ilihou, & Mr. Kurt de la Cruz University Congress. .......................................................................................................................Dr. Bruce Mathews . Student Processional Coordinator...................................................................................................... Mr. Jim Cromwell Faculty Marshals................................................................................... Dr. Edward Fisher, Dr. Tam Vu, Dr. Jan Zulich . Excellence in Teaching Awards Committee............................................................................ Ms. Karla Hayashi, Chair Ushers........................................................................... Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, Coordinators Facilities & Decor. .............Mr. Kolin Kettleson & Ms. Nadine Austin, Auxiliary Services; UH Hilo Conference Center; . Mr. Fred Lau, Ho‘olulu Park Complex; Mr. Randy Nevins, Palms Student 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; Division of Student Affairs; Office of the Chancellor; Performing Arts Department; UH Hilo Student Association; Office of University Relations Sign Language Interpreters. ............................................................................................ Ms. Lynn Pena, Ms. Tara Wolf . Special thanks to: Hui Ka Ua for kukui nut lei provided for graduation candidates, Ms. Bridget Awong, Ms. Barbara Bostwick, Mr. James Cromwel, Mr. Walter Dudoit, Mr. Joseph Estrella, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Karla Hayashi, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mr. Kenn Hupp, Ms. Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Ms. Yu Yok Pearring, Ms. Margaret Shiba, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Ms. Janis Shirai, Mr. Bryan Simmons, Mr. Jason Tanaka, Dr. Robin Takahashi, Ms. Jenny Wakida, Ms. Susan Yugawa, Ms. Cathy Zenz; Aunty Luana Kawelu/Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. Lehua cover art by Dietrich Varez.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 18 5/2/12 10:08:24 AM
  19. 19. 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.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 19 5/2/12 10:08:24 AM
  20. 20. Pulelo Ha‘aheo Words by Kauanoe Kamanä, Kalena Silva, William H. Wilson Music by Haunani Bernardino Pulelo ha‘aheo ke ahi a nä lehua a‘o Hilo Hilo o ka mälamalama, lamakü o nei ao Ka ua Kanilehua ka‘u e pülama mau ai Hilo i ka uluwehiwehi, wehi kau i ka wëkiu Hui: E kü a‘e e Hilo, lei i ka na‘auao Ho‘okahi ka umauma, ho‘okahi pu‘uwai. English Translation by Kauanoe Kamanä, Kalena Silva, Kenith Simmons, William H. Wilson Lehua blossom flames leap high above Hilo, Hilo, proud bearer of the torch of wisdom, light for all to share. I shall always cherish the Kanilehua rain; Hilo, lush with vegetation, a lei reaching to the highest peaks. Chorus: Rise up, O Hilo, wear proudly the mantle of enlightenment; Let us stand united in purpose, mind and heart.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 20 5/2/12 10:08:24 AM

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