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Fall 2007 Commencement Program

  1. 1. FallCommencement Exercises DECEMBER 15, 2007
  2. 2. Ua Ao Hawai‘iWords 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. 3. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT HILO 2007 Fall Commencement Program NEW GYMNASIUM - ATHLETIC COMPLEX • 9:00 A.M., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2007 Prelude University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Orchestra Maestro Ken Staton, Conductor GreetingsDr. James Gaines ...............................................Vice President for Research, University of Hawaiÿi ProcessionalFanfare ............................................................................ University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Orchestra Elgar/Bullock Maestro Ken Staton, ConductorPomp and Circumstance March, Op.39/1 Elgar/ Bullock SalutationsWelcome ..........................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloUa Ao Hawai‘i ........................................................................ Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & Students Kimura/Silva Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star Spangled Banner ............................................................................... Ms. Courtney Turner Smith/KeyHawai‘i Pono‘ï .............................................................................................. Commencement Choir Conducted by Ms. Kamaka GundersonIntroductions ..................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloGreeting .................................................................................. XXXXXXXXX, University of Hawai‘iGreeting ............................ Mrs. Pascale Pinner, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni & Friends Excellence in Teaching AwardDr. Marlene Hapai ..............................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsMr. Michael A. Dahilig .......................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Student Address“Beyond the Bittersweet Uncertainty”................................................................... Mr. Jeffrey Byrne Bachelor of Arts, Communication Keynote AddressMr. Dustin Shindo................................................................ Chairman and C.E.O., Hökü Scientific
  4. 4. Presenting the CandidatesDr. Phillip Castille ...................................................................Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bachelor DegreesDr. Rose Tseng ................................................................. Chancellor, University of Hawaiÿi at HiloRegent Marlene Hapai........................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsRegent Michael Dahilig ......................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsDr. James Gaines ...............................................Vice President for Research, University of Hawai‘iDr. William Steiner ...................................................................................................................Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa ................................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts & SciencesDr. Marcia Sakai ........................................................................................................................Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva ....................................................................................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Keÿelikölani, College of Hawaiian Language Masters DegreesDr. Eric Im ............................................................................ Interim Director, China-U.S. RelationsDr. Richard Biffle.....................................................................................................Chair, Education Mele for the UniversityPulelo Ha‘aheo……………………………………… .................................. Commencement Choir Kamanä/Silva/ Wilson/Bernardino AcknowledgmentsDr. Rose Y. Tseng ............................................................ Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo RecessionalTriumphal March from Aida .......................................... University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Orchestra Verdi/Bullock Maestro Ken Staton, Conductor The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association cordially requests the pleasure of your company at a reception at the Campus Center Plaza immediately following this commencement ceremony. Music to be provided by the Richard Lee Ensemble.
  5. 5. Keynote AddressDustin Shindo, a Waiakea High School graduate, earned an MBA from the DardenSchool of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a BA inaccounting from the University of Washington. He is one of Hōkū Scientific’s co-founders, and has held his positions since the company was established in 2001. In2005, he led the company through an initial public offering. Today, Hōkū Scientificis one of only two Hawaiÿi-based companies to be traded on the NASDAQ GlobalMarket. At 34, Dustin is one of the youngest CEOs of a publicly traded company inthe country.As a diversified materials science company focused on clean energy technologies,Hōkū Scientific has three businesses: Hōkū Materials; Hōkū Solar; and Hōkū FuelCells.Hōkū Solar, an integrated solar panel installation business, offers turnkeyinstallations of photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial and residential markets.Hōkū Materials is building a polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) manufacturingplant in Pocatello, Idaho, with an initial planned production capacity of up to 2500metric tons per year, with shipments beginning in the first half of 2009. Hōkū FuelCells has developed proprietary fuel cell membranes and membrane electrodeassemblies for stationary and automotive proton exchange membrane fuel cells.Prior to Hōkū Scientific, Dustin founded Mehana Brewing Company in 1995. TheHilo-based microbrewery is now the largest bottling brewer in Hawai`i, shippingproducts to several states and Japan. Four years later, he established Activitymax,Inc., a software company that develops reservation software for the travel industry.As CEO, he managed development of the company’s software applications andspearheaded contracts with several of Hawai`i’s largest travel companies. Dustinalso served as a business consultant with The Lucas Group, a strategic consultingfirm in Waltham, Massachusetts. Recently, he collaborated with several Universityof Hawaiÿi professors to hellp found Kai Sensors, which is developing technology todetect heart rate and respiration without wires or contact. This is an exciting exampleof what can be achieved when businesses and the University work in cooperation. Student AddressJeffrey Byrne, a communication major, will represent the graduating class as itsstudent speaker. Born in 1985 in Placentia, California, he graduated with highhonors from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in 2003. An outside linebackerand special teams player on the Monarchs football squad, Jeffrey teamed with futureUniversity of Hawai`i Quarterback Colt Brennan. His teammates and coaching staffselected him for the Kodak Player of the Year award in his senior year, when theteam earned a berth in the state Division I Championship.Jeffrey enrolled at UH Hilo in December 2005 after graduating with honors fromCalifornia’s Fullerton College where he earned an AA in liberal arts. At UH Hilo, hehas maintained a 3.61 GPA and is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National HonorsSociety.As a new and enthused proponent of community service, Jeffrey participates inbeach cleanups and supports skate park fundraisers. This semester, he partneredwith a fellow student to facilitate a study circle at the Ola’a Community Center forchildren ages 10 -15. A similar project is in the works and anticipated to involve theYWCA’s Teen Court.
  6. 6. A Message From The Student Association PresidentAloha UH Hilo graduates,Congratulations on your commencement! Now what? Are you ready to go out into theworld? Are you ready to repay your student loans? Are you ready to move out of yourparents house?Dont worry, youll be fine. The world is as ready for you as you are for it. You canalways get a deferment on your loans, and your parents wont mind if you live with themforever.As you venture out into the dawn of the 21st century keep in mind that you are enteringa special time in human history. We are as technologically evolved as we have ever been.As a result we are able to experience a reality unlike any person on this planet ever has.Life has never been so comfortable. Life has also never been as problematic. Natural di-sasters are occurring on a daily basis, the divide between rich and poor is growing wider,and many of our leaders have lost their souls to greed.As graduates from an American university you are some of the most fortunate people inthe world. You also have a large responsibility. Please face your responsibility in theseepic times. You are needed now more than ever. -Justin Avery, President 2007-2008 University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association (UHHSA)
  7. 7. CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION Master of ArtsWen Chi Chang Lola Khikmatjonovna Huimin Qin Warbus China U.S. Relations Salimova China U.S. RelationsYu Liao China U.S. Relations Derek Yee China U.S. Relations Jing Wang China U.S. Relations China U.S. Relations Master of Education Terri Sumiko Kuwahara Master of ScienceRoland D. Frayne Sierra Star McDaniel Atlantis Dawn Russ Tropical Conservation Biology & Tropical Conservation Biology & Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Environmental Science Environmental Science Abelardo Antonio Rojas Umaña Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceCOLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Bachelor of Science in AgricultureDeyson Kalaÿi Quintin Aiona Jennifer Leilani Meek* Karen Kusano ScottLarry John Bergner, Jr. Nicholas Thomas Paulson Derek Slade SnyderDavid Kaiena Bishaw II Adriel Garrick Robitaille Erik Arthur StormChen Yu Wen Antiga Victoria Rosenberg Christy Lee TeetsMachiko Kashiwagi* Mark Andrew Saunders Jeremy Andrew Thompson Bonnie Rae Schoneberg* Academic Subject CertificateDavid Kaiena Bishaw II Adriel Garrick Robitaille Jeremy Andrew Thompson Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue CultureChen Yu Wen Antiga Victoria Rosenberg Leslie LeBlanc Wynne Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue CultureMachiko Kashiwagi Mark Andrew Saunders Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Bachelor of ArtsCharlotte Kehaunani Adams Daniel Alcaraz Virginia Ann Kathleen Aragon Kaauwai English Geology Sociology Renna Lee Naomi Andres Kumiko AratakeJessica Lynne Ahern* English Sociology Psychology Kari Anne Andrew* Shawna Mae Bautista*Sara Nicole Akerman Biology English Psychology Anna Doris Aoki* Nicole Roseanne Kaimana Bello Psychology Psychology Laura Carroll Bier* Honors Candidate Anthropology
  8. 8. Bachelor of ArtsRashad Jalil Bilal Rachel Sue Gallagher Rachel Megan Klein Communication Political Science Performing ArtsChristine M. Bombino* Daren Anthony Garriques Emma Anna Klewitz* Communication Marine Science PsychologyNicholas John Brandsberg Irene Sekino Garrison Haruka Koike Psychology Psychology Health and Physical EducationJacqueline Chez Bright Paul Feodor Gebauer Carol Ann Dalmacio Kow Psychology Communication PsychologyNatalie Nicole Brown* Alexis Carol Irene Giannoulis Justin Kuo* Political Science Biology LinguisticsJeffrey Thomas Byrne* LeAna Beth Gloor* Elisabeth Noriye Lane Communication English PsychologyJason Keahi Cabral Jeffrey Allen Gomas* Monalisa Layan Communication Marine Science Political ScienceCara Lin Kanoeōmailelauloa Lindsey Jensen Hamilton Peter Paul Linnemann* Canario Biology Biology and Japanese Studies Communication Jodee Kawena Mariko Haugh Barbara Jo LuehrsJosephine Lopez Carbonero Communication Marine Science Psychology David John Hazelton Tully MacKay TisbertRachaell Gabrielle Casale Political Science Anthropology Liberal Studies Rob Michael Hill Rene Francisco MaldonadoAn Ko Chen Communication Corona Art Victoria Anne Hinkle* Administration of JusticeTsou Pin Chen Psychology and Sociology Kehaulani Danielle Marshall* Psychology Melvin Khalil Horany II CommunicationAlexis Yuk Lan Christina History Grant Sukeji Matoi Ching Benjamin Hove Psychology English Kinesiology and Exercise Science Christal Hi`ileilani FujieGisselle Monique Chouehne Kevin M. Iwasaki Matsumoto Psychology and Administration of Health and Physical Education English Justice Mayda Baiderngul Iyechad Arjuna Das GarramoneMichael Jared Christiansen Health and Physical Education McGowen Psychology Adam Wayne Jaramillo Philosophy and Political ScienceDavid Hiroshi Shown Leong Health and Physical Education Marlene Kali`ipuahone Chu Seth Matthew Jones Medeiros Kinesiology and Exercise Science Communication GeographyLisa Megan Clark Stephanie Marie Jones Jacob Arthur Medina Philosophy Communication ArtJamie Lee Cookson* Jaimie Lee Mika Justo Tyler Seth Milhoan* Physics Psychology AnthropologyJoseph John Paoa Corbett Janeen Haunani Kaahanui Daiquiri Kamaile Porsche Marine Science Psychology MiyasatoSarah Malia Carvalho Pung Amy Mahealani Kaaiakamanu Psychology De Ponte Psychology Theresa Ann Mock Psychology Malia Patrice Kahalekai AnthropologyChase Kaweolani De Sa Psychology Briana Cherie Moeller Mathematics Rowena Leshelle Lehuapuakea PsychologyBeth Kāhealani Evangelista Kahawai Souza Richard Michael Moerles Communication Psychology Administration of JusticeNicole Antoinette Farmer Julie Mahealani Alia Chantelle Patricia Mohler Performing Arts Kai PsychologyVanessa R. Dillard Fletcher Psychology Marian Gibson Mongkeya Psychology Jonathan Akira Kaminaka AnthropologyMarc Fournier* Kinesiology and Exercise Science Lisa Michelle Montgomery Geography Elizabeth Jill Kapp GeographySayaka Fukumoto Communication Kyle Y. Nakata Art Davina Pōmaikaÿi Kaÿaihue Administration of JusticeKimberly Galigo Communication Dylan William Jitsuo Nonaka* Political Science Kimo Keliÿipaÿakaua Political Science Biology Halvor Nordang Aubrey A. Kelly Marine Science* Honors Candidate Anthropology
  9. 9. Bachelor of ArtsAlethea Cielle O’Toole Steven Saiyar Shinsuke Tamaru Performing Arts Communication Marine ScienceGretchen Michala Obenchain Sherilyn Cacho Sales Susanna Masako Tarbill Natural Science Mathematics CommunicationRachel Michelle Nalani Pedro Austin Alan Saly* Manatsu Terada Sociology Communication LinguisticsJeanette Christina Perez Fuyuki Samejima* Jade Kiyomi Terao Psychology Marine Science Health and Physical EducationJohn W. Perry Lindsey Elizabeth Saunders Heather L. Thompson Administration of Justice Japanese Studies Administration of Justice and SociologyFaye M. Plescia* t Taina Marguerita French Psychology Savage Mineko Kanamoto Todd* CommunicationGregory Allen Pobst Kinesiology and Exercise Science Art Christian E. Schaber Sasha Velvet Tokareff CommunicationHerbert Bow Hung Poepoe Psychology Anthropology Piper Selden* Derek David Underhile CommunicationSunita Rose Przewlocki* English Psychology Lianora Vefa Seumanu Priscilla Vasquez LinguisticsLacy Taira Political Science Kahionaokalaniokala Purdy William Miles Shewcraft III Warren Wailani Walker Sociology Art Philosophy and SociologyChris Paul Rains Lisa Malia Shizuma Kyler D. Wartman Linguistics Biology Health and Physical EducationCharles Delos Ransom Kevin Tyler Showalter Claudia Sue Williams Anthropology Anthropology and Geography CommunicationBobby Hideo Kuahiwi Ebrajean Uÿilani Silva Sunny Williams Sociology Anthropology Richards English Keÿalaokuÿuleialoha W. Margaret Patricia Withee ArtRandi Ann Maile Riingen Swain Communication Sociology Kahealani Wright* PsychologyMelody C. Ritzman Jillian Teresa Tabbert Administration of Justice Linguistics Kelsi Ashley Yoshida PsychologyJessie Elizabeth Sabo Andre Ichiro Taira Sociology Philosophy Carey Anne Yost* Environmental StudiesU Ray Isao Saimon Kazuma Takemoto Political Science Marine Science Amy Lauren Young* Marine ScienceVillazon Saimon Reina Tako Political Science Communication Marlene Chandra Jean Zeiser English Bachelor of ScienceJennie Lynn Berghuis Wade William De Smidt Brent L. Runnells Astronomy Computer Science GeologyCaroline Louise Bonnel Dirk David Haldeman Seth Logan Sloan Biology Astronomy AstronomySharisse Cartier Buenafe Eric William Hansen Joshua Clifford Williams Biology Environmental Science AstronomyLeigh Whitney Cook Austin Leialoha Howard Theodore Ernest Wilson* Carnahan Biology Biology Biology Mary Lynette Mathis* Amanda Jo Zimmerman Geology Geology Academic Subject CertificateKumiko Aratake Ronald Barboza Cho Hye Jin Teaching English as a Second Pacific Islands Studies Teaching English as a Second Language Language Wade William De Smidt Database Management* Honors Candidate t Presidential Scholar
  10. 10. Academic Subject CertificateMarc Fournier Kyung Eun Lee Chris Paul Rains International Studies (Relations) Teaching English as a Second Teaching English as a Second Language LanguageLeAna Beth Gloor Planning Peter Paul Linnemann Priscilla Vasquez Teaching English as a Second Teaching English as a SecondJustin Kuo Language Language Teaching English as a Second Language Monica M. Minnitt Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate in Teacher EducationTimothy Colin Fitzpatrick Clifton Kahaleikaika Ho Inga Lee Macatiag Secondary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Bachelor of Arts in Economics Jeremy Ryan Gourd Julie Kun Sigrah Hyun Gyu Kim* Kevin Takeshi Yamauchi Dylan William Jitsuo Nonaka* Bachelor of Business AdministrationHyun Sang An* Paul Feodor Gebauer Robert Scott MowersChasity Nicole Cazimero Raelyn Kawaiehualani Ioane Chelsey Atsuko NishiokaCassandra Catherine Collins ÿĀinaaloha Waikaÿalulu Ioane Derek Kazuo OkawaLevaina K. Coyaso Mei Lin Lui Alethea Cielle O’TooleChristopher Alan Curry* Yoga Ida Bagus Made Laarnie C. RarasJeffrey Michael Czajka Jennifer Lynne Markey Kahealani Leslie Anna SilvaCurtis Alika De Lima Alison Dengelei Masami Donovan Kazuo TanimotoJustin Allen Dobson* Tina Marie Medeiros David Keoni Haruo YamanoManuel Guillermo Osicka Joan Louise Miller* Edghill* Nicole Mowers KA HAKA ‘ULA O KE‘ELIKÖLANI COLLEGE OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies Simon C. Kaliko Trapp Academic Subject Certificate Nicole Roseanne Kaimana Bello Malia Patrice Kahalekai Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture* Honors Candidate
  11. 11. Honor Societies BETA GAMMA SIGMA, NATIONAL BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY Hyun Sang An Manuel Guillermo Osicka Edghill LAMBDA PI ETA, MU PI CHAPTER AT UH HILO HONOR SOCIETY OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION Anthony Fink Austin Alan Saly Claudia Sue Williams PI SIGMA ALPHA, NATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Natalie Nicole Brown Molly Egan PSI CHI, NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY Jessica Lynne Ahern Victoria Anne Hinkle Sarah Malia Carvalo Pung De Ponte Tsou-Pin Chen AcknowledgmentsAnnouncers ................................................................. Ms. Kainoa Ariola, Mr. Kalani Makekau-WhittakerUniversity Congress ............................................................................................ Ms. Barbara Leonard, ChairProcessional Marshals ............................................................................................... Performing Arts MajorsFaculty Marshals ......................................... Dr. Sue Jarvi, Dr. Manulani Meyer, College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Emmeline dePillis, College of Business & Economics Ms. Makalapua Alencastre, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language; Dr. Yiqing Li, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management;Ushers ..................................................... Ms. Mähealani Jones, Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, CoordinatorsFacilities .............................................................................................................. Athletics; Auxiliary Services; College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Farm LaboratoryStudent Speaker Committee .....................................................................................Ms. Rayna Morel, ChairProgram ........... Academic Affairs; Administrative Affairs; College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resources Management; Bookstore; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Continuing Education & Community Service; Communication; 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; UH Hilo Student Association; Office of University RelationsSign Language Interpreters ....................................... Ms. Mallina Dravis-Tucker, Ms. Tara Wolf-Trujillo A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Fall 2007 Commencement: Vice Chancellor Philip Castille, Assistant Vice Chancellor Kenith Simmons, Mr. Rob Abe, Ms. Bridget Awong, Mr. Michael Bitter, Mr. James Cromwell, Mr. Walter Dudoit,Mr. Joseph Estrella, Ms. Audrey Furukawa, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Karla Hayashi, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mr. Ken Hupp, Ms. Jan Iyo, Ms. Jackie Pualani Johnson, Ms. Mähealani Jones, Ms. Noe Kaiwi, Ms. Alyson Kakugawa‐Leong, Ms. Kauanoe Kamanä, Mr. Clifford Kaneshiro, Mr. Kolin Kettleson, Dr. Richard Lee, , Ms. Carolyn Lesnett, Ms. Kathy McNally, Ms. Gail Makuakäne-Lundin, Mr. James Mellon, Mr. Kallen Miyatake,Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Greg Nielsen, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. John Oshima, Ms. Yuyok Pearring, Ms. Jenny Shimizu, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Dr. Kalena Silva, Mr. Bryan Simmons, Ms. Janis Shirai, Dr. Kenneth Staton, Mr. Robin Takahashi, Ms. Susan Yugawa, Ms. Cathy Zenz, Dr. Jan Zulich and the staff & students of Nawahïokalani‘opu‘u.
  12. 12. 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‘iMusic by Henri BergerLyrics by David KaläkauaHawai‘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 foeMe 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 workE ui ë. Strive with your might.
  13. 13. Pulelo Ha‘aheoWords by Kauanoe Kaman¯ , Kalena Silva, William H. Wilson aMusic by Haunani BernardinoPulelo ha‘aheo ke ahi a nä lehua a‘o HiloHilo o ka m¯ lamalama, lamak¯ o nei ao a uKa ua Kanilehua ka‘u e pülama mau aiHilo i ka uluwehiwehi, wehi kau i ka wëkiuHui:E kü a‘e e Hilo, lei i ka na‘auaoHo‘okahi ka umauma, ho‘okahi pu‘uwai.English Translation by Kauanoe Kamanä, Kalena Silva, Kenith Simmons, William H. WilsonLehua 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.
  14. 14. Academic Regalia & ProcessionThe wearing of academic gowns, mortarboards, hoods and tassels originated in Europe during the Middle Agesand since the end of the 19th century, it has been an integral feature of the commencement ceremonies in theUnited States. Here at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, we also continue the tradition of marching in academicregalia. Indeed, the colorful procession of faculty is marked by distinctive caps and gowns from universitiesworldwide, the velvet facing of the hoods indicating the specific field of study. Similarly, the color of the tasselworn by today’s graduation candidates reflect their major.Maize ........................................................Agriculture Lemon ............................................. Library ScienceWhite ..................................Arts, Letters, Humanities Kelly Green................................................MedicineDrab ....................................Business Administration Pink ................................................................. MusicSilver Gray ....................................... Communication Apricot .........................................................NursingCopper...................................................... Economics Dark Blue................................................PhilosophyLight Blue ...................................................Education Sage Green ................................Physical EducationOrange ................................................... Engineering Peacock Blue ........................ Public AdministrationBrown .......................................................... Fine Arts Golden Yellow ..............................................ScienceMaroon...........................................Home Economics Cream ................................................Social ScienceCrimson .................................................... Journalism Citron.................................................... Social WorkPurple.................................................................. Law Parents, Relatives and Friends, To find your graduate after the commencement exercises, look for the first letter of his or her last name which is posted on the outside walls of this gym. Congratulations to all of you! 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.
  15. 15. All restrooms indicated are wheelchair accessible.
  16. 16. Celebrating Commencement and the 60th Anniversary of the University of Hawaiÿi at Hilo BIG ISLAND – BIG IDEAS! 1947 - 2007Congratulations to our Fall 2007 graduates!Commencement is a joyous occasion, one of my favorites, when students, families, friends andour university community come together as one big ‘ohana to celebrate our graduating class.This year, we also celebrate an important milestone for our university: UH Hilo’s 60th An-niversary!Since 1947, UH Hilo has grown from a small branch building, to a liberal arts campus, to acomprehensive university with over 3,600 students. It is a privilege to be chancellor as wecelebrate 60 years of remarkable achievements that have contributed so positively to the healthand well-being of our communities.UH Hilo brings vitality in myriad ways to our island, state and Pacific region. We are build-ing a professional workforce, strengthening the economy, addressing the needs of our com-munities, and revitalizing Native Hawaiian culture. Our excellence in innovative academicand cultural programs helps our citizens secure a better quality of life, and brings UH Hiloworldwide recognition.Our foundational roots go very deep, and we are fortunate to have extraordinary students,faculty, staff, alumni, donors, supporters and community partners who have made this jour-ney so remarkable. It is because of an exceptional collaborative spirit—the Aloha Spirit!—thatwe have made such significant achievements over the past decades. We are grateful foreveryone’s continuing support and dedication.UH Hilo’s 60-year history continues in our students, our alumni, our island communitiesand extended ‘ohana. It is through everyone’s support that we continue our momentum intothe future. I know that history will repeat itself with another 60 years of outstanding per-mance. The future is UH Hilo.It’s wonderful to have this graduating class celebrating commencement at such an auspicioustime for the university. Again, I send heartfelt congratulations to our graduates! Aloha, Rose Tseng, Ph.D.

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