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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2009 Commencement program

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2009 Commencement program

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  • 1. Spring Commencement Exercises May 16, 2009
  • 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.
  • 3. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2009 SpringCommencement Program Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2009 Prelude Waiäkea High School Warrior Band ................................................................................Mr. William Sever, Band Director Greetings Ms. Judith Fox-Goldstein.......................................................................................................Commencement Committee Chair Processional Pomp & Circumstance......................................................................................................Waiäkea High School Warrior Band Elgar/Grundman Mr. William Sever, Band Director Salutations Welcome.....................................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, 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 .................................................................................................................................Mrs. Terry Sever Smith/Key Certificate in Teacher Education Hawai‘i Pono‘ï...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & Assembly Berger/Kaläkaua Conducted by Ms. Amy Yamasaki Introductions.............................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Greeting........................................................................Dr. Linda Johnsrud, Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘i Excellence in Teaching Awards Dr. Rose Y. Tseng.......................................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Dr. Linda Johnsrud.....................................................Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘i Regent Carl Carlson...................................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Address “What is next?”...................................................................................................................................................Patricia Walters Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Anthroplogy; Subject Certificate, Women’s Studies Keynote Address Mr. Jerry Yang........................................................................................................................Chief Yahoo & co-founder, Yahoo!
  • 4. Presenting the Candidates Dr. Philip Castille.............................................................................................................. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bachelor’s Degrees Dr. Rose Y. Tseng.......................................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Dr. Linda Johnsrud.....................................................Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘i Regent Carl Carlson...................................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Dr. William Steiner................................................. Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Dr. Randy Hirokawa...............................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Marcia Y. Sakai....................................................................................................... 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. Richard Biffle...........................................................................................................................Chair, Education Department Master’s Degrees Dr. Eric Im........................................................................................................Interim Director, China-U.S. Relations Program Dr. Steve Herman.......................................................................................................................Assistant Professor, Psychology Dr. Donald Price...................................................... Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Dr. Kalena Silva.............................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language Honorary Doctoral Degree Dr. Rose Y. Tseng.......................................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Dr. Linda Johnsrud.....................................................Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘i Regent Carl Carlson...................................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Mr. Jerry Yang.............................................................................................................Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa Mele for the University Pulelo Ha‘aheo...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & Assembly Kamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernardino Conducted by Ms. Amy Yamasaki Acknowledgments Dr. Rose Y. Tseng.......................................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Recessional Triumphal March from Aida............................................................................................Waiäkea High School Warrior Band Verdi/Bullock Mr. William Sever, 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.
  • 5. Keynote Address Jerry Yang Chief Yahoo and co-founder, Yahoo! Jerry Yang, a Taiwanese native raised in San Jose, California, co-created the Yahoo! Internet navigational guide in April 1994 with David Filo and co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in April 1995. He served as chief executive officer of the company from June 2007 to January 2009. Mr. Yang, a leading force in the Internet media industry, has been instrumental in building Yahoo! into the world's most highly trafficked Web site and one of the world's most recognized brands. Since the company's founding, Mr. Yang has been a key member of the executive management team. His focus at Yahoo! over the years has included corporate strategy, Yahoo!'s technology vision, strategic business partnerships and international joint ventures, and recruiting key talent. In addition to serving on the Yahoo! Board of Directors, Mr. Yang currently serves on the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Yahoo! Japan, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and is also on the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Mr. Yang holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and is currently on a leave of absence from Stanford's electrical engineering Ph.D. program.  
  • 6. Student Address Patricia Michaels-Hausman-Walter Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and anthropology Patricia Michaels-Hausman-Walter, who will earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and anthropology, along with a certificate in women’s studies, will serve as the student speaker as she challenges the graduating class to use the power of their education to change the world. A non-traditional student, Walters’ success at UH Hilo is the latest chapter in an inspiring story of triumph over adversity starting with her enrollment in UH Hilo in 2003, 12 years after suffering a traumatic brain injury. The accident initially left her in a vegetative state. After months of rehabilitation, Walters regained her ability to communicate and, though, she still faces long-term learning disabilities, she has managed to overcome challenges through hard work, determination and spiritual strength. Active in campus affairs, Walters served two years as president of the UH Hilo Chapter of PSI-CHI National Honor Society for Psychology and has held numerous offices with the Psychology Club. She also served as president of Freedom Equality Movement and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Walters plans to return to continue her graduate education in psychology and hopes to eventually open a wellness center for women who have suffered similar traumatic injuries.
  • 7. Alumni Message Dear Graduates, On behalf of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want to congratulate you on your fine academic achievements. Today we commemorate your time here at UH Hilo, and you will undoubtedly reflect on the many memories you have created here. I urge you to take pride in recognizing the diverse talents of your fellow schoolmates, and give them your congratulations as well. Today we are all faced with a challenging economic environment. A shaky financial and labor market awaits you. However, armed with your degree and a positive attitude, you will be well- equipped to succeed in your chosen career. You have taken the necessary step: earning a college degree to enable this reality. I encourage each of you to stay connected to your alma mater. The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association provides opportunities for alumni in the local community to come together for social and intellectual enrichment. We rely on the collective strengths and capabilities of our members to create a strong, perpetual bond between former students and the University. It is this “UH Hilo ‘Ohana” that wishes you, the Spring 2009 Graduating Class of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, the very best in all your future endeavors. CONGRATULATIONS and ALL THE BEST! Sincerely, Kapena Lum Financial Advisor, American Savings Bank President, UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association UH Hilo, BBA 2002
  • 8. A Message from the Student Association President Lani Dawn Thur-Fine President University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association cordially requests that you join them for refreshments at the UH Hilo Campus Center Dining Room, 12:00-1:30 p.m. If I sit still, then I will root. If I reach, then I will hold. If I let go, then I will fall If I fall, then I will fail. If I fail, then I will change If I change, then I will grow If I grow, then I will have pain. If I hurt, then I will feel uncomfortable If I feel uncomfortable, then I will seek comfort If I find comfort, then I will sit still And If I sit still, then I will root. Life is all a dance between perspective and relationship. It is important to understand perspective in order to create and maintain positive relations with other humans and our environment. We have inherited a world in transition. I believe it is our responsibility and opportunity to redirect the focus of living to the foundations of existence, which seeks balance through perspective and relationships. Rock-it Red Vulcans!
  • 9. Monica Adams Counseling Psychology Auli‘i Kiami Canencia Counseling Psychology Suk-Yee Lily Chan-Harris Counseling Psychology Aimee Nicole Deliramich Counseling Psychology Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse and Adult Mental Health Outcomes Clarissa Carolyn Fernandes Counseling Psychology Acculturation, Internalization of Western Appearance Norms, and the Development of Eating Disorders among College Students in Rural Hawai‘i Athena Dawn Gray Counseling Psychology Edward Makoto Johns Counseling Psychology Drag Families In Hawai‘i: An Exploration of Mahuwahine Social Support Systems Leslie Ka‘iu Kimura Hawaiian Language and Literature Kananinohea Kapāokalāikawaiola Chang Kawai‘ae‘a Māka‘imoku Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Brandi Lee Kaiolohia Say Masaoka Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Leesa Jo Robertson Toyoko Matsumoto China-U.S. Relations Convergence of Western & Chinese Traditions in the New Guohua Painting of China: Impact of Study Abroad Japan Kyoko Nozaki Counseling Psychology Laura Ellen Marie Pacheco Counseling Psychology Chantelle M Schieven China-U.S. Relations Xueyuan Zhang China-U.S. Relations Counseling Psychology Ms. Myhraliza Aala Dr. Gay Barfield Dr. William Concepcion Ms. Charlotte Grimm Ms. Ginger Hamilton Ms. Barbara Heintz Ms. Heidimarie Koop Ms. Nancy Matthews Dr. Ruth Robison Dr. Melisa Secola  Trisha Brooke Atwood Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Effects of Hydrological Forcing on the Structure of a Tropical Estuarine Food Web Brandon Cody Chapin Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Integrating Literature, Industry Participant Knowledge, and Fishery Data to Formulate Management Recommendations for a Targeted Marine Aquarium Species, Centropyge potteri (Pomacanthidae), in the Hawaiian Islands Katie Ann Gaut Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Application of the Nonpoint Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (N-SPECT) Model for Resource Management in the Waiulaula Watershed, Island of Hawai`i Abelardo Antonio Rojas Umaña Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Amy Sanae Shimabukuro Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science China US Relations Dr. Jerry Calton tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Dr. Kevin Hopkins Dr. Richard MacKenzie Dr. Tracy Wiegner University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2009 Candidates for Graduation Master of Arts Master of Education Master of Science Master Hooding Mentors: Jerry Yang Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa Honorary Doctoral Degree
  • 10. Kiersten Sachie Akahoshi Elizabeth Janet Band * Curtis Kelii Camacho Aaron P. Croxford Paul Michael Flessner * Herbert Warren Kruger Lillian Jean Lane Sean Robert Louie Denna Kayo Macanas Lehuanani Aiko Moskwa Morri-Ann Ha‘alilio Nagata* Masayuki Everrard Pua‘i Osako Matthew K Pekelo-Chang Bailey Beth Scott* Mary Carver Serain Kelly Mari Watanabe Alia Sultana Kadri Zelko Kiersten Sachie Akahoshi Plant Tissue Culture Benjamin E.K. Norman Plant Tissue Culture Masayuki Everrard Pua‘i Osako Plant Tissue Culture College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Academic Subject Certificate College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar Amanda May Adams* Psychology James Edward Adams Liberal Studies Dianne Marie Corpuz Agbigay Psychology Precious Mae Malaqui Alejo* Communications Sabrina-Lynn Lehua Alesna- Mindoro Communications Tracy Soy Sinn Anicas Biology Mackenzie Margaret Austin Communications Matthew Steven Bailey Linguistics Tiffany Satoko Balala Japanese Studies & Linguistics Chaun Lavell Ballard Psychology Cecily Cecilia Ballio Psychology Jennifer Joy Baptista Psychology Alexander Michael Barnett Natural Science & Mathematics Camille Barnett* Marine Science Melissa Naomi Bartholomew Psychology Rheneka Diane Bean Marine Science Keanne Nicole Beardsley Psychology Tishanna Bailey Ben* Biology Arnold V. Benjamin Political Science Kimberley Emily Bennett Biology Ashley Lynn Benson* Communications & Psychology Benjamin Marshall Berg Linguistics Margaret Rose Black Psychology & Communications Craig Pennamen Blaisdell Environmental Studies Mackenzie Tulloch Blanchard Physics & Psychology Carly Bryn Blankenhorn Marine Science Tiffany Panoehua Blatnick Kinesiology & Exercise Science Elizabeth Joy Brown Communications Ryan Ramil Cabais Psychology Matthew Terry Cadaoas Philosophy & Communications Michelle Christine Charlston Psychology Timothy Paul Chatham Communications David Michael Chinn Political Science Hiileiokahakuoka Kong Joo Chow Psychology Julien Laurel Christopher Marine Science David Quock Fei Chun Psychology Alicia Mary Gomes Figueira* Psychology Kevin Josiah Finity* Linguistics Amy Beth Fox Philosophy Kaitlyn Gene Gaab* Marine Science Sebastian Russel Gaglione Japanese Studies Shane Hiroshi Gibler* Japanese Studies & History Micah David Kealaka‘i Glasgow Biology Holly Danielle Gomez Political Science Leticia Lehuanani Gonsalves Communications Justin Chiw Kong Goo Physics & Mathematics Alexandra Goodman Sociology Katherine Leigh Goodman* Psychology Daniel Patrick Grant Psychology Matthew Kuahine Haasenritter Kinesiology & Exercise Science Pearl Habuchmai Psychology Regan Lee Kiyo Hamakawa Political Science Chad Kazuo Hanashiro* Japanese Studies Linguistics Cheyenne Rie Handa Psychology Nakita Nalani Coelho Psychology Alexandra DeLaine Cohen* Political Science Hanalei Conda English Leslie Marie Cook Communications Melissa René Corrao* Anthropology Sasha O. Countryman Linguistics Richard Paul Creagan* Psychology Alysia Marie Curdts Anthropology Cassandrali Denise Dela Cruz Psychology Denny Clifford Dement III Mathematics & Physics Tiffany Lee Devine Marine Science Justin Andrew DiPaola-Allen* Mathematics Decemeil Calvin Dixon Sociology Michael Conlon Doran Philosophy Cindy Jocelyne Dupuis* Geography Charles Donald Eavenson II Anthropology Ea Indigo Edwards* Performing Arts Marc Daniel Emsley Sociology
  • 11. Brendan Michael Hanley Administrative Justice Brandy Kiele Harada* Mathematics Janielle Junko Hathaway Administrative Justice Pumehana Sophia Herbst Kinesiology & Exercise Science Donette Frances Piilani Pacheco Heyano Administrative Justice Joshua Reilly Hicks Communications Michelle Benay Lililehua Higa Psychology Lauren Dai Hill* Psychology Van Bach Ho Biology David Hurst Howard Marine Science Erin Marie Hughes Marine Science Shauna Lei Ige Communications Dixie Ann Atalig Inos Administrative Justice José Louie Irizarry Kinesiology & Exercise Science Akino Ishii Marine Science Aya Itoh* Performing Arts Brian Steven Jackson Kinesiology & Exercise Science Carol Noelani Jensen Sociology Natasha Louise Johns Art Erik Edmund Johnson Marine Science Katherine Grace Johnston* Psychology & Philosophy Lorraine Lee Jonsdottir* Psychology Marilyn Eve Pascua Jose Linguistics Leilani Josselin Political Science Janeen Haunani Kaahanui Psychology Kamie Yoshiko Kajikawa Psychology Alfie C. Malia Kalama Sociology Eslyn Tourana Kaltongga Communications Walaka Kanehai Kaneakua Communications Noriko Kato* Chemistry Whitney August Keeton Anthropology & Philosophy Anna Catherine Kerr Philosophy Gavin Michael Key* Marine Science Marina U. Khrapov Sociology Jordan Leimomi Kiaha Sociology Akimi Kifune* Marine Science Jonghyun Kim Communications Frances Kinslow* Biology Karma Renée Kissinger Marine Science Jean Helen Klewitz Communications Luke Michael Koehn Performing Arts Yuka Kogane Linguistics Jenna A. Kosinski Communications Mark Daniel Kozlowski Kinesiology & Exercise Science Ashley Kaualokuokamalei Kualii Administrative Justice Christa Kuivenhoven Administrative Justice Angela Kulamanu LaRose Communications Katie Lynn Lambert Performing Arts Angelique Melinda Louise Large Sociology Bryan A. Latner Psychology & Philosophy Altiera Leeann Lawyer Communications Heidi Sun Beam Lee Administrative Justice Jennifer G. Lee* Psychology Lisa René Leffingwell* Anthropology Healani Keegan Leite-Ah Yo* Kinesiology & Exercise Science Keegan Kekoa Mitsuo Lerma Kinesiology & Exercise Science Claire Ellen Lewandowski Natural Science Devonne Kahealani Kamau Like Psychology Michelle Ayap Lopez Psychology Hillary Cathryn Low* Performing Arts Jennifer Naoko Lui English Agnessa Laurelle Lundy* Marine Science Andrea Marie Manganaro* Performing Arts Penelope Debbie Faisialofa Mareko Biology Erik Johnathan Marinelli Sociology Liann Leialoha Marks Anthropology Michele Lynn Marzullo Art Gwendolyn Paige Mathers Art & Political Science Tristan Michael Mathers Performing Arts Ashley Rae Matsui* Psychology Christal Hi`ileilani Fugie Matsumoto English Osamu Matsunaga Natural Science Kiilani Hiroharu Matsuyoshi Psychology Hana Rose Mauldin Geography Jessica Mazza Sociology Heather Rae McCarn Marine Science & Psychology Tiara Christa Camille Miguel Art Cy Donnelly Miller Geography Denise A. Miyasato Administrative Justice Jesse Thomas Moon Administrative Justice Anna Margarethe Moore Geography Stefanie Anne Morgan* Psychology Scott R. Mori Natural Science James J. Moriarty Marine Science Halley Margaret Moseley Marine Science Elizabeth Catherine Nagel Communications Chad Kenji Nakagawa History Nahiwaaloha P. Naki Psychology Alice Marie Neikirk* Anthropology Randell Keikilani Corvette Neizman Administrative Justice Quinn Emily Auli‘i Nelson Psychology Tammy Akemi Nonaka* Psychology Makiko Ochiai Linguistics Brandi Lee A. Okamoto Sociology & Psychology Anthony Richard Olayon* Geography Seatree Sierra Osage Communications Andrea Nalani Ota Sociology Jacob Michael Otwell History Aaron Kenkichi Ouchi* Marine Science & Mathematics Aaron Kawika Pa‘a‘āina Kinesiology & Exercise Science Alyson Marlena Panem Communications Jerrica Ann Keala Patao* Psychology & Communications John Andrew Peden Jr. History Ryan Andrew Peters Communications Eligie Mae Pinacate Sociology Georgia Amber Pinsky Communications Thalassa ‘Alohilani Quebec* History Nichole Jane Marie Rahberg* ❖ Anthropology & Political Science Kathryn Mary Relang Anthropology & Linguistics Micara Marie Renz Anthropology Traci Narkio Revilla Natural Science Ashley Nacole Rhodes Natural Science Dalilah E. Rieker Political Science Darren Tyler Roberts Marine Science Kelly Vera Rogers Communications Akira Oakaokalani Ruddle- Miyamoto*◊ Political Science & Philosophy Itsumi Saito* Linguistics Bachelor of Arts * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  • 12. Megan Rei Sakamoto Biology Tomoko Sakishima Biology Alejandra Guadalupe Sanchez History Eric Kyle Santos History Alvis Aloha ka makana mai Kekua Junio Satele Psychology Bronwyn Hau‘oli Sayles Sociology Alena Louise Sellari History Charity Pohaikealoha Senas Communications Brooke-Alyson Māhealani Serikaku Psychology Wendi Lynn Serrao Administration of Justice James Andrew Shaw Sociology Maury Yoshiko Shimizu Psychology Renee Elizabeth Shutt Marine Science Judith Sharon Skyles Performing Arts Lindsey Ann Smith Psychology Susan Souksavath Biology Narrissa Pi‘ilani Spies Biology & Anthropology Laura Jeanne Ke‘alaonaonaokamaile Springer History Travis James Stafford* Communications Josy Leipūpū Stone Psychology Brandie Kuuipo Strozier Administrative Justice Sierra Suzanne Sugrue Psychology Jasun Sulla Menashe* Psychology & Sociology Peter Erick Super Communications & Anthropology Ku‘upuamakamae Swain Communications Truman Charles Switzer Psychology & Philosophy Nolynn Pualani Tadio Psychology Kori Ka‘ahulani Takaki Psychology Jessica Harue Takayama Performing Arts Justin Hiroshi Takayama Performing Arts Rie Takemoto Communications Danielle Amber Takeshita Japanese Studies Brian Koji Tanaka Kinesiology & Exercise Science Tanya Pualani Mariko Tavares Chemistry Tiana Lee Malia Tehero Sociology Richard Villarin Telefoni Communications Kristi Mālia Nichole Temple Political Science Jeffrey Thomas Communications Justine Arelus Thompson Performing Arts Lani Dawn Thur-Fine* Liberal Studies David Benjamin Tomich Psychology Antonio Gálvez Torres Communications Chelsy Leolani Torres Kinesiology & Exercise Science David Trang* Physics Tama Ku`ulani Trentacoste Psychology Karrieanne Turvey Art Debra Tyner Anthropology Amanda Ali Uraiqat Psychology Tyson Koichi Usui Kinesiology & Exercise Science Asia Elizabeth Vanavichai Political Science & Administrative Justice Tara Jessica Vandiver* English Shelley Lynnal Veincent Administrative Justice Michelle Hauako Vieira Philosophy Francisco Jesus Virgen-Giron* Anthropology Jonathan Andrew Vitale Kinesiology & Exercise Science Samantha Remy Walker Political Science & Administrative Justice Patricia Louise Michaels- Hausman Walters Psychology & Anthropology Carlee Ann T. Wehrsig Psychology Joab Albert Welly Political Science Grace Elizabeth Wiebenga- Sanford* Performing Arts Jonathan Mark Williamson Chemistry Lauren Mary Kalikolehua Williamson Geography Cailan B. Wilson History Jessica Sakura Winslow Psychology Margaret Patricia Withee Art Kiera Hideyo Kuualoha Yabusaki Communications Robert D. Yagi Biology Jody Yamada Psychology Tia Kathryn Tsukiko Yamanaka Psychology Anne Kiyoko Yamanoha Communications Min-ho Yang Biology Chelsea Kanoe Akemi Yasuda Kinesiology & Exercise Science Roblynn L. Missy Yomes Health & Physical Education Hyojoo Ahn* Computer Science Leah Michele Loke Akana Nursing John Jacob Akau Nursing Miki Ann Asamura Nursing Richard Randall Auriemma Computer Science Gilad Avidov* Computer Science Stefanie Elizabeth Bade* Nursing Caron Jeanine Badis* Nursing Brooke Lois Brown Environmental Science Amanda Malia Sharnell Cabreros* Nursing Lara Christine Sildora Cano Nursing Nicole Maliaokalani Carvalho* Nursing Denny Clifford Dement III Astronomy & Computer Science Stephanie Faith Dinkins* Computer Science Mallory Elizabeth Durel* Nursing Shirnel Kahealani Enos ❖ Nursing Christopher Roger Hames Geology J Hus Hawkins II Nursing Amy Anne Horwitz* Nursing Vladimir Kirilov Ivanov* Computer Science Tabatha K. Janado* Nursing Hope Noelani Kalei* Nursing Shawna Marie Keelan ❖ Nursing Yekaterina Konstantinovna Kharitonova* Computer Science Hiroko Komiyama Astronomy Michael Jay Koontz* Biology Anne Marie Lawson* Nursing Jennifer G. Lee* Nursing Andrew Joseph Lonero Geology Matthew Paul Lucas Environmental Science Mikako Matsubayashi Biology Kohei Miyagi* Computer Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar
  • 13. Leah Monterrosa Nursing Brittany Aspen Neal* Nursing Razel Nacis Nigos Nursing Mercedes Kauakilinaheikalikolehua Nobriga Biology Mellissa Deanna Petro Nursing Devan Lyn Yukimi Shigeta Piianaia Nursing Travis Kelley Prose Computer Science Allan Peralta Quitoriano* Nursing Junelle Rivera Reyes Nursing Eva Roczo* Geology Marisa Sayoko Rosehill* Nursing Gina Marie Ross* Nursing Thomas Schmidt Schneider Astronomy Devin Kyle Scott Computer Science Tawn Martin Speetjens Biology Melanie Noelle Stevens Geology Brandie Kuuipo Strozier Biology Emma Joy Serdenia Sumibcay* Nursing Kim Sachi Takazawa Nursing Shuji Takemura Computer Science Dawn Sharisse Samiano Taroc- Silva Nursing Tanya Pualani Mariko Tavares Biology Chenin He‘umekekā‘eo Michie Terawaki Nursing Kriss Diana Thompson Biology David Trang* Astronomy & Geology Donald Eugene Tripp Computer Science Merrell Albert Robert Tucker Astronomy Kotaro Uchida Astronomy Joshua Ramil Villarin ❖ Nursing Joel Micah Weis Computer Science Jennille Luika White Environmental Science Kevin Masashi Yamanaka Nursing Jessica Lynn Zaldivar* Nursing Andrew Paul Zdyrski* ❖ Computer Science Hyojoo Ahn* Database Management Tiffany Satoko Balala Teaching English as a Second Language Denny Clifford Dement III Database Management Dania Herrera Environmental Studies Physical Science Vladimir Kirilov Ivanov Database Management Eslyn Tourana Kaltongga Women’s Studies Yekaterina Konstantinovna Kharitonova Database Management Frances Kinslow Environmental Studies Physical Science Yuka Kogane Teaching English as a Second Language Lisa René Leffingwell International Studies Jennifer Naoko Lui Women’s Studies Hana Rose Mauldin Environmental Studies Physical Science Kohei Miyagi Database Management Makiko Ochiai Teaching English as a Second Language Travis Kelley Prose Database Management Thalassa ‘Alohilani Quebec Women’s Studies Kathryn Mary Relang Teaching English as a Second Language Micara Marie Renz Pacific Islands Studies Brooke-Alyson Māhealani Serikaku Women’s Studies Rie Takemoto Teaching English as a Second Language Patricia Louise Michaels- Hausman Walters Women’s Studies Joel Micah Weis Database Management Andrew Paul Zdyrski ❖ Database Management Bethany Kay Andersen Secondary Education RennaLee Naomi Andres Secondary Education Anna Dori Aoki Elementary Education Vanessa Marie Badosa Secondary Education Ray Lind Barrington Elementary Education Raimie Ann Correa Elementary Education Nyra M. Dee Secondary Education Chase De Sa Secondary Education Rachel Pōmaika‘i Emsley Elementary Education Antoinette Espinosa Secondary Education Talia Rhiannon Gangano Elementary Education Jessica Maile Garcia Elementary Education Ashley Marie Gomera Elementary Education Jill Marie Grotkin Secondary Education Haunani Marie Haasenritter Secondary Education Julita A. Hara Elementary Education Kendra Yoriko Hara Elementary Education Sarah Aranya Henley Secondary Education Brian Richard Herr Secondary Education Casey Hulten Secondary Education Dane Teruo Inouye Secondary Education Jaimie Lee Mika Justo Secondary Education Emma Anna Klewitz Elementary Education Jalayna Yuri Kuuleimomilani Leite Elementary Education Lauren Ka‘alohiomaunakea Manuia Elementary Education Kari Michie Morimoto Elementary Education Nola Olga Mulleitner Elementary Education Brittany Jill Calina Sadamoto Elementary Education Brandie Chieko Saito Secondary Education Sherrilyn Ann Sampaia Elementary Education Debra Sanbei Secondary Education Terry Lynn Sever Elementary Education Kaci Sayuri Takahashi Secondary Education Coty Leilani Toribio Elementary Education David T.J. Urakami Secondary Education Certificate in Teacher Education Academic Subject Certificate * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar Bachelor of Science
  • 14. Kenye G. Mongkeya Elyse Fumie Morishita Wilson Hanson NenaEmily Jane Kingery* Jason Yasuo Miyahira Kiersten Sachie Akahoshi Sabrina-Lynn Lehua Alesna- Mindoro Malia May Banashek Laura Ann Lihau Carvalho Joy Roseville I. Datario Alexia Leilani Delima Adi Kihapi‘ilani Christi Akiona Dement VickyAnn Gapasen Aaron Geerlings Jonathan Masato Hirata Justin Takashi Iida Ahram Jeong* Alexander R. Kay* Katie Lynn Lambert Sherilyne Mahealani Chung Len Margaret M. Maloney-Lee* Kerson Tachedesel Mariur Cassandra Renee McGraw Andrew Simon McVicker Breeana Nicole Minion Andrew Jordan Misitano* Lloyd John Notley Cody Lee Mika Osborne Anthony John Pilla Peter James Rodgers Kari Anne Rolon* John Rolf Amparo Roth* Jennifer Eiko Shimizu David Joseph Skehan Akiko Takagishi Janine Togikawa Chase H. Tomseth Samuel Cody Wilhoite Stephen Kyle Wirsch Chelsea Keehukaiopuaena Wong Ming Sheung Wong Kiera Hideyo Kuualoha Yabusaki Chaika Healani Ganiron Christine Kaleinani Holt-Mizuguchi Kini Kalauaeikauluwehiokaaina Kaawa Shaftton K Kaupu-Cabuag Kellen Kei Kahuokapā‘ani Kelson Marcus Kala‘iokona Ontai Desiree U‘ilani Lin Hoon Wallace Kathleen Louise Walter* Hiileiokahakuoka Kong Joo Chow Basic Hawaiian Culture Nakita Nalani Coelho Basic Hawaiian Culture Yuka Kogane Basic Hawaiian Culture Bryson Kainoa Embernate Indigenous Teacher Education Julaine Haunaniokamauna Keamo Indigenous Teacher Education Linda Henoheanāpuaonālani Linker Indigenous Teacher Education Summer Kau‘ionāmomimālamalamapau‘ole Ontai Indigenous Teacher Education Cheryl-Lynne Uilani Ramos Indigenous Teacher Education Kau‘ilikoleialoha S.S. Spitalsky Indigenous Teacher Education College of Business and Economics Bachelor of Arts in Economics Bachelor of Business Administration * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar Certificate in Teacher Education Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate
  • 15. Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Association Honor Society Shirley Dellinger Andrew Misitano John Rolf Roth Alexander Kay Keri Rolon Jauslyne Wong Margaret Maloney-Lee Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society of the National Communication Association Precious Alejo Peter Super Elizabeth Brown Keira Yabusaki Shauna Ige Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Alexandra Cohen Regan Hamakawa Nicole Rahberg Holly Gomez Lisa Leffingwell Delilah Rieker Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Alexandra Cohen Thalassa Quebec Alena Seim Shane Gibler Eric Santos Laura Springer Liann Marks Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society Cecily Ballio Athena Gray Michelle Lopez Jennifer Baptista Lauren Hill Stefanie Morgan Melissa Bartholomew Edward Johns Kyoko Nozaki Auli‘i Canencia Lorraine Jonsdottir Tama Trentacoste Suk Yee Chan-Harris Devonne Like Patricia Walters Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society Caron Badis Tabatha Janado Mellissa Petro Amanda Cabreros Anne Lawson Allan Quitoriano Mallory Durel Leah Monterrosa Marisa Rosehill Amy Horwitz Brittany Neal Gina Ross
  • 16. Acknowledgments A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Spring 2009 Commencement: Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Philip Castille; Assistant Vice Chancellor 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.......................................................................................... Mr. Kalani Makekau-Whittaker, Ms. Kainoa Ariola University Congress.........................................................................................................................................Dr. Cedric Muir Faculty Marshals.................................................................................................................... Dr. Tam Vu, Dr. Richard Biffle, Dr. Susan Jarvi Excellence in Teaching Awards Committee...........................................................................................Dr. Todd Belt, Chair Usher.................................................................................. Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, Coordinators Facilities & Decor...................................................................................................... Mr. Kolin Kettleson, Auxiliary Services; UH Hilo Conference Center; Mr. Paul Moffet, Ho‘olulu Park Complex; Mr. Randy Nevins, Palms Student Speaker Selection Committee..............................................................................................Ms. Rayna Morel, Chair BOR Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal .................................................................................. Dr. Judith Gersting BOR Award 2006 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal...................................................................... Ms. Nadine Wolff, Chancellor’s Award 2008 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal..............................................................Dr. Todd Belt, Frances Davis Award 2008 Program................................................................................................................Academic Affairs; Administrative Affairs, Graphic Services; Media Services; Office for Student Affairs, Office of the Chancellor; UH Hilo Student Association; Office of University Relations Sign Language Interpreters........................................................................... Ms. Malina Dravis-Tucker, Ms. Tara Trujillo 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, Ms. Ginger Hamilton, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Karla Hayashi, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mr. Ken Hupp, Ms. Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, Ms. Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. John Oshima, Ms. Lennett Pavao, Mr. Robin Takahashi, Ms. Yu Yok Pearring, Ms. Margaret Shiba, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Ms. Janis Shirai, Mr. Bryan Simmons, Ms. Susan Yugawa, Ms. Cathy Zenz, Aunty Luana Kawelu/Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, and the staff and students of Nawahïokalani‘opu‘u. Lehua cover art by Dietrich Varez.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. 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. Parents, relatives and friends: To find your graduate after the Commencement Ceremony, look for the first letter of his or her last name posted on the walls encircling the main floor of the Stadium. Congratulations to all of you! UHHSA RECEPTION