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2010 Spring Commencement Program

  1. 1. SpringCommencement Exercises May 15, 2010
  2. 2. Ua Ao Hawai‘iWords 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. 3. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2010 SpringCommencement Program Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010 PreludeWaiäkea High School Warrior Band ................................................................................Mr. William Sever, Band Director GreetingsMs. Judith Fox-Goldstein.......................................................................................................Commencement Committee Chair ProcessionalPomp & Circumstance. ....................................................................................................Waiäkea High School Warrior Band . Elgar/Grundman Mr. William Sever, Band Director 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. Terry Sever Smith/Key Hawai‘i Pono‘ï...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & Assembly Berger/Kaläkaua Conducted by Dr. Matthew HowellIntroductions.............................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloGreeting........................................................................Dr. Linda Johnsrud, Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘iRemarks....................................................................Mr. Stanley Roehrig, Emeritus, University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching AwardsDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloDr. Linda Johnsrud.....................................................Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘iRegent Michael Dahilig................................................................................................ 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“Trudging through the Hilo Rain”....................................................................................................................La‘akea Yoshida Bachelor of Arts, History Keynote AddressThe Honorable Billy Kenoi............................................................................................................... Mayor, County of Hawai‘i
  4. 4. Presenting the CandidatesDr. Philip Castille.............................................................Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Bachelor’s DegreesDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloDr. Linda Johnsrud.....................................................Vice President for Academic Planning & Policy, University of Hawai‘iRegent Michael Dahilig................................................................................................ University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsDr. William Steiner................................................. Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa...............................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts & SciencesDr. Marcia Y. Sakai....................................................................................................... Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva.............................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language Certificates in Teacher EducationDr. Kalena Silva.............................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian LanguageDr. Jan Zulich. ............................................................................................................................... Chair, Education Department . Master’s DegreesDr. Jan Zulich. ............................................................................................................................... Chair, Education Department .Dr. Eric Im........................................................................................................................................ Chair, China-U.S. RelationsDr. Bryan Kim . ........................................................................................................................... Chair, Psychology DepartmentDr. Donald Price...................................................... Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceDr. Kalena Silva.............................................................Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language Mele for the UniversityPulelo Ha‘aheo...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & AssemblyKamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernardino Conducted by Mr. Matthew Howell AcknowledgmentsDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo RecessionalTriumphal 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. 5. Keynote Address Billy Kenoi Mayor, County of Hawai‘iMayor Billy Kenoi was born in the village of Kalapana, on beautiful Hawai‘i  Island.  He attendedHawai‘i Community College and UH Hilo before receiving his B.A. in Political Science from theUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a proud member of the UMASS Political ScienceHonor Society.Billy went on to get his Law Degree from UH Mänoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law and wasselected to deliver the commencement speech for his graduating class. He later served as a DeputyDefender in the District, Family and Felony Trial Division and went on to successfully serve as anExecutive Assistant to Mayor Harry Kim from 2001 to 2007.In 2007, the Mayor was recognized by Hawai‘i Business Magazine as one of “25 people who will shapeHawai‘i over the next 25 years.” A year later he was elected mayor of the County of Hawai‘i in his firstrun for public office at the age of 39, making him one of the youngest mayors in the history of Hawai‘iCounty.Mayor Kenoi is married to Takako Kenoi, his college sweetheart, and they are blessed with threechildren – Liam (12), Justin (10) and Mahina (8). The Kenoi Family calls the Volcano area home. Student Address La‘akea Yoshida Bachelor of Arts in HistoryLa‘akea Yoshida, with a minor in anthropology, is our 2009 student speaker. With a cumulative 3.8GP, Yoshida has earned numerous academic honors, including the CAS Dean’s Scholarship, the CASDean’s List, the first-ever UH Hilo Ambassador Grant, the Vulcan Leadership Award for OutstandingScholar, the UH Hilo History Department’s Outstanding Student Writing Award, KamehamehaSchools’ Na Ho‘okama a Pauahi Scholarship, and he is named in Who’s Who Among AmericanColleges and Universities.President of the UH Hilo Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Yoshida’s paper, “Bloodline Accession andGifted Power: Nero Claudius Drusus and the Struggle to Define Heirship in Rome during the Reignof Tiberius,” was voted Best Undergraduate Paper at a regional conference held in Mänoa. It was thesecond time Yoshida captured that award after first winning it in 2008.Yoshida is scheduled to enter Oxford University in October as a Master of Philosophy candidate inRoman and Greek history. He is believed to be the first History major from UH Hilo ever admitted tothe prestigious United Kingdom institution.
  6. 6. Chancellor’s Message A TIME OF CELEBRATIONCongratulations to our Spring 2010 Graduates!My heartfelt congratulations are extended to the spring 2010 graduates and their families.As each of you await recognition and confirmation of your degree, its a wonderful time to reflectupon your personal story (mo‘olelo) as well as our collective history.The ceremonial walk is really a metaphor for your personal pilgrimage, your history and yourjourney that provides the momentum for the next chapter in your life. Under every cap and gownin this room, there is a mo‘olelo of experiences, challenges, events and achievements that haveculminated in this moment. We are here today to celebrate your journey and your mo‘olelo.We join your ‘ohana, friends, mentors and our esteemed faculty in celebrating your story and yoursuccess. Each and every graduate today deserves applause for reaching this important milestone.During your time here, our university has also grown, changed and overcome challenges rightalong with you. UH Hilo has truly come into its own as a full-fledged comprehensive universitywith a reputation for academic quality and service to community that extends beyond our shores.I commend our UH Hilo ‘ohana for all the hard work that brought our university to where we aretoday.While commencement is always a time for celebration, this year takes on special meaning for me.I will be stepping down as UH Hilos chancellor this summer, and the future will hold new anddifferent challenges for me. I am very proud to have been UH Hilos chancellor for the past 12years, which have been some of the most rewarding of my life.Congratulations and warmest aloha!Rose TsengChancellor
  7. 7. Alumni MessageDear May 2010 Graduates,Congratulations! On behalf of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association,I want to commend you on this important academic achievement. As you reflect back on theknowledge you have acquired and your personal and academic experiences, please always rememberthat not only have you received a quality education, but you have also in many ways left your markon our beautiful campus and institution.As you leave UH Hilo and pursue other endeavors, whether graduate school, immediate employmentor other post-graduate experiences, we hope that you will stay connected to this university throughmembership in the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association. Your success isour success, and we want to hear about your future accomplishments and also solicit your ongoinginput and feedback that will help us continue to grow and prosper in the years ahead. Through ourAlumni & Friends Association, you will receive many important benefits, and be able to networkwith fellow alumni to keep informed about the campus and the community.Despite our national, state and global economic challenges that are affecting the job market, youare armed with a degree from a prestigious university that is sure to open doors and lead to manyexciting opportunities for you in the years ahead. Your professors and other mentors are proud ofyour achievements, and join with us in wishing you good health, happiness and continued success inwhatever path you choose for your future.Best wishes & aloha,Carol A. VanCampPresident, UH Hilo Alumni & Friends Association
  8. 8. A Message from the Student Association President Pulelo ke ahi ha‘aheo i na pali. The Firebrand soars proudly over the cliffs. An expression of triumph.                        -‘olelo no‘eau In everything that we do we strive to achieve success.  We hope to become the best in everything we do, to be the best we can be.  No one settles for the bronze or silver.  No one sets their goals at being just, okay.  When we reach, we reach beyond the mountains, above the clouds that seem so distant, so far away.  We are the trailblazers; we are the pioneers of our own success and stand proud because we seek to initiate change for the better.  Like Hawai‘is volcanic glow, we shine proudly because it is who we are and all we know how to be.    Strike a match and set the path ablaze. Surf the lava flow to the volcanoes peak and never stop dreaming, reach for the stars.  Never forget that even though we may have a few stars in our pockets, the universe is still ours for the taking.  Kelson T. Ho‘omano Pakele President University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association
  9. 9. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2010 Candidates for Graduation Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani Master of ArtsMichelle Ilima Apana Puamana Marissa Paikai Gandharva Mahina Hou Ross Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture RevitalizationJohnalyn Leilani Franco Johanna Pohakalani Tolentino Perry Kimiko Tomita Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture RevitalizationSamuel Nailima Gaison Jr. Kaleimaile Alohalani Robia Shadd Keahi Warfield Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization College of Arts & Sciences Master of Arts Anthony A.K. Birano Jr. Lindsay Marie Englund Summer Kau‘i Ontai Angelica K Stevens Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology China-U.S. Relations Lili Chen Kailoa Clay Harman Laura E.M. Pacheco Shari Lynn Tresky China-U.S. Relations Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Anjala Dalton Shannon Irena McNiece Maureen Sullivan Riley Kahealani Wright Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Master of Education Timothy Colin Fitzpatrick Holly Toshiko Sumida Tamara L Wong-Morrison Cecily Reiko Okumoto Menezes Rhanda Ku‘ulei Vickery Master of ScienceDavid Martin Benitez Seth William Judge Abelardo Antonio Rojas Umana Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceSamuel Ernest Brooks Springer J Kaye Lori K Tango   Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceNancy Lou Chaney Megan Rose McWhite Lamson Sierra Marie Tobiason Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceNicholas Earl DeBoer Kara M Osada Kate’Lyn Elaine Valdez Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceTara M Holitzki Cheyenne Hiapo Perry Darla Jeanne White Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Master Candidates Hooding Mentors Ms. Makalapua Alencastre Dr. William Concepcion Ms. Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a Ms. Joanne Balberde-Kamali‘i Dr. Marta deMaintenon Dr. Karla McDermid Ms. Coral Barrilleaux Ms. Lynne Enriques Dr. Daniel Millar Dr. Gay Barfield Ms. Ginger Hamilton Dr. Craig Severance Ms. Ruth Bingler Dr. Patrick Hart Dr. Elizabeth Stacy Dr. Jerry Calton Dr. Steve Herman Dr. Misaki Takabayshi Dr. John Cheng Ms. Alohalani Housman Ms. Denby Toci Ms. Noelani Iokepa-Guerro Dr. Enbao Wang
  10. 10. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Eli Rene Blanchard Nicholas C Krueger Kimberlee A. Rowe Amanda Joy Kawailani Castro Daniel Leo Miller Danny J Schneider Bronson Kalani Domen Yuki Okui * Rana LaRece Van Brook-Fix James W Edwards Gladys Yvette Orozco Leslie LeBlanc Wynne Lauren Mae Kaduk-McConaughy * Keiko M Publico Academic Subject Certificate Eli Rene Blanchard Gladys Yvette Orozco Rana LaRece Van Brook-Fix Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Forestry Resource Management & Conservation James W Edwards Keiko M Publico Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of ArtsJustine Jane Abella * Monique Kealoha Blando   Allison Ching * Reese Marshall Ebanez   Biology   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Communication   Communication  Carlos Martin Aguilar   Casi Alexis Bolles   Matthew Kekoa Ching * Bryce Wesley Edwards   Psychology   Marine Science   Political Science   Marine Science  Jennifer F.S. Aiava   Jazmin Blossom MeeLung David Michael Chinn   Masami Elbelau Jr. * Sociology   Boots * Political Science   Political Science  Vahid Anthony Kame Ajimine   Administration of Justice   David Q.F. Chun   Jon Michael Ellison Mathematics   Hidi Lehua Naeole Boteilho   Psychology   Communication  Ke‘alohilani Lilia Akiona   Sociology   Neekowee Clearwater *  Bryan Keli‘i Esmeralda   Sociology   Stacey I Breining   Geography   Political Science  Kylie Alexandra * Marine Science   Latonya LaNae Coleman-Hill   Rodolfo Estrada   Sociology   Timothy Allen Brinley * Sociology   Political Science  Lauren Akie Alicuben * ❖ Psychology   Topaz Palakika Collins   Eva Irene Farah   Mathematics   Gabriel F Broomell   Marine Science   Marine Science  Crystal Leialoha Antolin   Communication   Nicolas Addison Mikaele Hannah L Fay   Japanese Studies   Nicholas Andre Brosseau   Coons   Performing Arts  Kensy K Apaka   Performing Arts   Japanese Studies   Charles David Feeley   History   Shanna Lee Brown   Dale Raymond Costello * Anthropology  Maite Diniz Ardies   Psychology   History & Communication Ryan Michael Felix   Marine Science & Anthropology Jan Michele Buchanan   Jonathan Jason Crichton *   Mathematics  Sheila S Azevedo   Psychology   Biology   Jamie Lee Fisher *  Administration of Justice   Dana-Lee K. Cabatic   Emma Kapiolani Curtis   Marine Science  Rosanna R Badua   Japanese Studies   Communication   Austin Kawin Fitzmaurice   English   Alysha Y Cabral   Nalani Elizabeth Davis *  Psychology  Geoffrey Robert Baker   Biology   Communication   Mary Elizabeth Flanders   Geography   Raynani Marie Camara   Tulpe Tosie Day   Sociology & Administration of JusticeStarsha Celaine Ballo   Psychology   Sociology   John Ferdinand Freitas   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Cherie Haunani Caravalho   Linda Antoinette DeGuair   Biology  Alexander Michael Barnett   History   Psychology   Gina-Lee Asano Fuhrer   Natural Science   Anina Naheana Melissa Mae Domingcil   Sociology  Jonathan Carl Mendes Bauer   Kaohuaaionaali‘i Carmack   Psychology   Kimberly Galigo   Political Science   Linguistics   Caleana Noelani Wright Political Science  Keanne Nicole Beardsley   Jonathan Andrew Cerepak   Duffey-Spikes   Ericson C Ganotisi   Psychology   Geography   Political Science   Biology  Avery Allan Berido   Tesia Waiolamekahemolele Jennifer Ann Dutra * Angel Catalan Garces Jr. Art   Kam oi Chang   Japanese Studies & Anthropology Philosophy  Jon Anders Bjornen   Administration of Justice & Political Marine Science   Science * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar
  11. 11. Bachelor of ArtsKrystelle Garcia   Florelynn Ann Ito   Jennifer Naoko Lui   Chris Jamie Nishioka   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Psychology   Communication   Environmental Studies  Benjamin R Garman   Donald R Jobe *  Timothy C Lui   Patricia Leinaniokalani Political Science   Chemistry   Political Science   Nobriga  Joao David Garriques *  Jeanyleen Benjamin John   Calvin E Luscombe *  Psychology   Marine Science   Political Science   Mathematics   Eleu Desha B M Novikoff  Jonatha L Giddens *  Gabriel Thomas Jones   Faren Moana Lyman Psychology & Communication Marine Science & Anthropology Biology   Sociology Deanna Catherine OBrien  Heather Nicole Gleason   Gary Dean Jones   Winfield Dudley Madden Jr. * Psychology   Environmental Studies   Communication   Philosophy   Toni Annette OConnell * Genevieve Louise Glennon   Sally Gay Juarez   Moani Eve Lokelani Mahuna *  Psychology   Anthropology   Psychology   Anthropology   Rhema J Okano  Shane Anthony Gomes *  Jasmine Narikiyo Kaahanui   Isaac Mangitogyaro   Communication   Psychology   Sociology   Political Science   Kristian K Ontiveros  Alicia R Gomes-Figueira   AJ Kahikina Kalima-Moses   Ryan James Mason   Performing Arts   Communication   Psychology   Philosophy   Megan Anne Oshiro  Christina Maria Gonzales   Desiree Tatiana Kamaiopili   David Paleipoi Mauga   Biology   Psychology & Sociology Administration of Justice   Administration of Justice   Sheldon Otsuka  Darcy J Gouker *  Nainoa Joshua Kane   Luke C McKay-Jones   Administration of Justice   Communication   English   Physics   Christie Layugan Pagatpatan * Naupaka Damienne Gouveia   Linda Gin Ja Kang   Stacy Lynn McKernan   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Anthropology   Communication   Geography   Kelson T Pakele  Sage Mychal Graves *  Lisa Lalani Kapono   Jo-lyn W.N. Mehau   Communication   Sociology   Biology   Communication & Sociology Jennifer L Panehal  Sierra A Green *  Kaycee Nahenahe Kawano   Sophie Claire Milam *   Psychology & Communication Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Psychology   Physics   Kassandrea Elaine Patrick * Toni Makaniokekai Gregg   Tiare Uluwehi Kekauoha   Jenefer Anne Miles   Psychology   Marine Science   English   Political Science   Christopher James Pelayo  Tahsha Ann Gregory   Fredrick Charles Kessee   Yumi Miyahara   Psychology   Art   Chemistry   Psychology   Steve P. Petnumkeo  Tarrah Lyn Gregory   Carisa Lee Kiyono *  Lauren Sachie Miyazono *  Biology   Communication & Sociology Sociology   Psychology   James L Pili  Katherine A Gronquist * ❖  Akeamakamae T Kiyuna ❖ Lucas Manulele Moe   Political Science   Performing Arts & Communication Linguistics   Political Science   Shayanne KuwahikukapulaniCassidy Anne Habig   Jean Helen Klewitz   Jonathan C H Moeller *  Pinheiro   Biology   Communication   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Psychology  Pearl   Habuchmai   Luke M Koehn   Katrina Ann Moniz   David Matthew Pope   Psychology   Performing Arts   Psychology   Natural Science  Corey D Hachey   Carla Christina Konz   Arvin Paul Montgomery   Katherine Jane Pope *  Natural Science   Marine Science   Psychology   English & CommunicationCatherine Lynn Hall *  Kerrie Elizabeth Krosky   Javez Tamradurun Mooteb   Jesse Keone Potter *  Psychology   Marine Science   Marine Science & Geography Communication  Anson B Hancock   Rachel Kruse   Monique Shea Moreno   Brandon Joseph Price   Geology   Psychology   English   Kinesiology & Exercise Science  Maria Christine Harvey   Lori-Ann Kimiyo Kudo   Kenneth Ray Morris   Emma Masele Pulu   Marine Science   Communication   Political Science   Anthropology  Ke‘alaonaonaaloh Kaniu Jolleena Regina LaForge   Nathaniel J Morse   Justin Samuel Puniwai   Psychology   Communication & Anthropology Hernandez   Philosophy   Anthropology   Tiana K Laranio   Mia Ualani Munekata   Kanoelani Tauhere Puuohau- Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Geography  Tonya Cheri Hickok   Vasquez   Communication & Sociology Eric Matthew Lea *  Jonathan C Nagasako   Marine Science   History & Philosophy Philosophy  John Kamakea Jerry Holley   Rachel Amey Quinajon * Communication   Levi Christopher Leatherberry*  Amy Yuri Nakade   Psychology & Philosophy Political Science   Japanese Studies & EnglishJordan Marc Honma   Wesley Ray Quinn   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Kathryn Virginia Leonard   Chad Kenji Nakagawa   Geology   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   History & CommunicationMari Naomi Horike   Ashley Mahealani Hoku Psychology   Victoria Mahealani Lono   Elvina Malulani Nartatez * Radziwon-Yurong   Geography   Psychology & PhilosophyCynthia Marie Hoskins *  Sociology   Philosophy   Jennifer Losalio * ❖ Jesse Punahele Neumann   Randel W Rambo *  Linguistics   Kinesiology & Exercise Science  Amy Amanda Hull *  Philosophy   Political Science & History * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar
  12. 12. Bachelor of ArtsRockwell Hiromu Reeser   Whitney Keiko Shiroma *  Cullen H Takai   Hitomi Wada   Geology   Biology   Sociology   Marine Science  Albina Riklon   Danielle Elizabeth Silver   Justin H Takayama   Judy Kay Walker *  English   Marine Science   Performing Arts   Marine Science  Sean N Roberts   Kasi Ann Simington   Kevin Masanobu Tamura   Jade N Walsh   Psychology   Performing Arts   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Liberal Studies  John Clark Robertson   Judith S Skyles   Dru David Taylor   Erik Lawrence Walter   Mathematics   Performing Arts   Environmental Studies   History  Kari Akiko Rodrigues ❖   Noel Lucille Snodgrass-Neal   Rachel Elizabeth Taylor *  Anna Elizabeth Weihl   Chemistry   Art   Communication   Psychology  Kasie Logan Rolon   Trisha Leilani Soares   Holli Nicole Tidwell   Sarah Alohilani Weisskopf   Communication   Marine Science   Geography   Communication  Yasuo Iomaka Ruddle- Sara Mahealani Souza Christel Andrada Tolentino   Kelly Katherine White   Miyamoto *  History   Sociology   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Administration of Justice   Rebecca Joan St. George   Michalann Rae K Trainer   Josiah Boone Whitney  Stacy Lee Ruegilin *  Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Psychology   Marine Science   Political Science   Rebecca M Statler *  Ronel Soriano Trias   Alicia Julia Wilson  Marisa S Saito   Psychology   Communication   Philosophy   Art   Brandwyn Goldberry Stebbins *  Wen Tseng   Grant MacWilliam Wilson  Jon Rhys Rikio Sakamoto   Sociology   Art   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Communication   Christian K Stephenson   Anita Keakalina Tuppein   Lisa Leialoha Yamada  Lyssa Kalin Kazuyo Sakamoto *  Communication   Psychology   Psychology   Administration of Justice & Sociology Caitlin Ann Storkson   Amy Kimi Ueunten * Sheri Emiko Yamasaki  Eva Marie Schmidtke   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Mathematics & Japanese Studies Sociology   Art   Lara K. K. H. Stroud   Jonette I Ugalde   La‘akea Kiyoshi Yoshida *Chigusa Sekiguchi   Linguistics   Biology   History   Liberal Studies & Anthropology Laieikawai Madeline Chiaki Lyndsie Diane Ullrich * Kevin Reed Zelik  Crystal Ching Shaneyfelt   Suganuma *  Anthropology   Administration of Justice   Mathematics   English   Tyson K Usui   Nicole Marie Zellner  Derek Kiyoshi Shimizu   Ross Lason Sugiyama   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Marine Science   History   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Kreesta Milena Vesga * Chen Yu Zhou  Dawn Yukie Shiroma   Eric Keone Taaca   Political Science   Mathematics   Sociology   Kinesiology & Exercise Science   Mark Ramil Villarin *   Biology   Bachelor of ScienceVahid Anthony Kame Ajimine Kei-wing Karen Chan Cassie Elizabeth Graham- Laura Jeanne Lunchick * Computer Science Astronomy Coleman NursingMaripol Dumaran Altura * Melissa Erin Ching * Nursing Wendy Ceredon Manalo * Nursing Nursing Cassidy Anne Habig NursingDennis Lucas Ancheta Darcy Anne Corwin Marine Science Carrie Lynn Melchior * Nursing Nursing Ashley E Imai NursingJordan Lee Nakano Avenue Steven Thomas Coss Nursing Jesse B Mike Nursing Computer Science Nels Anton Iverson BiologyDesiree Keolanui Awong Cynthia Ann Damo Geology Sophie Claire Milam * Biology Nursing Holly Anne Jarrard * AstronomyJazmin Blossom MeeLung Loriann Lehuanani DeSilva Nursing Daniel Hongin Na Boots * Nursing Minoakaokealohi Asahi Biology Nursing Elyse Rachelle Dumont * Kahananui * ❖ Briana Yvette NealJesse Scott Browning Nursing Nursing Nursing Environmental Science Patricia Jane Eames Shane Wailanikai Kim Seu James Matthew NealCassandra M.T Cabaong Nursing Nursing Nursing Computer Science Reyn Shin Furutani Amber F Leon Jenna Mariah NobleSheena Kehaulani Cantan Nursing Nursing Nursing Nursing Maureen Michol Gapp * Tiffany Sarah Love-Chezem Darcy Lee Chiemi OshiroAngela Grace Capogrossi * ❖ Nursing Marine Science Nursing Environmental Science Katelyn Elizabeth Goodman Matthew Paul Lucas Natalia Ospina Nursing Environmental Science Nursing * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar  Presidential Scholar
  13. 13. Bachelor of ScienceKelly Mary Paikai Malia Michelle Souza Cheryl Ucol Umayas Hiu Yan Wong Nursing Nursing Nursing GeologyKatrice Pomaikalani Powell Kamon A Steindamm * ❖ Toni Elizabeth Van Pelt Gillian Sarah Wysock Environmental Science Nursing Astronomy Marine ScienceDaniel Joseph Richmond Jessie Joann Stoneman * Reina Faye Yadao Villanueva Lacey Pi‘ilani Yam * Nursing Marine Science Nursing NursingBarbara Ann Rowe * Shayla M Tanaka * Rosy Elizabeth Whitney Tyler T Yoshiyama * ❖ Environmental Science Nursing Marine Science Computer ScienceShannon Celeste Schmiedeke * Ruth Duque Transfiguracion Adam Cagle Wilson Chen Yu Zhou Nursing Nursing Environmental Science Computer ScienceCollin Christopher Schrandt Computer Science Academic Subject CertificateKylie Alexandra * Neekowee Clearwater * Jennifer Losalio * Ku‘upuamakamae Ling Sing Womens Studies Environmental Studies-Physical Science Teaching English as Second Language SwainChaun Lavell Ballard Latonya LaNae Coleman-Hill Annie Wai Yee Lung Planning Teaching English as Second Language Womens Studies & International E-Commerce Technology & Business Mineko Kanamoto Todd * Studies-RelationsTara J.V. Ballard * Javez Tamradurun Mooteb Teaching English as Second Language Teaching English as Second Language Carl Eric Dionne * Environmental Studies-Physical Science Lyndsie Diane Ullrich * E-Commerce Technology & Business & Pacific Islands StudiesJacqueline Anne Barr * International Studies-Relations Teaching English as Second Language Rodolfo Estrada Mia Ualani Munekata Rana LaRece Van Brook-Fix International Studies-Relations International Studies-RelationsAngela Grace Capogrossi * Environmental Studies-Physical Science Planning Alicia R Gomes-Figueira Amy Yuri Nakade Linda K de Souza Womens Studies Teaching English as Second LanguageJonathan Andrew Cerepak Womens Studies Planning Crystal Mei Ling Harada Chris Jamie Nishioka E-Commerce Technology & Business PlanningAllison Ching * Womens Studies Tiare Uluwehi Kekauoha Albina Riklon Teaching English as Second Language Teaching English as Second Language Certificate in Teacher EducationSheralyn Malia Baliaris Brandy Kiele Harada Travis A.B. Nakayama Nolynn Pualani Tadio Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Elementary EducationJessica Hokulani Bautista Traciann Emi Harada Julia Ann Newman Brian Koji Tanaka Elementary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary EducationSonja Louise Caldwell Kawa Tangpo Harijan Stephanie Lynn Olson-Moore Jade Kiyomi Terao Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary EducationRisa Michelle Carles Tiffany B Hoshijo Alyson Marlena Panem Mimi Marie Tincher Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary EducationHanalei Conda Amberly Jewelle Javar Jerrica Ann Keala Patao Jason Ryan Trimble Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary EducationJordan K Day Jaimie Lee Mika Justo Thalassa Alohilani Quebec David TJ Urakami Secondary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education Secondary EducationSarah Malia De Ponte Jodi Lynn Kaehukai Kalawe Ashley Nacole Rhodes Jodie Marissa Urakami Elementary Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Secondary EducationJamie Alyssa Denny Chad Anthony Lawson Maury Yoshiko Shimizu Melissa Keiko Watanabe Elementary Education Secondary Education Elementary Education Elementary EducationCourtney Clark Dinges Keegan KM Lerma Vera Rose Sonnenberg Chelsea Kanoe Yasuda Elementary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Elementary EducationLeticia Lehuanani Gonsalves Daniel Thomas Lewer Melissa K. Suffern Avidan Yaacov Yerlick Elementary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Secondary EducationClaire H Hamura Hana Rose Mauldin Kristen Mei Li Suwa Kelsi Ashley Yoshida Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Elementary EducationCheyenne R Handa Elementary Education * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar
  14. 14. College of Business and Economics Bachelor of Arts in Economics Calvin E Luscombe * John-Derek K Oda Yi Qun Yuan Jermy W Mudong T.J. Imrur Remengesau III Bachelor of Business AdministrationPascual Obedencio Bacor Crystal Mei Ling Harada Michele Renee Newman Brandie Noelani Simon Business Administration   Business Administration   Business Administration   Accounting & Business AdministrationMaralei Micaela K Barnett * Jenny Lynne Knippling Kaitlyn Keiko Ogi Jeanna Marie Steele Business Administration   Business Administration   Accounting   Business Administration  Justin Keoki K Bright Tae-Kyung Lee Kakom T Paul Nohealani Tak Business Administration   Business Administration   Business Administration & Accounting Business Administration  Quinn Gerald Coleman * Annie Wai Yee Lung Blake Nicolas Rodrigo Hoi Yan Candace Tong Business Administration   Business Administration   Business Administration   Business Administration  Adrian Shane Guillen * Drew Lyon Morehouse * Eric Po‘okela Shaver Yi Qun Yuan * Accounting   Accounting   Business Administration   Accounting   Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani Bachelor of ArtsBreanne Makiko P Aiu Koleka N Haia Ku‘ulei Mokihana Kekuewa * Winfield Dudley Madden Jr. * Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies & Linguistics Linguistics LinguisticsCody Kaiolohia Barrett Kaenaaloha A Hopkins Kawehionapua Ho‘olako Ryan James Mason * Hawaiian Studies Linguistics Hawaiian Studies KeolanuiDevin C.K. Forrest Emilia Leianaikamokiha Hawaiian Studies Scott Kaua Neumann Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Ka‘awa Akeamakamae T KiyunaNaupaka Damienne Gouveia Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Kiani Elie Yasak * Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Samantha Aolani Kailihou Victoria Mahealani Lono Hawaiian Studies Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject CertificateKensy K Apaka   Charles David Feeley Kaycee Nahenahe Kawano Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian CultureCaleana Noelani Wright Duffey-Spikes   Minoakaokealohi Asahi Kahananui * ❖ Keiko M Publico Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture Certificate in Teacher Education Linda H Linker Kauilikoleialoha S.S Spitalsky Indigenous Education Indigenous Education * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar
  15. 15. Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Association Honor Society Maralei Barnett Drew Morehouse Yi Qun Yuan Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Dale Costello Amy Hull Thalassa Quebec Caleana Duffey-Spikes Eric Lea La‘akea Yoshida Bryan Esmeralda Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society Carlos Aguilar Jolleena LaForge Summer Ontai Catherine Hall Elvina Naratez Rachel Quinajon Kailoa Harman Patricia Nobriga Laura Pacheco Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Masami Elbelau Benjamin Garman Levi Leatherberry Bryan Esmeralda Amy Hull Kreesta Vesga Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success Angel Garces Carrie Melchior Keiko Publico Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society Jordan Avenue Holly Jarrard Natalia Ospina Melissa Ching Laura Lunchick Kamon Steindamm Elyse Dumont Carrie Melchior Shayla Tanaka Katelyn Goodman Jenna Noble
  16. 16. Acknowledgments A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Spring 2010 Commencement: Vice Chancellor for 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 CenterAnnouncers.................................................. Mr. Kalani Makekau-Whittaker, Ms. Kainoa Ariola & Mr. Kurt de la CruzUniversity Congress.....................................................................................................................................Dr. Sevki ErdoganStudent Marshals....................................................................................................................................... Ms. Myhraliza AalaFaculty Marshals........................................................................................... Dr. Tam Vu, Dr. Maria Haws, Dr. Susan JarviExcellence in Teaching Awards Committee................................................................................. Ms. Karla Hayashi, Chair .Ushers................................................................................ Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, CoordinatorsFacilities & Decor...................................................................................................... Mr. Kolin Kettleson, Auxiliary Services; UH Hilo Conference Center; Mr. Fred Lau, Ho‘olulu Park Complex; Mr. Randy Nevins, PalmsStudent Speaker Selection 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 Department; Disability Services; Graphic Services; Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language; Media Services; Office for Student Affairs; Office of the Chancellor; Office of University Relations; UH Hilo Conference Center & Commencement CommitteeSign Language Interpreters........................................................................... Ms. Malina Dravis-Tucker, Ms. Tara Trujillo Special thanks to: Hui Ka Ua for kukui nut lei provided for graduation candidates, Miss Hawai‘i - Raeceen Woolford, Miss Aloha Hawai‘i - Mahealani Nakaahiki Ms. Bridget Awong, Ms. Barbara Bostwick, Mr. James Cromwell, Mr. Walter Dudoit, Mr. Joseph Estrella, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Jenny Wakida, Ms. Karla Hayashi, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mr. Kenn Hupp, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. John Oshima, Ms. Margot Massa, 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 Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u. Lehua cover art by Dietrich Varez.
  17. 17. The Star-Spangled BannerPoem by Francis Scott Key Music by John Stafford SmithOh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early lightWhat 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 waveO’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Hawai‘i Pono‘iMusic by Henri Berger Lyrics 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 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 workE ui ë. Strive with your might.
  18. 18. Pulelo Ha‘aheoWords by Kauanoe Kamanä, Kalena Silva, William H. WilsonMusic by Haunani BernardinoPulelo ha‘aheo ke ahi a nä lehua a‘o HiloHilo o ka mälamalama, lamakü o nei aoKa 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.
  19. 19. UHHSA RECEPTION 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!

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