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Spring 2008 Commencement Program

  1. 1. 1947-48 ~ 2007-08 SpringCommencement Exercises May 17, 2008
  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 2008 SpringCommencement Program Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008 Prelude Waiäkea High School Warrior Band Mr. William Sever, Band Director GreetingsDr. Justina Mattos...........................................................................................................................Commencement Coordinator 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 ................................................................................................................................Mrs. Terry Sever Smith/Key Bachelor of Arts, CommunicationsHawai‘i Pono‘ï...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & Assembly Berger/Kaläkaua Conducted by Ms. Amy YamasakiIntroductions.............................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloGreeting..................................................................................................Dr. David McClain, President, University of Hawai‘i Excellence in Teaching AwardsDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloDr. David McClain................................................................................................................... President, University of Hawai‘iRegent Michael A. Dahilig........................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. 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“We are NOT the Future”.....................................................................................................................................Timothy Fallis . Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Religious Studies
  4. 4. Keynote AddressMs. Constance Lau...................................................................................President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Chairman & CEO, American Savings Bank Chairman of the Board, Hawaiian Electric Company Presenting the CandidatesDr. Philip Castille.............................................................................................................. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bachelors DegreesDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloDr. David McClain................................................................................................................... President, University of Hawai‘iRegent Michael A. Dahilig........................................................................................... University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents .Dr. 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. Richard Biffle.......................................................................................................................... Chair, Education Department . Masters DegreesDr. Richard Biffle ......................................................................................................................... Chair, Education DepartmentDr. Bartley Frueh........................................................................................ Director, Counseling Psychology Masters ProgramDr. Donald Price...................................................... Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Mele for the UniversityPulelo Ha‘aheo...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers & AssemblyKamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernardino Conducted by Ms. Amy Yamasaki 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. Chancellor’s Message A TIME OF CELEBRATION Congratulations to our Spring 2008 Graduates!My heartfelt congratulations are extended to the 2008 spring graduates and their families.As we conclude this year-long celebration in recognition of the 60th Anniversary of our University, it’s awonderful time to reflect upon each of your personal stories (mo`olelo) and our collective history.This ceremonial walk is really a metaphor for your personal pilgrimage, your history and your journey thatprovides the momentum for the next chapter in your life. Under every cap and gown in this room there is amo‘olelo of experiences, challenges, events and achievements that have culminated in this moment. We are heretoday to celebrate your journey and your mo`olelo as you wait to receive recognition and confirmation of yourdegree.We join your ‘ohana, friends, mentors and our esteemed faculty in celebrating your story. We know that yourcelebration includes many people in your ‘ohana from family members to friends, mentors and our esteemedfaculty and we, together with your supporters, celebrate your success.The achievements of the Class of 2008 are exceptional. You all deserve applause. You all deserve recognition. Andyou all deserve to stand very proud and tall, because this is an unforgetable milestone in your life.I am very proud to be Chancellor of our University as we celebrate 60 remarkable years. We owe a significantdebt to the leaders who have built this strong foundation and we are indebted to them for their leadership andcontributions. I, too, stand tall in acknowledgement of the achievements of our University and we can all takepride in the accomplishments of the past 60 years, because they belong to everyone. Our history will continueto live on in our students, alumni and faculty. I’m counting on history repeating itself with another 60 years ofoutstanding performance!Please join me in celebrating the conclusion of our 60th Anniversary and extending congratulations to our 2008spring graduates!Warmest Aloha and Congratulations!Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor 1947-48 ~ 2007-08
  6. 6. Keynote Address Constance H. Lau President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Chairman & CEO, American Savings Bank Chairman of the Board, Hawaiian Electric CompanyConnie Lau is the president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., holding company forHawaiian Electric Company which provides electric service to 95% of the residents of the state ofHawai`i and American Savings Bank, Hawai`i’s third largest financial institution. She is one of only 26female chief executives at the helm of a Fortune 1,000 company.   In addition to her role at HawaiianElectric Industries, Connie is also chairman and CEO of American Savings Bank and chairman ofHECO. Connie joined Hawaiian Electric in 1984, and has been a valued executive with the Hawaiian ElectricIndustries companies since then. Before joining the bank, Connie was Treasurer of the parent company,and Assistant Corporate Counsel and Treasurer for Hawaiian Electric Company, as well as ChiefFinancial Officer of HEI Power Corp., HEI’s international power subsidiary.  In late 1999 she becameSenior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Savings Bank and becamePresident and CEO in June 2001. She began her career as a corporate attorney in San Francisco and hasbeen involved in finance, law, real estate development, investments and international business.In addition to being recognized nationally by US Banker magazine as one of the top 25 most powerfulwomen in banking, Connie also was named to the “Fast Lane” top five for two consecutive years fortransforming American Savings Bank from a sleepy thrift into a fast-growing player in Hawai`i’sbusiness community.  She was also named “Business Leader of the Year” at the 2004 Pacific BusinessNews Leadership Hawai‘i event, a prestigious award in Hawai`i’s business community. Connie believesin actively supporting the community and is a trustee or director of several educational and non-profitorganizations.Connie is a graduate of Punahou School, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Yale University,her juris doctor law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and receivedher Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  Sheis married to Russell Lau and they have three children.
  7. 7. Student Address Timothy Fallis Bachelor of Arts English Literature and Liberal Studies, Religious Studies Emphasis Honors Candidate and Presidential ScholarTimothy Fallis, an English and Religious Studies major, with a cumulative 3.93 GPA, represents theclass of 2008 as Student Speaker.Mr. Fallis’ academic honors and awards include the Honors Program Scholarship in 2004, thePresidential Scholarship in 2006 and the Martin Doudna Award in 2007. Adding to his exceptionalacademic record, Mr. Fallis has also been on the Dean’s list seven times.A non-traditional student with a full-time job and family responsibilities, Mr. Fallis still has made timeto make a serious commitment to the University and to the community. He is the Editor-In-Chief of theHohonu Academic Journal, and was Team Co-Captain of the American Cancer Society Relay For Lifein addition to other volunteer work in our community.Employed full-time as a machinist supporting the observatories, Mr. Fallis remains an activeparticipant of the collegial experience and well represents both the traditional and non-traditionalstudents giving him a clear voice for the entire student body collective.Mr. Fallis’ commitment to his community, pride in his civic responsibility and appreciation for hiseducation provide consistent motivation as he moves toward his next accomplishment and futureambitions.
  8. 8. Alumni MessageDear Graduates,On behalf of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want to congratulate you onyour fine academic achievements. I commend you on the successful completion of your coursework, and earningyour degree here at UH Hilo. Among you are future engineers, doctors, law-enforcement officials, biologists,computer technicians, teachers, and many more. I urge you to take pride in recognizing the diverse talents of yourfellow schoolmates and give them your congratulations as well.Oftentimes graduation serves as a time of reflection, as well as exploration. Whether it be that first memory ofwalking onto campus as a wide-eyed freshman and waiting in line at the Bookstore for ‘first dibs’ on used books,or that final study group meeting you held to prepare for THE final exam, I encourage you to draw on theseexperiences in years to come as you face the challenges and opportunities in front of you.I also want to welcome you to the rank of alumni! As the Graduating Class of 2008, you have been armed with thetools necessary to succeed in your chosen field/career. I know you will carry the alumni torch with pride and joyjust like many others before you.As you venture on to the next exciting chapter of your life, I encourage you to stay connected with your almamater and rely on the friendships and relationships you have developed. Your friends and mentors from collegewill remain with you the rest of your life.Your UH Hilo Alumni and Friends `Ohana wishes you the very best in all your future endeavors.Congratulations again on your successes, both past and future!All the best!Kapena LumPresident, UH Hilo Alumni & Friends AssociationBachelors of Business Administration, 2002
  9. 9. A Message from the Student Association President “Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life’s bittersweet route.” -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug PerfumeReal life is not something that begins when you grab hold of that esteemed document representing academicachievement.  Real life is now, present tense.  I believe that we are so busy looking back on what was justaccomplished and conceptualizing what is next, that we often lose site of the NOW because we have to.“I have to…” is a popular phrase directed at what encompasses our busy life styles.  It is often used begrudgingly,but aren’t we gifted with the choice of whether or not to have responsibilities?   We have the opportunity to attenda University.  We have the intellectual ability and determination to work through the very challenging process ofattaining our education and our esteemed degree.  Having opportunities offers us the privilege of choice.During a recap of the abundance of “have to” in my life, a woman asked me, “When do you breathe?”  My firstinclination was to respond with a “Never,” as though my responsibilities were something happening to me. Instead, I took a long breath and replied, “Always.”We all have gifts and with them the privilege to choose our present. So, my best advice is to “Take a deep breath”and enjoy all the opportunities that come your way. The choice is yours! Breathe deeply!Lani Dawn Thru-FinePresidentUniversity of Hawai’i at Hilo Student Association The University of Hawai`i at Hilo Student Association cordially requests that you join them for refreshments in the concession area of the Stadium immediately following this commencement ceremony.
  10. 10. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Spring 2008 Candidates for Graduation Master of Arts Olga Gennadyevna Archambeau Darissa Mary Kehaunani Kekuawela Emi AiNani Ueki Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Interpersonal Violence & Mental Health Outcomes Roxanne Lee Salen among College Students in Rural Hawai‘i China-U.S. Relations Master of EducationMegan Ha‘amauliola Makua Valerie Jean De Corte Kimberly Reiko Kealani Cynthia Perry Aiona English Language Learner Perceptions of Enanoria The Effect of Classroom Discussion in a Impact of Family Involvement Using Successful Strategies in Learning English Effects of Inquiry Based Writers Studio Middle School Classroom Innovative Homework Assignments with Lawrence Bernard Denis III in a High School English Class Kawika Charles Rose Middle School Students Parental Involvement’s Impact on Patsy Yuriko Iwasaki Effects of Structured Peer TeachingClint Kuahiwi Pasalo Reading Fluency Comparison of Work Simulated & Program on Student Self-Concept in Secondary Mathematics Anderson Alexis Traditional Assessment in a College Emancipatory Exploration of What Ku‘ulei‘awapuhimelemele Introductory Course Wilma Bilog Tabios Matters in High School English Duldulao Doreen Kaleiwahea Motivating Secondary Learners Through Project-Based Learning or DirectYolanda Elena Dana Contextual Learning Integration in a A Study of Modality Strengths of Instruction Comprehension of Expository Text Secondary Hawaiian Language Class Students with Learning Disabilities Through the Use of Reading Strategies Master of ScienceRogelio Ernesto Doratt Steven Kazunori Souder Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceLauren Kaiulani Pagarigan Host specificity & biology of Syphraea uberabensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for the Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science potential biological control of Tibouchina herbacea (Melastomataceae) in Hawai‘i HSP70 gene & protein expression in the scleractinian coral Pocillopora meandrina Junichi Sugishita exposed to elevated nutrients & temperature Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceAbelardo Antonio Rojas Umaña Habitat Use by Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi (Hemignahus virens) in Low-elevation Suburban Habitat Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science on the Island of Hawai‘i: Neighborhood & Local-scale Perspectives Miyako Warrington Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Monitoring Coqui Frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) Populations Using Sound Pressure Levels College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in AgricultureDeyson Kala`i Quintin Aiona Paris Kiko Hein Gregory James Osterman Erik Arthur StormMohammad Safiul Alam* Usha Herold* Rachel Ann Rincon Anya Haunani Emi Tagawa*Jamie Samantha Bean Micah Tetsuo Hiramoto Antiga Victoria Rosenberg Jeremy Andrew ThompsonLarry John Bergner, Jr. Reid Loo Mary Carver Serain Jennifer Kam Lin ZaneSonja Louise Caldwell‑De Kok Sharon Aiko Motomura Rene Keomailani Souza* Academic Subject CertificateMohammad Safiul Alam Paris Kiko Hein Reid Loo Jennifer Kam Lin Zane Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue CultureSonja Louise Caldwell‑De Kok Morgan Matthew Johnson Antiga Victoria Rosenberg Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  11. 11. College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of ArtsJames Edward Adams Christine M. Bombino* Raimie Ann Correa Jackwayne Sayno Fernandez*❖ Liberal Studies Communication Sociology BiologyLehuanani Charlene Waipa James Roy Bondaug, Jr. Tania Këhaulani Cortez‑Camero Tasha Mokihana Kuupuala Ah Nee Communication Political Science Fernandez Anthropology Caitlin May Botz Marie Lei Costales Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceJennifer Ah Sing Psychology Sociology Anthony Michael Fink Sociology Hope Christina Braceros Danielle Zoe Coyle* CommunicationTerri Wynema Ah Yo Kinesiology & Exercise Science History Christopher John Finnegan Psychology Jeffrey Charles Miller Brown Isaac Jason Crosson* PhysicsKayle Kehau Akiona Sociology Physics, Mathematics & Philosophy Joni Michele Fishback Communication & Psychology Charmaine Kainoa Bugado Easten J. Cueva CommunicationBenjamin Paul Albrecht Sociology History Marc Fournier* Japanese Studies Stephanie Lynette Matthew Adam Czarnota GeographyDaniel Alcaraz Kalehuamakanoe Bukoski Mathematics Palani Kai Francisco English Political Science Anjala Dalton LinguisticsSinter R. Alexander Joycelyn Cabal Psychology Raylynn Ku‘uipo‘onalani Administration of Justice Communication Emil Michael DeAndreis FreemanBethany Kay Andersen Elyse Marie Cabanas* English & Communication = Psychology History Performing Arts Nathan Allen DeMarco Monotui L. FuiavaRyan Paul Anderson Justin Layne Cabanting Kinesiology & Exercise Science Political Science Administration of Justice Political Science Chanel Beatrice Leialoha Sherry Kana FujiiTimothy Wade Andrade Dera Mokihana Caberto DePonte Communication Biology Psychology Psychology Rabecca Lena Leilani GabrielAngeline Jason Keahi Cabral Kelandy Faustino Diaz Psychology Oliwakeolawaianuenue Communication Political Science Kimberly Galigo Andrade‑Morioka Matthew Terry Cadaoas Justin Andrew DiPaola‑Allen* Political Science Liberal Studies Philosophy & Communication Mathematics Jessica Maile Garcia*Scott Nathaniel Anesi Tyra Amanda Caires Darren Hideo Dobashi English Biology Psychology Administration of Justice Jessica Anne Gard*Karilu Mahealani Pule Annes Brian Josua Cama Brittany Danielle Dock History Sociology & Psychology Mathematics Kinesiology & Exercise Science Paul Feodor GebauerAugustine Eugenio Ardos Jaime Lyn Ilima Campbell Robert Anthony Dominguez Communication Political Science Communication Psychology Mitchel Robert GelinaArlene Cortez Asistin Erika Elisa Rose Carpio*❖ Arian Leor Drake‑Raue* Liberal Studies Art Psychology Anthropology Lewis Ennis Gibbons, IVVanessa Marie Badosa Angeline Gail Carr* Laina Patricia Dunn* Political Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science English & Performing Arts Biology Sara Gael GirönMatthew Steven Bailey Halnette K. Chartrand Peter Dunn‑Aurello* Geography & Environmental Studies Linguistics Sociology Political Science and History Michael Anthony GodwinSheralyn Malia Baliaris Chun Che Chiu Ku‘uwainani Alohalani Eaton Philosophy Sociology Linguistics Art Erik Sunao GonsalvesAlyxandria Anne Barber Cassandra Lokelani Cho Molly McCollister Egan* Psychology Psychology Psychology Political Science Rhonda Anne GonzalesHelmy Bayasud* Young Ah Choi Pranson Eliou Psychology Linguistics Mathematics Political Science Trixy Mae GraceAdmir Becirovic Tess Marie Christiansen Rachel Pömaika‘i Lee Loy Psychology Political Science Psychology Emsley Jan Larry Gray, Jr.*Randall Abraham Beddow Lindsay Rebecca Churchill* History Mathematics Philosophy Linguistics Terrilee Erickson Tahsha Ann GregoryLaura Tekeraoi Bennion* Paul Matthew Cliney Psychology Art Psychology Psychology Jeffery Allen Ernst Haunani Marie HaasenritterShelley Lynn Randy Scott Keoni Justo Natural Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Bereman‑Benevides Compton* Ruby Uasami Fa‘agau* David Allan Hall, Jr. Psychology Psychology Administration of Justice & Philosophy BiologyAudrey Iwalani Blanco Alexia LeeAnn Comstock Timothy William Fallis*◊ Martin Josan Hall Psychology Kinesiology & Exercise Science English & Liberal Studies Art & Japanese StudiesJay Vintero Blanco* Shannon Noël Conner* Ryan Wailana Hanohano Kinesiology & Exercise Science Political Science Health & Physical Education * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  12. 12. Bachelor of ArtsMarcelo Moroni Keola Hanza* Heather Maria Kaluna*◊ Francisco Mariano Robert Kurtis O’Leary Psychology Mathematics & Physics Administration of Justice Political ScienceDawn A. Haraguchi Ryan Kananiokahome Martin Marbe Martin Lisa Sioux Oliver* Communication Poiekeala Kanaka‘ole*◊ Political Science Sociology & Liberal StudiesDarryl Gregory Harris, Jr. Political Science Thomas Joseph Martinek Nathanael David Olson* Sociology Cherie Kaoiokalani Kapololu Administration of Justice & Political Marine Science ScienceYoko Hasegawa* Communication Jalayna Yuri Caswell Onaga Linguistics Anna Tova Karsin* Christal Hi‘ileilani Fujie EnglishCathy Jean Hembd* Chemistry Matsumoto Kailani Jade Onishi English Psychology Jedediah R. Kay* PsychologyKelly Lorraine Herbst Administration of Justice Gregory Joseph McBride* Summer Natural Science Biology Christeena Dale Kelley* Kau‘ionämomi-Jonelle Breann Herman Marine Science Jaelyn Kaleilani McDonald mälamalamapau`ole Ontai* Psychology Marine Science Jaimie‑Lynn Y. Kihara* PsychologyDania Herrera Sociology Douglas Alan McGhee Yuriko Osono Natural Science Geography David Alan Kalani Kilborn, Jr. CommunicationMaria Ann Hew Len Communication Cynthia Diane Flack McLean Mark Wayne Kale Osorio* Psychology Political Science Loren Michael Knutson* Health & Physical EducationBrandon Yukio Higashi Linguistics & Philosophy Ernest Mahi Medeiros Wila Jamie Paiva Psychology & Anthropology Psychology Jonathan Berenguer Koch*❖ AnthropologyJuliet Lisa Hiromi Higgins Geography William Michael Meehan* Richard Park Political Science Anthropology Philip Andrew Koessler* Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceRebecca Mähealani Holi Mathematics Melissa Ann Meiner* Liela Moanikeala Piianaia Marine Science Political Science Kelcie Keiko Kohara ArtJanis Leslie Hornbuckle Sociology Dayne A. Mende Amanda Jean Plucinak Biology Psychology Shelumiel Magsayo Kong BiologyNancy Hosaka Political Science Lisa Marie Mendez Abigail Dorothea Mualiwai Psychology Psychology Geary Gavin Krueger PopoitaiTiffany Brandy Hiroko Pikake Sociology Elena Leialoha Merritt Political Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Hoshijo Chloë Yumi Dominoe Kubo Alona Naomi Quartero Psychology English Kelly Corrine Metcalf Psychology Liberal StudiesCaleb Andrew Houck Joseph Aaron Laceby Hope Tumbaga Rabang Anthropology Art Evan Christopher Meza Psychology HistoryCory James Hungate* Koluse Taiafi Leano Thomas Ramirez Marine Science Art Pablo Miss Psychology GeographyAnn Matsue Inouye Hyun‑Ji Lee* Shelly‑Ann Kau‘ilani Ramos Japanese Studies Linguistics Richard Michael Moerles Sociology Administration of JusticeDane Teruo Inouye* Rachelle Ann Ley* Charles Delos Ransom Kinesiology & Exercise Science Geography Naoki Morozumi Anthropology LinguisticsJose Louie Irizarry Rex Kaniela Like* Kimberly Ann Rebuck Kinesiology & Exercise Science Psychology Elisa Jadwiga Morrison* Psychology EnglishYoko Isoda Laura Rose Lindbergh* ❖ Julie Robertson Marine Science Psychology & Performing Arts Kimberly Ann Mulanix* Psychology & Administration of Justice Japanese StudiesLindsey Sachie Anuhea Iyo Linda Henoheanäpuaonälani Sarah Jean Rollings Kinesiology & Exercise Science Linker Melissa Fay Murphy Marine Science PhysicsJoshua Mingyun Jedlinsky Psychology Brittany Jill Calina Sadamoto Kinesiology & Exercise Science Mona Kaualoku Livsey Ryan Matthew Neill Communication CommunicationJoe Joe Psychology Sherilyn Cacho Sales Administration of Justice Rachel Hualani Loo Kehauwealani Kauwe MathematicsMalea Marguerite Hanalei Joel Political Science Nelson‑Kaula* Sherrilyn Ann Sampaia* Biology Kinesiology & Exercise Science Lloyd Cubeta Lopoz PsychologyMelissa Anne Johnson* Linguistics Jenna Akemi Nemoto Kahinuonalani Abradine Kinesiology & Exercise Science Biology Angelina Marie Lovell* SanbornElaine Jonath* Biology Juli Ann Niemeyer Psychology Art Communication Emil Lynch Anna Lizbeth Schabell*Cheryl A. Jorgensen* Biology Kelci Fumiko Nishiki Psychology Mathematics Psychology Shaun Patrick MacDonald Nicholas Peter SeferovicRocky Louis Jorgensen* Administration of Justice Ranae Nitura Marine Science Marine Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Rene Francisco Maldonado Kathy Lee Seiber*Janeen Haunani Kaahanui Corona Shannon Lopeka Northrop* Marine Science Psychology Administration of Justice Communication * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  13. 13. Bachelor of ArtsMelegalenu‘u Sene Kahori Takeda Richard Paul Tumin Raleigh Truman Welly Psychology Psychology Mathematics & History Political ScienceTerry Lynn Sever* Patrick T. Talich Derek David Underhile Alva James Wendland Communication Health & Physical Education Communication AnthropologyZoie Rachael Jocelyn Short Jason Koichi Tanaka Amanda Ali Uraiqat Sian Kacey West‑Morris Sevilla Kinesiology & Exercise Science Psychology Biology Communication Sherilyn Kahealani Tavares David T. Urakami Jana Cyn WhiteCheongEun Shim* Political Science & Sociology Sociology Political Science & Anthropology Japanese Studies & Linguistics Christina Josephine Terenti Ashley Lafaye Leolani Usita Rigel H. WilderSean Katsuto Simmons Japanese Studies Psychology Communication Sociology Christopher Andrew Thayer Jacqueline Carol Van Blarcom Daniel F. WilkinsonJulie‑Mae Stitz Political Science Biology Geography Geography Amber Thompson Tatiane Russo Varys Gavin David WilliamsLindsay Beth Strick Psychology and Art Biology Communication Communication Keisy Windolin Tilfas Andrea Vasconcellos Margaret Patricia WitheeRachel Serene Sumic Political Science & Administration of English Art Justice Psychology Neil Thomas VerColen Stephen Kirk YahnNadine Kanae Suyama Jo‑Ann Toilolo Sociology Marine Science Political Science Marine Science Angelica Marie Vicente Melissa Yukiko YamanakaAmygrace Custodia Tabiesa Coty Leilani Toribio Anthropology & Geography English Communication Psychology Kelden Braun Akoni Waltjen Carey Anne Yost*Sisavaii Nadine Taisali Kekukunau‘iokalämawae- Political Science Environmental Studies Sociology naoka‘öpua B. Tringali Haruka Watanabe Christopher James Dow Young SociologyMelinda Maluai Mapuana Administration of Justice Communication Tajon Kelli Etsumi Tsuneda Lucy Lynn Wayne Ann Kristina Zamber Sociology Psychology Geology ArtAttila Frigyes Takacs* Muliufi S.P. Tuimalealiifano Alexander Emrys Weaver Alain Paul Zazueta Communication Political Science & Administration of Biology Japanese Studies JusticeDalida Augustine Takashy Mathematics Bachelor of ScienceSara Joy Adkins Christopher John Finnegan Michelle Marie Kelly Marla Teresa Nora*◊ Nursing Astronomy Biology NursingJustin Lee Arias Bronson John Kauakea Ganir Joshua Kinney* Nathanael David Olson* Biology Nursing Biology BiologyKevin Kyle Arucan Jan Larry Gray, Jr.* Jonathan Berenguer Koch*❖ Jennah Monique Oshiro*❖ Nursing Astronomy Environmental Science Environmental ScienceBrendalee Bielza Batin Dirk David Haldeman Maylayne Blessie Luis Julie Catherine Ross* Nursing Astronomy Nursing NursingDarla Mae Kawehilani Jennie Lorraine Harris Earl Reyes Maltezo Kathy Lee Seiber* Bitterman* Nursing Nursing Biology Nursing Jessica Brie Higgins Kele Ke‘ala McConnell‑Soong Sarah Jane StoebnerAizelle A. Boado Nursing Nursing Astronomy Biology Andrew Honma Scott William Mead Kanako TakaoSebastian Jesse Bronner Biology Biology Astronomy Astronomy Rachel Marie Hunt Melissa Ann Meiner* Kimi Kaala TaylorSharisse Cartier Buenafe Geology Geology Nursing Biology Carol Ann Jensen Cheryl Ann Mamea Mekuli Amy Jane Velsko*Kristine Laarnie Alcon Nursing Nursing Nursing Calamayan Aerin K‑W Johnson Dustin Kendall Miller Megan Cho Venegas*❖ Nursing Nursing Geology BiologyBelinda Marie Cravens Sarah Nicole Jones Aurora Polina Ministero* Christine Lee Wilson Nursing Geology Nursing NursingSheryl Manaday Cubangbang* Kevin Hideo Kaneshiro Jason Douglas Minoru Moniz Jennifer Lynne Yates Nursing Biology Computer Science BiologyIan Forest Doleman Marianna Franciszka Francisco Mungia III Jennifer L. Zyczynski Nursing Karewicz*❖ Nursing GeologyKevin Lee Donmoyer Nursing Biology Anna Tova Karsin* Biology * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  14. 14. Academic Subject CertificateLehuanani Charlene Waipa Stephanie Lynette Usha Herold Abigail Dorothea Mualiwai Ah Nee Kalehuamakanoe Bukoski Environmental Studies (Physical) Popoitai Pacific Islands Studies Women’s Studies Dania Herrera Women’s StudiesRyan Paul Anderson Shannon Noël Conner Environmental Studies (Physical) Attila Frigyes Takacs Women’s Studies International Studies (Relations) Hyun‑Ji Lee E‑Commerce Technology & BusinessRonald Barboza Laina Patricia Dunn Teaching English as a Second Language Christina Josephine Terenti Pacific Islands Studies International Studies (Relations) Rachelle Ann Ley International Studies (Relations)Helmy Bayasud Marc Fournier Planning Andrea Vasconcellos Teaching English as a Second Language International Studies (Relations) Kimberly Ann Mulanix Teaching English as a Second LanguageShelley Lynn Yoko Hasegawa Teaching English as a Second Language Bereman‑Benevides Teaching English as a Second Language Women’s Studies Certificate in Teacher EducationJason Phillip Borja Karen Ka‘imilani Leota Tarah Aleah Leilani Kekuna Kerry Chieko Kaneko Ogawa Secondary Education Espaniola Elementary Education Elementary EducationJoseph Cody Burkert Secondary Education Leandra Kristen Puanani Ashley Rose Reinke Secondary Education Dyani Rei Chaya Fujita Keuma Elementary EducationJane Domingo Caliboso Elementary Education Elementary Education Chelsea Nicole Kalei Rice ❖ Elementary Education Rachele Lorena Greene Kristan Lynn Leilani Langsi Secondary EducationPamela Ann Camello Elementary Education Elementary Education Melody Luana Schott Secondary Education Kimberly Miyuki Hayashi Lisa Ruth Lilja Elementary EducationTracy D. Cavaliere Elementary Education Elementary Education Sheilah Marie Flores Tabilin Secondary Education Kevin M. Iwasaki Hoang Bich Lu Secondary EducationDarlette Rae Driskell Elementary Education Elementary Education Nathan Waters Elementary Education Samantha Tasha Kapsky ❖ Stormi Anne Marote Secondary EducationMatthew Alan Elizares Elementary Education Elementary Education Estrelita Viernes Young Elementary Education Lori Mariko Kawamura Marc Ken Muramoto Elementary EducationCarol Akiko Endo Elementary Education Secondary Education Secondary Education College of Business and Economics Bachelor of Arts in Economics Mellisa Beijang Andrew Ryan Garret Hamamoto* Jason Yasuo Miyahira Brian Josua Cama Leonard Minami Timothy William Toomey Bachelor of Business AdministrationAmanda Moon Song Arce*❖ Amseliter W. Fredrick Daniel Igala Joseph Blake Nicolas RodrigoYoga Made Ida Bagus Talia Rhiannon Gangano* Daniel Robert Krause Tyler David SaffordGary David Barnett Paul Feodor Gebauer Joyleen Ladore Zoie Rachael Jocelyn ShortEric Ryan Brown Jeffrey Eugene Germain Devang Deepak Mehta SevillaChasity Nicole Cazimero Dustin Paul Gilmore* Catherine F.G. Mejia Vicky TamarlaneSarah Kamaile Chang* Tiffany Brandy Hiroko Pikake Terri L. Napeahi Jonathan Leslie ToyotaWang Feng Hoshijo Derek Kazuo Okawa Laura Lily Wesley* * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar
  15. 15. Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian StudiesBryson Kainoa Embernate* Miyoshi Kobayashi SummerKa‘enaalohaokau‘ikaukehakeha Aoe Hopkins Linda Henoheanäpuaonälani Linker Kau‘ionämomimälamalamapau‘oleKini Kalauaeikauluwehiokaaina Kaawa Lisa Gallishaw Lyon Ontai*Ku‘ulika Davealynn Jasmin Karratti Saori Matsubara* Taira Puanani Cristobal Pe‘aMähealaniokapualehua T.M. Kauahi Robyn Moku Academic Subject Certificate Wila Jamie Paiva David T. Urakami Basic Hawaiian Culture Basic Hawaiian Culture Certificate in Teacher EducationJennifer Ann Kawehilani Avelino Mae‑Lee Noelani Kaiwi Pöhaikealoha Heanu Weller ❖ Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher EducationSamuel Nä‘ilima Gaison, Jr. Robyn Kazuko Kähealani Tanimoto Alexandra Ahonuiikawëkiu Yates Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher EducationAlohalani Riyoko Ho Kimiko Tomita Clarence Kalimahana Young Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher Education * Honors Candidate ❖ Chancellor’s Scholar ◊ Presidential Scholar Academic RegaliaThe academic costume worn by faculty during commencement comes from an old tradition dating from the Middle Ages.At that time all students were clerics. Academic regalia was worn to keep students warm as well as to identify the religiousorder to which the student belonged.In America, academic costumes were established based on the intercollegiate code of 1895. Each aspect of the costume, suchas gown color, mortarboard tassel, and sleeve shape, indicate something about the wearer and the highest degree received.Most gowns are black, but some schools use brightly colored gowns. The color of the tassel indicates the highest degreeearned by the wearer; a doctor’s cap frequently bears a tassel of gold. Sleeves that are pointed are worn by holders of abachelor’s degree, oblong sleeves by holders of master’s degrees, and bell‐shaped sleeves indicate the wearer holds a doctorateor specialist degree. The doctor is distinguished by the three bars that adorn the sleeves of the gown.The brightly colored hoods are the outstanding feature of the academic costume. They represent both the field of study andthe university from which the degree was earned, as represented by the colors of both the border and the lining.Here at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, we also continue the tradition of marching in academic regalia. Indeed, the colorfulprocession of faculty is marked by distinctive caps and gowns from universities worldwide. Similarly, the color of the tasselworn by today’s graduation candidates reflect their major.Maize............................................. Agriculture . Maroon................................. Home Economics Dark Blue........................................ PhilosophyWhite...................... Arts, Letters, Humanities Crimson...........................................Journalism Sage Green........................ Physical EducationDrab........................ Business Administration Purple......................................................... Law . Peacock Blue................Public Administration .Silver Gray............................. Communication Lemon......................................Library Science . Golden Yellow........................................ ScienceCopper.............................................. Economics Kelly Green.........................................Medicine Cream..........................................Social ScienceLight Blue......................................... Education Pink.......................................................... Music Citron.............................................Social WorkOrange.......................................... Engineering Apricot................................................. Nursing Gray................................Veterinary MedicineBrown..................................................Fine Arts
  16. 16. Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Association Honor Society Amanda Arce Sarah Chang Laura Wesley Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society of the National Communication Association James Bondaug, Jr. Elaine Jonath Attila Takacs Joni Fishback Terry Sever Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Peter Dunn-Aurello Molly Egan Ryan Kanaka‘ole Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Jennifer Ah Sing Peter Dunn-Aurello Richard Tumin Easten Cueva Jessica Gard Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society Laura Bennion Darissa Kekuawela Laura Lindbergh Emi Ueki Audrey Blanco Rex Like Cynthia Mclean Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society Kevin Arucan Ian Doleman Jessica Higgins Marianna Karewicz Darla Bitterman Marla Nora Aerin Johnson Julie Ross University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Honors Program Timothy Fallis
  17. 17. Acknowledgments A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Spring 2008 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 Coordinators Dr. Justina Mattos and Ms. Judith Fox-Goldstein; Commencement Committee Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, and the UH Hilo Conference CenterAnnouncers.............................................................................................................. Mr. Kurt Dela Cruz, Ms. Kainoa Ariola, and Ms. Kanoe WilsonUniversity Congress......................................................................................................................Dr. Barbara Leonard, ChairDirector of Student Health Services....................................................................................................... Ms. Carolyn LesnettExcellence in Teaching Awards Committee................................................................................ Dr. Judith Gersting, Chair .Student Speaker Selection Committee..............................................................................................Ms. Rayna Morel, ChairFaculty Marshals..................................... Dr. Julie Luiz, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management; Dr. Richard Biffle, Dr. Susan Jarvi, College of Arts & Sciences; Mr. Jason Cabral, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language; Dr. Emmeline dePillis, College of Business & EconomicsStudent Marshals...........................................................................................................................Performing Arts DepartmentSign Language Interpreters........................................................................... Ms. Malina Dravis-Tucker, Ms. Tara TrujilloBOR Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal...................................... Dr. David Hammes, Chancellor’s Award 2003Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal........................... Ms. Karla Hayashi, Chancellor’s Award 2007Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Marshal........................ Dr. Jason Turner, Frances Davis Award 2007 .Facilities & Decor.................................................................................................... Mr. Kolin Kettleson, Auxiliary Services; Mr. Richard Short, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Farm Laboratory; UH Hilo Conference Center; Mr. Rob Abe, Ms. Jacquelyn Pualani Johnson, UHH Performing Arts Center; Mr. Paul Moffet, Ho‘olulu Park Complex Special thanks to: 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. Jacquelyn Pualani Johnson, Ms. Mahealani Jones, Ms. Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. John Oshima, Ms. Lennett Pavao, Ms. Yu Yok Pearring, Ms. Margaret Shiba, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Ms. Janis Shirai, Mr. Bryan Simmons, Ms. Susan Yugawa, Ms. Cathy Zenz, Glad Tidings Church for the load of the platform chairs, Wilfred Tokuuke and Hui Ka‘ua for the new red carpet, Aunty Luana Kawelu/Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, and the staff and students of Nawahïokalani‘opu‘u
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. PLATFORM PARTY PARKING DIGNITARY-FACULTY- PLATFORM ENTRANCE FACULTY ROBING ADA - DIGNITARY - PLATFORM PARKING GRADUATION CANDIDATES STAGING AREA A-B W-Z GRADUATION CANDIDATES STAGING AREA STAGE C-D GUE S T S E ATING FACULTY SEATING SPECIAL SEATING DIGNITARIES & T-V PHOTOS S E ATING GUE S T E-H GRADUATION CANDIDATES ORCHESTRA CHOIR I-K Q-S LEI STANDS SPECIAL SEATING L-M N-P G UE S T S E ATI NG PARKING G UE S T S E ATI NG GRADUATION NURSE RESTROOMS CANDIDATES UHHSA RECEPTION MAIN ENTRANCE CHECK IN ENTRANCE PHOTO SITE GUEST LINEUP DROP PARKI NG LO T OFF ZONE ADA - DIGNITARY - PLATFORM PARKING PARKING 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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