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Fall 2009 UHH Commencement Program

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  • 1.FallCommencement Exercises December 19, 2009

2. Ua Ao HawaiiWords by Larry KimuraChant melody by Kalena SilvaKau e ka wena o ke ao i ka lani The announcement of dawn appears as a glowing streak uponthe heavens,He wekeweke i ka p 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 khea wanaao i ka laapapa Streaks of red stain long cloud formations,Lai ana i luna o ke kkulu o ka lani l Reposing serenely upon the pillars holding up the heavens;O kau ia e huli alo nei i ka ulu I turn to gaze upon this, focusing on growth and the rising of anew day,Ae, ua ao . Yes, day has arrived.H mai l k mlamalama Bestow upon us your radiant lightI ka honua nei i ka mauli ola Here upon the earth, filled with the spirit of life.Ua ao Hawaii ke lino nei Hawaii is in the brightness of day, it shines, brilliantMai ka piina a ka welona a ka l From its boundaries from the east to the west.Khiko ia i ka ike manomano It wears as its finery a myriad of knowledge,Ka ike kliu mai o kikilo mai Of deep insight from the depths of antiquity.O kau n ia o ka plama My sole duty is to embrace and to cherish,A paa ma ka ipu o ka ike . So it may be firm in the repositories of enlightenment.Ae, ua ao . Yes, day has arrived.He mele no Hawaii ua ao. This is a poem for Hawaii which has seen the light of day. 3. University of Hawaii at Hilo2009 Fall Commencement ProgramNew Gymnasium - Athletic Complex 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2009PreludeWaikea High School Band Mr. William Sever, Band DirectorGreetingsJudith Fox-Goldstein.................................................................... Commencement Committee Chair ProcessionalPomp and Circumstance........................................................................ Waikea High School BandEldgar/Grundman Mr. William Sever, Band DirectorSalutationsWelcome...........................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloUa Ao Hawaii......................................................................... Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & Students Kimura/Silva Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star Spangled Banner........................................................................................ Mrs. Terry Sever Smith/KeyHawaii Pono..................................................................... Hilo Showcase Singers and AssemblyBerger/KalkauaConducted by Dr. Matthew HowellIntroductions...................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloStudent AddressQuotes to Share..................................................................................... Ms. Gladys Tong Hoi YeeCandidate, Bachelor of Business Administration Keynote AddressWhat Matters Most in Hilo Matters Anywhere........................................... Mr. Wayne Hamano Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial Banking Group with Bank of Hawaii Presenting the CandidatesDr. Philip Castille.....................................................................Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 4. Bachelor DegreesDr. Rose Y. Tseng............................................................. Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloDr. M.R.C. Greenwood..................................................................President, University of Hawaii.Regent Howard Karr................................................Chair, University of Hawaii Board of RegentsRegent Harvey Tajiri...........................................................University of Hawaii Board of Regents.Dr. William Steiner.............................................................................. Dean, College of Agriculture,Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa..................................................................... Dean, College of Arts & SciencesDr. Marcia Sakai...................................................................Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva..................................................................... Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Language Certificate in Teacher EducationDr. Kalena Silva . .................................................................. Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Language Masters DegreesDr. Donald Price...................................................Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology &Environmental ScienceDr. Jan Zulich. ...........................................................................................Program Chair, Education.Dr. Kalena Silva..................................................................... Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian LanguageDr. Randy Hirokawa..................................................................... Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Mele for the UniversityPulelo Haaheo................................................................. UH Hilo Showcase Singers & AssemblyKaman/Silva/Wilson/Bernadino Conducted by Dr. Matthew HowellAcknowledgmentsDr. Rose Y. Tseng............................................................. Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo RecessionalTriumphal March from Aida................................................................. Waikea High School Band Verdi/BullockMr. William Sever, Band DirectorThis document is available in alternate format upon request.This facility is wheelchair accessible, and sign language interpreters are locatedto the left of the stage. 5. Keynote AddressWayne Y. Hamano, Vice Chair and Chief Commercial Officer for Bank of Hawaii, willpresent the keynote address at this years fall commencement. Mr. Hamano joined Bank ofHawaii in 1977 as a commercial credit analyst, but left in 1987 to pursue an opportunityto manage a small local business. He resumed his career with the bank in 1993 when hereturned to work in the Corporate Hawaii Division and Special Assets Department.A member of the banks Managing Committee since 2006, Mr. Hamano served as seniorexecutive vice president and chief commercial officer before being promoted to hiscurrent position in December 2008. His responsibilities include overseeing the HawaiiCommercial Banking Division, Corporate Banking, Leasing, Dealer Commercial Services,Commercial Real Estate Loan Division, and Cash Management Division. He also hasresponsibility for the banks Pacific Island Division that includes operations in Guam,Saipan, Palau and American Samoa.A Hilo High School graduate, Mr. Hamano earned a bachelors degree in accounting fromthe University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a graduate of the University of WashingtonsPacific Coast Banking School.Active in his community, Mr. Hamano serves on various boards, including the UH HiloAdvisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and theMetro YMCA, where he is also a member of its finance committee.Student AddressGladys Tong Hoi Yee, a business administration major, represents the graduating class asits student speaker. At 18, Ms. Tong will become one of the youngest students to ever earna four-year degree from UH Hilo. She was schooled in her native Singapore, Hong Kongand Mainland China before enrolling at UH Hilo, where she has maintained a 3.34 gradepoint average while completing work on her degree in just two-and-a-half years.Ms. Tongs campus and community service is extensive. She most recently servedamong a select group of students for the College of Business and Economics during itsrecent Maintenance of Accreditation review team visit from The Association to AdvanceCollegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Students met with the accreditationteam and participated in the strategic planning process of the College.Ms. Tong also helped new, transfer, returning and exchange students become familiar withUH Hilo and the local culture this past year as a student orientation leader. She directedpublicity for the International Student Organizations International Nights and UnitedNations Day, served as advertising manager for the student newspaper Ke Kalahea, andworked as a docent at the Imiloa Astronomy Center.After graduation, Ms. Tong plans to pursue a Masters degree in the Global BusinessCommunications Program at Tsing Hua University in Beijing, and she is also consideringa career with the Hong Kong Police Force. 6. A Message From The Alumni Association PresidentDear Graduates,On behalf of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want to con-gratulate you on your fine academic achievements. The skill sets and experiences you have gainedhere will enrich your life and those you come in contact with for years to come. Each one of youhas contributed to the tradition of excellence here at UH Hilo. I encourage you to take pride in thediverse talents of your classmates; and congratulate them as well.College life is certainly challenging. Yet it pales in comparison to the challenging economic and la-bor environment that awaits. Your faculty have given you the tools necessary to succeed, but dontdiscount the value of a positive attitude as this is the lone mechanism I know that turns aspirationsinto reality.I encourage each of you to stay connected to your alma mater. The University of Hawaii at HiloAlumni and Friends Association serves as a perpetual link for the University, its Alumni and thecommunity it supports. It provides a tremendous opportunity for you to network, further friend-ships, advance life-long learning opportunities, and pursue professional/career opportunities. Ourmembers actively promote the vitality of our Alumni & Friends Association as this positivelyimpacts our University and community today and in the future.Welcome to our UH Hilo Alumni Ohana! We wish you, the Fall 2009 Graduating Class of theUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo, the very best in all your futu