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Spring 2007 UHH Commencement Program

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  • 1. SpringCommencement Exercises MAY 12, 2007
  • 2. Ua Ao HawaiiWords 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 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 a new day, Ae, ua ao . Yes, day has arrived. H mai l k mlamalama 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 Hawaii ke lino nei Hawaii is in the brightness of day, it shines, brilliant Mai 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 HILO 2007 Spring Commencement Program EDITH KANAKAOLE MULTI-PURPOSE STADIUM 9:00 A.M., SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007 PreludeSelections from the following repertoire: ................................................................ University of Hawaii at Hilo OrchestraNorwegian Dance #2 Maestro Ken Staton, Conductor GreigThe Navy Hymn Theme from The West Wing Valdres Dykes Walden HanssenSunrise, Sunset Celebration Bock arr. Ford GreetingsDr. Justina Mattos ..........................................................................................................................Commencement Coordinator ProcessionalFanfare ........................................................................................................................... University of Hawaii at Hilo Orchestra Elgar/Bullock Maestro Ken Staton, ConductorPomp & Circumstance Elgar/Bullock SalutationsWelcome ....................................................................................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 ............................................................................................................................... Mr. Chris Ramos Smith/Key Graduate, Performing Arts, Music ConcentrationHawaii Pono ...............................................................................................................................................................Assembly Berger/Kalkaua Conducted by G. Kamakaopiopiowiwoole Mahi Gunderson, Project Manager, Keaholoa STEMIntroductions ............................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo Excellence in Teaching AwardsDr. Rose Y. Tseng ...................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloRegent Michael A. Dahilig .......................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. University of Hawaii Board of RegentsMr. Sam Callejo ................................................................................Vice President for Administration, University of Hawaii Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching Chancellors Award forOutstanding Advisor/MentorDr. Rose Y. Tseng ...................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo Taniguchi Award for Excellence & InnovationDr. Rose Y. Tseng ...................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloDr. Randy Hirokawa ..............................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 4. Hail to the GraduatesMs. Kainoa Kaumeheiwa-Rego................................................President, University of Hawaii at Hilo Student AssociationMr. Kelly Moran .............................................................................................University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni & Friends Student AddressIn a Sea of Others, We Make a Mark of Our Own .............................................................................................. Linda Voong Bachelor of Arts, English & Political Science Keynote AddressMr. John F. Gifford .................... Retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Presenting the CandidatesDr. Stephen Hora ................................................................................................ Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bachelors DegreesRegent Michael A. Dahilig .......................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. University of Hawaii Board of RegentsMr. Sam Callejo ................................................................................Vice President for Administration, University of HawaiiDr. 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 Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Language Certificates in Teacher EducationDr. Jan Zulich ............................................................................................................................................Professor of Education Masters DegreesDr. Susan Brown ....................................................................................................................... Chair, Psychology DepartmentDr. Donald Price ..................................................... Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceDr. Eric Im ......................................................................................................................Interim Director, China-U.S. Relations