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  • 1.FallCommencementExercises December 15, 2012

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 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 ofa new 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 Hilo 2012 Fall Commencement Program New Gymnasium - Athletic Complex 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012 PreludeWaikea High School Warrior BandMr. Johnnie Murphy, Band Director GreetingsJudith Fox-Goldstein. ..............................................................................................Commencement Committee Chair.ProcessionalPomp and Circumstance......................................................................................Waikea High School Warrior Band.Eldgar/Grundman Mr. Johnnie Murphy, Band Director SalutationsWelcome.....................................................................Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo .Ua Ao Hawaii.....................................................................................................Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & Students Kimura/SilvaKa Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star Spangled Banner. ................................................................................................................... Ms. Amy Horst. Smith/KeyPulelo Haaheo............................................................................................................................... Choir & AssemblyKaman/Silva/Wilson/BernadinoConducted by Ms. Amy HorstIntroductions................................................................Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloGreetings. ................................................................ Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawaii System .Student AddressP Mai Ka Makani Nui O Hilo..................................................................................................Tifeni Kanoe Elvenia Bachelor of Arts, Hawaiian Studies & Communication Keynote AddressMr. Dwight Takamine..............................................................Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations .Bachelor DegreesDr. Donald Straney......................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo.Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood.................................................................................. President, University of Hawaii SystemRegent Barry Mizuno. ..................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of Regents . 4. Bachelor DegreesDr. Bruce Mathews............................................................................................ Interim Dean, College of Agriculture, .Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa................................................................................................ Dean, College of Arts & Sciences.Dr. Harry Hennessey..........................................................................Interim Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani. College of Hawaiian Language Master DegreesDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani. College of Hawaiian LanguageDr. Donald Price.............................................................................. Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology &Environmental Science Doctoral DegreeDr. Kalena Silva............................................................................................... Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani. College of Hawaiian LanguageAcknowledgmentsDr. Donald Straney......................................................................................Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo. RecessionalHawaii Pono................................................................................................................................ Choir & Assembly Berger/KalakauaConducted by Ms. Amy HorstTriumphal March from Aida.................................................................................Waikea High School Warrior Band Verdi/BullockMr. Johnnie Murphy, Band DirectorThis 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. 5. Keynote AddressKeynote Speaker Dwight Takamine was born and raised in the plantation community of Honokaa.He attended Honokaa Elementary and Honokaa High School where he graduated as class valedic-torian in 1971. Dwight earned his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii atMnoa and his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 1978.Specializing in labor law, Dwight worked for the firm Bouslong and Symonds in 1978 and estab-lished a private practice in 1983. His political career began the following year when he was electedto the State House of Representatives in Hawaii Islands first district where he served until 2008when he was elected to the State Senate.His legislative assignments included Chair of the House Finance Committee along with the commit-tees on Labor and Public Employment, Water and Land and the Senate Labor Committee. Dwightleft the Senate in 2010 when he was appointed to his current position by newly-elected GovernorNeil Abercrombie.As State Labor Director, Takamine has worked with Agriculture Chair Russell Kokubun to launch aVeteran to Farmer initiative on Hawaii Island, which provides job training to veterans while in-creasing economic activity in rural communities. The effort is part of Governor Abercrombies NewDay Plan to implement more meaningful sustainability throughout Hawaii.Student AddressTifeni Kanoe Elvenia, a Hawaiian Language and Communication major, serves as student speaker.Tifeni graduated from Kamehameha Schools-Kaplama in 2009 and has maintained a 3.8 GPA atUH Hilo. Her academic honors include the Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Lan-guage Deans List, Chancellors Scholarship and Fun Factory Scholarship.Active in campus affairs, Tifeni presently serves as UH Hilo Student Association Vice President andformer Senator for Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Language, a student assistant atHale Kuamoo, and the Hawaiian Language Editor for Hohonu. She also serves as a Neighbor IslandExecutive Delegate for the University of Hawaii Student Caucus (UHSC), and is a representative ofthe UH Hilo Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Council.Tifenis numerous community activities are rooted in her Hawaiian culture. She is a key dancer inhlau hula o Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka L, serves as a student volunteer at the KamehamehaSchools Heritage Center, and has been a member of the UH Hilo, Kamehameha and North ShoreCanoe Clubs. Tifenis future plans include attending graduate school. 6. A Message From The ChancellorOn behalf of our campus ohana, I extend my congratulations to the University of Hawaiiat Hilo Fall 2012 graduates! During your time with us, you have enlivened and enrichedour community of scholars, and I want to thank you for entrusting your professional educa-tion to UH Hilo.Commencement is a time to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in each of your lives.We gather to recognize the culmination of all your experiences, challenges and achieve-ments, confirmed by the bestowment of your degree. It is a day you will always rememberas you receive the recognition and honor you deserve from your ohana, university andcommunity.Your achievements are inspiring. Your class has shown through scholastic excellence thatyou are the best and the brightest, the most engaged, the most qualified to serve as theleaders of communities, states and countries throughout the world. We stand in awe ofyour talent, intelligence and enthusiasm. I hope that your time here has provided you witha deep reservoir of the Aloha Spirit and that you leave this campus inspired to make greatcontributions to your communities and to the world.It brings me great pleasure to congratulate our Fall 2012 graduates!With warmest aloha,Don StraneyChancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo 7. A Message From The Student Association PresidentTo our Fall Graduates of 2012,I would like to start off by saying congratulations to each and every one of you! You havereached a very important milestone in your lives and you should be extremely proud ofyourselves. Never take this accomplishment lightly because you have endured what manycould not. You all share a bond that only college graduates can understand. You have br

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