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  • 1. SpringCommencementExercisesMay 12, 2012UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 15/2/12 10:08:22 AM

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.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 25/2/12 10:08:22 AM 3. University of Hawaii at Hilo 2012 SpringCommencement ProgramEdith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012PreludeHilo High School Viking Band ............................................................................ Mr. Pedro Kaawaloa, Band Director GreetingsMs. Judith Fox-Goldstein..........................................................................................Commencement Committee ChairProcessionalPomp & Circumstance. ..................................................................................................Hilo High School Viking Band .Elgar/GrundmanMr. Pedro Kaawaloa, Band Director SalutationsWelcome...................................................................... Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo .Ua Ao Hawaii...................................................................................................... Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & StudentsKimura/Silva Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star-Spangled Banner ................................................................................................................. Ms. Sakura Hioki Smith/KeyPulelo Haaheo........................................................................................................ UH Hilo Kapili Choir & Assembly Kaman/Silva/Wilson/BernardinoConducted by Dr. Matthew HowellIntroductions................................................................. Dr. Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloGreeting.................................. Ms. Noreen Yamane, Chancellor, University of Hawaii - Hawaii Community CollegeExcellence in Teaching AwardsDr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo.Dr. James Gaines. ............................................................... Vice-President for Research, University of Hawaii System.Regent Carl Carlson Jr.................................................................... Vice Chair, University of Hawaii Board of Regents .Regent Barry Mizuno. ...................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of Regents . Board of Regents Award for Excellence in TeachingFrances Davis Award for Excellence in TeachingStudent AddressThe Rose that Grew from Concrete .........................................................................Mr. Anthony Holzman-EscarenoTupacBachelor of Arts, English Keynote AddressThe Honorable Brian Schatz. ............................................................................. Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 35/2/12 10:08:22 AM 4. Presenting the CandidatesDr. Kenith Simmons................................. Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Hawaii at HiloBachelors DegreesDr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo.Dr. James Gaines. ............................................................... Vice-President for Research, University of Hawaii System.Regent Carl Carlson Jr.................................................................... Vice Chair, University of Hawaii Board of Regents .Regent Barry Mizuno. ...................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of Regents .Dr. Bruce Mathews...............................Acting 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. Certificates in Teacher EducationDr. Kalena Silva................................................Director, Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian Language.Dr. Jan Zulich. .................................................................................................................Chair, Education Department.Masters DegreesDr. Tam Vu........................................................................................................Interim Director, China-U.S. RelationsDr. Bryan Kim ........................................................................................Director, Counseling Psychology DepartmentDr. Donald Price......................................................... Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Doctoral DegreesDr. John Pezzuto................................................................................................................ Dean, College of Pharmacy AcknowledgmentsDr. Donald Straney....................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo.RecessionalHawaii Pono......................................................................................................... UH Hilo Kapili Choir & AssemblyBerger/Kalkaua Conducted by Dr. Mathew HowellTriumphal March from Aida...........................................................................................Hilo High School Viking Band Verdi/Bullock Mr. Pedro Kaawaloa, Band DirectorThis 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.UHH_Commence_prgrmSP12.indd 4 5/2/12 10:08:22 AM 5. Keynote Address Lt. Gov. Brian SchatzHawaiis 11th Lieutenant Governor, Brian Schatz is our honored speaker for the 2012 commencementexercise. Raised in Hawaii, Brian attended Pomona College in Claremont, CA.From 1998 to 2006, he was a member of the State House of Representatives, representing the 25th district,where he fought for passage of aggressive clean energy laws, helped to triple the budget for schoolmaintenance and repairs and supported high technology businesses.He served as the House Majority Whip, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Vice-Chairof Water, Land and Ocean Resources, Vice-Chair of Consumer Protection and Commerce, and as amember of the Hawaiian Affairs, Higher Education, Energy and Environmental Protection, and AgricultureCommittees.During his first year in office as Lieutenant Governor, he played a leading role in preparing for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in which 21 delegations met to discuss the future of Asia-Pacific economies.He has also launched the Hawaii Fair Share Initiative, which seeks more private and public investmentin Hawaii and, following the 2011 Pacific tsunami, the Lieutenant Governor helped lead local recoveryefforts, including providing $8 million in aid to disaster victims in Japan.One of Brians main initiatives, under Governor Neil Abercrombie is to help lead the states clean energyefforts and Asia-Pacific relations. Student Address Anthony Holzman-EscarenoAnthony Holzman-Escareno, an English major with a minor in philosophy, represents the Class of 2012 asstudent speaker.Holzman-Escareno, who has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.95, has earned a number of academichonors, including the Deans List for the College of Arts and Sciences, Droste English Scholarship, and hasbeen published in the academic journal Hohonu.His campus and community activities include more than three years with the student newspaper, KeKalahea, where he has served as Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor since Fall 2011. He was also a studentrepresentative for the Assessment Support Committee during the 2009-2010 school year and coaches PopWarner Football for the Wailoa Razorbacks.Holzman-Escarenos achievements are all the more remarkable given that he entered college with atroubled past and no high school diploma or GED. He passed the compass test to gain admission toHawaii Community College, and later transferred to UH Hilo, which he described as a place wheredreams can be conceived and realized.I dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, was locked up in juvenile detention for robbery atthe age of 17, and was a product of homelessness and the streets for four-and-a-half years,