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Spring 2008 UHH Commencement Program, University of Hawaii at Hilo

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<ul><li> 1. 1947-48 ~ 2007-08 SpringCommencement Exercises May 17, 2008 </li> <li> 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. </li> <li> 3. University of Hawaii at Hilo 2008 SpringCommencement Program Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008 Prelude Waikea High School Warrior Band Mr. William Sever, Band Director GreetingsDr. Justina Mattos...........................................................................................................................Commencement Coordinator ProcessionalPomp &amp; Circumstance. ....................................................................................................Waikea High School Warrior Band . Elgar/Grundman Mr. William Sever, Band Director SalutationsWelcome.....................................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloUa Ao Hawaii.................................................................................................................Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty &amp; Students Kimura/Silva Ka Haka Ula O Keeliklani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star-Spangled Banner ................................................................................................................................Mrs. Terry Sever Smith/Key Bachelor of Arts, CommunicationsHawaii Pono...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers &amp; Assembly Berger/Kalkaua Conducted by Ms. Amy YamasakiIntroductions.............................................................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloGreeting..................................................................................................Dr. David McClain, President, University of Hawaii Excellence in Teaching AwardsDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at HiloDr. David McClain................................................................................................................... President, University of HawaiiRegent Michael A. Dahilig........................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. University of Hawaii Board of Regents . Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching Student AddressWe are NOT the Future.....................................................................................................................................Timothy Fallis . Bachelor of Arts, English Literature &amp; Religious Studies </li> <li> 4. Keynote AddressMs. Constance Lau...................................................................................President &amp; CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Chairman &amp; 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 Hawaii at HiloDr. David McClain................................................................................................................... President, University of HawaiiRegent Michael A. Dahilig........................................................................................... University of Hawaii Board of RegentsRegent Marlene Hapai................................................................................................. University of Hawaii Board of Regents .Dr. William Steiner................................................. Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry &amp; Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa...............................................................................................................Dean, College of Arts &amp; SciencesDr. Marcia Y. Sakai....................................................................................................... Dean, College of Business &amp; 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 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 &amp; Environmental Science Mele for the UniversityPulelo Haaheo...........................................................................................................UH Hilo Showcase Singers &amp; AssemblyKaman/Silva/Wilson/Bernardino Conducted by Ms. Amy Yamasaki AcknowledgmentsDr. Rose Y. Tseng....................................................................................................... Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo RecessionalTriumphal March from Aida............................................................................................Waikea 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. </li> <li> 5. Chancellors 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, its 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 amoolelo 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. Im 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 </li> <li> 6. Keynote Address Constance H. Lau President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Chairman &amp; 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`is 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., HEIs 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`isbusiness community. She was also named Business Leader of the Year at the 2004 Pacific BusinessNews Leadership Hawaii event, a prestigious award in Hawai`is business community. Connie believesin a...</li></ul>