New day, new program for commencements

December 17th, 2008  |  by  |  Published in Events  |  2 Comments



Four University of Hawaiʻi campuses have commencement exercises in December 2008. Two represent milestones.

UH Mānoa holds its first Saturday commencement in modern memory Dec. 20. Campus officials made the day change because May commencement so often coincided with Mother’s Day—a double treat for some participants, but challenge for many others.

Leeward Community College will graduate the first class from its new Process Technology Program. Ten candidates will receive professional development certificates Dec. 19. Process Technology represents the campus’s first hybrid credit/non-credit workforce development program, responding rapidly to the state’s training needs while providing graduates with a solid foundation of traditional higher education courses.

Fall commencement ceremonies include

  • Leeward Community College Process Technology Program
    10 a.m. Fri., Dec. 19, Leeward Campus Center
    Speaker: Leeward Chancellor Manny Cabral
  • UH Mānoa College of Engineering Commencement Convocation
    5:30 p.m. Fri. Dec. 19, Keoni Room, East-West Center
    Candidates: 40–50 undergraduate to PhD
  • UH West Oʻahu
    6:30 p.m. Fri. Dec. 19, Leeward Community College Theatre
    Speaker: UH Regent Ronald Migita
    Candidates: More than 100
  • UH Hilo
    9 a.m. Sat. Dec. 20, UH Hilo New Gymnasium
    Speakers: Congressman Neil Abercrombie and bachelor’s candidate Tara Anderson
    Candidates: 265
  • UH Mānoa
    9 a.m. Sat. Dec. 20, UHM Stan Sheriff Center
    Speaker: Bernard Osher Foundation President Mary G. F. Bitterman
    Candidates: 1,781

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  1. jeff nunes says:

    December 19th, 2008at 12:13 pm(#)

    To: All Graduates,
    May God bless each and every one of you with your pursuit to a prosperous career. Life is very difficult and challenging, however, with your degree you have increased the “doors” that will be opening offering you the opportunity to apply the valuable skills you have obtained from school.
    Again, God bless each and every one of you and the valuable instructors that provide and pass on their valuable knowledge allowing for degrees to be earned.
    Aloha nui…from, Jeff Nunes(Senior)

  2. Pauline Lapre says:

    December 20th, 2008at 9:50 am(#)

    good luck to All and to KeKai