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
- UH Mānoa
9 a.m. Sat. Dec. 20, UHM Stan Sheriff Center
Speaker: Bernard Osher Foundation President Mary G. F. Bitterman