UH Manoa celebrates its Fall Centennial Commencement

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jim Manke, (808) 271-4643
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Dec 5, 2007

HONOLULU - More than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive degrees this month as the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa holds commencement exercises on Sunday, December 16, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. at the makai campus Stan Sheriff Center.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony is Hawaiʻi-based venture capitalist Barry Weinman. Weinman is Chairman of DragonBridge Capital, a China Focused Merchant Bank, and is the Founder of Allegis Capital, a Palo Alto-based venture fund with more than $700 million under management. He has been making venture capital investments in Silicon Valley since 1980.

Weinman has a B.S. from Clarkson College of Technology and an M.A. from the University of Southern California/London School of Economics. He currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies, including Guangzhou, China based AaaHaa! Media, and Hoana Medical in Hawaii. He is a Trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation, Chairs the Investment Committee for the UH Endowment and is Chairman of the UH Centennial Campaign Cabinet.

Candidates for honors this semester are Faatu D. Botelho, Penny-Bee K. Bovard, Elizabeth K. Harwood, Angela K.H. Higa, and Laura W. Jenkins. Also graduating this semester are Regents Scholars Maile Espin, Coty Ishitani and Jenny Migita and Presidential Scholars Krista Jo Dusek and Maryann Peterson. The Board of Regents established the Regents' and Presidential Scholarships in 1987 as the university's first full scholarships based solely on academic excellence and reserved for Hawaiʻi's best high school and community college students.

During the university's Centennial commemorative period - through May 2008 - graduating students are eligible to purchase and wear a medallion designed specifically for commencement. The medallion may be viewed at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/uhgrad/ (click on graduation merchandise). It will not be available for purchase after the May 2008 commencement ceremony.

Doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will open at 8 a.m. for the combined undergraduate and advanced degree ceremony which is expected to last about three hours. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there are no tickets issued. Balloons and strollers are not allowed inside the arena.

Free parking will be available in the lower campus parking structure; shuttle service will be available from upper campus parking lots. Friends and family members may greet graduates following the ceremony at Cooke Field, adjacent to the Stan Sheriff Center, and at the UH soccer field mauka of the Les Murakami Baseball Stadium.

There will be a live Web cast of the ceremony. For information on the Web cast and further details about the commencement ceremony, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement.


For more information, visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement