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University of Hawaii campuses celebrate spring 2012 commencement

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
Public Information Officer, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: May 4, 2012

More than 5,000 students will receive degrees at spring 2012 commencement ceremonies.
More than 5,000 students will receive degrees at spring 2012 commencement ceremonies.
Spring 2012 commencement ceremonies will be held at UH campuses statewide May 4-14.
Spring 2012 commencement ceremonies will be held at UH campuses statewide May 4-14.
HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi System announces its spring 2012 commencement schedule:
 
FRIDAY, MAY 4
UH Mānoa College of Education Department of Educational Technology
Time:  5 p.m.
Location:  Wist Hall 234, UH Mānoa campus, or at the Diamond Head Amphitheatre in Second Life (SL) Island http://tinyurl.com/DHAmphitheatre
Speaker:  Dr. Ana Donaldson, President, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Candidates:  24
*The UH Mānoa College of Education Department of Educational Technology hosts its second virtual graduation ceremony at the COE Second Life (SL) Island. Contact Dr. Peter Leong at 956-3902 or peterleo@hawaii.edu for more information.
 
UH Mānoa College of Education Convocation
Time:  5 p.m.
Location:  Andrews Outdoor Amphitheater, UH Mānoa campus
Candidates:  200
 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 10
UH Mānoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Recognition Ceremony
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hawai‘i Theatre
 
 
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Leeward Community College
Time:  5 p.m.
Location:  Tuthill Courtyard, Leeward CC campus
 
Honolulu Community College
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:   Waikīkī Shell
Speaker:  Al Carganilla, Principal, Farrington High School
Student Speakers:  Ryan Adverderada and DonDee Reames
Candidates:   626
 
University of Hawai‘i Center, Maui
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  Elleair Rainbow Ballroom, Maui Beach Hotel
Speaker:  John A.H. Tomoso, Executive Director, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc.
Candidates:  97
 
UH Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  Kennedy Theatre, UH Mānoa campus
Candidates:  30 undergraduate and 7 graduate
 
Kapiʻolani Community College
Time:  6 p.m.
Location:  The Great Lawn, Kapiʻolani CC campus
Speaker:  Sheldon Tawata, Kapi‘olani CC counselor
Student Speaker:  Helen Marie Hites
Candidates:  1,380
 
Kauaʻi Community College
Time:  6 p.m.
Location:  Performing Arts Center, Kaua‘i CC campus
 
Hawaiʻi Community College
Time:  7 p.m.
Location:  Edith Kanakaʻole Multi-Purpose Stadium
Speaker:  Lui Hokoana, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Hawai‘i System
Student Speaker:  Koran Munafo
Candidates:  445
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 12
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Time:  9 a.m.
Location:  Edith Kanakaʻole Multi-Purpose Stadium
Speaker:   The Honorable Brian Schatz, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawai‘i
Student Speaker:  Anthony Holzman-Escareno, Candidate for a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in philosophy
Candidates:  727
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – Baccalaureate Degrees
Time:  9 a.m.
Location:  Stan Sheriff Center, UH Mānoa campus
Speakers:  UH Mānoa alumni Dr. Claire Asam, Trustee of the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust and Dr. J. Kuhio Asam, Executive Director of Lunalilo Home & Trust, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation
Student Speaker:   Jenna Robinson, BA in History and Ethnic Studies candidate
Candidates:  1,400
*The ceremony will be webcast live at http://www.hawaii.edu/dl/commencement/
 
Windward Community College
Time:  1 p.m.
Location:   Palikū Theatre, Windward CC campus
Student Speakers:   Dominick Shortall and Abraleen Keliinui
Candidates:  195
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – Advanced Degrees
Time:  3 p.m.
Location:  Stan Sheriff Center, UH Mānoa campus
Speaker:  Anton Krucky, Co-founder and President/CEO of Tissue Genesis, Inc.
Candidates:  800
 
University of Hawai‘i Maui College, Moloka‘i
Time:  3 p.m.
Location:  Moloka‘i Education Center
 
University of Hawai‘i Center, West Hawaiʻi
Time:  4 p.m.
Location:  Hilton Waikoloa Village, Monarchy Ballroom
Candidates:  95
 
University of Hawai‘i–West Oʻahu
Time:  5 p.m.
Location:  Neal S. Blaisdell Center Concert Hall
Student Speaker:  Cheryl Ann Natividad
Candidates:  155
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 13
UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location:  Kennedy Theatre, UH Mānoa campus
Speaker:  Marc Nivet, EdD, Chief Diversity Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Student Speaker:  Daniel Sugai, Class President
Candidates:  64
 
UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Time:  4:30 p.m.
Location:  Andrews Amphitheater, UH Mānoa campus
Speaker:  The Honorable David Ezra, U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i
Faculty Speaker:  Mari Matsuda, Professor of Law
Student Speaker:  Brent Kakesako (representing full-time students); Erin Kalapodes (representing part-time students); Moana Numanga and Elmira Hadzhieva (representing LLM students)
Candidates:  101 JD, 12 LLM
 
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Time:   6:30 p.m.
Location:  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theatre
Speaker:  The Honorable Brian Schatz, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawai‘i
Student Speakers:  Michelle Kawelau Wright, valedictorian
 
 
MONDAY, MAY 14
UH Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Time:  3 p.m.
Location:  Kennedy Theatre, UH Mānoa campus
Candidates:  25 cadets; 7 posthumous degrees to be handed out to family members of the Varsity Victory Volunteers