UH Alumni Profile: Dennis Chun On Finding His Way

For Dennis Chun, getting into the University of Hawaiʻi was not a smooth course. After being rejected from UH Mānoa right out of high school, he began on a journey that has no doubt played an important role in the person he is today. Hear more about what inspired him to get into Hawaiian studies, going from Kapiʻolani Community College to UH Mānoa and the story behind Nāmāhoe, Kauaʻi’s own twin-hulled voyaging canoe.

Chun received his bachelor of arts and master of education degrees from UH Mānoa. Currently an assistant professor in Hawaiian studies at Kauaʻi Community College, his is a long-standing member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and one of the three founding members of Nāmāhoe.

Dennis Chun and Nāmāhoe.