Class of 2020

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Richard L. Mason

BA, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Religion and English 2017)

Mason focused on Heathenry/Northern Paganisms/ Asatru as new religious movement. He is especially focused on the unique opportunities that Hawaii provides these faiths. He plans to stay in the UH Manoa system as an Educator.   _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Zachary N. Soriano

BA, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Religion, 2017)

Zachary is from Honouliuli (Ewa Beach) on the island of Oʻahu. He is studied the LDS mission in late 19th century Hawaiʻi and how the first missionaries integrated into Hawaiian society. He was also interested in how they were accommodated (or resisted) by the Hawaiian community, Hawaiʻi residents and other religious groups operating at the time. His research entailed examination of missionary journals from the late 1800’s as well as Hawaiian and English newspapers in print at that time.