Valedictory Speakers

Valedictory Speakers

Spring 2010 Valedictory Speakers

Spring 2010 graduating class valedictory speakers included Kira Virginia Vinke, B.A., representing undergraduate degree programs; Alexis Rivera, B.S.B.A., representing Military Campus Programs; and Earlynne Oshiro, M.B.A., representing graduate degree programs.

Three outstanding students, exemplifying a combination of academic excellence and community service, are selected as valedictory speakers for each Hawai'i Pacific University graduation ceremony. These students are chosen to represent the University's on-campus undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and the Military Campus programs.

We are pleased to present an archive of available valedictory speeches. Use the links located on the left for a listing of speeches, arranged alphabetically by the last name of each valedictory speaker.

The following students have been chosen as valedictory speakers since 1995:

Spring/Summer 2010 Commencement
Fall 2009-Winter 2010 Commencement
Spring 2009 Commencement
  • Andrew Kekoa Abordonado, Bachelor of Arts, On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs
  • Jigna Upadhyay, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration, Military Campus Programs
  • Derek Baughman, Master of Business Administration, On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs
Winter 2009 Commencement
  • Thomas Bratton Whitney, Bachelor of Science, On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree programs
  • Sabrina Nodine, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Military Campus Programs
  • Dustin Lopiccolo, Master of Science in Information Systems, On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs
Winter 2008 Commencement
  • Jaclyn Petrus, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Ivan Thompson, Bachelor of Arts (Military Campus Programs)
  • Kellie Peterson, Master of Arts in Communication (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2007 Commencement
Spring 2007 Commencement
  • Rachel Brown, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Steven William Carruthers, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
  • Jason Puckett, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Military Campus Programs)
Winter 2007 Commencement
Summer 2006 Commencement
  • Laura Smith, Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Rhiannon O'Halloran-Waddell, Bachelor of Arts in History, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Jeremy DiMaio, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2006 Commencement
  • Stacy Trinh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Jay Lewis, Bachelor of Science, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Florian Rouch, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2005 Commencement
Spring 2005 Commencement
  • Kelly Collins, Bachelor of Science, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • William Tischler, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Han Nee Chong, Master of of Arts in Communication, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2005 Commencement
  • Mark Brahler, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Daniel Wagner, Bachelor of Science, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Malia Smith, Master of of Arts in Communication, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2004 Commencement
  • Katrina Peace, Bachelor of Arts, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Patricia Synphias, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Amanda Peeni, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2004 Commencement
  • Stephane Castonguay, Bachelor of Arts, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Claes Insulander, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Tatiana Parent, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2004 Commencement
  • Scott Bainton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Michael Glod, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • DesaRae Atnip, Master of Arts in Communication, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2003 Commencement
  • William Akridge, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Stacy Thourot, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Timothy Collins, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2003 Commencement
  • John R. Bandy, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Teneal M. Jones, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Gerald L. Hofwolt, Masters of Business Administration, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2003 Commencement
  • Monica Guy, Bachelor of Arts, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Carmen Nolte, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Ki May Tung, Master of Science in Nursing, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2002 Commencement
  • Marc William Ratkus, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Jeffrey Scott Colwell, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Ralf Mitteregger, Master of Business Administration, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2002 Commencement
  • Brian K. Thompson, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Military Campus Programs)
  • Shaun K. H. Tateishi, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Deniz Karacaoglu, Master of Science in Information Systems, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2002 Commencement
  • Michael C. Perry, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Anna Sofia Beronius, Bachelor of Science, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Ingrid Nohea Seiple, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Summer 2001 Commencement
  • Chris Kastl, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Kathrin Buettner, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Guiherme Albieri, Master of Arts in Organizational Change, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2001 Commencement
  • Dianne Kostelecky, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Andreas Jerry Andersson, Bachelor of Science, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Kent Benjamin Harrison, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2001 Commencement
Summer 2000 Commencement
  • Clint Henness, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Ulrike Klein, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Daniel M. Schlup, Master of Science in Information Systems, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Spring 2000 Commencement
  • Donald R. Park, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Julian Heng Wee Tan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Shelly Laura Connors, Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Organizational Change, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)
Winter 2000 Commencement
  • Robert Edward LeBlanc, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Wendy Lynn Doronio, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Noriko Kawano, Master of Science in Information Systems, (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)