Graduation Ceremony

Valedictory Speakers

Valedictory speakers

Fall 2014 valedictory speakers Acachia Schriml, BA in Psychology (undergraduate); Michael DeJesus, BA in Justice Administration (Military Campus Programs); and Miki Miura, MS in Nursing (graduate).

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.

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

Spring 2015 Commencement

  • Zachary Drury, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Mojgan Busick, Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy & Military Studies (Military Campus Programs)
  • Mark Brians, Master of Arts in Communication (Graduate Degree Programs)

Fall 2014 Commencement

Spring 2014 Commencement

  • Emily KomarczykBachelor of Science (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Cameron Octavio, Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (Military Campus Programs)
  • Camilla Oxhamre-Cruse,  Master of Business Administration in Finance (Graduate Degree Programs)

Fall 2013 Commencement

  • Shanthi Rajagopalan, Bachelor of Arts (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Peter Zauner, Bachelor of Arts (Military Campus Programs)
  • Keoni Lee, Master of Business Administration in Finance (Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 2013 Commencement

Fall 2012 Commencement

  • Xiaofan Cui, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Landrita L. Haith, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Military Campus Programs)
  • Robert W. Kinslow, Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development (Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 2012 Commencement

Fall 2011 Commencement

  • Harald Rittersbacher, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a minor in International Studies (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Devin Kibler, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Military Campus Programs)
  • Courtney T.K. Matsuki, Master of Arts in Communication with a certificate in Mediation and Conflict (Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 2011 Commencement

  • Chih-Wei Chang, Bachelor of Science (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Curtis Popp, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Military Campus Programs)
  • Gintare Janulaityte, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies (Graduate Degree Programs)

Fall 2010 Commencement

Spring/Summer 2010 Commencement

Fall 2009-Winter 2010 Commencement

  • Sara Ortiz, Bachelor of Arts (Undergraduate Degree Programs)
  • Marcus Lewis, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Military Campus Programs)
  • Cara Mizue, Master of Education (Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 2009 Commencement

  • Andrew Kekoa Abordonado, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Jigna Upadhyay, Bachelor of Science in 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)

Spring 2008 Commencement

  • Raquel Ward, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Leila Abuzalaf, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Military Campus Programs)
  • Thomas A. Mellin, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 2008 Commencement

  • Clifford James Lucente, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Military Campus Programs)
  • Alicia Rose Williams, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Nicole Diane Hewson, Master of Education in Secondary Education (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)

Winter 2006 Commencement

  • Tamiko Lynn Hoy, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Jason D. Ogden, Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and Military Studies (Military Campus Programs)
  • Alika Tara Chee, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 2005 Commencement

  • Melissa Opacic, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Progams)
  • Richard David DesJardin Jr., Bachelor of Science (Military Campus Programs)
  • Ann Yvonne Dihne, Master of Science in Information Systems (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

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

  • Larry R. Lee, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Kathryn Heinsma Creamer, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Elizabeth Elaine Grib, Master of Science in Information Systems (On-Campus Gradute Degree Programs)

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)

Summer 1999 Commencement

  • Terence Fitzgerald, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Sarah Williams, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Steven Araki (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 1999 Commencement

  • Richard McIntosh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Elisabeth Hultquist, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Sidharth Sood, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Winter 1999 Commencement

  • Joe Ray Carder, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Kristine H. Ebenius, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Paul J. Hee, Master of Science in Information Systems (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 1998 Commencement

  • Timothy Lee Bryant, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Melanie Joy Silva, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Alexis Schanen Fiuza, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 1998 Commencement

  • Daniel J. Hoffman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Maria Elisabeth Heljegard, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Milton K. Hee, Master of Business of Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Winter 1998 Commencement

  • Deanna L. Brigger, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Andrew D. Kirby, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Wilson Wan Yip, Master of Science in Information Systems and Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 1997 Commencement

  • John F. McShane, Jr., Bachelor of Arts (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Kim Ellison Ethington, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Michael D. Updike, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 1997 Commencement

  • Michael James Good, Bachelor of Arts (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Paris Elaine Bossert, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Greg Cabar Cabanting, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Winter 1997 Commencement

  • Sammy Edd Wesley, Jr., Bachelor of Arts (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Nicole Jo Moss, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Apirat Chaipiputtanamongkol, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 1996 Commencement

  • Dennis J. Shackleton, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Melanie J. Felipe-Dela Rosa, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Velma Ann Manibusan Palacios, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 1996 Commencement

  • Pamela Sue King, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Poongothai Rathinam-Nadar, Bachelor of Arts, (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Ann Swee Sun Koh-Schelander, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Winter 1996 Commencement

  • Patrick Joseph Cunningham, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Woei Yau Alvin Hang, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Fredrik Las Tjernstrom, Master of Science in Information Systems and Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Summer 1995 Commencement

  • Douglas Dean Harriman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Chrysteen Connelly Rellahan, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Ernest Anthony Lertola, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Systems (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Spring 1995 Commencement

  • Raymond Jusino, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Derrick R.K. Hatami, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Barbara Young Morgan, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)

Winter 1995 Commencement

  • Michael J. Kosanovich, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Satellite Degree Programs)
  • Laurel S. Ries, Bachelor of Arts (On-Campus Baccalaureate Degree Programs)
  • Thomas Philip Tenney, Master of Business Administration (On-Campus Graduate Degree Programs)