Faculty and Staff Support Fin Week and Display Their Hoop Skills at the Annual Faculty and Staff Basketball Game

Over 30 faculty and staff teamed up to build camaraderie, playing in a semi-competitive halftime basketball match at halftime of the HPU versus Dominican men's basketball game held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Blaisdell Arena. President Gotanda tossed the ceremonial tip-off and  Brenden Holland, Ph.D. (biology faculty) hit a walk-off buzzer beater, sending the audience into thunderous cheers. 

Mahalo to the participants: President John Gotanda, Sam Moku, Megan Hiramoto, Myles Yamamoto, James Sherman, Jon Davidann, Clarence Ncube, Marc Gilbert, Matthew LoPresti, Barbara Hannum, Roger Kiyomura, Greg Grauman, Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Jan Boivin, Roslyn Vasconcellos-Short, Joe Agudo, Brenden Holland, Dominique Bushong, Scott Williams, Chaplain Kawika Haglund, Naomi Hughes, Rev. Dale Burke, David Kostecki, Mariah Campbell, Dee Bordley, Joanna Capuano, Marites McKee, Kayla Gotanda, Sharky and Adam Burke. 

The faculty and staff basketball match is an annual HPU tradition. Contact organizer Adam Burke, aburke@hpu.edu, for inclusion in next year’s game. 

Photo courtesy of Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Ph.D.