‘Going Above and Beyond,’ HPU’s Summer Guides

First-year students at ATM during orientation

Submitted by Kelly Lucero, Manager, Student Services Center and Summer Guide Campaign Coordinator

The staff and faculty of HPU demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to our students, their families, and the university over the summer. Nearly 80 faculty and staff stepped up to the plate and volunteered to serve as Summer Guides, helping incoming first-year students across the U.S. and globe make the transition to Honolulu this Fall. Our ‘Ohana worked together and navigated the stormy seas united in the face of a worldwide pandemic and uncertainty.

Summer Guides served as the point of contact to 5 to 15 students (in some cases, more). Each Summer Guide took time out of their already-busy schedules every week to participate in planning meetings and provide student outreach via email, phone calls, text, and video chat. Questions from students and families ranged from HPU’s COVID health and safety precautions to the university travel exemption program to housing to financial aid and much more. In addition to helping new students manage important university business, Summer Guides showcased the true meaning of the values we embrace.

They demonstrated ALOHA by customizing their communications with students, and adapting to radical changes, setting the tone for a welcoming experience and environment. Their commitment to attend planning meetings, ask the right questions, and share subject matter expertise with each other highlighted their sense of PONO. And finally, Summer Guide volunteers took on more than their fair share of KULEANA by managing a fluctuating volume of students at any given time – without complaint.

HPU would like to recognize the following individuals for their participation and contribution to this year’s Summer Guide campaign. You are all irreplaceable!

Allyson

Agustin

Lisa

Akamine

Douglas

Askman

David

Barrowclough

Elizabeth

Bay

Hendrik

Bode

Laila

Brown

Brandon

Bulseco

Dominique

Bushong

Brooke

Carroll

Brandon

Childress

Lauren

Conching

Kathryn

Conlon

Jon

Davidann

Brian

Fila

Roger

Fong

Carlin

Geremias

Angela

Gili

Christian

Gloria

Allison

Gough

Joseph

Ha

Brenden

Holland

David

Horgen

Adrienne

Huang

Carin

Iha

Joan

Ishaque

Brenda

Jensen

Carrie

Jones

Jasmine

Kauhane

Roger

Kiyomura

Adrienne

Lampitelli

Laurie

Leach

Tracie

Lopes

Matt

LoPresti

Steven

Lum

Haley

Lytle

Serge

Marek

Christopher

Martin

Georgianna

Martin

Kristopher

Martin

Kayla

Mason

Melissa

Matsubara

Marites

McKee

Alex

Miller

Sam

Moku

Suketu

Naik

Bob

Nakata

Dingilizwe

Ncube

Chez

Neilson

Lauren

Nosworthy

Suzy

Prenovost

Brian

Reece

Lawrence

Rowland

Kelsey

Sandoval

Sara

Sato

Alec

Schumacker

Jayne

Smitten

Ed

Souza

Erika

Strawn

Michael

Taylor

Ryan

Tin Loy

Mark

Tjarks

Trenton

Tubbs

Mike

Van Lear

Darren

Vorderbruegge

Sidney

Wayne

Nicole

Wechselberger

Rob

Wilson

Tara

Wilson

Rachel

Wyman

Joel

Yagi