Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Vanessa Wong, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Vanessa M. Wong was born in San Francisco, California, and is the second oldest of three children born to Terry and Vicky Wong. After graduating as Valedictorian from her high school, she chose to pursue her degree at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. During her time at HPU, she was selected as a member of the International Vocal Ensemble, served for two years as the elected College of Business Senator in the Student Government Association, was inducted as an Alpha Chi Honors Society member, and worked in the Student Life Office. Wong also served as the SGA Representative for the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee, provided mentorship and academic support for first-year students and mentored for three years as a Senior Peer Mentor. In addition, she competed in the longest standing ethnic pageant in Hawaiʻi where she placed as one of the Princesses. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her MBA at HPU. Her goal is to influence the perspectives of many lives worldwide through her marketing studies.