University of Hawaiʻi Fall Commencement Exercises

University of Hawaiʻi
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095
University and Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
University and Community Relations
Posted: Dec 26, 2001

The University of Hawaiʻi system announces its fall commencement schedule:

Friday, December 21

Leeward Community College
5 p.m., Leeward Community College Theatre
Speaker: TBA
Candidates: 263

Saturday, December 22

UH Hilo
9 a.m., UH Hilo New Gym
Speaker: Robert K.U. Kihune, chair of the Board of Trustees of Kamehameha Schools
Student Speaker: Julie-Beth Kanani Dircks, Psychology
Candidates: 174

UH Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
10 a.m., Kapiʻolani Band Stand
Speaker: Maj. Gen. James Dubik
Student Speaker: Edmund Chong
Candidates: 5

UH-West Oʻahu
10 a.m., Leeward Community College Theatre
Speaker: Deane Neubauer, UH Manoa Interim Chancellor
Student Speaker: Linda Jackson, Social Sciences
Candidates: 65

Sunday, December 23

UH Manoa Baccalaureate Degrees
9 a.m., Stan Sheriff Center
Speaker: Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001
Candidates: 800

Candidates with Honors: Lauren A. Hirao, Susan Har Sze Li, Candice A. Nii
Regents Scholars: Nikolaus Aaron Daubert, Michelle Manaois Mariano, Nguyen Hoang Phan
Presidential Scholars: Woo Ae Debbie Byun

Undergraduate commencement ceremonies are expected to last about two hours. Graduates, their families and friends are urged to arrive in sufficient time for the prompt 9 a.m. start of the program and to expect traffic congestion in the area. This year, security will be checking bags as people enter the arena. Because of this added security, doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

UH Manoa Advanced Degrees
2 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center
Speaker: Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001
Candidates: 52 doctorates, 302 master‘s degrees

Doors to the arena will open at 1 p.m. for the advanced degree program, which is expected to last approximately two hours. Security will be checking bags as people enter the arena.

Authorized lei vendors will be located in the Music Department parking lot along Dole Street just before the entrance to Lower Campus Road and adjacent to Cooke Field near the Rainbow Baseball Stadium. No balloons are allowed inside the Stan Sheriff Center.

Graduates, their families and well-wishers will exit the Stan Sheriff Center and meet on Cooke Field for post-commencement celebrations this year. The university has requested that caution be exercised by those walking on the surface to minimize damage that might result from spike-heeled shoes or carelessly discarded cigarette waste.