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Governor to announce Hawai’i Broadband Initiative tomorrow, hosted videoconference on UH Hilo campus

Aloha,

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Governor Neil Abercombie will be announcing his “Hawai’i Broadband Initiative” at a press event at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa campus, Tuesday, August 23, from 1:00-2:00 pm.

The Governor will be sharing his plans for expanding broadband, or ultra high-speed Internet access in Hawai’i.

UH Hilo will be hosting a live videoconference of the event in Library Classroom 344.

Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to attend this videoconference.

Parking for fee is available.

Chancellor Straney

2011 New Student Convocation

The 2011 New Student Convocation was held on Tuesday at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Chancellor Straney addresses new students at the 2011 New Student Convocation.

Five Richard Smart Scholarship recipients to attend UH Hilo

The recipients and their families celebrated at the Richard Smart Scholarship Pau Hana event last Friday at the Pukalani Stables.

Richard Smart Scholarship recipients (l-r) George Subiono, Crystal Souza, Dalynne Livingston, and Jimi-Jean Kalaniopio will be attending UH Hilo in the fall. Missing from the photo are Micah Kamohoali‘i and Lauren Amsbary.

The Richard Smart Scholarship Fund awarded six scholarships this year and five of the recipients will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo this fall. The scholarships are awarded to residents of Waimea on the Big Island whose parents are not college graduates. The scholarship is administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

The recipients and their families celebrated at the Richard Smart Scholarship Pau Hana event last Friday at the Pukalani Stables.

Representing UH Hilo at the event were Kenny Simmons, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Leon Hallacher, chair of the natural sciences division.

“This was a terrific event, great students, great families, wonderful stories about the generosity of Richard Smart,” said Simmons.

The recipients are George Subiono, Crystal Souza, Dalynne Livingston, Jimi-Jean Kalaniopio and Micah Kamohoali‘i.

George Subiono is a graduate of Honoka‘a High School and will be a junior majoring in kinisiology. He plans on becoming a health teacher.

Crystal Souza graduated from Honoka‘a High School and will be a junior majoring in psychology.

Daylynn Livingston graduated this year from Kanu ‘O Ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School. She plans to major in political science with a minor in business administration.

Jimi-Jean Kalaniopio graduated from the Kapalama Campus of Kamehameha Schools. She’ll be a junior earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Micah Kamohoali‘i graduated from Honoka‘a High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Hawaiian studies and language.

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