PHOTOS & VIDEO: UH Hilo 2017 Spring Commencement

A milestone this commencement: The university celebrates the first candidates from the new Master of Arts in Heritage Management program.

A milestone took place at the 2017 Spring Commencement at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo: the university graduated its first candidates for a master of arts in heritage management.

The program’s first graduates are among candidates who petitioned for degrees and/or certificates from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (28); College of Arts and Sciences (591); College of Business and Economics (52); College of Pharmacy (153); and Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (40); and for various post-graduate honors (25).

President Tommy Esang Remengesau, Jr, of the Republic of Palau delivered the keynote address. Karla Kapo‘aiola Ahn, a performing arts major, was student speaker.

Ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium.

Photos by Bob Douglas, click to enlarge.

 

Procession

Graduate waves to family and friends in the stands as she files in.
Candidate waves to family and friends in the stands as she enters the venue to take her seat.

 

Opening, Faculty Awards, and Speakers

Alexander Nagurney, instructor of psychology, is this year’s recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Alexander Nagurney, instructor of psychology, is this year’s recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

 

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees

Candidate with degree cover
Big smiles all around as students commence their new life with degree in hand.

 

Mortarboard Communications

 

Hooding Ceremonies

Candidate receives hood for graduate degree.
Prof. of Anthropology Peter Mills (right) bestows candidate with hood for master of arts in heritage management. This commencement marked the first cohort to graduate from the new UH Hilo program.

 

Closing of Ceremonies

 

Graduates with Friends and Family

 

 

About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories. 

-UH Hilo Stories