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.
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.
Adam Pack, professor of psychology, received the UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence.
John Hamilton, instructor of physics and astronomy, received the Frances Davis Award.
Student Speaker Karla Kapo‘aiola Ahn.
Keynote Speaker Tommy Esang Remengesau, Jr.
Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees
Big smiles all around as students commence their new life with degree in hand.
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