Despite the abrupt switch to online teaching in March due to the coronavirus, the UH Hilo School of Nursing got everyone to the finish line: 46 students earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (27 from Hilo and 19 from West O‘ahu). During the pinning ceremony, students from the Hilo and West O‘ahu cohorts were also recognized for several awards.
The geology department at UH Hilo hosted a virtual graduation party that was attended by graduates and their families, current students, faculty, staff and alumni.
While an undergraduate at UH Hilo, David Phillips was a student assistant at the Center for Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) where he worked directly with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff on monitoring and outreach. Phillips continued to be involved with CSAV as an instructor while at UH Mānoa, always returning to teach.
The English department at UH Hilo held virtual ceremonies May 12 for its spring 2020 awards and scholarships recipients.
Assistant Professor John H. R. Burns is a recipient of the prestigious Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His goal is to involve students in his research and provide them training with cutting-edge technology and data science tools.
Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo has awarded 59 degrees this semester, including two doctor of philosophy and 57 others.
The student-atheletes may not be walking across a stage this year with families, friends, coaches, teammates and fans in attendance. But they will still receive their diplomas, along with their athlete sash. Some will come back to play one more year.