PHOTOS & VIDEO: UH Hilo 2016 Spring Commencement

A milestone during Commencement: at one point during the ceremonies, the 500th doctoral degree from UH Hilo was awarded, the majority of which have been from the College of Pharmacy.

Two female graduates in regalia, smiling, one in mortarboard, one with head lei, laden with lei.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo held its 2016 Spring Commencement on May 14.

Milestones at the event included the university awarding its first two doctorates in pharmaceutical sciences. The recipients of the first two doctor of philosophy in pharmaceutical sciences ever bestowed in the Pacific region were  Susanne Youngren-Ortiz and Jan Sang-ngern.

Another milestone during commencement: at one point during the ceremonies, the 500th doctoral degree from UH Hilo was awarded, the majority of which have been from the College of Pharmacy.

Keynote speaker at commencement was Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman, Jr, and student speaker was Carrie Soo Hoo.

There were 632 candidates for a total of 855 degrees or certificates from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (37); College of Arts and Sciences (529); College of Business and Economics (41); Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (52); and the College of Pharmacy (172).  Twenty-four others were candidates for various post-graduate honors.

Photos by Claudia Hagan, click to enlarge.

Ceremonies

Candidates during ceremonies.

 

Graduates

Group photo of candidates in kihei.

 

Family

Graduate with her parents.

 

Photographer Claudia Hagan is a part-time student and portrait photographer.

-UH Hilo Stories