Fall 2020 Commencement Celebration

Quotations from Fall 2020 Graduates


I want to thank my #1 roommate (my mom), my family and friends, the outstanding professors at the History Department, Disability Services, Academic Advising and those at the Financial Aid Office. I love history!!

We are nothing but the sum of our choices. Finishing my degree at UH Hilo is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I have reclaimed my life from the lowest points imaginable and I am filled with gratitude. When times are tough, remember what Franz Kafka said: “Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live.”

Nicholas Noburo Iwamoto

This achievement is dedicated to all those who have been part of my journey to this point in time. From my family and friends, whoʻve loved and supported me through the many years of work it took to arrive at this milestone, to my earliest teachers who first inspired a desire for lifelong learning.

Angelina M. Gallegos