Spring 2018 Commencement - Event Details

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Spring 2018 Commencement

Location: Edith Kanakaʻole Multi-Purpose Stadium - Hilo

The 2018 Spring Commencement (graduation) ceremony will be held in the Edith Kanakaʻole Multi-Purpose Stadium (Hilo Civic Auditorium) on Saturday, May 12th at
9am.

UH Hilo students have petitioned for degrees and/or certificates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences (589); Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (22); Business and Economics (57); Pharmacy (143); Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (48); and for various post-graduate credentials (19).

Henk Rogers, a Dutch-born video game entrepreneur and leading clean energy advocate, will deliver the keynote address at UH Hilo’s 2018 Spring Commencement. Blue Planet Foundation, founded by Rogers in 2007, is the state’s leading non-profit clean energy advocate. Blue Planet has worked to make Hawai’i the first state in the nation to target 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and ground transportation sectors.

Matthew Ruiz Jr., a sociology major, will represent the graduating class as student speaker. Ruiz was born in Wailuku, Maui and graduated from Maui High School in 2013. He transferred to UH Hilo in fall 2016 after earning an associate degree in liberal arts from Hawaiʻi Community College. At UH Hilo, he has maintained a 3.7 GPA, made the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List each semester, and was awarded a CAS Dean’s Scholarship in fall 2017 and spring 2018.

There will be a live feed of the event online, at hilo.hawaii.edu/commencement/

For more information, contact: commence@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7840

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