Class of 2006
UH presents advanced and undergrad degrees May 14
Nearly 1,400 undergraduate and 962 master's degree, doctorate and post-baccalaureate certificate candidates are eligible to receive their degrees at spring commencement ceremonies May 14 at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a UH news release said.
The undergraduate degrees will be presented beginning at 9 a.m. Advanced degree ceremonies start at 3 p.m.
James Horton, Benjamin Banneker professor of American studies and history at George Washington University, will be the keynote speaker at both ceremonies. He is also director of the Afro-American Communities Project of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Horton teaches in the UH-Manoa Department of American Studies each spring semester.
Jadie Goo, a graduating senior who will receive her bachelor's degree in travel industry management, will speak on behalf of the spring 2006 graduating class at the 9 a.m. program. She came to the university from Nanjing, China, and will work at the Hawaii Tourism Authority after graduation.
Doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will open at 8 a.m. for the undergraduate ceremony and at 2 p.m. for the advanced degree ceremony. Both events are free to the public. No tickets are issued, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Balloons and strollers are not allowed inside the Stan Sheriff Center.
Free parking will be available in the lower campus parking structure, which will open at 6 a.m.
Friends and family members may greet graduates following the ceremony at Les Murakami Stadium.
There will also be a live Webcast of the ceremony. For further details about the commencement ceremony, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement.
Kamehameha Schools' Mailer keynote speaker at UH-Hilo
Kamehameha Schools Chief Executive Officer Dee Jay Mailer will deliver the keynote address at the University of Hawaii-Hilo spring commencement, 9 a.m. May 13 at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium, a UH news release said.
A total of 467 students are candidates for graduation.
Mailer is a 1970 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has received two degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa: a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1975 and a master's in business administration in 1985.
"Ms. Mailer is one of the university's most distinguished alumnae. She exemplifies the ideals of leadership and community service and is a shining example of achievement for both women and for native Hawaiians," said UH-Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng in the written release.
The student speaker selected to represent the Class of 2006 is James Cox, who will receive a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry. The 37-year-old Cox worked as an Alaska king crab fisherman, statistically the world's most dangerous job, and has also pulled 12-hour shifts at Ken's House of Pancakes while attending UH-Hilo full time.
Bishop to give Chaminade's 50th commencement speech
The Most Rev. Larry Silva, fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Hawaii, will be Chaminade University's 50th-anniversary commencement speaker, according to a school news release.
About 473 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees at 7 p.m. Monday at the Blaisdell Arena.
As bishop of Honolulu, Silva oversees 230,000 Catholics in 66 parishes and 28 missions. He was born in Hawaii in St. Francis Hospital in Liliha. He was baptized at St. Anthony Church in Kailua and grew up in California. His last post before coming to the Hawaii diocese was with the diocese in Oakland, Calif.
His large extended family here includes great-grandparents who were children of immigrant sugar plantation workers.