UH West Oʻahu graduates shine at fall 2015 commencement

Fall 2015 Commencement 1

Happy UH West Oʻahu graduates at the fall 2015 commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The holiday season was extra special for UH West Oʻahu graduates who participated in the fall 2015 commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the UHWO Courtyard. Graduates received bachelor’s degrees and certificates as happy family and friends looked on. Chancellor Rockne Freitas presided over his final commencement ceremony before his retirement on Dec. 31. State Senator Michelle Kidani presented Chancellor Freitas with an official proclamation from the Hawaiʻi State Legislature thanking him for his years of exceptional service to the University of Hawaiʻi and the state. Fall 2015 graduate and student speaker Marissa Pagud addressed the graduates, and former University of Hawaiʻi President Albert Simone gave the keynote address.

Fall 2015 UHWO Commencement Ceremony

View the complete fall 2015 commencement video on the UH West Oʻahu YouTube page.

Freitas and Pagud

Chancellor Rockne Freitas with UHWO fall 2015 commencement student speaker, Marissa Pagud.

Simone commencement speech

Former UH President Albert Simone addresses graduates at the UH West Oʻahu fall 2015 commencement.


Image courtesy of Brian Miyamoto