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As graduation nears, UH West Oʻahu student asserts education is ‘key tool’

Bryceson Gregory Keali‘iwiwo‘oleikamaunaki‘eki‘e Tugade is mindful of the messages he hopes to convey to the hundreds in attendance — notably his fellow graduating classmates...

Commencement student speaker shares importance of ‘showing up’

The college diploma that Kalāwena Kalehuawehe will be receiving soon from the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu represents years of dedication. But she said its...

Get ready for commencement at two-day event

Are you graduating this fall from the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu? Candidates for graduation can prepare for the 2023 Mid-Year Commencement at Grad Fest,...

‘Grit and determination’ part of commencement student speaker’s message

After being selected to address his fellow graduating classmates and guests in attendance at the upcoming University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu Spring 2023 Commencement, Anthony...

Commencement student speaker is grateful and inspired

For Gabriel "Gabby" Barrientos Navalta — a Filipino first-generation college student who hails from Laupāhoehoe, a small town on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i...

Prep for graduation and beyond at two-day event

Update, April 10: To see photos from the event, visit the “Spring 2023 Grad Fest” album on Flickr. University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu’s candidates for graduation...

Perseverance key part of commencement student speaker’s message

When Nyle Jordan Ocariza takes to the podium at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu Fall 2022 Commencement, he hopes to remind his fellow graduating...

Commencement student speaker’s grandchildren are her ‘why’

Ask Abbie Kahula Reed the reason she persisted and excelled throughout her academic journey at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, and she’ll name five...

Commencement to feature three student speakers

Share your stories with others. Make a difference in this world. Continue to persevere throughout life. These are some of the uplifting messages three students...

Seniors can prepare for commencement at three-day fest

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu's graduating seniors can get ready for the Spring 2022 Commencement at Grad Fest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on...

Pro surfer first to receive UH West Oʻahu’s Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing degree

Professional surfer Moanalani Jones Wong is believed to be one of the best females to ever surf the legendary Banzai Pipeline, also known as...

UH West Oʻahu graduate says it’s ‘never too late’ to better yourself

Jill Kehaulani Thompson is passionate about wanting to make a difference in her community and is driven to become a social worker, to one...

Virtual commencement honors over 700 grads, including mom who is ‘a great example’

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu student Tasha Dela Rama wants to be an example for her three children. Dela Rama, a first-generation college student from Kapolei,...

UH West Oʻahu to hold commencement ceremony virtually

The University of Hawaʻi–West Oʻahu is conducting a virtual commencement to honor ALL 2020 graduates, replacing the traditional ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given...

Honoring UH West O’ahu Veteran graduates

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Veterans Empowered Through Stem (V.E.T.S.), in partnership with the UH West Oʻahu Alumni Association, is offering free honor cords...

UH West Oʻahu to honor graduates at fall commencement

Graduates, family, and friends will celebrate fall 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14. More than 300 students will earn bachelor’s degrees and certificates...

UH West Oʻahu to honor graduates at fall commencement on Dec. 14

Graduates, family, and friends will celebrate fall 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14. More than 300 students will earn bachelor’s degrees and certificates...