Graduates honored at University of Hawaii inaugural ceremony



  • The University of Hawaii at Manoa held three commencement ceremonies this weekend. The Saturday morning ceremony was for graduates of the College of Arts, Languages ​​and Letters, College of Natural Sciences, Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing , School of Architecture, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health.

  • The University of Hawaii at Manoa held three commencement ceremonies this weekend. The Saturday morning ceremony was for graduates of the College of Arts, Languages ​​and Letters, College of Natural Sciences, Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing , School of Architecture, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health.

  • Graduates prepare to enter the Stan Sheriff Center for Saturday’s ceremony.

  • Yick Ching Wong, computer science, Nhan Bui, computer science, Taylor Atkinson, biology and Patrick McCrindle, computer science, pose for a photo ahead of Saturday’s ceremony.

  • Joshlyn Rodrigues, Hawaiian Studies, poses for a photo with her mother, Jaimie, left, Chalei Peters and Jasselyn Basques,

  • Sisters Josephina Fortin and Caliana Fortin graduated in natural sciences.

  • Jeanette Tajiri, left, Julia Tsuzaki, Ryder Tanaka, Vanessa Khamkhay, and Caitlyn Lee earned degrees in biology.

  • S. Cranston came on crutches to receive his diploma.

  • Kaulana Stanley, Hawaiian Studies, waited for the ceremonies to begin.

  • Hawaiian Studies Kaulana Stanley carried a spear draped with the Hawaiian flag for Saturday’s ceremony.

  • The procession at Saturday’s ceremony in front of the College of Arts, Languages ​​and Letters, College of Natural Sciences, Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing , School of Architecture , Thompson School of Social Work and Health.

  • University of Hawaii graduates watched Saturday’s ceremony.

  • President David Lassner speaks at the ceremony.

  • University of Hawaii graduates watched Saturday’s ceremony.

  • Maansi Murty, a graduate of the University of Hawaii, delivered the speech at Saturday’s ceremony.

  • A merry crowd cheered the graduates.

  • UH graduates, Candice Sarangay and Isaiah Avilla celebrate after graduation.

  • Chantelle Lopez, nurse, and Jonathan Phisayavong, public health, celebrate after graduation.

  • Jayci Gomes’ first day on campus was her graduation day. Jayci poses with her family, Isaac Ibarra, Jada Gomes and father, Duane Gomes. Jayci did all her classes remotely.

  • Emmaline Asano, a biochemistry graduate, celebrated with her grandmother Nelda Fernandez.

  • Kylie Bakey receives her nursing degree from President David Lassner.

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