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August, 2010
 
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Summer 2010  
Laie, Hawaii Temple rededication & open house announced
In conjunction with the rededication of the temple, there will also be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, 20 November 2010. The Laie Hawaii Temple was originally dedicated 27 November 1919 by then President Heber J. Grant. It was the fifth operating temple in the world and the first completed outside the state of Utah. The temple serves Church members living in Hawaii and the Marshall Islands... Read more...
Tongan alumnus becomes leader in his home country
Forty six years ago in the Fall Semester of 1964, Siaosi ‘Etika Moleni, a young Tongan student, entered the Church College of Hawaii - now known as Brigham Young University Hawaii - not knowing he was going to become one of the leaders President David O. McKay foresaw going out from Laie... Read More...
CCH alumni close reunion with testimony
The 100-plus Church College of Hawaii alumni who met on campus from July 24-27 closed their reunion with a 3.5-hour testimony meeting typified by expressions of love for each other, their participation in President David O. McKay's vision of what the students would accomplish, and their devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read more...
Canadian alumnus gets Book of Mormon video on 'trendy list'
An unprecedented missionary effort by LDS church members took place on May 3 this year when a BYU-Hawaii alumnus, Erin Jakob from Canada, invited people all over the world to join forces in watching a YouTube video entitled “Testimony of The Book of Mormon” featuring Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Read more...
  Mormon helping hands
Members of the Laie community and the BYU–Hawaii ohana joined with communities across Hawaii to beautify the island on Saturday, May 8, as part of the Mormon Helping Hands Program. Ashley Shaum, a recent graduate of BYU–Idaho and currently a resident of Laie, attended the service project and enjoyed this opportunity to give back to the community.... Read more...
BYU-Hawaii Women’s Conference empowers daughters of God
Bringing together women from all over the island, the BYU-Hawaii Women’s Conference featured speakers whose education, experiences, and faith have given them the ability to inspire others to go forward in their callings as women in Zion. They shared personal experiences, professional insights, as well as genuine encouragement... Read more...

Alumni Spotlight - John Speed
John Speed graduated in 2000 from BYU–Hawaii in Information Systems Management. He was born in Beaumont, Texas, served his mission in West Virginia, and has lived in many places including Korea and China. In 2002, he and his wife, Jenni, moved back to Hawaii and started a business in pest control. Read more...