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fireside set for Salt Lake City
Alumni Association will hold a special fireside meeting for Utah
on March 22, 2003, in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Eric B. Shumway, PCC President Von Orgill and others will address
and preview clips from new LDS Foundation media currently under
to help with Light of
efforts. They will also hold a reception in the Joseph Smith
from 2:00-3:30 p.m. before the fireside.
in the Assembly Hall is limited. Utah chapter chairs David
Settle ('76, Accounting) and his wife Susanne
McDonald Settle ('92) will start distributing tickets on
1. They can also be reached at 801-377-7783.
enrollment cap raised, mix to change
Dean of Admissions & Records Jeffrey
Bunker reported that Winter Semester's total of about 2,400
in line with the University's recently increased enrollment ceiling
— up from last semester's 2,200-student level.
pleased to have the new enrollment cap. It's going to be positive
University and the students," Dean Bunker said. "Right now, the
registration is done, and we anticipate we'll end up with around
explained that the difference between the total registration and the
cap limit is due to the number of non-degree-seeking students (for
those taking Continuing
Education classes) who are
traditionally not counted against the limit; and "for a variety of
a number of students will discontinue every semester."
who came to BYU-Hawaii a year-and-a-half ago from a similar position
University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, said he is also pleased
new enrollment dynamic that started Fall Semester: "We've seen a
in our continuing students, which is an indication that we're
example, we have more than 150 students continuing over from Fall to
than we did last year. That's significant, because the impact of 150
continuing students means we can be more purposeful in our
explained he and his BYU-Hawaii recruiting team are responsible for
relatively new recruiting objectives that call for maintaining the
of students from Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, increasing the
Asia, and decreasing the number of students from the mainland U.S.
on this, President Eric B. Shumway pointed out when BYU-Hawaii
enrollment objectives, the majority of the students will be from
United States. "Approximately 60% of the student body will be
and 40% will be U.S. I'm grateful that President McKay laid out this
emphasis for us in the beginning."
other BYU-Hawaii recruiting team members include Associate Dean Arapata
('83, Music), who focuses on the Pacific Islands, including
New Zealand; Mike
('71), Director of International Recruitment, who works mainly with
in the developed nations of Asia; and Asai
Gilman, Director of Hawaii, Mainland and International
the Pacific Islands where English is widely spoken.
noted that the number of Hawaii students currently comprises about
the student body, while Pacific islanders are about 15% of the mix.
feel very good that in many respects we've achieved our goal for
the Pacific Islands," he said. "We created 60 new scholarships last
year only for Hawaii students, and 50 of those are not tied to grade
academics. We're just starting to see students receive these
but it's making a difference."
also said reducing the percentage of mainland students from their
level of approximately 40% to 25% will be a challenge. "One might
this would be easy: Just stop admitting them; but in reality, we
want to reduce
them in such a way that we don't create an academic void. For
has to be enough mainland students for the other students to
for language skills and diversity purposes."
also are more and more mainland students who genuinely want to
internationally, and we need to give them the opportunity to prepare
CES common application form gives us an idea of where a student
or her interest in BYUH. They must list their preference," Bunker
will then look to see "if they have any alumni ties, or if they have
served a mission in any of the target areas in Asia or the Pacific.
We also look at what they write in their essays, as it's related to
of the University."
emphasized that Admissions will handle the reduction with
have a plan that will really get going beginning Fall Semester 2003:
will be to reduce the number of new freshmen, who have the highest
rate; and continue to focus on mainland transfer students, who are
to remain here to graduate. They're also much more likely to have
on missions. They're more mature, and more apt to have some sense of
of the University, in terms of its international objectives."
said Admissions has divided the objective to "significantly increase
of Asian students" into two geographical components: an increase
current 12% level to 20% from the developed nations of Japan, Korea,
Kong, Singapore and Taiwan [Asia-1 in the accompanying chart]; and
from the present 9% level to 15% from the other developing nations
[Asia-2 in the chart].
challenge in Asia is being addressed with increased recruiting
developing a marketing plan that uses the CES leaders in ways
been used before. We're also developing new scholarships. One
the language requirement, but we've developed admission standards
from Asia: If they meet standards in academic skills, language and
development, they will be admitted."
added that, unlike Asian universities where a student cannot leave
a mission without losing his place, "we guarantee if they go to
or if they leave to go on a mission, we will save their place. It
said it's still "too early" to tell how well this is working, "but
response we've received from Church leaders has been very positive."
working on this for the past year. We are making progress toward the
we have laid out for us. In that same light, I feel good about
our students are coming from in terms of filling the vision of David
mentioned in the October
Alumni Newsletter, and with less than two years to go,
Jubilee Steering Committee co-chairs Vernice
('77, English) and Rex
('68, Business Management) are meeting regularly with committee
plan the University's fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 2005.
of the committee, many of whom are alumni, include:
To'a, David and Laurie
Moe, Dick Clissold, Steve
Goodwill, Shauna Smith, Spencer
Thimm and Wayne
Steering Committee is presently organizing sub-committees for
Laie community, historical, marketing, local arrangements, hosting
relations, special events, student activities, academic and
luau/island banquet, design and productions, former faculty, PCC
activities, musical productions and sports and recreational
contact the co-chairs if you would like to share your mana'o
The BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team, which defeated Hawaii Pacific
in the Cannon Activity Center on January 11th and is favored to win
West Conference, was recently ranked sixth in the NCAA Division West
gets an automatic bid to the NCAA II regional tournament, along with
of the Great Northwest Conference and the California Collegiate
The remaining five berths in the tournament are determined by the
rankings. BYU-Hawaii tied for the conference title last season with
State-Billings and received an at-large bid to the NCAA II
The American Volleyball Coaches Association recently named
BYU-Hawaii outside hitter Yu Chuan Weng from Taiwan as its AVCA
the Year. Weng — who along with teammate Chun Yi Lin received
NCAA II First Team All-American honors — helped lead the
lady Seasiders to the 2002 national title last month with a
of 1,150 attacks this past season.
water polo: Vanja Kalabic, a sophomore from Yugoslavia, also
earned a spot on the NCAA II All-American First Team. He again led
in scoring during only its second season of competition and helped
to its first-ever top-20 ranking and a spot in the Western Water
playoffs. Kalabic scored three or more goals 20 times, and averaged
Jordan Brink and Alexsander Stankovic received All Conference
down these dates on your calendar:
11-16, 2003: CCH/BYU-Hawaii Homecoming, including the Alumni
on the 12th and the Chapter Chair conference on Feb. 13-14.
1-2, 2003: The BYU-Hawaii Concert Choir will sing during the
14-15, 2003: The BYU-Hawaii Jazz & Steel Band will be on
26, 2003: The Utah Chapter will hold a Holoku Ball in Provo.
PCC promo team perform
for the opening of the
Hawaii State Senate
January 15. Read
photo by Elder Warren Bybee
Chapter Chair Conference set:
Over 25 chapter leaders have indicated they will attend our annual
Chair Conference, to be held February 13-14 during Homecoming week.
Newsletter will feature a lot of alumni feedback gathered during the
('81, Travel Industry Management; '82, Accounting) recently stopped
Alumni Office on the second floor of the Admin Building to update
Foliaki ('95, Accounting/IS) and his wife, Shauna
Gooch Foliaki ('93), have set March 14 as the date for the
potluck luau, which will feature Utah chapter co-chair Sue Settle's
('92) visiting Maori group for entertainment. "We hope within the
or so we'll confirm the place and time for the event, but for sure
it on March 14th. We're hoping all alumni who are planning to attend
send us an e-mail to RSVP."
Co-chairs Laurai and James
('68, Physical Education) report 25 members of the chapter held a
organizational dinner meeting on December 28th at the Kona Stake
Veloria ('69, Physical Education) volunteered to focus on
while other committee members will be named at another meeting on
Francisco Bay Area:
Jou ('90, Computer Science) has asked the SFBA leadership to
later this month at his house in San Jose to plan the chapter's
Event in May.
The Utah Chapter, under co-chairs David
('76, Accounting) and Sue
('92) will be very busy this Spring with:
- the special March
fireside in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, as mentioned
- a Holoku Ball on April 26th in Provo.
or call them at 801-377-7783 for more information.
1950s & 60s
MEMORIAM: Former dorm "mom" Anne Brighouse Rivers passed
5, 2003, in St. George, Utah. She and her husband, Charles Rivers,
who preceded her in death by several years, came to Church College
from Samoa in 1962 as dorm parents. The next year they opened the
shop at the Polynesian Cultural
and later managed the new Laniloa Lodge and Restaurant [now the Laie Inn and McDonald's Laie, respectively]
for 11 years. Their daughter, Eileen Harding ('72), is an
worked in the President's office.
journalism professor, Dr. Ralph
Barney, kindly wrote to tell us that the children of Dr. David
and Mary Miles — who taught at CCH/BYU-Hawaii from 1962 until
their retirement — honored their parents' 50th wedding anniversary
return from their latest mission in the Dominican Republic with a
luau on December 20th in Provo, Utah. Many old friends from CCH days
and Delsa Olsen, who
now live in Logan, UT; Ken and Delma Baldridge; O.
and Betty Barney, who also live in Logan; Kay
Lina Andersen; Jerry Roundy, who's retired and lives in Escalante,
UT; Dean and Elizabeth
Anderson; the Craig Mayfields;
Gilbert Haggen; the Lynn Tylers; Marilyn Fonoimoana;
Lavina Harper; Dwayne Anderson and others. Dr. Barney
that Sweet's — a Polynesian eatery in Provo — catered the luau
with "nearly forgotten favorites such as poi, palusami, long rice
pig. It was a great time for the ancient group to gather."
and friends attended the December 28th retirement party for Dr. Frank
('64, Accounting), who retired at year's end after working the past
as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Windward District — all
but three of them at either Kahuku High or Kahuku Elementary School.
children — Frank Jr. ('97, Information Science), Lei
('86, Computer Information), Roxanne Latu ('89, Business
and Keawe ('97, Psychology) — spouses and grandchildren
Frank's wife, Gladys Chu Kalama ('61, Elementary Education) for the
event. Gladys retired from Laie
Elementary School a few years earlier. Among the CCH alumni
Frank's cousin Harry Murray
('58, Biological Sciences) and his wife, Patricia Lei Andersen
Gladys' brother, Wayne Chu ('74, Accounting); and Charles
('64, Mathematics), who has followed up his public service
government affairs consulting in the private sector. Toguchi still
Hunkin Vanisi ('68, History Education) also retired as a Kahuku
about the same time. In addition to her husband, Similati Vanisi
History), her brother, Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin ('64), who's
represent American Samoa again in the U.S. Congress, and sisters Salu
('68) and Sape Hunkin Magalei ('71, English Education) helped
photographer and artist Gig Greenwood ('68) said he's
finishing a new
home studio where he plans to get back into painting and sculpting.
his wife, Suzanne Arthur Greenwood, live in Makakilo.
Faaumu Philip ('69, Business Education), e-mailed that she
lived in the Bay Area for about 20 years but now lives in Roseville,
with her three sons, and works for the Intel Corporation. She added
sister, Ana Faaumu Cropper ('69, Child Development &
and husband Earl Cropper ('69, Business Management), who
a PCC manager, have been living in Orem for the past 30 years. Ana
worked as a teacher and is now an R.N., while Earl runs his own
Hancock ('72), who lives in Sunset Beach, jokes he "majored in
at CCH, and still likes to get out there two-to-three times a week,
not running his successful electrical contracting business or
with their seven children.
MEMORIAM: Lani Moe, who traveled and performed throughout Europe
for the first 50 years of his life with his mother and father, Tau
late Rose Moe, and sister Dorian Moe Vineula, who now works at PCC,
away in early December. After the family returned to Laie in 1982,
as a dance instructor at BYU-Hawaii and worked with various campus
groups over the past 20 years.
Kaahanui ('88, Construction Management) recently became
Oahu-Hawaii Facilities Manager, taking care of Church and other
buildings on the two islands. He previously worked as a materials
with Church purchasing, assigned to BYU-Hawaii. He now works out of
offices next to the Honolulu Tabernacle.
experience and knowledge gained at BYUH has been instrumental in all
over the past several years," writes former ASBYUH President Tony
Herrera ('91, Organizational Development). Tony, a senior
and development manager for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, recently
New York to San Diego, where he's serving in a bishopric "and
upon the example of my BYUH church and academic leaders."
('95), now an instructor at American Samoa Community College, fondly
the "great times," including "any activity in the Little Circle that
food and music was always great, not to mention the programs and
in the CAC."
A. Smith ('97, TESOL) has fond memories of working at the
Cultural Center as a Japanese guide, "using my Japanese language
in the Japan Fukuoka Mission" from 1977-79, and "making friends with
people while working as a custodian in the School of Education
He and his wife, Bokryun Choi ('96, TESOL) now live in
'Ohana Korea group
Antonio To ('99, International Business) is now selling
and residential real estate in Beijing, China. Since that's the site
2008 Olympics, he said "it's truly an exciting time to be in China."
also helping a number of people apply to BYU-Hawaii and said his
a strong relocation program for those who are moving from overseas
('99, History) and his wife, Hyosook Kim ('99, TESOL) live in
Finland. His brother, Lauri Reijonen ('98, English/History)
Myounghee Choi Reijonen ('99, English) are also BYU-Hawaii
Hong ('99, Information Systems), who's Nokia's business
manager in Korea, e-mailed that he enjoyed their recent 'Ohana Korea
group meeting in December with Alumni Board member P.
Rogers ('94, International Business Management). "Many of us
how much we were blessed to go to this special school in Hawaii," he
Hashick got married last March: They're expecting their first child
Anderson ('00, Accounting) e-mailed that her friend, Jeannot
Tchan ('98, Accounting),
was recently called as President of the Paea-Tahiti
Stake, "just to let you know that BYU-Hawaii trains good leaders."
Lathen ('00, Elementary Education) and Scott
Crowley ('01, International Business) were married in the
Temple last October.
Khaisanbuu ('02, Information Systems) who had been living
in Seattle, has moved home to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Buck ('02, ICS: Anthropology), who now lives in Ventura,
writes: "I will never forget my life there and hope to keep it with
It was great to learn in that atmosphere with so many different
I loved it. What a great way to see the whole world in just one
We're off to another great year. The BYU-Hawaii Campus is busy,
after the semester break and Christmas. For those of you who live in
cold places, remember, it's all relative: We were shivering over
when nighttime temperatures recently dropped into the chilly 60s,
winter surf already did some damage up on the North Shore;
when you live Hawaii," especially in the winter. Look for lots of
in the next issue, following our Alumni Awards Banquet and Chapter
during Homecoming in February. Until then, aloha nui.
Foley ('70, TESL), Editor
& Alumni Association
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