Alumni Newsletter

December, 2011
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The renovated facility now has an expanded capacity of 24,400 square feet within the 27,000 square-foot building.

Jimmy Au
Alumnus Finds Fit in Hollywood
Jimmy Au calls himself an accidental entrepreneur, getting a taste of the men's suit business in 1959 as a student at BYU–Hawaii (CCH).
Cecilia Ylu
Alumna Named 2011 Eccles Scholar
"The award recognizes students who, immediately into their MBA program, begin thinking about their interest in international business.”
Teacher Dances Around the World 
Originally from China, Professor Nina Foster was selected as a child to train to become a professional dancer. Now she teaches at BYU–Hawaii.
Global Forum
Culture & Ethics topic of Global Forum
"What is culture, and what impact does it have on ethical behavior?” World expert in ethics and leadership presents at BYU–Hawaii.
Isaiah Walker
ESPN Features Alum's book
Isaiah Walker hopes to enlighten locals and visitors with his book "Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth Century Hawaii."
PNG Minister
Prime Ministers Visit BYU–Hawaii 
During the recent APEC conference, BYU–Hawaii welcomed the Prime Ministers of Tonga, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and The Cook Islands
Three generations
3 Generations of BYU–Hawaii Alumni
The Litchfields recently stopped in at the Alumni Relations Office. They have been a part of BYU–Hawaii since 1966.
Thailand Tragedy
Alums Triumph in Thailand Tragedy
“I was very sad...I don’t know how to state it properly. But it felt like we were lucky that we still were able to save our lives."

Alumni Spotlight: Art and Peggy Hannemann
As students at Brigham Young Universty—Hawaii, Arthur (Social Work, ‘83) and Peggy Hannemann (Non-Grad Alumna) knew they attended a sacred institution. The Hannemanns also knew that if they shared with others what they learned at BYU–Hawaii and kept the principles of the gospel, their life would be extremely blessed. This knowledge has provided the Hannemans with a life full of service and gratitude.
In Memoriam Upcoming Events
  • December 16, 6 PM-7:15 PM, Graduation Celebration at the CAC
  • December 17, 9:00 AM Commencement at the CAC
  • December 17, 1:30 PM: Groundbreaking ceremony for multi-use building and student housing facilities with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, south of the campus stake center on the big circle