Alumni Newsletter

January, 2012



The first of several phases of construction for BYU–Hawaii officially began on Saturday, Dec. 17, with a groundbreaking presided over by Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

New Online Orientation
Pre-Campus Orientation Videos
Making the transition to becoming a college student can be an anxiety-filled experience during that first year. These new videos can help. 
Riley Moffat book signing
Professors Team up to Write Book
The book “Gathering to La’ie” tells the history, legacy and testimonies of the people of the Laie community since its founding.
Elder Holland
Commencement Videos Online 
Addresses from Fall Commencement, including "The Parable of BYU–Hawaii" by Elder Holland, are avalible online to watch and read.
Maori Group Performs at PCC
Video: Maori Group Performs at PCC
30 Students from Western Springs College in Auckland, New Zealand, performed for audiences at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Maintain Integrity
Video: Maintain Integrity at Work
Professor of ethics and leadership Brad Agle gives a presentation to BYU alumni on how to maintain integrity in the workplace.
Gary Wong
Young Alumni Award Recipient
Alumnus Gary Wong is fulfilling a childhood dream as a Ph.D. candidate at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Videos: Watch the December 2011 Commencement Addresses 


Kalo Gold

1960, Business
Writer/Producer, Kalo’s South Seas Revue

Kalolaine Mataele Soukop has been a pioneer throughout her life. She came to the Church College of Hawaii in 1957 as one of the first three Tongan students to enroll. After graduation, Kalo’s talents were utilized for two years as a labor missionary at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where she taught, performed, and made the Tongan Village a success.

Kalo started various organizations, including a South Pacific handicraft import business, the Tongan Cultural Society, a travel agency and a television show. Kalo also started a Polynesian dance revue...

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In Memoriam