Alumni Newsletter

November, 2012
Mrs. Hawaii

“More than anything, I wanted to be a positive influence in the lives of people on a grander scale,” mused Lara Leimana Fonoimoana, BYU–Hawaii student graduating in December, wife, and mother who recently completed her reign as Mrs. America.

Millers Say Farewell 

BYU–Hawaii was honored to have two individuals help shape important parts of this university for over 34 years.
McKay Center
Mckay Foyer Renovations 

The construction adds emphasis to the historic murals in the Foyer and increases functionality of this prominent place.
Explosion in Polynesian World

Tahitian Artist and Alumnus Eriki Marchand creates two totems reminding visitors of Mahoi spirituality and French Polynesia's nuclear legacy.
Continuing Excellence
Continuing Excellence

Student chapter of the BYU Managment Society receives the Dean's Gold for the second consecutive year.
Dr. John
Final Leave After 20 Years

Dr. Jonassen, one of the jewels of the political science department will take his final leave as a professor after 20 years.
Vocal Point
Vocal Point Brings Show to Laie

For the first time ever, BYU’s Vocal Point performed at BYU–Hawaii in an event sponsored by BYU–Hawaii Performance Series.



Alumni Spotlight: Chris CarlsonChris Carlson
Chris Carlson (Human Resource Management '87) grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA, with eight siblings. He first attended Mt. San Antonio Junior College where he played water polo. Chris then headed to BYU–Hawaii to go to a small school, prepare for his mission, and surf (not necessarily in that order!) His first time on an airplane was on his way to school in Hawaii. Janelle (his wife) grew up in Lakewood, WA, and spent her first semester at BYU (Provo) before realizing a smaller campus is what she craved. Chris is married to Janelle Cline Carlson (Travel Management '86). They just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this past Oct. They both teach special education and Janelle directs her elementary school choir. Janelle was a member of Showcase Hawaii and Seaside Singers...