Alumni Newsletter

January, 2013
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Spirit Week

BYU–Hawaii celebrates Spirit Week on campus with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends from February 11-17, 2013, in honor of its founding on February 12, 1955. Click here to view a full list of events for the week.

Address to Graduates  

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, addressed more than 270 BYU–Hawaii graduates .
BYUH Orange Cone: construction updates.
Campus Construction Updates 
Orange Cone keeps you current with news and updates related to construction projects, outages, detours and more
Seasider Reaching the Top 
When a construction project reaches its highest building point, the milestone is often commemorated with a ceremonial ‘topping’ or ‘capping’ of the building.
Students Spark Community

Over 150 participants from the community came to support a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis.
Coach Navalta
National Coach of the Year

The American Volleyball Coaches Association named Wilfred Navalta the 2012 Division II National Coach of the Year.
Chevron Chevron to Remain Open 
The Laie Chevron will remain open and the Honolulu City Council approved a critical funding amendment for a flood control study for Laie.


January 2013 Genuine Gold Award Recipient: Jui Chang Juan 
As a young man, Elder Jui Chang Juan served as a full-time missionary in Taiwan. “I was challenged by my stake and mission presidents to graduate from BYU–Hawaii and return to Taiwan because my country needed me. Because I followed this counsel, I was blessed. I was able to use the skills I gained at BYU–Hawaii to bless the lives of many Taiwanese people.” While in school, Elder Juan and his wife were blessed with twin boys who would later join the ranks of BYU–Hawaii alumni as well. Of his university experience, Elder Juan says, “My desire was to learn English so that I could hear the Prophet’s voice directly rather than through translation.”


 Young Gold
January 2013 Young Alumni Award Recipient: Joseph Sybrowsky 
As Joseph Sybrowsky began his first year at BYU–Hawaii after he served as a full-time missionary in Brazil. While he was attending school he met his wife Shauna and they were married in the San Diego Temple on July 22, 2006. They have been blessed with two little boys, Jackson Paul and Joseph McKay who was named after President McKay. Joseph and his family live in Rexburg, Idaho, where Joseph works as the General Manager of Spring Hill Suites, part of the Marriott family of hotels. In a short period of time, he has received many awards...


        In Memoriam