Alumni Newsletter

September, 2013
PCC 50 Years

The Polynesian Cultural Center wants to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the Center's 50th anniversary. The celebrations were during the week of September 1-8. Click here to see the festivities that were scheduled.

Tourism Program Among Best in Nation 
BYU–Hawaii’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program was recently ranked among the top tourism degrees in the nation.
Aerial View of BYUH
Building the Future 
Exciting changes are happening on campus. The Career and Alumni Services have merged into a new integrated department, so students can better have access to career and mentorship opportunities. 
Kenny Cox
New Sports Information Director 
“His experience at BYU will help us immensely,” said Gary Veron, Assistant Athletic Director at BYU–Hawaii. 
Fiji Education
Strengthening Education in Fiji
This past summer, a group of students from BYU–Hawaii went to Fiji to make a difference in the educational system of the island nation.
Remembering President Anderson   
Dr. Dan W. Andersen, former President of Brigham Young University–Hawaii, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
18 College
BYU–Hawaii Ranks 18th in West     
In the annual U.S. News college rankings BYU–Hawaii came in at number 18 for Regional Colleges in the West.  
William Perry
August 2013 Spotlight: William Perry
Following his graduation with a degree in History from BYU–Hawaii in 2008, Will Perry, who hails from Seattle,Washington, was awarded a research grant to do field work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After spending six weeks investigating the role of sport as a tool for peace and reconciliation in Rio’s slums, Will moved to Washington D.C. as a Stability Operations Analyst for the U.S. Department of State. While living in Washington D.C., Will took advantage of the many opportunities to volunteer. He donated his time as a crew member for DC Sail, a non-profit organization designed to help underserved youth learn to sail in hopes...