Alumni Newsletter

January, 2011

Alumni eNewsletter

January 2011 
Service is the theme of December 2010 Graduation
The scent of orchids and plumerias blended with the anticipation in the air Friday, December 17, as students, families, and community members made their way to the Cannon Activities Center (CAC) for the 2010 Commencement exercises. The CAC filled up quickly, and once inside, parents and family members fumbled with cameras and shifted in their seats... Read more, watch 2010 graduation video, see photos
Hundreds passionate about Koolauloa plan
Hundreds of residents from throughout Koolauloa crowded into and stood around the edges of the Kahuku High and Intermediate School cafeteria...for the third and latest meeting on the Koolau Loa Sustainable Communities Plan (KLSCP) and yet another chance to share their support, opposition and/or concerns with amendments contained in the document's belated "five-year" review draft. Read More
Living Aloha; Bone marrow donor registry drive in Laie a success
On Friday, December 10, 2010, a bone marrow drive was organized in Laie by Lila Matagi Magalei in coordination with the BYU-Hawaii Alumni Association, BYUHSA, HRI, and the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry. This purpose was to help find donors for those suffering from bone cancers, such as leukemia. The drive started in the morning on BYUH campus and finished in the afternoon at the Laie Foodland. Read more
  A new level of leadership
The BYU Management Society (BYUMS), with an increasingly active chapter on BYU–Hawaii’s campus, is making an impact on student life by preparing students for professional careers. The purpose of the society is to network, instill success in students’ career development path, and to provide community service...the new Honolulu Chapter was formed and will officially open in January 2011. Read more
From 'aloha' to 'namaste'
Vrindavan, a town in north central India, is nine miles from the reputed birthplace of the god Krishna. The area is a magnet for Hindus and other Krishna devotees and boasts more than 5,000 temples that draw thousands of pilgrims each year. At the same time, about a third of Vrindavan's 56,000 residents are poor, many living in the street or in huts ringed by open-air sewage moats. Read more

Alumni Spotlight- Tony & Hazel Taniuchi
Tony (`81 TESL) and Hazel Taniuchi (`81 TESL) currently have three children, all of which have or will be attending BYU–Hawaii. The oldest, Amber, was born in Kahuku, graduated from BYU–Hawaii, and is now working in Utah as a software engineer. Teren, a recent graduate, moved to Provo and is preparing to attend graduate school at the end of 2011. The youngest, Taylor, is currently serving his mission in Sapporo, Japan. Read more

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