Alumni Newsletter

February, 2011
Alumni eNewsletter
February 2011   

Alumni invited to campus for Founder's Week/Homecoming
The 2011 Founder’s Week/Homecoming festivities kick-off on Tuesday, February 8 and end on Saturday, February 12.  All week, the Student Alumni Chapters/Cultural Associations will be holding Skype events with alumni across the world.Foodfest caps off the week on Saturday with great food, free music performances, children’s activities, and all our neighbors in one big mixed plate of aloha! Read More
Small projects progress in Laie
It will take years before city and state officials decide whether to rezone hundreds of acres of agricultural land near Brigham Young University–Hawaii for development, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints already has begun a handful of smaller projects it insists will make life better for the Windward corner of Oahu's North Shore. Read more
A smart way to start a college savings account
We all are aware of the rising costs of higher education. Each year, tuition, books and other expenses increase, putting greater financial strain on both parent and student alike. Fortunately, there are options available that allow for parents to prepare for these tuition costs early. One of these options is the 529 Education Savings Plan (ESP). Read More
Alumnus conquers three companies in three years
Alumnus Al Doan, now a three-time CEO, said he used BYU–Hawaii as a tool to help him succeed – even before he got his diploma. Starting first as a home-schooled farm boy, Doan eventually came to BYU–Hawaii and became a major "mover and shaker" in making Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, what it is today. Read More
Wagner notches 400th win
Ken Wagner notched his 400th win as coach of the Seasiders tonight as the Brigham Young University–Hawaii men’s basketball team defeated Dominican 75-64 in a Pacific West Conference game.  The Seasiders, now 8-4 for the season and 3-0 in the PacWest, shot 63 percent from the field in the first half to race out to a 45-23 halftime lead and left no doubt that the milestone would be reached for Coach Wagner. Read more
  Alumnus 'explores' business idea at Turtle Bay Resort
It was 2005 when Brett Lee first came out to BYU–Hawaii to study hospitality and tourism management. And while at BYU–Hawaii he got an internship at the Sales & Marketing department at the Turtle Bay Resort. Lee worked alongside the general manager and several other of the decision makers of the Turtle Bay Resort. It wasn't long before he pitched an idea to them about starting a moped business on-site...Read more
Devotional page redesigned to serve as gospel resource
The BYU–Hawaii Devotional web page recently received a major face lift, both in form and function in preparation for the 2011 school year. The new site became active over the break for the holidays, and has many new features to enhance its functionality as a resource for lessons, talks, and gospel study. Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Nikki Olave
Nikki Olave (International Cultural Studies `03), new Washington, D.C. Chapter Chair, is a Congressional staffer for a senior member of Congress in the United States House of Representatives. As the new mother of a baby girl, she is successfully balancing work and family life. Originally from Mesa, AZ, Nikki, husband David, and daughter Ellie, now reside in Washington, D.C. Read more

New Chapter Chairs
  • Welcome to Mabel Eadie, new Washington State Chapter Chair. Mahalo nui loa to Kelly Molinari, former Chapter Chair, Washington State Chapter, for her dedicated service.

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