Alumni Newsletter

June, 2010
Alumni eNewsletter
June 2010  
Concert Choir Shares 'Peace', 'Harmony' on Asia Tour
The Brigham Young University–Hawaii Concert Choir visited two countries, held five major performances, and participated in dozens of cultural exchanges during a two-week tour in May 2010. Based around the theme "Voices of Peace in Harmony", the choir shared a message of values, hope, and unity through music with thousands of concertgoers...Read More...

Alumni Fireside - Kansas City, Missouri
The familiar sound of “Aloha!” brought back warm memories to a group of BYU–Hawaii alumni gathered in a place far from the islands-a church meetinghouse in the state of Missouri. They had come together for a testimony meeting, but had also found an opportunity to strengthen ties one with another and to reconnect with old friends. Read More...


Eric Beaver, Alumnus, Gives Devotional Talk
Agency, noted Beaver, plays into the choices we make here on earth: "Every choice we make, including how we feel, what we think and how we act, will be accounted for, ultimately through our joy, repentance or suffering. The Lord’s consequences are eternal and unalterable. Our choices are the only variables in this equation." Read More...
David Keala, Alumnus, Featured in Honolulu Advertiser
For several years a La'ie business has taken used cooking oil from area restaurants and turned it into biodiesel.Now some students at Brigham Young University-Hawai'i are taking the waste from biodiesel fuel production and turning it into hand soap. "We're looking at about a $15,000 reduction a year, minimal, just for the soap," said David Keala... Read More...
  Tongan Prince Visits PCC
The Honorable Prince Tungi of the Kingdom of Tonga visited the Polynesian Cultural Center on Friday, May 14 and BYU-Hawaii students were able to take part in and attend the event. The prince was on Oahu for his step brother’s graduation from the University of Hawaii. “It was really a huge deal… [and] a huge honor,” said Audrey Nonoa... Read More...
BYUH Women's Tennis Takes Second Place in NCAAII Nationals
The third-ranked Brigham Young University Hawaii women’s tennis team fell just short of a national title today, losing to Armstrong Atlantic State 5-1 in the finals of the NCAA II National Championship Tournament. After yesterday’s epic triumph in the semifinals, the Seasiders were just a little too battered and ill to overcome... Read More...
Denise Woodbury, PhD., Former Faculty, Passes Away
Former BYU–Hawaii faculty member Denise Woodbury, who served as an Associate Professor in the School of Business from 1996 to 2000, died May 2, 2010 in Cedar City, Utah. Denise was born October 30, 1964, to John and Ranae Woodbury. She was the third child of four --the only girl--with two older brothers and one younger. Read More...
Alumni Spotlight - Cromwell Wong
Cromwell Wong, from Naga City, Philippines, attended BYU–Hawaii from 2000 – 2003. He was a member of the Filipino club, president of the Entrepreneur club, and served in student body leadership as the Assistant to the Vice President of Clubs and Organizations. He also worked as a tutor at the Reading & Writing Center and as a T.A. Read More...
Church College of Hawaii (CCH) Reunion
CCHers and friends are invited to the Church College of Hawaii (CCH) Reunion on Maui from July 16-18, 2010. For questions contact thereunion committee chair, David Keala, by email at:

Hawaii Education Week
"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." We warmly invite you to experience Hawaii Education Week in the serene beauty of Laie at the BYU-Hawaii campus. Enjoy spiritual, cultural, and informative presenters from Hawaii and the mainland who blend their experience and knowledge with the spirit of Aloha and gospel principles. July 16-17, 2010. More details.

On-Campus Summer Housing
In the serene setting of the Laie campus, summer housing for groups and visiting guests will be available from June 5, 2010 – July 22, 2010. This is a great option for Education Week and for minimizing travel expenses. More details.

New Chapter Chairs
Rika Hotere, New Caledonia Chapter
Jonathan Omae, Papua New Guinea Chapter
Mele & Afu Taumoepeau, Tonga Chapter

Chapter Information
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