Spring Commencement - Faculty and Staff


Sitting in the Faculty and Staff Area

  1. Paul Briggs, faculty room
  2. Dani Carico
  3. Ka'ala Carmack, with choir
  4. Letty Colmenares, department chair
  5. Sam Craddock
  6. Pam DaGrossa
  7. Joe Herzog
  8. Lisa Hayashi
  9. Liko Hoe, Marshal
  10. Toshi Ikagawa, department chair
  11. John Kaya
  12. Ryan Koo
  13. Dave Krupp
  14. Weiling Landers
  15. Ross Langston
  16. Ann Lemke and Simon
  17. MJ Lewis
  18. Toni Martin
  19. Kalani Meinecke
  20. Kalawaia Moore
  21. Paul Nash, department chair
  22. Janine Oshiro
  23. Frank Palacat
  24. Peggy Regentine, department chair
  25. Annette Priesman
  26. Alan Ragains
  27. Jean Shibuya
  28. Mike Tom
  29. Emi Troeger
  30. Lance Uyeda
  31. Libby Young, department chair
  32. Inge White

Other Attendees

  1. Christine Akiona
  2. Loea Akiona, Usher & Volunteer Lead
  3. Eric Ako, guest
  4. Renee Arakaki, usher
  5. Bonnie Beatson, photographer
  6. Patti Chong
  7. Doug Dykstra
  8. Ardis Eschenberg
  9. Woody Garrison
  10. Sarah Inouye, student room
  11. Roy Inouye, usher
  12. Lokelani Kenolio, Dignitaries
  13. So Jin Kimura, music
  14. Winston Kong, usher
  15. Jacquie Maly, front door
  16. Audrey Mendoza, usher
  17. Leslie Opulauoho, Mistress of Ceremonies
  18. Peter Owen, photographer
  19. Elizabeth Ratliff, video camera
  20. Brian Richardson
  21. Carla Rogers, student room
  22. Rocco Sansone, guest
  23. Kate Zane, stage manager

This is a reminder that you are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Commencement Ceremony honoring the Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 graduates of Windward Community College. This year's ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Paliku Theater
NOTE: Arrive by 12:30 p.m. in Palanakila 227 for the processional

As in previous commencement ceremonies, faculty and dignitaries will be wearing graduation regalia (either standard black or the color of your alma mater and the hood of your degree) for the ceremony. This year we are proud to announce that in recognition of the students' accomplishments, ASUH-Windward Community College is gifting each graduate with a kīhei to wear in addition to their graduation regalia.

The symbolism of the kīhei, or shawl, is to show status, also a role of importance in a ceremony. In traditional times it was used as a garment for men and women; in modern times we often use the kīhei in combination with our modern day garments as our native attire. This type of wear is seen among masters of hula, Hawaiian martial arts, healing practitioners and in educational institutions kīhei is worn by distinguished members and awarded to candidates for graduation.

For this years' commencement Ke Kumu Pali is gifting you, our distinguished faculty, the opportunity to wear kīhei as part of your regalia to honor the graduates. Your presence conveys the tremendous aloha we feel for our students and the joyous pride we have for them and their accomplishments. See the photo below from our 2006 commencement ceremony.

Ke Kumu Pali and Commencement Committee members will be assisting students to print their own kīhei at the Paliku Arts Festival to be held on campus Saturday, April 6th. Please stop by the PRINT A KIHEI tent between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day if you would like to print your own to wear at commencement. If you are not available to participate, a kīhei can be printed for you.

If you are considering wearing a kīhei, please let Carla Rogers (crogers@hawaii.edu) know by Wed., May 4th. Tuti Sanborn and Kalani Kuloloia will be sharing more about the symbolism of the kīhei at commencement rehearsal, Friday, May 10th from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Paliku Theatre. You are more than welcome to join us!

Thank you for all you do for our students,
Leslie Opulauoho and Carla Rogers