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Spring Commencement - Faculty and Staff


Toshi and Mark wearing kihei

Sitting in the Faculty and Staff Area

  1. Clayton Akatsuka
  2. Paul Briggs
  3. Dani Carico
  4. Ka'ala Carmack
  5. Letty Colmenares
  6. Samatha Craddock
  7. Deacon Hanson
  8. Heipua Kaopua
  9. John Kaya
  10. Marvin Kessler
  11. Ryan Koo
  12. Dave Krupp
  13. Ross Langston
  14. Ann Lemke and Simon
  15. MJ Lewis
  16. Christine Lu
  17. Toni Martin
  18. Floyd McCoy
  19. Kuulei Miranda
  20. Paul Nash
  21. Carolyn Naun
  22. Jean Okumura
  23. Desi Poteet
  24. Tara Severns
  25. Jody-Lynn Storm
  26. Laura Sue
  27. Michael Tom
  28. Lance Uyeda
  29. Jenny Webster
  30. Inge White
  31. Libby Young

Other Attendees

  1. Christine Akiona
  2. Bonnie Beatson
  3. Tom Doi
  4. Ardis Eschenberg
  5. Lisa Gillis-Davis
  6. Ellen Ishida-Babineau
  7. Kalani Kuloloia
  8. Ron Loo
  9. Jacquie Maly
  10. Michael Moser
  11. Kuulei Nakahashi
  12. Kacie Nishioka
  13. Judy-Ann Oliveira
  14. Peter Owen
  15. Ryan Perreira
  16. Brian Richardson
  17. Carla Rogers
  18. Tuti Sanborn
  19. Hylie Santos
  20. Scott Sutherland
  21. Ola Torres
  22. Rona Yogi
  23. Joseph Yoshida

This is a reminder that you are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Commencement Ceremony honoring the Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 graduates of Windward Community College. This year's ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
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. We will again also be wearing a kīhei to wear in addition to the 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 year's 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.

Thank you for all you do for our students,
Carla Rogers

May 16, 2014