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Remembering One's True Identity

July 12, 2022 08:00 AM
Benoy Tamang grew up in a Christian home accustomed to a military lifestyle, so his family would move and relocate every two years to a new part of the world. This constant movement made his household rely on one another, recalling they were a very happy family.
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“No One Is Ever Truly Alone,” Says June 2022 Student Commencement Speaker

June 24, 2022 09:32 AM
Navigating his way through life’s challenges and uncertainties, senior Vaughn Curioso said he didn’t do it alone. The graphic design major from Santa Maria in the Philippines said he received help spiritually from Heavenly Father, support from his family, and a life-changing conversation with a refugee from the Congo he met on his mission in Utah.
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Graduating With Life Lessons in Gaining Confidence and Being Kind

June 23, 2022 09:09 AM
Yu-Chieh Sung is a senior from southern Taiwan, graduating with a bachelor's in accounting this spring. When asked why she chose to attend BYU–Hawaii, she talks about being drawn to the Holokai program and having the flexibility of trying different courses before deciding upon her major. However, after two failed attempts to pass the English proficiency exam, Sung wondered if BYU–Hawaii wasn't meant to be a part of her journey and decided to prepare to serve a full-time mission. After serving in the San Diego, California mission for about a year, her mission president encouraged her to retake the English proficiency test for the third and, to her surprise, the final time. Finally, she was accepted to BYU–Hawaii after tests of grammar and faith. "Putting the Lord first and finishing my mission brought me here," now, Sung gets to fulfill her dream of graduating from college this weekend.
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Future Graduate Hopes to Establish Peace and Empower Change

June 22, 2022 08:37 AM
Regina Shumway is a graduating senior from Laie, Hawaii. When initially deciding where to attend college, BYU–Hawaii was an easy choice since Shumway didn't want to leave home. She enjoyed the familiarity of life here and loved the spirit and culture found in this community. Although she planned to transfer eventually, she ended up staying due to the closeness she felt to others while attending classes. "Some people see the campus size as a weakness, but I love it. Professors here know my name; they know how to help me and have time to get to know me. Also, getting to know my classmates and having time to participate in class has been an important part of my journey here at BYU–Hawaii."
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Inspiring Education Through Resilience and Hard Work

June 06, 2022 08:00 AM
Dr. Salisha Allard-Blaisdell was born and raised in Grenada, a small island located in the Caribbean Sea. Allard-Blaisdell faced many hardships throughout her childhood, including her mother's passing, financial instability, social injustices, bullying, and becoming an orphan by age 15. However, her challenging upbringing motivated her to work hard and be resilient to obstacles she faced then and would overcome in years ahead.
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Living With Gratitude and Optimism

May 20, 2022 08:00 AM
Tasuku Yukimoto came to study at Brigham Young University–Hawaii in 1995. As a Japanese native, the school's diverse student body is what initially piqued his interest in attending. He also knew studying in the United States would increase his opportunities to study psychology and different peoples. It didn't take long for him to grow a love for other aspects of learning here. He now holds fond recollections, such as meeting his wife here at school and later having his first born child at Kahuku hospital.
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Graduating After Eight Years of Hard Work and Diligent Faith

April 15, 2022 11:55 AM
Micah Pascual is a graduating senior from the Philippines. Growing up, he recognized those with a college education had more opportunities at jobs that yielded better working conditions and pay. Conscious of the financial burden it would cost his parents, Micah always worked hard and saved up for expenses related to seeking a degree. It wasn't until serving a full-time mission he learned about BYU–Hawaii from a companion. Although Micah was admitted upon completing his mission, he stayed back with his mother in Taiwan for two years per her request. But during that time, the urge to seek higher education continued to dwell within. He's now about to graduate with a bachelor's in business management, with an emphasis in human resources.
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Dreams of Empowering Women to Accomplish Greatness

April 14, 2022 03:44 PM
Faye Chaille Elis Kioa, is senior from Tonga. Before coming to BYU–Hawaii, Chaille would always hear five of her family members, including her father, talk about their experiences at BYU–Hawaii. Always thinking to herself, "I want that opportunity; I want to have those experiences too." After serving a full-time mission in the Philippines, Chaille finally had the opportunity to apply to the university of her dreams. She felt her admission letter was just like receiving another mission call, believing that each student is here for a reason and has a mission from God to fulfill while studying.
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Graduating Entrepreneur Ready to Change the World

April 13, 2022 04:17 PM
Growing up, Eli Clark, a senior from Middleton, Idaho, was homeschooled, meaning this Saturday will be Eli's first time wearing a robe and walking for graduation. Eli served a full-time mission in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and served people from Western Africa. He quickly fell in love with learning and experiencing other cultures. This exposure led him to study here at BYU–Hawaii. His passion for international people, combined with an interest in business and entrepreneurship, has enabled him to one day work overseas.
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BYUH Graduate Hopes to be Future Prime Minister

April 13, 2022 07:44 AM
Lorasia Naigia Tavuto, Lora for short, is a senior from Fiji. Upon graduating, she will be the first person in her family to receive a college degree. Before coming to BYU–Hawaii, someone had jokingly announced that Lora would be Fiji's first female prime minister during her high school graduation. That moment motivated her to work towards receiving a bachelor's degree in political science, and she doesn't plan to stop there.
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Influencing the World For Good One Scout at a Time

October 04, 2021 08:00 AM
Meet Saborn Va, an alumnus of Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
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Tserennyam Sukhbaatar's Spiritual Journey to BYU–Hawaii

September 17, 2021 08:00 AM
Meet Tserennyam Sukhbaatar, Brigham Young University–Hawaii's first-ever Mongolian professor. Since graduating from BYU–Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Tserennyam has had many achievements in his career working with different global companies such as Apple, Dell, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Electrolux, Caterpillar, overseeing all marketing aspects found in a business. He attributes his successful career to both his passion for marketing and blessings from his Heavenly Father.
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Creating Big Ideas and Impacting Students' Lives

August 24, 2021 09:00 AM
Meet Lindsay Hadley, BYU–Hawaii’s new entrepreneur in residence. Throughout Lindsay’s career, she has accomplished wonders through social impact both domestically and abroad. Starting out of college as a humble humanitarian worker, Lindsay sought to fulfill her desire to serve by building schools and water wells in distant countries such as Peru and Kenya. However, in 2008 following the birth of her first son, she realized there was still so much good she wanted to do while having the flexibility to stay close to home and raise a family with her husband, Geoff Hadley. 
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