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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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