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Seasider Spotlight: Caryn Lesuma

January 29, 2024 08:00 AM
Name: Caryn Joan Lefanga Kunz Lesuma
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Farmer Turned Director

January 25, 2024 09:00 AM
“There is a big difference from where I was to where I am now,” says Nasanbold Sukhbaatar, a BYU–Hawaii alum from the Dornod province of Mongolia. “I grew up as a farmer boy, and now I am the Church Communication Department director for Mongolia.”
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Seasider Spotlight: Stephanie Robertson

December 20, 2023 10:00 AM
Name: Stephanie Joy Robertson
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Restoring Bee Colonies: Quinn Evans' Efforts at the Kumuwaiwai Center for Sustainability

December 19, 2023 09:00 AM
The Kumuwaiwai Center for Sustainability has been essential to the Brigham Young University–Hawaii campus for years. Within the center's boundaries, there exists a colony of bees that, unfortunately, has faced decay, pests, and challenging environmental conditions. Quinn Evans, a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management and a dedicated worker within the center came across this overlooked hive during routine duties. This discovery marked the beginning of Evans’ mission—to begin a project that revives and relocates these bees.
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Growing Through Life's Plot Twists

December 07, 2023 10:07 AM
As the main character in her own story, Crystal Tania shares the plot twists that have created her own Hawaiian roller coaster ride while studying communications at BYU–Hawaii.
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“Failure Isn’t Failure if You Learn Something From It,” Shares Graduating Senior

December 06, 2023 09:22 AM
Noah Kephart, a senior majoring in Psychology from Kailua, Hawaii, shows his gratitude to Brigham Young University–Hawaii for the diverse experience he claims he would not find anywhere else.
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Faith, Mentorship, and Service: A Graduate's Journey Through BYUH

December 05, 2023 09:00 AM
Charlene Lee, a senior majoring in English education from Pasig City, Philippines, expresses her heartfelt gratitude to her Heavenly Father and dream school (soon alma mater), Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
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"Victory is My Destiny," BYUH Graduate Shares Daily Affirmation

December 04, 2023 08:51 AM
Sheryl Tania is a senior from Jakarta, Indonesia, who is graduating in computer science. Recounting her time at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, Tania shares her transformative BYUH experience, offering insights into her life, significant takeaways, and valuable advice for fellow students.
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Seasider Spotlight: Inoke Hafoka

November 30, 2023 07:52 AM
Name: 'Inoke Hafoka
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Seasider Spotlight: Poerava Hapairai

October 19, 2023 08:00 AM
Name: Poerava Hapairai
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A Voyage of Faith to BYU–Hawaii

October 12, 2023 10:21 AM
As the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) marks its 60th anniversary this week, we take a look at one of its most pivotal figures who has been instrumental in shaping its past, present, and future: Alfred Grace. Acting as the current President of the PCC, President Grace not only credits his early days as a student employee to this culture-rich center but also to the place that made his employment and education possible: Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
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Preserving Heritage Through Architecture and Design

September 28, 2023 08:54 AM
Meet Benjamin Candari, principal and co-founder of FSC Architects and BYU–Hawaii alumnus. Candari's life journey has been linked with BYUH since his enrollment as a student in 1990. Following his graduation, he embarked on a career in architecture, achieving significant milestones that eventually led him back to this unique campus. Looking back on his career, the Lord had prepared Candari for a meaningful role in re-designing the McKay Complex, thus continuing his BYUH legacy.
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Seasider Spotlight: Juan Escalante

September 07, 2023 09:10 AM
Name: Juan Escalante
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Seasider Spotlight: Matthew Bowen

June 28, 2023 08:00 AM
Name: Matthew Bowen
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Seasider Spotlight: Ka Lun Wong

May 16, 2023 08:00 AM
Name: Ka Lun (Allan) Wong
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BYU–Hawaii Winter 2023 Commencement: A Long-Awaited Moment

April 19, 2023 09:20 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii celebrated its winter 2023 graduates during Friday's commencement ceremony. As graduation is an event many anticipate during the years leading up to the monumental day, one graduate, in particular, finally took to the stage after decades of waiting for this moment.
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"Believe in Yourself and God's Plan for You," Senior Shares as Parting Advice

April 12, 2023 09:20 AM
Mitzi Yanez Lizama is a senior from Antofagasta, a small port city in northern Chile. When she first heard about Brigham Young University–Hawaii, she thought of it as a dreamy paradise but never imagined years later, she'd be graduating from there with a degree in psychology.
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Pursuing Your Dreams and Discovering Your Passions

April 11, 2023 08:57 AM
Zaphnath-Paaneah Villanueva, a senior double-majoring in marine biology and biology education from Quezon City, Philippines, shares his excitement and hopes for the future after graduation.
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