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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI MAUI COLLEGE
AND
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI CENTER, MAUI

Commencement — Class of 2023
University of Hawai‘i Maui College Great Lawn
May 11, 2023 —  5:30 p.m.

Special Performance Kūikawā
Opening Kahele Dukelow
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, UH Maui College
Oli & Hula UHMC Lauhoe
Kahōkūala Papa Hula
Academic Processional

Arlie-Avery Asiu & Cory Char

Dr. Lui Hokoana
Chancellor, UH Maui College

Kulamanu Ishihara
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UH Maui College

Laura Lees Nagle
Dean of Career & Technical Education, UH Maui College

Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya
Academic Senate Chair, UH Maui College

National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” Remy Romo-Valdez
State Anthem, “Hawaʻi Ponoʻī” Kamalei Kawaʻa
Welcome and Greetings

Dr. Lui Hokoana
Chancellor, UH Maui College

UH Board of Regents Remarks

Eugene Ball III
UH Board of Regents, Maui

UH System President Remarks

Dr. David Lassner
President, University of Hawaiʻi System

Recognition of Student Awardees and Veterans Kulamanu Ishihara
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UH Maui College
Excellence in Teaching Kahele Dukelow
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, UH Maui College
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi PhD Recognition Dr. Mera Penehira
Head of School of Indigenous Graduate Studies Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Commencement Address Sylvia Luke
Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
UH Center, Maui Degree Candidates

T. Karen Hanada
Director, University Center, Maui

Dr. Stephanie Vie
Acting Dean, University of Hawaiʻi Outreach College

Dr. Lokelani Kenolio
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UH West Oʻahu

UH Maui College Degree Candidates

Laura Lees Nagle
Dean of Career & Technical Education, UH Maui College

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates

Dr. Lui Hokoana
Chancellor, UH Maui College

Shifting of Tassels

Dr. Lui Hokoana
Chancellor, UH Maui College

Hawai‘i Aloha Sheron Leihuanani Bissen, Audience
Recessional Sheron Leihuanani Bissen

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