This year, the club is composed of approximately
130 students from Hawai‘i high schools statewide. The
group supports the school by cheering at different athletic
events such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball
games during the school year. The group also helps out at club
carnivals, health fairs, career fairs, and other events sponsored
by different University departments.
The HPU Spirit Club also performs community service. The group
has volunteered at events such as The Great Aloha Run and the
The club is split randomly into four different groups with
a student coordinator to monitor members’ attendance, communicate
information regarding activities, and coordinate administrative
matters with Liz Hubbard (formally Tiglao), associate director
of Student Life.
I expect them to be spirited physically and emotionally,” said
Hubbard. Hubbard also stated that she expects well-rounded students
that are spirited whether they are in class, gyms, fields, or
other locations that they will be at. Hubbard also has expectations
for her coordinators.
I expect the coordinators to have much organization and be creative,” said
Hubbard. She also hopes that they gain experience in event planning.
Hubbard said that they should have a lot of administrative skills
because they supervise 25 or more members in their groups.
Senior Sharon Manibog is one of the student coordinators.“I
plan SC social events, and the Student Life year-end banquet,” said
Manibog. “I also coordinate a group of 25 members. I keep
track of their attendance records.”
Manibog also stated that she likes the planning process for
events that occur during the school year.
For example, I liked the planning that was involved for the SC
orientation at YMCA’s Camp Erdman,” said Manibog.
The Spirit Club weekend orientation at Camp Erdman, August
27-29, allowed members to get acquainted.
I hope that we are more of a team and a family by the end of
the year,” said Hubbard. She also hopes that the members
have lots of positive experiences by the end of the year.
Last year, a total of approximately 40 events kept everyone
busy. The Spirit Club members have to learn how to
manage their time
to accommodate the workload. But the rewards, which
include a 50 percent tuition waiver, renewable for four