HPU conferred associate, baccalaureate, and
master degrees on nearly 600 students at the University’s
59th commencement ceremony Jan. 12 at the Waikiki Shell.
Dr. Bruce Anderson, president of Oceanic Institute, delivered
the commencement speech and received the Fellow of the Pacific
Award, HPU’s highest accolade.
Three valedictory speakers, chosen for their
outstanding academic performance, also made presentations.
Daniel Wagner (B.S. in Biology), a native of Quito, Ecuador,
represented the on-campus baccalaureate degree programs. Malia
Smith (M.A. in Communication), who grew up in Hawai‘i,
represented the graduate degree programs. And Senior Chief Petty
Office Mark Brahler (B.S. in Computer Science) from Beach City,
Ohio, represented the military degree programs.