H. Elif Pilon, Masters in Global Leadership. Pilon is a member
of the Global Leadership Club, and has served as its
president and vice president. He also has served on the
committee for the Global Symposium on Global Citizenship.
both on and off campus, focusing on organizations and
issues concerning peace, water conservation, and art. He
Host, and has personal artwork displayed in galleries in
Boulder, Colo. Pilon is a War Child Bamboo Ridge Poetry
Reading scholarship recipient.
Yin Ming Joanne Lui, Masters in Business Administration
in Finance. Lui participates extensively in the HPU
where she has held office as president, vice president,
and club coordinator. She also assisted in creating
Club’s Web site and coordinated events with the Financial
Executives Institute. Lui has volunteered at the Census Bureau,
the American Lung
Association, and the Hawai‘i Chinese Christian Mission
Gospel Center. She is on the National Dean’s List, is
a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society, and was
a USA Funds Hawai‘i Silver Anniversary scholarship recipient.
Karin Wanscher, Bachelor of Arts in Travel Industry Management.
Wanscher is a member of the Travel Industry Management
Student Organization (TIMSO), and has been its secretary
She also helped establish the first HPU TIMSO Web page
and library. In addition, she is a member of The World
Federation and Amnesty International. Wanscher participates
outside of HPU as a member of Rotaract, and has volunteered
at numerous hospitals and schools to help children. She
is a President’s Host, a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda,
and is on The National Dean’s List.
Kelly Collins, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Medical Studies
with a minor in humanities, is an active member of the HPU
Christian Fellowship, where she has held several officer positions
and led worships for weekly Bible studies at HPU Chapel Services.
Collins is the choral manager and soprano section leader of
the International Vocal Ensemble and Chorale. She is also a
Pre-Med Society member. Collins has volunteered at Queen’s
Medical Center, Hawai ‘i Meals on Wheels, the Institute
for Human Services, and Enchanted Lake Elementary School.
Alex Allan Dumlao, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A member
of the HPU Student Nurses Association, he has volunteered at
senior living facilities, homeless shelters, and numerous activities
promoting good health. He also is a member of the Associated
Students of Hawai‘i Pacific University (ASHPU). Dumlao
volunteered at the Locks of Love Hair Drive and at the Mission
Iraqi Kids School Supply Drive. In addition, he has coordinated
and implemented beach clean-up events with Protect the Planet
and co-facilitated TGIF events here on campus.
Marie Therese Svensson, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Svensson is the creator and president of the International
Studies Student Organization, and is also the president of
Amnesty International and vice president of the United Nations
Club. She is a proponent of educating the public about human
rights, and has been active in raising awareness of protecting
Sudan refugees, and collaborating with student groups to stop
violence against women. Svensson is a President’s Host
and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and Pi Sigma Alpha honor
Kelly White, Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. White is a member
of the Associated Students of Hawai‘i Pacific University
(ASHPU), and has been its junior representative, and cochaired
several committees. She helps out with HPU admissions, being
a tour guide and New Student Orientation Counselor, and attending
forums. White volunteers at many activities, including beach
and highway cleanups, marathons, and at Shriner’s Hospital,
the Salvation Army, and the Special Olympics. She is also a
President’s Host, and is on The National Dean’s
Erik Hansen, Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Hansen
is a member of the Associated Students of Hawai‘i Pacific
University (ASHPU), where he has held several officer positions,
including executive president, freshmen representative, among
others. He has volunteered at many HPU activities, and participated
outside of HPU in highway and beach cleanups, marathons, and
he has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and the Homeless
Shelters in Arizona. Hansen also enjoys water sports, donating
his time as a coach for water basketball, diving, and swimming.
Sean Thomas, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Thomas
volunteers at many organizations that help families and physically
and mentally disabled individuals. He is also an environmentalist,
donating time to Habitat for Humanity and other activities
that focus on environmental conservation and preservation.
Thomas is a member of Phi Sigma Alpha and Pi Sigma National
Political Science honor societies, is a President’s Host,
and received scholarships for his commitment to community service.
Walker Hofmann, Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Hofmann has volunteered at HPU’s Military Campus programs
as a new student registration counselor. He works with children
as a volunteer coach and referee for various American Youth
Soccer Organization events. His scholarships and honors