Anna Cherkasova, staff writer
|The tradition of President’s Hosts
was created 23 years ago in order to support HPU’s mission
of global citizenship by selecting best students from around
the world to become HPU ambassadors all over the world, Wright
Every semester HPU faculty and staff have an opportunity to nominate
up to two students as President’s Hosts.
She’s been outstanding for all two years of working with
us,” said Lianne Maeda, director of Career Services, about
her nominee Joua Moua, 20, a junior majoring in corporate communications. “It
is a very prestigious position,” Maeda added, “to
be the president’s ambassador.”
All newly inducted hosts were given orchid leis to be distinguished
among so many other outstanding students who had been inducted
in past ceremonies. Climaxing the evening, each new President’s
Host introduced him or herself and acknowledged the faculty and
staff who nominated them.
I feel very honored,” said Moua. “There is a lot
of responsibility in a good way,” she added.
The major responsibility of President’s Hosts is to represent
the University at various social and business functions during
their years studying at HPU. After their graduation, they become
HPU ambassadors all over the world, said Nathan Rudibaugh, assistant
director of the Office of Student Life.
All of the President’s Hosts who graduated are invited
to every induction ceremony.
Ilya Bourim, 26, graduated from HPU in 2003. He became a President’s
Host during his senior year. Bourim has attended every induction
ceremony since his graduation. “I love the atmosphere,” Bourim
said. “I’ll be here again next time,” he added.
The 51 new Presdent’s hosts come from all over
the world. Here are their names:
Angela Marie Costa
Mark Lester Trinidad
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