As an integral part of Hawai‘i’s military community,
Hawai‘i Pacific University values and supports the U.S.
HPU partnered in sponsoring the 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Military
Appreciation Month Opening Ceremonies at the Pacific Aviation
Museum at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on April 26, as Hawai‘i’s
military, business, and government leadership gathered to show
their appreciation of our armed forces.
As a key sponsor of the event, HPU’s International Vocal
Ensemble sang the National Anthem, “Hawai‘i Pono‘i,” and
the Navy Hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”
It was a great honor to have been asked to sing at the opening
ceremonies for Military Appreciation Month. The students
and I felt privileged to sing at such an important and moving
event,” said Susan Duprey, director of Choral Activities
at HPU. “My husband is in the Marine Corps, so
I have an extra special place in my heart for events like this
HPU’s affiliate, the Oceanic Institute, also provided
shrimp for the dinner reception. Hawai‘i Pacific’s
President’s Hosts served as escorts for the event’s
Hawai‘i Pacific University recognizes the importance
higher education plays in building and maintaining the best-informed
and most effective fighting force in the world,” said
Bob Cyboron, dean of HPU Military Campus Programs. “Since
the mid-1970’s HPU has been an integral part of the military
community in Hawai‘i.”
Those in attendance included Lieutenant Governor James “Duke” Aiona,
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command
Admiral Timothy Keating, HPU President Chatt G. Wright, and
Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i President Jim Tollefson.
Hawai‘i Pacific University is proud to support our armed
forces, here at home and overseas,” said President Wright. “HPU
has been serving Hawai‘i’s military for many years,
and we look forward to maintaining our strong ties in the years
The opening ceremonies at the Pacific Aviation Museum kicked
off a month-long calendar of events in May, including the Combined
Military Band Concert on May 19, at the historic Hawai‘i
Theatre; the Living History Day on May 19, at Ft. DeRussy;
the Annual Military Recognition Luncheon on May 24, at the
Hilton Hawaiian Village; and Military Day at the Honolulu Zoo
on June 2.
In addition to the two main campuses and online, Hawai‘i
Pacific University has six campuses located on military bases
on O‘ahu including Hickam Air Force Base, Marine Corps
Base Hawai‘i-Camp Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i-Kane‘ohe
Bay, Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Schofield Barracks, and Tripler
Army Medical Center.
Throughout the year, HPU military campuses offer accelerated,
10-week undergraduate and graduate courses in convenient formats
at lunchtime, mornings, evenings, and weekends. Classes are
also conducted in five- and two-and-one-half-week sessions.
Due to increased deployments and varied work schedules of our
military family students HPU now delivers a quality, robust
distance-learning program to complement its traditional classroom
delivery method,” added Cyboron. “Members of our
military ‘ohana can now achieve their education goals
by taking online courses via the Internet wherever they are
and on a time schedule that meets their needs—seven days
a week, 24 hours a day.”
All sites provide full service to students in the military
campus programs by including registration, financial aid information,
counseling, book and sundries sales, veterans benefits information,
and administrative support.
Military personnel, their families, and Department of Defense
employees are eligible for the military campus programs.
For more information on HPU’s Military Campus Programs,
please call 544-0206.