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by Samantha Black, staff writer


One of HPU’s greatest honors is to be chosen as a President’s Host. It is an honor reserved for students who truly exemplify exceptional student conduct. At the beginning of every semester, students are nominated by faculty and staff, interviewed by members of Student Life, and then individually chosen by President Chatt G. Wright to represent him and the University at HPU events.
President Wright chose 53 new students and presided over their induction Oct. 16 at the Waialae Country Club.

“ Once you become a President’s Host, you remain one for life,” said Marites Fiesta, dean of Student Life and First Year Programs, who emceed the event. “You are honored, even after you graduate,” she added, “by being invited back to HPU events and having the ability to watch future generations become representatives of HPU.”

The evening began with faculty, staff, and students mingling to the sounds of the HPU Chamber Orchestra, followed by dinner, a keynote address by Dr. Jeffrey L. Philpott, vice president for student affairs, and then a welcome from President Wright to all of the new President’s Hosts.
In past years the new inductees have individually introduced themselves; however, this year the deans introduced the new members from their respective colleges. The evening ended with a gift from Mr and Mrs. Wright to each new host: an HPU President’s host sweatshirt.

Saleh Azizi, senior, business major from Honolulu.
Gleanne Fernandez Dimson, junior, TIM major from La Palma, Calif.
Lauren Engel, freshman, international business major, Merced, Calif.
Nathan Joel Gulcynski, sophomore, TIM major from Elizabethton, Tenn.
Thanh-Tam Huynh, sophomore,ccounting major with a minor in Japanese from Aiea.
Lea Kaipoleimanu Ka’awaloa, junior, entrepreneurial studies major from Nanakuli.
James Michael Kienzler, senior, TIM major from Athens, Ill.
Jessica Eve Mickelson, senior, business major from Freeland, Wash.
Shawn Milender, junior, finance and economics major from Puyallup, Wash.
Travis Vincent Mount, sophomore, finance major from Point Pleasure, N.J.
Zolboo Nemekhbayar, freshman, international business major from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Zachary Lee Parnell, senior, international business & marketing major from Ridgefield, Wash.
Jessica Provines, sophomore, TIM major from Sun City, Calif.

From the College of Communication:
Camilla Helene Andersson, senior, double major in Public Relations and Journalism from Trollhattan, Sweden.
Samantha Black, junior, journalism major from Scotts Valley, Calif.
Arlene LaFaye Burgess, MACOM major from Bandon, Ore.
Bitna Kim, MACOM major from Seoul, Korea.
Edward S. Stratton, freshman, multimedia major from Occold, UK.
Dayna Kalakau, senior, PR and journalism major from Kailua.
Kaylee Miki Noborikawa, junior, journalism and visual communication major from Honolulu.

From the College of International Studies:
Alicia Lynn Dávila, political science & international relations major with a minor in Spanish, from Snohomish, Wash.
Yuiko Miyazaki, junior, international studies major from Japan.
Caryn Y. Ono, junior, international studies major from Wahiawa.

From the College of Liberal Arts:
Marietta Adonis, graduate student, master in education major from Kaneohe.
Lindsay Joy Clements, junior, psychology major from Lynn, Mass.
Dan Shannon Cutter, senior, psychology major from San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Vienna Baltazar Dumlao, senior, social work major from San Jose, Calif.
Diana-Daniela Fries, senior, psychology major from Garmisch, Germany.
Monique Alycia Guttierrez, senior, English major from Red Bluff, Calif.
Lauren Haines, senior, psychology major from Portland, Ore.
Lauren Kagami, junior, psychology major from Kaneohe.
Carli Masik, junior,pplied mathematics major from Santa Cruz, Calif.
Jaclyn Marie Ruby, junior, east-west classical studies major from San Jose, Calif.
Aya Sato, junior, social work major Tokyo, Japan.
Taneka Allanya Stephens, junior, psychology major from Mililani.
Nicholas Walters, junior, social science major from Calif.

From the College of Natural Sciences:
Sean Bruderer, satellite student, pre-med major from Honolulu.
Danielle C. Mooshol, sophomore, pre-medical studies major from Vernon Hills, Ill.
Sammy Leseita Lemoonga, freshman, biology major from Samburu, Kenya.
Mary Louise Lindstrom, sophomore, pre-med major from Otisfield, Maine

From the School of Nursing:
Heather Christine Downs, sophomore, nursing major from El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Luisa Haelani Pualani Finau, senior, nursing major from Honolulu.
Louise Belle Greencorn, senior, nursing major from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Katelyn Ho, junior, nursing major from Mililani.
Nari Kwak, senior, nursing major from Honolulu.
Lysandra K. Padeken, nursing major from Kaneohe.
Sherry Naomi Uyeda, junior, nursing major from Honolulu.
Melinda (Mindy) Nalani Willers, junior, nursing major from Ewa Beach.
Annie Park, senior, nursing major from Lakewood, Wash.

From the College of Professional Studies:
Gayle Andaya, senior, computer information system major from Ewa Beach.
Anthony Derek Marlin, masters candidate, information systems and business administration from Hawai‘i.
Ting Shao, first year graduate student, human resource management major from Shanghai.
Lay Yong Tan, first year graduate student, information systems major from Malaysia.


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