Willes Center Holds 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition

The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship on the campus of Brigham Young University-Hawaii has announced the winners for the 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition.

The Tanners Welcome a New Semester

As the first devotional of the semester, President John Tanner welcomed all faculty, staff, and new and returning students for the 2016-2017 Winter semester. This school period began Monday, November 7, just one week after the Commencement Ceremony of the previous fall semester.

Breaking from tradition, President Tanner did not share the time with his wife for this devotional. Rather he gave Sister Susan Tanner the whole devotional time for herself.  In years past both the president and the first lady of the university would address campus for the first devotional.

Elder Neil L. Andersen Speaks at Fall Commencement

With almost 300 graduates, along with family, friends, and professors of BYUH, in attendance the Cannon Activities Center was full in attendance to listen to Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed graduates, their families, and the BYUH campus at the Fall Commencement at BYU-Hawaii 20016 in the Cannon Activities Center. 

New Dean of Students

BYU-Hawaii is proud to announce that Melba Latu will join the university as the Dean of Students.  This position is newly formed as it has been before a role connected to the Vice President of Student Development & Services, currently Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright. Now being its own unique position, the Dean of Students plays an important role in assessing, maintaining, and enriching a sense of campus community. As such, Sis. Latu will coordinate efforts of the offices that provide services to support the success of students.

Willes Center Holds 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition

 The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship in partnership with Brigham Young University Hawaii has opened applications for its third-annual Great Ideas Video Competition recognizing student entrepreneurs.

The Great Ideas Video Competition is one of two campus-wide business plan events sponsored every year at BYU-Hawaii.

BYUH Brings in New Director

BYU-Hawaii proudly announces Laura Moana Tevaga as the new head of the University Communications & Relations Department. Laura succeeds Michael A. Johanson as Director of Communications and Marketing.  Michael had been serving in this capacity since January 2009 until the beginning of this fall, upon transferring to Brigham Young University in Provo as Director of Alumni Outreach & Communications. 

Roles Are Reversed for The Real Inspector Hound Play

BYU-Hawaii began their Fall theater production season with the play “The Real Inspector Hound.”  Written by British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard, the play tells of two theatre critics who find themselves in the middle of the plot’s action.  As a satire on the classic murder mystery, some of the events in the play-within-the-play start to parallel events in the lives of the critics. This featured production had a four night showing schedule from Wednesday, September 29, through Saturday, October 1.

Entrepreneurial BYU-Hawaii alum making a “sweet” difference in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY—Fredo Solar, a BYU-Hawaii graduate of accounting, has started a chocolate factory in Mexico City.  Solar is proud of making one of the best chocolate products in Mexico, but even more important for him is how Bucareli Chocolate helps those who can’t help themselves – something that is embodied in the company’s slogan: “changing lives has never been sweeter.”

Fredo Solar, BYU-H Alum, Chocolate Entrepreneur