Victoria Jaques | University Relations | 15 July 2015
Throughout 2015, the community of Laie, led by the Laie Community Association, along with BYU–Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center, are marking the Sesquicentennial of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laie as well as the 60th Anniversary since the groundbreaking of BYU–Hawaii, then called the Church College of Hawaii.
These events are open to all, from children to Kupuna, students and alumni, community ohana, and more.
Important occasions to mark the anniversaries began as early in the year as February, during BYU–Hawaii’s annual Spirit Week. Ceremonial events such as flag-raising took place, which reconnected students, faculty, alumni and community with the Prophetic vision of the university made 60 years ago. (See "Celebrating Sixty Years!")