WASC reaffirms 10-year accreditation

University Relations | 18 July 2008

Following a comprehensive, multi-stage review process over the past two years, the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) has reaffirmed Brigham Young University Hawaii's accreditation for the next 10 years.

Peterson devotional: principles of aloha

 Leilani Miller | University Relations | 17 July 2008

Elder Stephen Peterson, president of the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, and his wife, Sister Cathy Peterson, expressed their excitement and gratitude at the opportunity to speak, in tandem, at a BYU Hawaii devotional. The message they shared was that of the mission motto:

Creating a culture of compliance at BYUH

Compliance Department | University Relations | 11 July 2008

PCC hosts “family day” to celebrate the Iosepa

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 8 July 2008

The Polynesian Cultural Center offered free admission to Hawaii kamaaina, or resident families, Saturday, June 28, to celebrate the public dedication of the its Halau Wa’a O Iosepa, the new home of BYU-Hawaii’s 57-foot traditional style double-hulled canoe. Hawaii residents who attended enjoyed a cultural presentation, hula performances and a free concert by local musician Willie K.

Biddulph devotional: sacrifice and the shaping of souls

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 3 July 2008

Elder Stephen Biddulph, Service Missionary for BYU-Hawaii’s Counseling Services, delivered a devotional address in the McKay Auditorium on July 1 in which he taught the students to use trying experiences and sacrifice as a way to shape their souls and strengthen their testimonies.

BYUH honors Yamagatas for internship help

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 27 June 2008

BYU-Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve — who was on campus as a commencement speaker, faculty, staff and students gathered in a banquet on June 20 to honor Gene and Allyson Yamagata [at left with Elder Oaks and President Wheelwright], whose generous contributions have enabled over 500 BYU-Hawaii students to undertake internships.

PCC board chairman, donor dedicates BYUH Iosepa 'halau'

Mike Foley | University Advancement | 25 June 2008

Napua Baker retires from BYUH after 27 years

Mike Foley | University Advancement | 25 June 2008

Bedecked with beautiful lei and a floral headband, BYU-Hawaii Vice President of University Advancement V. Napua Baker [pictured at left] looked a little wistful as she left a reception in honor of her retiring from the University after 27 years of service — the last 17 of them as the first female and first known Hawaiian or Polynesian vice president in the Church Educational System.