Monday, September 21, 2015

HPU celebrates 50th anniversary

In commemoration of HPU’s 50th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 17, the university ‘ohana celebrated with numerous events held last week in Hawai‘i and around the world: 50th anniversary week golf tournament; birthday cake cutting at Hawaii Loa campus (HLC) and Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM); Trustees’ Dinner, a fundraiser to benefit student success; ‘Ohana Party, which included a surprise fireworks display; Pa‘ina at the Pier concert; and pau hanas organized by alumni around the world!

Christopher Loeak (BA '79), President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, was presented the Paul C.T. Loo  Distinguished Alumni Award, at the Trustees' Dinner, which was held at ATM on Thursday, Sept. 17. Loeak is pictured with President Bannister; trustee Vi Loo, wife of the late Paul Loo, one of the university's founders; and VP of University Relations Sam Moku.
Campus Activities Board sponsored a birthday cake cutting event at ATM on Thursday, Sept. 17. Student Government Association also sponsored birthday cake at HLC on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Student athletes helping at the 2nd Sharks Golf Tournament, which was held at Pearl Country Club on Monday, Sept. 14.

Top: Students watch the Pa'ina at the Pier performance of guest artists, Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider, at ATM on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Bottom: Campus Activities Board representatives pose for a group photo with the artists.

Fireworks over Honolulu Harbor on Friday, Sept. 18, in celebration of HPU's 50th anniversary.
More information on the anniversary here

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