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Elise Mitchell

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President's Council Announces 2024 Service and Leadership Awards

February 16, 2024
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the V. Napua Baker Award, the Sione Feinga Award, the President's Appreciation Awards, and the Exemplary Employee Awards. These awards acknowledge exceptional employees who have demonstrated a strong commitment and dedication to their roles within the university.
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Cultivating Connections at BYUH Date Night

February 01, 2024
On January 31, 2024, Brigham Young University–Hawaii hosted its first-ever BYUH Date Night. The event shared an initiative across all Church Educational System (CES) Institutions to provide low-pressure events that could improve the dating culture across its campuses.
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Cultivating Leadership and Legacy: A Recap of BYU–Hawaii's 2023 Highlights

January 04, 2024
In 2023, Brigham Young University–Hawaii stood at the forefront of transformative change, echoing the visionary aspirations set forth by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland during his address at the inaugural ceremony for President John S.K. Kauwe III in October of 2021. Then, he asserted, "What we have done in the past has led us marvelously to this day, but in no way is it sufficient for the trajectory the Church and the university are on now...The great work of BYU–Hawaii is still ahead of us...[And the] great purposes of BYU–Hawaii will demand the very best of us."
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VP Steve Tueller Prepares to Serve as Mission President

December 08, 2023
Steven W. Tueller has announced his intention to step down from his position as administrative vice president in May of next year. This decision is in anticipation of him and his wife, Laurie, preparing to preside over a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The location of their assignment has yet to be determined and will be announced by the Church next spring. Steve has worked at Brigham Young University–Hawaii for 17 years. 
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"Victory is My Destiny," BYUH Graduate Shares Daily Affirmation

December 04, 2023
Sheryl Tania is a senior from Jakarta, Indonesia, who is graduating in computer science. Recounting her time at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, Tania shares her transformative BYUH experience, offering insights into her life, significant takeaways, and valuable advice for fellow students.
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Seasider Spotlight: Inoke Hafoka

November 30, 2023
Name: 'Inoke Hafoka
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The Pacific Church Schools Principals Conference Held at BYU–Hawaii

November 06, 2023
Brigham Young University–Hawaii hosted this year's Pacific Church Schools Principals Conference, bringing educational leaders from various Pacific Island nations and Mexico together for five days. Other distinctive attendees included President Meurs from the Pacific Area Presidency, President Ashton from BYU-Pathway Worldwide, and Jason Willard from Seminaries and Institutes of Religion.
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Memorial Unveiled at Laie Hawaii Temple Paying Tribute to Kaleohano

October 26, 2023
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, descendants of Kaleohano gathered to dedicate a special memorial to Kaleohano and recognize his life of leadership and faith in Jesus Christ. The historical marker was placed near his burial site behind the grounds of the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Seasider Spotlight: Poerava Hapairai

October 19, 2023
Name: Poerava Hapairai
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