On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its formal Spring 2017 Induction Ceremonies. Vice President of Membership Charles Bauguess served as Induction Chairperson, and Chapter President Nicholas Eisen served as the Master of Ceremonies. English Lecturer Rebecca Jacobs delivered the keynote address. Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas, Vice Chancellor Joni Onishi and Interim Vice Chancellor Dorinna Manuel-Cortez celebrated with the inductees and their families. Congratulations to the following inductees:
Fall 2016 Inductees: Caitlin Akiona, Maya Andersen, Chantel Balberde, Alena Beckley, Brandee Chinen, Jeremie Correa, Maria dePillis-Shintaku, Heather Dodge, Aljune Drequito, Sierra Enoka-Wilson, Gabriel Fernandez, Mai Furusawa, Emiko Hasegawa, Blandina Ishida, HanNa Jang, Waiomina Kawabata, Damian Klosowski, Marc Lewis, Katherine Lim, Yoleen Lucas, Jeremy Mays, Jordan Mays, Brandon Meyers, Makela Moses, Craig Okahara-Olsen, Lauren Overbay, Tysen Pasco-Brown, Gino Pullaro, Kylie Roberts-Asuncion, Michael Statts, Ross Takafuji and Makanalani Yamanoha.
Spring 2017 Inductees: Tonilynn Amaral, Shyla Anderson, Jonathan Carroll, Jayla Costa, Chason Ellazar, Chyann Gabriel, Diana Mae Galacgac, Shanelle Ka‘aikala, Charity Kahai, Keahikaaiohelo Kanahele, Tiana Kapumau, Kacie Kunioka-Volz, Brannalynn Lau, Marry Grace Mamczarz, Irvin Martin, Mikaela Martinez, Shearlyne Marzan, Megan McCain, Steven McCurdy, Nicholas Miranda, Michelle Morris, Treven Mukai, James Roberts, Rachel Rodrigues-Cuba, Rebecca Smith, U‘ilani Stanley, Devan Takita, Evan Takita, Christalen Tangaro, Tyler Tavares, Mary Jane Ward, Willa Wiggins, Jo-Shane Yamauchi, and Sally Yuen.