Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremony Held
Date 2007/12/17 13:52:47 | Topic: HTIC Updates
|Hawaii Tokai International College held its Fall Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 4:00 pm in the college’s auditorium. Nineteen students received their Associate in Arts degree at the ceremonies.|
The highlight of the afternoon’s ceremonies came in the speeches by graduating students, Takahisa Koike and Takaaki Honda, who were selected by their classmates to speak on behalf of their class. Takahisa ended his speech with a reference to American pop culture, saying: “Finally, I conclude my HTIC life. The tuition fee is $3,050. The dormitory room fee is $1,200. The meal coupon fee is $500. My experiences here at HTIC... priceless.”
Takaaki, in his thoughtfully reflective remarks, encapsulated the essence of a liberal arts education when he noted that “my life in this school influenced me to think at all times. I was always forced to think about the meanings of all things.”
Students completing their studies were: Maaya Abe, Aya Fujii, Yasuko Fujii, Kento Ishida, Shunsuke Kinoshita, Takahisa Koike, Tsuyoshi Matsumura, Hiroshi Nakamura, Itsuki Shibakiri*, Yumiko Uchino, Takuma Hirako, Takaaki Honda*, Mirei Kasai*, Daisuke Kinoshita*, Daijiro Komatsu, Shu Hikichi*, Seira Nakayama*, Yuriko Ohno*, and Tetsuya Yamamoto. Ten of the graduates will continue their education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, four will complete their studies at Tokai University campuses in Japan, and one student will attend Hawaii Healing Arts College.
*Honors graduates who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.65 or higher.