Student Speakers

107th Annual Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Stan Sheriff Center

Annabelle Le Jeune

Candidate for Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Journalism

Annabelle Le Jeune’s fascination in storytelling and writing derived from a multicultural background and explorative lifestyle in Miami, Florida, where was born and raised. She studied English and Journalism at the University of Hawaii as a gateway to adventure in her interests in environmentalism, human rights, cultural studies, and much more. Annabelle’s studies in global citizenship has led her toward learning opportunities in places like Spain, Morocco, India, and Austria. She hopes to use her degrees to tell stories that will extend her reach on a global scale, voicing communities and environments that are otherwise overlooked. Annabelle wants to share with others what she has been so privileged to have: laughter.

9:00 a.m. Ceremony - C_CEREMONY_UNDERGRAD_SPEAKER_MORNING

Annabelle Le Jeune’s fascination in storytelling and writing derived from a multicultural background and explorative lifestyle in Miami, Florida, where was born and raised. She studied English and Journalism at the University of Hawaii as a gateway to adventure in her interests in environmentalism, human rights, cultural studies, and much more. Annabelle’s studies in global citizenship has led her toward learning opportunities in places like Spain, Morocco, India, and Austria. She hopes to use her degrees to tell stories that will extend her reach on a global scale, voicing communities and environments that are otherwise overlooked. Annabelle wants to share with others what she has been so privileged to have: laughter.

9:00 a.m. Ceremony - C_CEREMONY_UNDERGRAD_SPEAKER_MORNING

Annabelle Le Jeune’s fascination in storytelling and writing derived from a multicultural background and explorative lifestyle in Miami, Florida, where was born and raised. She studied English and Journalism at the University of Hawaii as a gateway to adventure in her interests in environmentalism, human rights, cultural studies, and much more. Annabelle’s studies in global citizenship has led her toward learning opportunities in places like Spain, Morocco, India, and Austria. She hopes to use her degrees to tell stories that will extend her reach on a global scale, voicing communities and environments that are otherwise overlooked. Annabelle wants to share with others what she has been so privileged to have: laughter.

4:00 p.m. Ceremony - C_CEREMONY_UNDERGRAD_SPEAKER_AFTERNOON

Shiraz Dole is graduating from the Shidler College of Business with a bachelor’s of business administration in entrepreneurship and international business. Born and raised in Hawaii, Shiraz attended Ala Wai Elementary, Kaimuki Middle School and Kalani High School prior to the University of Hawaii. Shiraz has also studied at George Mason University in Washington D.C. and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Shiraz plans to one day start a global technology firm and eventually start a free skills training school for low-income women with weak educational backgrounds so that they may attain higher paying jobs.

Honorable Mention

9:00 a.m. ceremony

James Humann, transcript of speech
Simone Terstegge, transcript of speech

4:00 p.m. ceremony

Lynn Abramo, transcript of speech