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Shijir “PJ” Purevdorj and Suvd-Erdene “Pearl” Boldbaatar shared they developed a new mindset towards their academics at BYU–Hawaii and prepared themselves to be genuine gold in the future through their majors, minors and spiritual growth.
As a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints realizing his need for a better education, Rizal A. Takin said his family motivated him to attend BYU–Hawaii in hopes it would transform his and their lives for the better. His professors and friends say he is determined to succeed as a leader in all he does.
Laie local Randell Mahe said the tight-knit community she was raised in taught her to be selfless, sympathetic and supportive. Her passion for people is what she said drove her to social work, and her friends described her as essential for their survival.
Graduating seniors from Mongolia share parenting helped them succeed academically
Rizal Takin’s friends and professors describe him as a determined individual with character and integrity
Randell Mahe encourages BYUH students to get to know members of the community
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Bayarsaikhan Amarjargal, former Seasider volleyball player and BYU–Hawaii alumna from Mongolia, said her years at BYUH taught her the value of time, hard work and service. She advised current students to “keep improving yourself and never stop learning because when we are satisfied with our current success, we stop growing.”
Cody Baldwin, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Business & Government, is leaving after working five years at BYU–Hawaii to be the director for the master’s in business analytics program at the University of Wisconsin. His students shared how wonderful of a professor he was and what they have learned from him.
Wendy Lau, an alumna and the BYU–Hawaii Food Services supervisor, said she strives to deliver quality food and service to the BYUH ohana and shared her 39-year journey towards her bachelor’s degree. Her coworkers describe her as a positive, polite and understanding person.
The Polynesian Cultural Center welcomed guests back with new precautions, attractions, and limited experiences on Monday, Jan. 18, after 10 months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Japan Times reported on Dec. 28, “An animated movie based on the blockbuster 'Demon Slayer' manga series has become the highest-grossing film in Japanese box-office history.” Members of the BYUH community shared the "Demon Slayer" movie, manga and anime are trending because it stands out from other animations and teaches life lessons.
From childhood, mission calls and now college graduation, Adriannah Metta and her sister, Fidelish Metta, have experienced all of life’s big moments side by side. Now, the two shared their plans for the future are motivated by the words of their grandfather who raised them.
The BYU–Hawaii Ballroom Club presidency and members said they are doing their best to unite their club virtually. They said they are continuing to motivate and serve each other during unprecedented times and called on students to join and participate.
BYU–Hawaii students shared how they utilize Mutual - the LDS Dating app - as a form of entertainment amidst social distancing protocols. They said online dating has become one of the few outlets for social interaction during the pandemic.
Watching the desert sands become blue waves beneath her, freshman Gabrielle Pritt said she stared out her airplane window, doubting her childhood dream to come to BYU–Hawaii. Her only connection to her friends and family was her dad who sat next to her on her flight to the islands but would be flying home after getting her settled. In an apartment in Laie with strangers and a two-week quarantine ahead of her, she said the future was not looking bright. However, Pritt said the two weeks opened the door to an unlikely friendship with five strangers as roommates.