On Wednesday, September 26, 16 new students entering Hawaii Tokai’s Liberal Arts program were welcomed by Chancellor Yoshikawa, faculty and staff in the Matsumae auditorium. The students were from all over, including: Sapporo, Maui, Kawasaki, Ewa Beach, and even Guam! After some ice-breaking games everyone enjoyed some cake, refreshments, and a chance to get to know each other. Students, hope you have a wonderful time in the Liberal Arts program!
Hawaii Tokai Students volunteer at the Honolulu Century Ride
On Sunday, September 30, the annual Honolulu Century Ride, Hawaii’s largest cycling event, took place around Kapiolani park. The Honolulu Century Ride annually attracts thousands of riders from around the world and serves as a fundraiser for Hawaii Bicycling League’s advocacy and education to make Hawaii a bicycle paradise. The ride is fully supported by local bike shops and Honolulu police officers. Aid stations served locally grown bananas, oranges, and a refreshing sport drink. Our Hawaii Tokai students volunteered at the “Gathering Place” tent where they were encouraged to “talk story” with people from around the world. They asked, “Where in the world have you biked? Where are you from? What did you like about the ride? Why do you like biking? Where is the best place to bike where you live? Will you be riding the Century again next year?” Organizer, Chad Taniguchi, told our Vice Chancellor “Hawaii Tokai students were terrific! So glad they came all the way from Kapolei!”
Andrew Lowe & Rennie Mau