Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Rachel Durkan

Meet Rachel Durkan, a super-energized student who goes all-out in everything she does! Home School: Virginia Tech Home Town: Malvern, Pennsylvania Major: Horticulture Favorite UHM Class: Herbs and Spices. It’s a super interesting and chill class. We recently took a … Continue reading

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How I Met Felix Xie: Student Spotlight

Get to know Felix Xie, a wonderfully typical college student who chose the University of Hawai‘i for a study away experience. Home School: Bates College in Lewiston, Maine Home Town: Skowhegan, Maine Major: Environmental Studies Favorite UHM Class: Painting Favorite … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Laura Butler Shines with the Stars of Hawai‘i 5-0

Communications major Laura Butler produces her own ticket to Hawai‘i by creating an internship with television show Hawai‘i 5-0. Home School: Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY Home Town: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. I’m learning different things and … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two Mid-Westerners Fly Out of the Polar Vortex and Dive Into the Waves of the Pacific Ocean

Get to know Samantha Mathes, a biology major from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Erin Walsworth, an environmental geoscience major from DePauw University. Favorite UH Class Sam: “Cell and Molecular Biology”. I like this class because it’s interactive, … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two football players from Bates College take the off-season to study in Hawaiʻi

Get to know Brian Carilli, a politics major and Josh Freedland, a psychology major, who traded the snow and cold of the infamous winter of 2014 for the sun and adventure of the tropics.   Favorite UH Class Brian: “Political … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: On the Run with Cara Bennet

Vassar student Cara Bennet brings a love of running to her study away in Hawai‘i. Home School: Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY Home Town: Bethesda, Maryland Major: History, with a minor in Native American Studies Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw

Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw   Honolulu is just one more stop for ASH student Sarah Hackshaw as she dances across the US!   Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Columbus, Ohio Major: I’m a double major … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley

Student Spotlight: Surfing from Maine to Hawai‘i  The ASH “Student Spotlight” series profiles two students from Fall Semester 2013 who bring east coast-style surfing skills from Maine all the way to Hawai‘i. Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley are marine science … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Alexis Ouellette — Making it Happen!

Meet Alexis Ouellette, a sophomore from Cheshire, Connecticut, spending spring semester in Hawai‘i. Major: Communication Disorders (Speech Therapy) Home School: Southern Connecticut State University Favorite UHM Class: My favorite class, hands down, is Hawaiian Studies. I use what I learn … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Maria Tan

From Indonesia to Ohio to Hawai‘i to Shanghai, Maria Tan finds habitation around the world as she pursues her education and looks for adventure! Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Pemalang, Indonesia Major: Communications Favorite UHM … Continue reading

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