Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight – Spring 2015 – Becca Milligan

Becca Milligan comes to Hawai‘i from Illinois Central College and has certainly taken advantage of her time here on the island. She explores hiking trails and beaches and thoroughly enjoys her Hawaiian Medicine class. She documents her adventures with her … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Emily Randhahn

We begin our spring 2015 Student Spotlight series with Emily Randhahn, a junior geology major from Mount Holyoke College. Emily has many interests beyond her science studies, including creative writing, drawing, and singing in choirs. The arts meet science in … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Callie Buccini

Meet Callie Buccini, a Tourism Management major visiting UHM from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Callie blends her serious thoughts with a dose of self-deprecating humor to keep us all on our toes! What superpower do you wish you … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Olivia Gluck

Our next ASH student in the spotlight is Olivia Gluck, a communications major from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Olivia enjoys taking pictures, has had photos published by the UHM student newspaper, Ka Leo and works as a … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Riley Amy and TJ Hensley

Two young men join forces in Hawai‘i and become fast friends for a semester at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  Riley Amy from Rochester, Minnesota and TJ Hensley from Dalton, Georgia share adventures around the island and add the … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight – Fall 2014 – Emily (Emi) Donato

Dance and Anthropology major Emi Donato switches gears from the fast-paced lifestyle at the College of Wooster to the relaxed, easy-going world of island living. Have no fear; dancers perform at all speeds! Where in the world would you like … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight – Fall 2014 – Kendrick Kirk

Meet Kendrick Kirk, an economics major from Yale College whose hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada. This year Kendrick goes off-track and explores his artistic side. After a summer studying film making in Prague and back packing through Europe, he comes … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014 – Ashley Hagerty

Meet Ashley Hagerty, a senior neuroscience major from Temple University who, with a take on Socrates’ words, lives the examined life. Find out how this young but wise 21 year-old thinks about the world around her.   What Are Your Personal … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Kristine Balslev

A Rock Lover Comes to America Meet Danish ASH student Kristine Balslev, a geology major from the University of Copenhagen who also composes and performs rock music. Home School: University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Home Town: Copenhagen, Denmark Major: … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brooklynn Cookson and Emily Ishihara: Southern Connection

Hometown and Home School Brooklynn: I’m from Tahlequah, Oklahoma and attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Emily: I’m from Andover, Massachusetts but I attend Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Favorite UH Class Brooklynn: “Drugs and Society”; I like everything … Continue reading

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