Aloha to Our Entering Students from Hawaii, July 22

Students participate in the yearly luau, a popular tradition at Menlo College.

July 19, 2011

On July 22, John Henry Felix ’49, CEO of HMAA, will join President Kelly in Hawaii to welcome 18 new Menlo College students at a special send-off ceremony.

Sponsored by Mr. Felix, the Hawaii Send-off is a Menlo tradition to officially acknowledge the new students as part of the campus community, to introduce them to student leaders and key administrators, and to honor this important next step in their educations.

“Each year it is a pleasure to meet the incoming students and their parents. The State of Hawaii and Menlo College have a long and successful history, and we are always greeted with great warmth and respect,” said President Kelly.

For those students that have not yet met, it is an opportunity to get to know fellow classmates.  Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, Dean of Student Affairs, will be the emcee for the event and she will introduce the new Menlo Oaks at the gathering. Students will hear from Julie Cooper and Mykel Kinhult about why they chose Menlo, and from Hawaii Club President, Mikala Scott.