Welcome Week
ASUH-HCC President Kaleo Gagne (in red) and faculty/staff, and students during Welcome Week

First, I want to congratulate the Class of 2013 on succeed- ing and finishing your journey at Honolulu Community College. May your dreams take you wherever your heart leads you, knowing that you can accomplish anything.

Remember, YOU can be the change you wish to see in the world. I want to thank all the students for allowing me to be your voice and electing me your ASUH-HCC president. It has been an honor and a privilege serving and being the voice for you.

To the newly elected ASUH- HCC Student Government, congratulations on your victory! Remember to listen to one another, and work together as an ohana.

To my 2012-2013 administration thank you for being an awesome team. To my Vice President Sugki Suguitan thank you for all your hard work, and being an awesome friend (don’t forget about KK’s). To my Communications Director Ieva Bytautaite you have been a joy to work with, and wish you the best in everything that you do. To all my Senators-at-Large, Ryan Yamada, Raquel Adverderada, Jim Cardenas, Gigi Gragasin, Janel Dulan, Misty Chiechi and Amy Akina, each one of you has touched my life in a very special way, and for that I am so grateful to call you all friends. I love you all!

Finally, to my advisors Nadine Leong-Kurio, Patrick Patterson and Larry Meacham and mentors Emily Kukulies, Mike Leidemann, and Chancellor Erika Lacro: I want to personally thank you all for guiding me in the right direction, and always believing in me with unconditional support. Your encouragement really made ASUH the best it possibly could be. For that I am always grateful.

Mahalo Nui Loa and A Hui Hou,

Kaleo Gagne

ASUH-HCC President