Ceremony Speakers
2014 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Stan Sheriff Center

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony Speaker

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim is an actor and producer who has starred in a variety of stage, television, and film productions, including Hawaii Five-0, Crash, and 24. Mr. Kim is perhaps best known for his work as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series, Lost, for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In addition to his career onscreen, Mr. Kim recently expanded his career to include producing with his new company, 3AD, the first of its kind starring an Asian actor.

Mr. Kim recently served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea. Though he spends time in Los Angeles and New York, Mr. Kim spends most of the year in Honolulu where he devotes his free time to his family and various charities. Mr. Kim received his MFA from New York University.

Advanced Degree Ceremony Speaker

Kamanaʻopono M. Crabbe, Ph.D.

Kamanaʻopono M. Crabbe is the Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). His priorities include restoring OHA's integrity in the Native Hawaiian community, and nurturing a sense of commitment toward empowering Hawaiians and strengthening Hawaiʻi. Before joining OHA, he was the Director of Psychology Training at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center. Dr. Crabbe has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. He is a Moanalua Valley resident whose hobbies include surfing, canoeing and voyaging.