[Story by Mike Foley: Originally published in KALEO, February 26, 1998]
All the hopes and emotions of a long-time vision being fulfilled were on display the evening of Feb. 12 when the Center for Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies at Brigham Young University-Hawaii was introduced to the public.
The new program’s introduction occurred on Founders Day — 43 years exactly since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, led by President David O. McKay, founded the new college in Laie.
Photo caption: Professor William K. Wallace III (right) jumped impromptu into the Moloka‘i Nui Ahina hula as part of the BYUH Hawaiian Studies celebration. —photo by Lester Muranaka