Presented by Pacific's Hawai‘i Club, Nā Haumāna O Hawai`i, the 2019 Lū`au takes place in mid-April and is one of the largest on the mainland.
When Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i presents its 58th annual Lu’au on Saturday, it will do so in honor of a very special alumna, mentor and friend: “Aunty” Edna Gehring (nee Doar) ’70, MSEd ’72.
"Aunty" Edna Gehring, advisor for Pacific's Hawai'i Club, is retiring after 35 years of service at Pacific. Her legacy will live on through an endowed scholarship for members of the club.
News coverage of Pacific University's historic series of events in Hawai'i Sept. 15-17, including the Boxers' first-ever football game on the Islands.
Saturday's game is part of a series of historic events in Hawai'i that have prompted the governor and Honolulu mayor to proclaim "Pacific University (Ore.) Week."
Hawai'i governor, Honolulu mayor to proclaim Sept. 12-18 as "Pacific University (Ore.) Week"
Pat Pimental spent three years as floral and lei chair of the Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i Lu‘au. As a parent, she says, she was able to become part of the ‘ohana at Pacific.
The son of two Pacific University alumni from Hawai‘i, Josh Higa '19 grew up feeling like a member of the Boxer ‘Ohana. Now that he's a Pacific student, he says, it's even better than he expected.
"We give because Pacific is a part of our family."
Warren Shaw, father of Boxer quarterback Warner Shaw, temporarily moved from Hawai‘i to Oregon to cheer on the team in his son's final year. “There’s enough Hawai'i here, it rubs off. Even other parents, they kind of have a little Hawai’i spirit.”