SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY ALMUNI CHAPTER OF HAWAII, INC (suacoh,inc)
The members of the SUACOH are graduates, former students, faculty, staff, and friends of Silliman University, an institution of higher learning located in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Its members are bound by the Silliman spirit and unique camaraderie only experienced by those who have been there.
Provide a cornerstone for building a cohesive, supportive, professional, and responsive association
Advocate for and inspire its members to strive for the preservation of Silliman University’s traditional Christian values of “via, veritas, vita”– the way, the truth, and the life, and encourage the commemoration of significant events associated with our Alma Mater
Increase and Promote respect, inter-cultural understanding, and international goodwill, through community involvement, scholarships, and educational exchange
Cherish the faith and guidance that our Alma Mater has instilled in us and foster interaction and harmony among the members and Silliman alumni and friends from other chapters
Practice hospitality and embrace newly arrived alumni in Hawaii by providing the necessary orientation and assistance to facilitate acculturation and issues of social adjustment
Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It translates as "the joyful sharing of life energy in the present". The Silliman spirit is alive and well in Hawaii! We are an active, energetic, and lively group.
A hui hou. Malama Pono. ( take care, until we meet again.)
" The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people passing by I see friends shaking hands Saying, "How do you do?" They're really saying, I... I love you " - Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole