Alexxus Hi‘ipoi Ho Named a Graduate Valedictory Speaker

Alexxus Hi‘ipoi Ho (Master of Social Work ‘22) will represent the graduate students of the Spring Class of 2022 at the Saturday, May 7, morning graduation ceremony. Born and raised in Waimanalo, O‘ahu, Ho is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama, and Southern Utah University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Human Development. She is regarded by her Social Work faculty in the College of Health and Society as an emerging leader and champion for her community. Previously, Ho was a community outreach specialist with the Partners in Development Foundation, serving young Native Hawaiian children and families. She is currently a resource specialist with the Lili‘uokalani Trust, continuing to serve Native Hawaiian individuals, families, and group in a variety of areas. Her active service to social work and her academic achievements earned her membership in the Phi Alpha Honor Society. She has completed the three-year Master of Social Work program not only with a 4.0-grade point average but as a successful mother of two boys, Lucas and Leelan. Ho has a strong desire to help the Native Hawaiian community thrive and plans to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to do so.

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