Keiki Kawaiaea of Hilo earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in arts and sciences from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in September.
Union Institute & University is a nonprofit, accredited, private university specializing in adult and distance education since 1964. Union strives to engage, enlighten, and empower students in a lifetime of learning and service.
The university’s transformational and socially relevant programs promote creative and critical thinking and connect scholarship with real-world practice. Flexible online classes, brief residencies, classroom experiences and hybrid models of instruction lead to undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.
Union graduates, including 14 college presidents, leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, members of the United States Congress and the first female prime minister of Jamaica, promote Union’s legacy of utilizing education to transform lives and communities.