University of Hawaii, 1964-1968


This is my photo of Kennedy Theater, located on the University of Hawaii campus.


When I was admitted to the University of Hawaii in 1964, I was invited to take a placement test to see if I could waive freshman English.  The test consisted of two essay questions regarding two pieces of literature.  I passed the test and did not have to take freshman English.  Instead, I took World Literature and Shakespeare and a writing class.  My English professors liked my writing.

However, I decided not to major in English at the University of Hawaii, because social science was far more interesting.  I majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology.  I remember writing a term paper on Jimmy Hoffa and the Labor Union, for which I got an “A.”  I also remember studying Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. Both courses focused on the development of the brain from birth through adulthood and the different types of mental illness.

I had a good education at the University of Hawaii and have pleasant memories of my academic experience.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1968, toured the world by myself, taught English in Thailand, and enrolled at Columbia University in New York City to study Musicology.

And here I am:  a retired legal assistant, trained violinist, published author, and retired radio commentator.

9 Responses to “University of Hawaii, 1964-1968”

  1. David Says:

    You have had a truly amazing and wonderful life. Congratulations!

  2. DJan Says:

    I really like seeing David’s comments on your posts. It’s true that you have had a very interesting life so far. 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    Smart lady!

  4. Olga Says:

    Your life is very rich because of all the experiences that have brought you to where you are today. I so admire that adventurous spirit that allowed you to take off on your own to see the world.

  5. Joanne Noragon Says:

    Our lives and its turns are so interesting.

  6. Lois Evensen Says:

    What a full circle of life! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. Beatrice Says:

    Your life has certainly been full of experiences and adventures and enjoyable to bread about, Gigi.

  8. Beatrice Says:

    whoops sorry for that typo, I meant to “read” about.

  9. whatshesthinking1 Says:

    What a life. It’s interesting to look back and see all that we’ve done. Most of it, we never thought we’d do. 🙂

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