SCEP Live Online Story Share
“Remember when, at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa…”

Friday, April 23 at 7:00pm
Click here to register for the direct link to the performance.

Members of the University community responded to our call for stories about the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The following individuals will share their stories live on the SCEP Live Online YouTube channel.

Dave del Rocco

David Del Rocco
“A Career Change and a Life Change”
Dave left a good career as a flight attendant to step into the unknown and take on the task of going back to school to become a librarian and learning a new language. The choices led to an entirely new life.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones
“Stories from my years teaching Physics 100 at UHMānoa”
Though primarily a researcher at Mānoa, Michael was able to teach several classes including Physics 100. This is the story of 2 rather remarkable students, remarkable for different reasons.

‘Ike Kahaleahu, hula teacher for Outreach College

Emma McGuire

Emma McGuire
“Discovering my Hawaiian Culture”
Emma shares the story of her growing into her Hawaiian culture and some of the funny moments along the way.

Neal Milner

Neal Milner
“The Shapiro Strategy”
Neal recounts how he came to be part of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa family some forty years ago and doesn’t regret that leap of faith into the middle of the Pacific.

Sri Tencate

Sri Tencate
“Crossing the Pacific and starting a new life”
Sri shares her journey from Indonesia to Hawai‘i, back to Indonesia, and finally a return to Hawai‘i for a new life.

Ben Moffat

Ben Moffat, storyteller and former Windward Community College theatre professor, serves as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

The Story Share Band adds a musical component to the evening with musicians: Bailey Matsuda has been an influential force in Hawai‘i’s music scene over several decades. Bailey received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Composition from the University of Hawai‘i. Bailey’s wide knowledge of music has allowed him to perform, compose. arrange, orchestrate, produce and teach in the field. His love of many musical styles and cultures led him to found the world music group Cabaseké in 1992.Besides his involvement with groups, Bailey has recorded and composed individually for a variety of projects ranging from films to commercials. Currently, Bailey teaches at Kamehameha Schools and continues to perform throughout Honolulu.

Alex Morrison plays both upright and electric basses in a variety of styles ranging from straight ahead jazz to Americana. Some of the local and national artists he has worked with include Peter Rowen, Laurie Lewis, Barbara Higbie, Taimane Gardner, Hawaiian Style Band, Saloon Pilots, Gypsy 808, Chris Yeh Quartet, and Hook and Line. Alex has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa.

Chris Yeh played saxophone in jazz combos and big bands while living on the East Coast in the 1990s. Since moving back to Honolulu in 1996, he has been performing with various local groups, including his own jazz quintet and the funk/pop band Mango Season. During non-jazz (i.e., daylight) hours, he works as an attorney in downtown Honolulu.


SCEP Live Online Story Share is now seeking stories from individuals in the community. We welcome story proposals from the community based on a memory of life in Hawai‘i.

Entry Deadline: April 30, 2021

To participate:

  1. All stories must be true and based on your own memory
  2. You should be able to tell your story in a maximum of 10 minutes

Intrigued and interested? Please email csinfo@hawaii.edu with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Best way to contact you, phone, email or text
  3. A 2 to 3 sentence synopsis of your story

SCEP Live Online is a joint effort between UH Mānoa Outreach College, East-West Center Arts Program, UH Mānoa Music Department, Kaunoa Senior Services, and Friends of Mānoa Library.