Brother Bertram photo on exhibit.
In conjunction with the Office of Hawaiian affairs, Chaminade created the Brother Bertram Bellinghausen, S.M. Photographic Display / travelling exhibit, “Na Pa'i Ki'i 'O Brother Bertram, Photographs of the Kingdom of Hawaii, 1883 to 1905.” The exhibit is curated by Al Lum. Brother Bertram was the first Principal of St. Louis College (the precursor of St. Louis School and Chaminade University). An accomplished photographer, Bro. Bertram captured images of Hawaii prior to the illegal overthrow of the kingdom. “Many of these photos were not presented to the public in Hawaii until 2005,” says Lyman Museum and Mission House (Hilo) executive director Dolly Strazer. “We are fascinated with Brother Bertram’s ability to capture nature, witness a family’s special moment or record a historic moment. Many of Brother Bertram’s photos are, simply put, magical.”
The Palolo Pipeline is a cooperative effort with Chaminade University, Kapi`olani Community College (KCC) and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (UHM) to unite several initiatives aiming to prepare students living in Palolo Valley for academic success. The Pipeline gives Chaminade students opportunities to tutor Palolo keiki (children), forming relationships that inspire learning and early college awareness. The goal is to build upon long-lived projects, programs, and partnerships to help create a pipeline of educational support that will see students through the system from preschool through college. Some of the Palolo Pipeline projects are listed below: