Robert Franco headshot

Robert Franco, professor of anthropology and director of the Office for Institutional Effectiveness at Kapiʻolani Community College was recognized as a national leaders in Community College National Center for Community Engagement’s recent online publication Beacons of Vision, Hope and Action. In honor of their 20th annual conference in 2011, CCNCCE recognized 20 individuals who have been instrumental in leading the national service learning and civic engagement initiatives within American higher education. Read more about the Franco and the award.

Lynn Nakamura-Tengan headshot

Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa associate extension agent, was presented the Continued Excellence Award at the annual session of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Albuquerque, N.M. The award recognizes her active and continuous involvement in professional improvement programs, promotion of professional development and leadership. Her outreach work includes innovative and timely programs in consumer and on-farm food safety, hand hygiene, nutrition education and emergency preparedness.

Valentino Valdez headshot

Valentino Valdez, University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu’s graphic designer/staff photographer, was awarded the Social Media Personality Award as part of Technology News Bytes’ 2011 Social Media Summit on Oct. 19. The Social Media Personality Award honors individuals who stay top of mind in the social sphere and keeps up with the trends of social media innovation. Read the full story in WestPress.

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  1. Hello my name is Christina Concepcion I believe I am mostly of Taino decent would would like to know more about the old ways. My great grandmother died when I was young and my grandparents don’t talk much of their pasts. My moms dad died when I was ten and I never met his side and my grandparents on my moms side are Puerto Rican Spaniard Cuban and German and they past away as for my grandmother she’s too young to know anything. Please help I would like to know where I came from and learn the culture and myths.

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