The Hawaiʻi State Legislature recognized the 35th anniversary of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature with a proclamation sponsored by Representative Scott Y. Nishimoto and Senator Brian Taniguchi.
“WHEREAS, the people of Hawaiʻi believe that language is one of many aspects that make up our unique cultural identity and that the quality of education is strengthened by the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, which provides wide-ranging offerings in English, foreign and heritage languages and literatures, second language studies and linguistics; and
“WHEREAS, since its establishment in 1982, the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature has provided a center for teaching and learning the world’s languages and literatures, performing outstanding scholarly research and contributing to the creation of a rich literary arts community for the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and across the world; and
“WHEREAS, the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature has helped to preserve cultural and linguistic resources through research and activities related to the documentation, preservation and revitalization of endangered languages; and
“WHEREAS, the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature has continued to provide community resources to the people of Hawaiʻi including bi-literacy efforts with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education, public and private partnerships to improve language-learning and cultural understanding and by hosting workshops and conferences that attract international scholars to Hawaiʻi; and
WHEREAS, the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature has earned a stellar reputation among institutions of higher learning for its unique curriculum focused on Asia and the Pacific; and
“WHEREAS, the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature will celebrate its 35th anniversary and continue to be an institution for teaching critical language skills, serving both as a center for academic research and as a place to welcome people as diverse as the languages that are taught; now, therefore,
“The Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi hereby recognizes and honors the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, including the faculty, staff, students and alumni, on the momentous occasion of its 35th anniversary, and expresses to the college its deep appreciation for the many years of academic leadership, research and dedication to teaching world languages and literatures to the people of Hawaiʻi.”