Nathaniel Weeks, a student in the information technology associate in science degree program at Kapiʻolani Community College, was awarded the 2017 Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Vocational Education.
Weeks’ dedication towards becoming an active member of the college and community is best illustrated through his role as co-founder and vice president of the Information and Communications Technology Club. In addition, he leads a website group that does penetration testing as a community service for local companies.
To be in tune with industry, Weeks has done informal research in collaboration with his professor on various IT industry (CompTIA) trade certifications and has earned certifications in A+, Network+ and Security+ with plans to pursue further industry recognized certifications. He has also attended numerous information technology events including the Hawaiʻi Information Communication and Technology student mixer and EnergySec Infrastructure Security workshops, among others.
Weeks serves as a mentor to fellow students, spending much time in the computer lab studying or collaborating with them. He works conscientiously to be an advocate for students and communicates with professors to provide feedback. He currently maintains a 3.8 GPA and plans to transfer to UH West Oʻahu for a bachelor’s of applied science degree with a concentration in information security and assurance.
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