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Hawaii Community College student recognized for outstanding contribution to vocational education

University of Hawaiʻi
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jun 30, 2005

HONOLULU — David Saulibio, a student in the architectural, engineering and CAD (AEC) technologies program at Hawaiʻi Community College, was awarded the 2005 Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Vocational Education.

The Kunimoto award recognizes a faculty member or student from one of the UH community colleges for their achievement and contribution to vocational and technical education. The award was established by Tadashi and Elizabeth Nakaeda Kunimoto to honor their parents‘ role in the development of the food industry in Hawaiʻi.

Saulibio is active in many vocational and educational activities and willingly accepts leadership roles. He is currently vice-president of the AEC Tech Club where he leads the group in initiatives such as recycling of various materials to generate funds for the club and coordinates field trips where members are able to gain new insight in their field. Additionally, he previously served as vice-president of the Forest TEAM student club where he got students actively involved in volunteer work in the restoration of native forests.

Saulibio invests his spare time to independently research new products, new construction materials, or new software that are integral and fundamental to his profession.

Saulibio will be recognized for his contributions to the university along with other UH award recipients at a system-wide ceremony in September.

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