Trip to Washington, D.C.
I spent a week in Washington, D.C., earlier this month meeting and connecting with a number of different university constituencies.
The East-West Center is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, marking 50 years of success in promoting better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific. I had the opportunity to attend its 50th Anniversary Celebration, and I met and spoke with a number of East-West Center and UH alumni at a special event with the UH Alumni Association. It was a great experience to hear from these alumni about their affinity for the university and their ideas for how we can continue to engage them.
Campus news from my May report
- Champion Wahine Softball Team
- College of Pharmacy Awarded $16 Million
- Hawaii Internment Camp Studies
- Serving Deaf Students at Kapiolani
- Leeward Culinary Arts Gala
- Maui Conference Highlights Culture and Business
- New Hilo Chancellor Named
- New West Oahu Campus Funded $48 Million
- Outstanding Kapiolani Faculty
- Second Annual MELE Workshop
- Spring Commencement 2010
- Thirty Meter Telescope Moving Forward
- Three Outstanding Manoa Students
UH Community Colleges
Outstanding Kapiolani Faculty
Congratulations to Sally Pestana, professor in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Kapiolani Community College, for her induction into Alpha Mu Tau, the national honor society for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
The society honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the medical laboratory science field. Sally also begins serving on the prestigious Education and Research Committee in July.
Congratulations, too, to Kapiolani Community College Instructor Mae Dorado on her selection as the 2010 Post-Secondary Career and Technical Educator of the Year by the Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education. The organization honored Mae for her exemplary contributions in educating prepared, adaptable and competitive classes of medical assisting students and for her work with the Health Occupation Students of America, a national health education leadership group.