Hussey Honored with Kunimoto Award
Thomas Hussey, an associate professor of automotive technology
at Maui Community College, was awarded the Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto
Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Vocational Education.
As the program coordinator, Hussey initiated outreach efforts
to both private and public schools in Maui County to give students
interested in the automotive field access to his program. He also
created effective relationships with community auto dealerships,
businesses and other automotive-related companies to establish
a network of support for the program. Read more about him.
NICE Granted Accreditation
NICE student work on oral presentation skills
for academic and professional settings.
Manoa Outreach College's New Intensive Courses in English is the
first O‘ahu program of its kind to receive national accreditation
from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
The accreditation was granted in February 2006, after NICE underwent
a nearly two-year process to improve its program in order to meet
CEA’s standards. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary
of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language
NICE is the second intensive English language program in Hawai‘i
to receive this accreditation. The accreditation covers two intensive
programs—Intensive Spoken English and English for Conversational