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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student Joshua Villaro wanted to become a doctor but needed serious, specific academic advising on how to get into medical school. So, in 2017, he turned to the UH Pre-Health Advising Center (PAC), which offers informational events and workshops like one on the ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Go to manoa-pac-workshops/ for the full article.
UH Manoa Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Ron Cambra was named state manager of the year on Friday, May 17 at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol. “Public employees have consistently made important contributions to our continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and quality of government services,” said Gov. Ige. “We are honored to work with such dedicated individuals and we appreciate all that they do each and every day.” Having dedicated over 40 years of service to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Dr. Cambra championed four campus-wide initiatives that guide students toward completing their degrees within four years. He manages the overall operations and resources for undergraduate programs, and was an early champion for a number of highly successful initiatives—the STAR degree tracking program, 15 to Finish, and mandatory advising. Cambra has helped with streamlining processes and worked to increase the four-year graduation rate from 16 percent to 32 percent. UH Manoa has been nationally recognized for its success in degree completion projects.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Marcus Hayden, Ronald Cambra and the UH Cancer Center Administrative Leadership Team have been selected as the university’s nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Distinguished State Service. The award honors the state’s executive branch employees and managers who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication to serving the people of Hawaiʻi. There are three awards—Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year and Team of the Year. Go to University of Hawai’i News for the article.
Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.
The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:
Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays
We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/orientation-and-workshops/.
We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/hours/.
Come visit us soon!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Will Dempster, (202) 224-9813 Michael Inacay, (202) 224-3934 Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936 Following Hirono & Schatz Advocacy, Secretary of the Navy Approves Creation of Naval ROTC at UH Manoa HONOLULU – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer approved the creation of a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The announcement followed years of advocacy from Hawaii’s Congressional delegation to establish such a program. “The long-awaited establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH Manoa underscores the Navy’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and represents a tangible step toward increasing the diversity of its officer corps,” Senator Hirono said.“I want to thank Secretary Spencer for his support in approving this request, and will continue to work with leaders like him to deepen the Navy’s commitment to Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific region.” “This new ROTC program at UH will give more Hawaii students a chance at earning scholarships and gaining an education, while helping the Navy strengthen its diversity to make sure its sailors and Marines better reflect the American public and our values in Hawaii,”Senator Schatz said. “I thank Secretary Spencer for his partnership and his recommitment to the Navy’s longstanding relationship with Hawaii.” “We are grateful and proud that the Navy has selected UH Manoa to host a new NROTC unit,” University of Hawaii President David Lassner said. “We are already the home of exceptionally successful Army and Air Force ROTC units, and the establishment of a Navy ROTC unit will provide scholarship opportunities that enable more Hawaii students to attend college affordably and serve their country. Our thanks to Senator Hirono, Senator Schatz and our entire Congressional delegation for their sustained support.” Senators Hirono and Schatz consistently encouraged the establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH. Senator Hirono first formally raised the prospect of establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH in 2015 letters to then-Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and then-Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson. The Senators continued their advocacy following the change in administrations, and consistently raised the issue with Secretary Spencer throughout his tenure and with other senior Navy leaders. See also the Newsweek story.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is accepting applications for Project funding from September 9 to October 10. We encourage all undergraduate students from all disciplines at UH Manoa to apply! UROP also accepts applications for Presentation funding every month. Successful applicants will receive funding for their projects starting in Spring 2020. The next chance to apply will be from February 2 to March 3 for projects starting in Summer or Fall 2020. For detailed information on funding opportunities, please attend a UROP information session on one of the dates at the iLab Building 37 (ilab.hawaii.edu/contact). September 10, 2019 (T) 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. September 11, 2019 (W) 11:30 – 12:20 p.m. September 12, 2019 (R) 01:30 – 02:20 p.m. No RSVP required. This event is open for students, staff, and faculty. Visit us: manoa.hawaii.edu/urop
Undergraduate students: Welcome to UH Manoa!!! Visit our Undergraduate Education Programs (below) to help you through your academic journey to improve your undergraduate experience. The central theme of OUE is “active engagement.” We are here to partner with you on your journey to your degree. We welcome you to your new home, and invite you to take full advantage of each and every opportunity to make your UH Manoa experience a life-changing experience. We hope you will find your journey exciting and rewarding.
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