ASC us why we’ve changed our name.
“For years the Adult Continuing Education Office at Hawaii
Pacific University has been known as the ACE Office. It has
been a good name and we will always consider our adult student
aces! But our full name is quite a mouthful, and does not
exactly reflect what we do at this office,” explains Caroline
Garrett, Associate Dean and Director of the Adult Service
Center. “We thought it was time to find a name that better
describes our role at Hawaii Pacific University. We are not
actually a program, but an office that provides a range of
services to adult students. Therefore, we have re-named ourselves
the Adult Service Center or ASC (pronounced ask),” Garrett
ASC us what we do.
“We do all of the things we have always done,” said Garrett:
helping adult students to plan and register for HPU classes
and trying to make their transactions with the University
as smooth and efficient as possible.
ASC us to help you with planning.
Adults like to begin an educational journey knowing when
they will achieve their goal. If you are an adult student,
evaluate your previously earned credits and documented professional
education. They sit with you and, according to your needs,
plot the most efficient and economical path to your goal whether
that be a degree, certificate, or a selection of courses.
ASC us to help you register for classes.
ASC register students by appointment. This way you know that
when you come in to register, you won’t need to wait in line,
and your advisor will be available to assist you. ASC can
assist with any of your HPU concerns, and they will either
provide direct assistance, or put you in touch with the HPU
Office that can best address your needs. "Come see us
anytime," adds Garrett.