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HPU briefs: Summer happenings

New dean of the New International Center
by Kalamalama staff

Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Mary Hammond dean of the International Center, the newest department established to oversee all international recruiting, admissions, student services, and marketing activities.

Mary Hammond

The center will also serve as a point of contact for international development and visiting delegations from other countries.

Previously, Hammond was the associate dean and director of the English Foundations Program at HPU.

Prior to joining Hawai‘i Pacific University, Hammond was an administrator in the Hawai‘i English Language Program at the University of Hawai‘i.

Born and raised in Japan, Hammond has held numerous teaching positions in the U.S. and abroad including Boston University, University of Southern California, and Harvard University. A Fulbright scholar to Istanbul Technical University in Turkey, she also taught in Beijing and in the northwest Gobi Desert province of Ningxia in the People’s Republic of China.

Hammond is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and holds a TESL certificate from UCLA and an M.A. in TESL from the University of Washington.


MS Nursing Program gets Grant
by Kalamalama staff

HPU’s Division of Nursing was awarded a $32,000 Advanced Practice Education Nursing Traineeship grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The grant allows the University to award six to eight HPU nursing graduate students with one-time partial tuition scholarships for the fall 2002 semester. Priority will be given to students who plan to serve in underserved areas in the community upon completion of their graduate studies.“It is

wonderful to receive this funding as it helps to get more advanced practice nurses out into the community and provide greater access to health care,” said Dr. Dale Allison, HPU professor of nursing and project grant writer. “We hope to increase the number of traineeships in the future as the number of graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program grows.”

Established in 1998, the MS Nursing degree program provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in the dynamic field of health care. Students can choose between two concentrations: Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist or Family Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.


HPU awards Spirit Scholarships to high school seniors
by Kalamalama staff

Hawai‘i Pacific University awarded Spirit Scholarships to 18 outstanding Hawai‘i high school seniors. Renewable up to four years, the Spirit Scholarship offers 50 percent tuition scholarships to graduating students who are active in high school extracurricular activities.
Students selected need to have a cumulative 2.50 GPA and have demonstrated involvement of leadership in student government, athletics, or community service. As a Spirit Scholar, recipients become members of the HPU Spirit Club, a student organization responsible for promoting HPU’s athletic teams and campus events, such as pep rallies, health fairs, and club carnivals.
The following Spirit Scholarship recipients for 2002-2003 are: Peter Abiva, Jr., Mililani High School; Maria Cariaga, Farrington High School; Florencio Castillo, Damien Memorial High School; Cheryl Cateil, Waianae High School; Angela Dela Cruz, Kahuku High School; Franklin Du Pont, Kamehameha Schools; Shelby Greer, Aiea High School; Natalie Holomalia, Kaiser High School; Jacqueline Jiminez, Castle High School; Jessie Lee, Castle High School; Messica Mergeson, Christian Academy; Stacey Musick, Kahuku High School; Jasmine Orlando, St. Francis School; Ervin Pasalo, King Kekaulike High School; Joey Sakaue, Aiea High School; Aaron Schweitzer, Kalaheo High School; Ariane White, Kahuku High School; and Yuk Kwun Yee, McKinley High School.


HPU and HPA award scholarships to high school students
by Kalamalama staff

Scholarships valued at more than $100,000 have been awarded to four high school seniors planning to study in the School of Communication at Hawai‘i Pacific University. The scholarships are part of the Hawai‘i High School Journalism Awards Program sponsored by the Hawai‘i Publishers Association. Scholarships was awarded to Nathan Jugas, Nanea Ming Ja Kalani, Amanda Finn, and Rowena Alma Vito at the awards luncheon on May 8.

Nathan Jugas attended Waialua High and Intermediate School. He intends to pursue a career in print journalism.

Nanea Ming Ja Kalani graduated summa cum laude from Hana High School on Maui.
Amanda Finn, who plans a career in broadcasting, attended Kalaheo High School.
Rowena Alma Vito attended Waianae High School and she plans to study criminal law after completing her undergraduate degree in communication at HPU.


Byerly named AVP of Graduate Studies
by Kalamalama staff

Harry J. Byerly has been appointed to associate vice president and director of the Center for Graduate Studies at Hawai‘i Pacific University, effective August 1.

The department serves as a centralized location for admissions, registration, advising, and student service needs for all graduate students. Byerly, who previously held the title of assistant dean and director, oversees the department, in addition to graduate marketing and recruiting efforts.

Harry J. Byerly

“Over the last five years, Harry has formed an effective partnership with various academic deans and faculty to further the development of graduate programs at HPU,” said HPU President Chatt G. Wright. “The master’s degree programs have increased from five in 1997, to our current nine, spanning six academic divisions. Student enrollment over this period has also grown 24 percent.”

Prior to joining HPU in 1997, Byerly served as assistant director of Leadership Development at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He received a bachelor’s degree in from West Chester University and a master’s degree in educational administration from UH-Manoa.

He is an active member of the American Marketing Association – Hawai‘i Chapter and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. In 1999, he received the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from the Sales and Marketing Executives International.


HPU signs Exchange Agreement with Berlin School of Economics
by Kalamalama staff

Hawai‘i Pacific University has signed an agreement of cooperation to offer its first student exchange program in Germany through the Berlin School of Economics. Beginning in spring 2003, students pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, economics, or finance, can spend one or two semesters in Germany. HPU will also welcome its first exchange student from the Berlin School of Economics this fall.
“We are excited about our relationship with the Berlin School of Economics. The agreement will provide our students with a broader international experience,”
said Elfi Stephenson, assistant director of international marketing.
The Berlin School of Economics is one of the largest academic institutions for business studies and post-graduate management education in Germany. It is one of many exchange agreements from various countries such as Sweden, Finland, Japan, and Australia, participating with HPU.
For more information contact the International Admissions Office at 543-8088.

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