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Aloha from President Wright
with Chatt G. Wright

 

Just about everyone recognizes the importance of the opportunities presented by student clubs, athletics, and social events such as dances. But, here at HPU, we have carefully designed our academic offerings to foster the building of meaningful relationships, too.

Today, it is possible to take classes in a variety of formats: traditional face-to-face lectures and labs; distance education courses using the Internet; internships and service projects working in the community; exchange study in other countries; and directed studies where selected small groups of students work closely with their professor to pursue special knowledge.

One can also elect different types of programs: associate, bachelor, and master degrees; majors and minors, and concentrations; concurrent and joint programs where students work on more than one degree at a time; and, certificates in specialized areas such as electronic commerce or knowledge management.

So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself making friends with a person from Madrid, Spain, while participating in a group project helping to build a better client-tracking system for a Honolulu not-for-profit organization. Your friend might be here, or he or she might still be located in Spain while you are here in Honolulu.

Another friend might be a humanities major while you’re in computer science. And still another might be speaking a foreign language when he participates in class discussions. No matter. So are you.

We encourage you to take advantage of the many chances to really get to know people from other cultures, academic disciplines, and places on this very small planet. Truly educated men and women are those that develop a deep appreciation for the richness of human life and at HPU we have tried to make it very difficult for you to avoid such opportunities.


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