News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

College Credit Program Success

Friday, June 12th, 2015

ECHS News Release

Molokai High School (MHS) has started a new initiative called Early College High School (ECHS), a program designed to give high school students access to college courses to earn college credit while still attending high school.  Nineteen ECHS program sophomores and juniors start their first college course this summer on the University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) campus.

The students earn dual credits, meaning they earn credit for high school and college with each course.  Potentially, students can graduate with up to 30 credits, or one year of college already completed!

This program is designed to support underserved students that may not believe that they are college bound. …

Talking about Economic Development 

Friday, June 12th, 2015

KBC News Release

On June 18 and 19, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development (OED) is coming to Molokai to talk story about the programs they offer, but more importantly to talk story with Molokai to see how we can better serve the island.  Each session will be approximately one hour. Come for one or come for all!

The Economic Development Talk Story event will start June 18 at the Molokai Community Health Center (Old Pau Hana Inn) Great Room with sessions from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sessions will continue on June 19 at the QLCC Meeting Room from 9 to 11:00 a.m.…

Logo Contest

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Molokai Island Foundation News Release

Calling all Molokai artists, students and inspired community individuals! The Molokai Island Foundation will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in August and is looking for a new visual identity and needs your help.

To fill this need, we are launching a logo contest to promote our mission statement, “To lead, serve and support community needs.”  The contest rules and application is available on our website, molokaiislandfoundation.org or visit our Facebook page Molokai Island Foundation.…

Molokai College Grads

Friday, June 12th, 2015

UHMCM News Release

UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) is honored to announce the graduation of students who have earned certificates and degrees from the University of Hawaii system in the 2014-2015 academic year.  These students have made an investment in their education and can be very proud of their achievements.  We wish them continued success in their academic and career pursuits.  Please join us in congratulating them all.  “Ua ao Hawai`i ke `olinio nei malamalama – Hawaii is enlightened, for the brightness of day is here.” –Pukui, 2773

UH Maui College

Accounting

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Thoene, Angelina

 

Agriculture

Associate in Technical Studies – Malama Aina

Coelho, Kristen

Pactol, Tyson

 

Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Tropical Crop Management

Wong, Eric

 

Certificate of Competence in Agricultural Science

English, Yvette

Laurence, Tyrese

 

Certificate of Competence in Landscape Maintenance

Dudoit, Sonia

 

Certificate of Competence in Pest Management

Dudoit, Sonia

 

Certificate of Competence in GIS Ecosystem Management

Coelho, Kristen

Pactol, Tyson

Pali, Patricia*

Purdy, Shy-lyn Fay*

 

Business Careers

Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers

Alameida, Kuulei*

 

Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers

Alameida, Kuulei*

Bocon, Michelle

Joao, Sherrie

 

Certificate of Professional Development Entrepreneurship I

Asuncion, Precious

Castro, Precious

Joao, Sherrie

Mersberg, Tricia

Quintua, Patricia

Yulo, Winifred*

 

Certificate of Professional Development Marketing

Bocon, Michelle*

Childs, Matthew

Nakihei, Amber

Quintua, Patricia

Torres-Umi, Michal

 

Certificate of Professional Development Supervision I

Childs, Precious

Johns, Charles

Johnson, Darryl

Lauifi, Shaye

Luuloa, Miles

Pagay, Shannon

Yulo, Winifred

 

Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education

Tancayo, Michelle*

 

Human Services

Associate in Science in Human Services

Benjamin, Regillana*

 

Certificate of Achievement in Human Services

Benjamin, Regillana*

 

Certificate of Competence in Human Services, Youth Development Practitioner

Michaelson, Tamara*

 

Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

Benjamin, Regillana*

Buchanan, Anson*

DeCoite, Carrie*

Kanohokula, Mary

Lavoie, Virginia*

Maikui, Sharlimar

Michaelson, Tamara*

Tamanaha, Kelsey

Tancayo, Michelle*

 

*Denotes an earned GPA of 3.5 or higher

University of Hawaii at West Oahu

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Jenkins, Gregory*

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Lopes, Lisa

Ross, Tammy-Lynn

 

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education

Calhoun, Angela*

 

*Denotes graduation with honors

 …

Molokai Student Among 3 Scholarship Recipients

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Josh Jerman Foundation News Release

The Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship program recently awarded three Maui County high school graduates scholarships of $1,000 each. This year’s recipients are Sarah Jenkins from Molokai High School, Marc Pader from Lanai High School and Ja`ie Victorine-Dyment from Hana High and Elementary School. In the fall, Jenkins will be attending Duke University, where she plans to study environmental engineering. Pader will be attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with plans to major in architecture. Victorine-Dyment will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where she will pursue a degree in psychology.

“It is always an honor to get any type of recognition for hard work and dedication in accomplishing my personal and academic goals; however, I believe getting a scholarship is an investment in me as a person,” said Jenkins.…

New Zealand Study Tour for Educators

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

PAAC and DOE News Release
Nineteen educators participated in the Malama Honua New Zealand Study Tour coordinated by the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) and the Hawaii State Department of Education. The 10-day spring-recess tour allowed participants to meet up with the Polynesian Voyaging Society crew during the New Zealand leg of the Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule`a and Hikianalia, and to build networks and relationships with New Zealand educators around issues of global and local importance.

Two Molokai educators participated, Uluhani Wai`ale`ale from Kualapu`u School and `Iolani Kuoha from Molokai Middle School.

Participants shared teaching approaches based upon place, projects, and culture.…

Molokai Clean Energy Updates

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

I Aloha Molokai News Release

On Wednesday, May 27, I Aloha Molokai (IAM) reconvened a meeting of the partners that make-up the Molokai Clean Energy Initiative (MCEI).  This meeting was held at the request of those members of the MCEI that are involved in the Ikehu Molokai project being presented by Molokai Ranch and Princeton Energy.

The three-hour MCEI meeting included presentations by Cal Kobayashi and Tina Rasmussen from the County of Maui energy department, Steven Rymsha of MECO and Steve Tabor of Princeton Energy.  The presentations were followed by a lively discussion of all energy concepts offered for review.

The Princeton Energy presentation included its newest plan to construct a solar farm on Molokai Ranch property adjacent to the MECO power plant. …

School Receives Peace Grant

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Kualapu`u School News Release

Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School has received a $50,000 grant from the “Pillars of Peace Hawaii” fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.  The grant will sustain and improve Kualapu`u School’s implementation of “Getting Along Together,” a school-wide social and emotional learning program that helps children develop empathy and compassion, manage their behavior, focus their thinking, build positive social relationships, and understand and cope with their feelings in ways that support learning and life success.  The funding will support training for the entire school staff including EAs and custodians, four parent workshops, and a one-year part-time administrative position to support the Student Services Team.…

Mokulele to Give Passengers Lei

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Mokulele Airlines News Release

Mokulele Airlines will celebrate King Kamehameha Day by lei’ing the first 500 passengers who island hop on June 11 from all nine airport stations.

“Mokulele was founded in 1994 by a Native Hawaiian, Rebecca “Kawehi” Inaba with the goal to share the beauty of the islands with passengers,” said Ron Hansen, president and CEO of Mokulele Airlines. “Our mission to honor that passion has only magnified. That’s why we provide daily service to Hawaii’s smallest communities including Hana, Waimea and Kapalua.”

Mokulele Airlines has the newest fleet of aircrafts in the state and operates over 120 daily flights from 9 airports including – Honolulu and Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) airports on Oahu, Kapalua, Kahului and Hana airports on Maui, Kona and Waimea airport on the Big Island, Ho`olehua and Kalaupapa airports and Mokokai.…

Sign Up For New Emergency Alerts

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Maui County News Release

Now that the 2015 Pacific Hurricane Season has officially kicked off with the formation of Tropical Storm Andres off the Coast of Mexico last week, Maui County residents are urged to sign up for “Maka`ala,” the Maui County Civil Defense’s new Emergency Alert System.

We need to be prepared for this storm and the several other storm systems that are predicted to form this year.

“Maka`ala translated from Hawaiian means to be alert, aware and vigilant and we want residents to be just that,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “We have had a number of tropical storms, hurricanes, tsunamis and other emergency events hit Maui County in recent years, and Maka`ala notifications will allow people to watch out for the next emergency event and hopefully enable them to stay out of harm’s way.”

Maka`ala allows Maui Civil Defense officials to create customized messages for residents who register for it.…