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Tyson Pactol First to Earn Malama Aina Degree

UHMCM News Release

After serving in the U.S. military and earning the privileges of the GI Bill, Molokai boy Tyson Pactol returned home and utilized the opportunity to attend college.  Back in the fall of 2011, UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) offered an Associate in Technical Studies (ATS) Degree called Cultural and Natural Resource Management (Malama Aina).

At that time, Tyson was working with The Nature Conservancy on Molokai.  With natural resource management being his field of interest, Tyson pursued the ATS Malama Aina degree.  In fall 2014, Tyson successfully finished the degree.  He is the first Molokai resident to earn this Associate.  We are proud to share that Tyson has gone on to become a full-time field associate with the Molokai/Maui Invasive Species Committee (MoMISC) and has plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

Congratulations, Tyson, on your educational accomplishment!

To inquire about the ATS degree offered through UHMCM, please contact Liliana Napoleon at (808) 553-4490 option 5.


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