Rebecca Barone and Nicole Acasio

2021 Hana Poʻokela Awardees for outstanding contributions to the community

  • 5 October 2021
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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Rebecca Barone and Nicole Acasio

Ka Hana Poʻokela – Graduate Division

Rebecca P. Barone is a graduate student in the Dept. of Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering (MBBE).
“Arby” is a member of the CTAHR Student Ambassador, Vice President of the CTAHR Alumni Association, and a former Ka Mea Kolo Entomology Club member.

Arby received her B.S. degree from MBBE and is currently pursuing her master of science degree. During her free time, you can find Arby giving back to our CTAHR students and community by serving CTAHR’s mission to educate and serve the people of Hawaiʻi with integrity and excellence.

Ka Hana Poʻokela – Undergradate Division

Nicole Ann Acasio recently graduated with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences.

While an undergraduate student, Nicole was s a member of the CTAHR Student Ambassador Program, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and a Grow with Us Mentors. She was an exemplary  student, and is an enthusiastic, optimistic, and humble person.

“I’m thankful for winning this award, and I enjoyed my time at CTAHR,” says Nicole. “I enjoyed helping other students who transferred from a community college, like me, and met other students who enjoy supporting the college in the student ambassador program.

She adds, “I feel it is important to support CTAHR as a student ambassador because you get to help in different ways and have opportunities to work with faculty, while making meaningful experiences with everyone in the college and making great friendships.”

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