We know that this year has been one of the most unpredictable and challenging year...ever! The CTAHR Academic and Student Affairs Office is determined to put our student’s needs first (and always) - most recently CTAHR ASAO has awarded a total of $141,200 to help students pay for their college expenses.
The CTAHR Academic and Student Affairs Office is excited to announce that we will be launching a new mentoring program called, Grow with Us! The Grow with Us mentoring program will work with 60 mentees from Waipahu and Mililani High School to:
Increase post-secondary educational opportunities by inspiring students to study science and agriculture by gaining an understanding of the importance of science in everyday life.
Facilitate and increase youth employment by introducing students to different fields of agricultural sciences in CTAHR.
Contribute to increased student success by mentoring mentees to prepare for post-secondary education.
In early April, Provost Michael Bruno reached out to the Dean of CTAHR to see if we could help sew masks for the 300 essential facilities workers on UH Manoa Campus that had been working throughout the pandemic to keep everything in order for us. As Fashion Design and Merchandising is one of our programs, it was an immediate “Yes, we can!.”
With the closing of another year, we reflect back to the first event of the year, the CTAHR New Student Orientation (NSO). The day included get-to-know-you and team-building activities with students in their majors. Followed by campus tour with their specific classrooms for their first semester and a Q & A lunch with alumni and faculty. The focus of this last year's program was giving students the tools and connections to help them have a successful first semester. Of the 120 students in attendance at NSO, 88 have continued to enroll with CTAHR for Fall 2020.
One of our top 2019 initiatives was to re-connect with our Alumni and CTAHR advocates, to let them know how important they are to us and our vision for the future.
What is one of the best ways to connect with people? Food (and a little local beer too)!
Thus, began our Backyard BBQ’s with Dean Comerford, and a goal of having one on each island every year.
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