Nov 242014

Photo of four UH Hilo alum speaking at the Pacific Islander Youth Career Day at UH Hilo. L-R: Tulpe Insinyot (Kosrae), Andrew Polloi (Palau), Micaela Lewis Aizawa (Chuuk), Jermy Uowolo (Yap). Photo courtesy Pacific Students Media Team.

The Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) at UH Hilo is embarking on a project to create a Wall of Inspiration of the names and information of UH Hilo alumni from throughout the Pacific Islands. Coordinated by a new Inspiration Team led by Summer Saunders from Palau and Jacob Kom from Chuuk, the goal is to transform the walls of the Center into a living testimony to those who have navigated successfully as Vulcans and have become contributing members of our respective Pacific Island nations and entities including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI),  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau (ROP), Samoa, Tonga, etc. Our hope is to inspire current and future Vulcans of Pacific Island ethnicities to follow in the paths of success guided by the many who have graced the ground of UH Hilo. Continue reading »

Dec 112014

Anyone interested in working for the Chuuk Department of Education (CDOE) is invited to review the following job descriptions. Paul Hadik from CDOE will be in Hilo on December 17 – 19, 2014, to conduct interviews at the Pacific Islander Student Center in Campus Center 307.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the Online Pre-Application Form for an actual interview time.

  1. Media Services and Design Specialist.
  2. Information Technology Specialist.
  3. Performance Management, Research and Evaluation Specialist.
  4. Facilities, Maintenance and Transportation Coordinator.
  5. Human Resource Specialist (2 Positions).
  6. Procurement and Supply Specialist.
  7. Budget Analyst.
  8. Management and Policy Specialist to the Board of Education and the Office of the Director of Education.
  9. Executive Assistant/Secretary.
  10. Career and Technical Education Specialist.
  11. Data Clerk.
  12. Accreditation Specialist.
  13. Testing and Assessment Specialist.
  14. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Content Specialist (Social Studies).
  15. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Content Specialist (Science).
  16. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Content Specialist (Language Arts).
  17. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Content Specialist (Math).

For more information on the positions, contact

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Pre-Interview Application Form

    I. Biographical Information

  • II. Position Interest

  • III. Interview Preference

  • Please give us your choices for the interview. All interviews will be no more than ONE (1) hour long. Please give us the best times for you and we will contact you with the actual times.
  • IV. Resume




Dec 042014

The Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund is available for students who will be enrolled in a college or university in Fall 2015 and are of Pacific Islander ethnicity including FSMers, Marshallese, and Palauans. Deadline is on January 9, 2014.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria (from the APIASF website)

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

Award Amount: $2,500 – $15,000
Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:59pm EST
Application Form:

Dec 022014


The President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is scheduled to visit the Big Island on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 with a delegation from the national government to meet with FSM citizens. The stopover at UH Hilo is part of the president’s tour through the Hawaiian Islands to engage with FSM citizens living abroad, update them on the latest developments in the nation, and inform citizens on plans to prepare for the year 2023 when the economic provision of the Compact is scheduled to expire. The FSM Consulate General in Honolulu will also conduct services such as passport application and renewal process.  All FSM citizens are invited to the community meeting.

What: FSM Citizens Meeting with President Mori
When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: UH Hilo, Campus Center Building, Room 301
Open to the Public. Light refreshment served.

Accompanying the President to Hilo are the following:

  • First Lady Emma Nelson Mori
  • Leo A. Falcam, Jr., Chief of Staff
  • Lyndon Jackson, Governor of the State of Kosrae
  • Evelyn Adolph, Director of Office of Statistics, Budget and Economic Management, Overseas Development Assistance and Compact Management (SBOC)
  • Kandhi Elieisar, Counsel General, FSM Consulate General, Honolulu
  • Roger Mori, Department of Resources and Development
  • Robin Fritz, Foreign Service Officer, FSM Consulate General, Honolulu
  • Rob Solomon, SBOC staff