Sing to assist with native Hawaiian admissions on O`ahu

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Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Maile Kehaulani Sing is in the new position of admissions counselor for Native Hawaiians at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, effective October 1, 2007. Her office will be located in the Community Colleges Administration Building on Dole Street across from Hawai`i Public Television in Manoa.

“Maile will be based in Honolulu since over 65% of the State’s population lives on O‘ahu,” said Jim Cromwell, UH Hilo director of admissions. “She will be promoting higher education to native Hawaiians in the community as well as recruiting students from all high schools and community colleges on the island.”

Sing comes to UH Hilo after serving over two years at San Jose State University where she most recently held the title of senior admissions counselor. Her duties included counseling and presentation sessions with high school and community college students, special event planning, workshops and other recruitment functions. Prior to San Jose State, Sing served for two years as an admissions representative for Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California in 2000.

“Those who work in college admissions and outreach have a tremendous opportunity to be agents of social change,” Sing said. “From my own experience, and from the experiences of those around me, higher education has always represented increased options for the future. As the Admissions Officer for Native Hawaiians, I envision having the opportunity to help effect positive change by connecting with native Hawaiian students and families, educating them about what UH Hilo has to offer, and encouraging them to move forward in the direction of their goals and dreams.”

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