The national award is presented to native leaders who are committed to native students, advancing indigenous communities, and fostering the development of future leaders.
The Student Services Center at UH Hilo was given an Institutional Award of Merit by the American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter.
Munekata says meeting people and sharing ideas at the conference is one of the best ways to enhance knowledge and improve understanding in the field of financial aid
The WASC commission noted the large number of new initiatives that strengthen the university in areas that have been problematic in the past.
Estrella’s top priorities are to enable student-athletes to achieve graduation; ensure athletics program is compliant with NCAA, PacWest and UH Hilo rules and regs; and to improve community engagement.
Kalei Rapoza, Farrah Marie Gomes and Emmeline DePillis are members of this year’s cohort.