Alumni relations are an important part of the COE’s advancement activities for many reasons. Alumni are the College’s most loyal supporters. They take their knowledge of the College to their hometowns and countries and into their professional educational community and social networks. Consequently, the COEAA continues its commitment to the COE and the communities in which it operates. In partnership with the COE under the leadership of Dean Nathan Murata plans are underway to "reach out" to all alumni. To this end, we want to ensure all COE students and graduates that the COEAA is a statewide and worldwide ohana.
In addition to strengthening ties with all alumni, this year the COEAA’s activities include an on-going partnership with the COE to sponsor the Teacher Academy Summer Camp for DOE high school students interested in teaching and to pilot a mentorship program for DOE middle school students. These projects are being implemented to recruit local students in our public schools to pursue teaching as a career.
All the COEAA’s new and on-going projects, however, require volunteers and funding. Consequently, we welcome all COE alumni to join us in our endeavors through volunteerism and any monetary donations. May we encourage you to work with us on our journey to achieve the COEAA's goals and objectives and to strengthen the ties among alumni, the COE, DOE, the education community, UHAA, and UHFAR. Together, as a team, we can make a difference!
Mahalo nui loa,
Helen Hasegawa, Ph.D.
To catch up on some of our recent activity, visit our photo album on the College of Education Facebook page.