Winners Awarded in ASCC Samoan Language Writing Competition
The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 1st, to recognize the top three finalists in its Samoan language writing competition Lau Gagana! Tauvaga Tusiga Tala Faasamoa. ASCC student Ms. Dorothy Mana’o authored the piece that took top honors, with fellow students at the College Ms. Andrea Faalei’ua and Ms. Oneata Melody R. Soi taking second and third place respectively.
ASCC President Dr. Galea’i Resigns
VP Dr. Makaiwi-Pato Now Acting President
On Friday, October 28, Dr. Seth Galea’i, President of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), sent out two memos to the College’s administration, faculty and staff. The first was a heartfelt message announcing his retirement after eight years as President in order to address medical issues, and the second confirmed that current Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi-Pato will henceforth serve as Acting President until the Board of Higher Education selects a permanent leader of ASCC.
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