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The spring 2019 recipients of the ASCC Presidential Merit and Saili le Atamai in-house scholarships are (l-r) Shiting Huang, Shiqi Huang, Elisapeta Sagote and Mark Espiritu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — High school graduates of American Samoan ancestry automatically qualify for the Pell Grant, which covers most if not all of the cost of them earning a bachelors degree in college. However, students born outside of the US and its territories often face a tremendous...
First year QUEST students Aveipepe Fua and Xu Yi Pan
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — From those who have long harvested from the sea, we hear the same sad tale over and over: “The fishing was so much better when I was young!”  How can we begin to change this downward trend?  One answer is to build local capacity in Marine Science, where traditional...
Translator Program Manager Autagavaia Tunai Alfred Peters explain proper pesticide disposal procedures
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) and American Samoa Community College (ASCC) - Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division conducted a special pesticide applicator training program specifically for Chinese farmers from March 4th...
Nadine Solofa-Taufa’asau (right), talks with ASCC student
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Business & Professional Women (BPW) of Pago Pago collaborated with the Business Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to present the lunchtime seminar “Make That Job Yours!” on Thursday, Feb. 21. ASCC Business majors and other students, along...
Dr. Carlos Crespo of Portland State University speaking with ASCC students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For the past five years, the American Samoa Community College has been a partner in BUILD EXITO, an undergraduate research-training program that supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers and aims to increase the diversity of the biomedical...
New and current members of the American Samoa Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its Spring 2019 induction ceremony earlier this month to induct 18 new members. As always, the Society invited the family and friends...
ASCC-ACNR/Land Grant director Aufa’i Apulu Ropeti Areta (2nd right) welcomed visitors from the Independent State of Samoa’s environmental ministries, who came to learn firsthand about the invasive little fire ant, which has yet to reach Samoa.  Pictured with Aufa'i are Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ACEO Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment CEO Tofa Ulu Bismarck Crawley Areta; and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment ACEO Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiila
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent invasion of the little fire ant on Tutuila is causing concern not only in American Samoa, but also in neighboring Samoa. The extensive links and movement of people and goods between the two Samoas create a risk that the ant could accidentally be transported...
ASCC Samoan Studies Institute Director Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila (third left) receives congratulations from ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne Pato, First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga, and other dignitaries
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held a book launching ceremony on Friday, Jan. 25, to celebrate the publication of three new works produced in collaboration with the community. First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga gave the...
Dr. Rosevonne Pato and Dr. Stephanie Droker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) last week hosted a special workshop and training on accreditation, given by Dr. Stephanie Droker, one of three vice presidents of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western...
Members of the American Samoa Community College student club X-Factorials visit the LBJ Hospital Pediatric Ward to share some Christmas cheer
Members of the American Samoa Community College student club X-Factorials visit the LBJ Hospital Pediatric Ward to share some Christmas cheer in the form of enough presents for 30 patients. The X-Factorials emerged as “Student Club of the Semester” in a competition organized by the ASCC Student...

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