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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined on Monday this week by other ASG officials and the Board of Higher Education — which governs the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) — during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building, for the community college. In his remarks...
college president Dr. Rosevonne Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the highlights of the American Samoa Community College’s fifty-year history, says college president Dr. Rosevonne Pato is that ASCC was the first community college in the United States to be designated as a Land Grant Institution. Dr. Pato shared this information...
Aumua Amata in a file photo speaking at ASCC
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday welcomed House passage of a bipartisan effort she has supported, the National Sea Grant College Amendments Program Act of 2020, S. 910, often called the Sea Grant Reauthorization Bill. Congresswoman Amata cosponsored the House version of the...
Lily Lauina (left) and Merenita Setu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Most students born in American Samoa or anywhere within the United States have access to the Pell Grant, which covers the costs of attendance and other expenses for their first two years of college.  Students who do not qualify for the Pell Grant, such as those born...
Dr. Rosevonne Pato (2nd left) and ASCC administrators celebrate with Dr. Kamo Koloi (center)
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Pato (2nd right) and ASCC administrators celebrate with Dr. Kamo Koloi (center) his recognition for 20 years of service at the American Samoa DOE, and now the college. Dr. Koloi, who joined the ASCC College Accelerated Preparatory Program faculty this semester, brings...
 (l-r) attorney and president of the American Samoa Bar Association Lornalei Meredith, community members So’onafai Seloti and Alvina Savali, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Adney Reid
The Cyber-Bullying/Suicide Forum hosted by the Student Government Association last week at ASCC included (l-r) attorney and president of the American Samoa Bar Association Lornalei Meredith, community members So’onafai Seloti and Alvina Savali, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Adney Reid. This...
New members of the ASCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa
(ASCC-PTK 1) Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the threat level from COVID-19 in American Samoa presently at a minimum — this semester family and friends were once again welcomed to the ASCC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) induction ceremony held in the auditorium of the ASCC Multipurpose Center. The Fall...
Dr. Reupena Lesa (front, left) and Dr. Ernie Seiuli (front, R) each earned a Doctor of Education, while Dr. Feleni Alainuuese (front, C) completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Education. Joining in the celebration were ASCC Teacher Education Program Director Shirley De La Rosa and Trades & Technical Program Director Fred Suisala
ASCC Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Siaumaua Ropeti (back L) hosted a ceremony to recognize three faculty members who recently completed their Doctorate degrees from Capella University. Dr. Reupena Lesa (front, left) and Dr. Ernie Seiuli (front, R) each earned a Doctor of Education, while Dr. Feleni...
Some of the Over 100 teachers from Tutuila’s public and private schools
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Teacher Education Department (TED) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted its Educators Night for the fall 2020 semester in early September, with over 100 teachers from the territory’s public and private schools taking the opportunity to network and...
Fred Suisala (foreground), Program Director of the ASCC Trade & Technical Department and Architectural Drafting and Technology (ADT) students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Apprentice/Workforce Development (AWD) program, now offered for the seventh continuous year by the Trades & Technical Department (TTD) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), gives the Territory’s trade practitioners the opportunity to upgrade their...

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