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M E M O R A N D U M
December 10, 2008
To : All Concerned
From : President, COM-FSM
Subject: President Update #320
College Community Continues Self Study
The College of Micronesia-FSM community is currently in the process of conducting the college’s comprehensive study. The study, which is undertaken by faculty, staff and students, is expected to be submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) by December 2009. The college community had just completed the first of three phases of the study which is the descriptive summary. During this phase, the college describes how it is meeting the commission standards while identifying evidences to support their findings. The other two phases are the analysis and the identification of planning agendas for the college. The descriptive summary section of the report has been concluded during the first week of December and the committees are preparing to begin the analysis phase.
The self study steering committee met after the first week of December and updated each other on the status of the report preparation. The committee will be looking into ways to validate the results of the analysis of the self study report.
COM-FSM Board of Regents Concludes Second Regular Meeting
The College of Micronesia-FSM Board of Regents recently concluded its 2 nd regular meeting during the week of December 3-4, 2008 , at College of Micronesia – FSM/Pohnpei site. The Regents elected the following officers for 2009:
Regent Graceful Enlet Chairperson
Regent Lyndon Cornelius Vice Chairperson
Regent Mary Figir Secretary Treasurer
Regent Kasio Mida was confirmed on Tuesday, 12/02/08 , afternoon and was able to join the other members on Wednesday. Regent Mida is the at-large member of the Board representing the national government. Regent Mida is the replacement for former regent Andrew Yatilman. Yatilman has been the longest serving member of the BOR and the College Community thanks him for his dedication to the college.
The Regents also took the time to a pay courtesy call to the Pohnpei State governor. The Regents also met with the students, faculty and staff of Pohnpei campus.
The following photographs were taken during the meeting with the students:
The Board issued the following actions and directives after their December meeting:
COM-FSM Holds Second English Speech Competition
The second annual COM-FSM English Speech Contest was held at the Pohnpei Legislative Chamber on the evening of December 3, 2008 . Six students from the College participated in the contest. The winners were Yolanda Joab (1 st place), Sylvia Soram (2 nd place) and Casandra Brackett (3 rd place). The College congratulates the three winners as well as the other competitors. The other competing students were Marvin Jack, Asumy Henry, Leilani Giltinag and Kimberly Edwin.
The titles for the winning speeches were “Our Growing Epidemic: Silenced by Blindness”, “Should Pohnpei, or Other Islands of the FSM Prioritize Economic Progress Over the Environmental Responsibilities and Concerns” and “Sustaining our Garden Island”.
The College thanks Mr. Toshiyuki Inoue for sponsoring the contest, Keiko Fuketa for organizing and assisting the students with their speeches, Pohnpei Legislature for allowing the College to use the Legislative Chamber, and all judges for their time and efforts on judging the speeches.
The following photographs were taken after the competition:
Winners: Casandra Brackett, Sylvia Soram and Yolanda Joab
College Celebrates World Aid Day 2008
The College of Micronesia-FSM joined the rest of the World on December 1, 2008 and celebrated the World Aid Day. The National Campus activities for the event included marches at the National site by faculty, students and staff. About 155 employees and students screened for STI’s, which include HIV infectons, and over 100 were administered influenza virus vaccinations. President James gave the opening and welcoming remarks and the keynote address was presented by Brother Dave Anttonelli S.J.
The following photograph was taken at the end of the event:
College Holds Christmas Concert at National Campus
The Christmas Concert took place at the FSM/China Friendship Sports Center on December 4, 2008 , evening at 7:00 p.m. The concert was organized and conducted by Music Instructor Brian Dietrich and had music students from the music classes at the COM-FSM’s music classes.
The College thanks Mr. Dietrich for his outstanding services to the college.
The following is a photograph of the event: