USCG to Partner with University of Hawaii

The US Coast Guard and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa have inked a memorandum of agreement as part of the Coast Guard’s Minority-Serving Institutions Partnership Program, the agency announced Monday. The agreement allows both parties to increase opportunities for students.

“This agreement reflects a new chapter in the strong bond between the Coast Guard and University of Hawai’i. We are honored to be a part of the University of Hawai’i ‘ohana and look forward to greater engagement with students and faculty. Working together, we offer students and faculty an opportunity to learn about the Coast Guard and our important work in the Blue Pacific, and the Coast Guard seeks to strengthen our diverse and inclusive workforce through remarkable student scholarship programs,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District. UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said the college is very excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will provide students.

“That includes additional options for financial assistance, academic choices and amazing career opportunities,” he said. “The agreement also offers research opportunities for the university and the Coast Guard to explore.”

By Karen Robes Meeks