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Posted on: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Maui Community College gets new name


Associated Press

Maui Community College has a new name.

It was changed to the University of Hawaii Maui College on Thursday by the UH Board of Regents during its monthly meeting.
The university says the name change was proposed to accurately represent the collegeís programs and services that now include 15 associate and two four-year baccalaureate degrees.
The school was the first UH community college to grant a four-year degree when the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business and Information Technology was approved in 2005.
Last May, the board approved a second baccalaureate degree program, a Bachelorís of Applied Science in Engineering Technology.
Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto says the new name makes the college more competitive in recruiting students.