Trip Draws to a Close, a Visit to Nan Madol

The visit concluded on Thursday afternoon and the team was able to do a bit of sightseeing before flying out Friday morning.  We visited Nan Madol, an abandoned ancient city made of basalt and coral, and a beautiful waterfall. Nan Madol’s origins are unclear, but locals believe it served as a home to 1,000s on … Read more

Fisheries and Maritime Institute

Friday brought a trip to the college’s second campus on the island of Yap, the Fisheries and Maritime Institute known as FMI. This campus is home to approximately 50 students from all over the world studying to get a Master of Vessels, Navigation, or Marine engineering degree. Run in military style, with “yes ma’am” and “no … Read more

Visiting the Yap Campus

On Wednesday, I visited the Yap Campus of COM. I hosted a well-attended open forum and met with faculty, staff, and students. The campus consists of five buildings, vegetable garden, volleyball court, and gathering areas. A few photos are included below. Classroom were impressive. This is a science classroom, note the windows designed to withstand … Read more

Where Exactly IS the College of Micronesia?

I’m traveling to Micronesia to chair the accreditation External Evaluation Team for the College of Micronesia. I hope you’ll share my journey as I post daily updates and photos from what promises to be a very exciting trip. So – where exactly IS Micronesia? It’s far far away. About 5,400 miles from Folsom, as the … Read more

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