Johnson on HPU’s Dean’s List



The Hawaii Pacific University recently recognized the academic achievements of Michael Emil K. Johnson, earning him a spot on the college’s Dean’s List.

The 18-year-old Johnson, the son of Ed and Melia, was born and raised on Saipan graduating at Saipan International School in 2014. He has Hawaiian, Chamorro, and Carolinian blood.

Johnson, who is also an alumnus of Marianas High School, is now on his second semester in his freshman year at HPU. He has been attending his classes in HPU’s Honolulu and Kaneohe campuses where he’s taking up Business Administration majoring in International Business.

HPU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Matthew Liao-Troth, in a letter dated Jan. 19, informed Johnson of his academic achievement for the Fall 2015 semester.

HPU recognizes its undergraduate students who have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher by including their names on the Dean’s List.

“Congratulations on your achievement. Just as Hawaii Pacific University has assumed a position of leadership in the academic community, you have proven yourself to be one of our most excellent students. We wish you continued distinction and success in your academic studies with us,” Liao-Troth said in the letter.

The award will also be printed on Johnson’s official HPU transcript once he finishes his course. His academic performance also qualifies him to be accepted in an honor society.

Johnson, when on Saipan, works as one of the parasailing crew in Managaha earning him his sea time as he also tries to earn his commercial captain’s license. He also plays the ukulele.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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