CNMI Map
Prospective StudentsInternational StudentCurrent StudentProa PortalSummer 2018 AvatarFall 2018 Avatar
Newsroom

NMC Representatives Featured at National Disabilities Meeting (April 9, 2015)

Representatives from the Northern Marianas College’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) recently presented at a national meeting of UCEDD leaders in Washington D.C.

David Attao, Dean of Administration and Resource Development, and Floyd Masga, UCEDD Director and CDI Acting Director, led a discussion on the efforts and services that are provided in the Marianas to promote equal opportunity, independence, productivity, self-determination and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. Their presentation was made at the 2015 UCEDD Directors Retreat and Technical Assistance Institute.

“This was a great opportunity to share the College’s progress in providing training, technical assistance, and information-sharing sharing especially in terms of building capacity,” said Attao.

More than 90 UCEDD directors and representatives from all over the United States participated. This was the first time for CNMI UCEDD to be invited.

Masga added, “We also highlighted the expertise and diverse resources available in the UCEDDs of the outlying territories, how we network and engage assets to continue to grow our collective capacity, and the existing and potential partnerships or collaborations we have built over the years.”

As a result of the CNMI’s participation in this meeting, there was significant discussion regarding the potential of the UCEDD at NMC becoming independent. Currently, the UCEDD at NMC is part of the University of Hawaii system.

“We have been working and preparing ourselves to become an independent Center of Excellence that will allow for direct funding and direct management of programs and grants,” Attao added. “We are only a few key steps away, and we thank the University of Hawaii for its guidance and mentorship and once the opportunity fully presents itself, we will work with our key officials including our U.S. delegate’s office to ensure the CNMI has its voice for individuals with disabilities and their families.”



:::  Back to NMC News list  :::


Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.

SaipanTinianRota