Hawai'i and Pacific Island
College and Career Success


New 2nd Edition Available

Textbook Cover Artist
Overview of Content
Chapter Titles and Brief Content
Request an Instructor Copy
Request a Complimentary Review Copy
Bookstore Orders
Instructor Manual
Journal Entries
Test Bank and Exams

Dr. Marsha Fralick
Kau'iolani Mead

This textbook meets the new Guided Pathways Requirement



Second Edition
We are happy to announce the second edition of Hawai'i and Pacific Island College and Career Success.

This textbook includes a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultural perspective. It is based on the premise that students are more successful when they take pride in their culture. While the textbook is designed for Native students, all student who live in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands can benefit from increasing knowledge and appreciation of the culture of the people where they live. A new interactive online edition is now available.

Textbook Cover Artist
We are also happy to announce that Nicole Arielle Maka’āhina’ālohilohi Jack has designed the new cover for the 2nd Edition. She was born and raised in Kapahulu on the island of O’ahu and graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a degree in Pacific Islands Studies in 2017.

The artwork for the cover weaves together the past and present by having reverence and respect for cultural foundations while also having a flexible outlook that embraces elements of modernity and innovation. She states that one of the things that makes her most proud to be Native Hawaiian is the resiliency of her people. This resiliency is based on continually blending cultural values and practices of the past with modern strategies for thriving in the present day. Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander communities are not relics of a bygone era, but rather are living, breathing people with a modern culture. This culture is not stagnant;it is adaptive, yet still rooted in the history and ingenious achievements of its ancestors. Recognizing and honoring the historic accomplishments of your people instills pride in oneself, as an active contributor.

Nicole describes the weaving of the past and present with a three-fold panel. The background is of mountains and a waterfall/stream, symbolic of the abundant natural resources of her land. This is set into bars, loosely representing modern buildings, bringing us into the present day. This is a visual representation of the Native ability to thrive in any environment.

The stream flows down to the bottom of the image, irrigating taro fields (lo'i kalo), which were a centerpiece of traditional Hawaiian life. Kalo was the staple food crop and also seen as a tangible cherished ancestor (as a creation story names kalo as the elder brother of man to be respected and dutifully preserved.) Also in the loi are students, doing research and studying with the help of modern technology. Just as the kalo of the past helped us thrive by nourishing our bodies, embracing the connected web of knowledge and the acquisition of new skills in modern times helps us to thrive by nourishing our minds. In the image, the water flowing through the kalo becomes the wires that power the student laptops.

The center image is a stack of books, a modern take on recorded knowledge. Sitting atop this is a traditional kukui nut candle in a stone basin. In our culture, knowledge ('ike) and gaining a higher understanding can be represented by light; in this case, knowledge is a light so bright it becomes the sun. Enlightenment can not only be obtained through books and academic research, but also through grounding in one's cultural foundation.




Overview of Content

Chapter 1, Cultural Identity and Success, contains an overview of Hawaiian history of higher education from
colonization to the present day. It helps students to understand that taking pride in their culture and appreciating
diversity is the foundation for learning. It also helps students in transitioning to college and overcoming common
obstacles to their success.

Chapters include a section titled "Appreciating Island Cultures" which helps students to connect their culture to
success in higher education. Discussion questions help students to understand traditional stories and how the
teachings can be used for success in college, careers, and in life.

The textbook includes a career emphasis to help students make an informed choice of a college major and career. It includes the
TruTalent Personality, Multiple Intellegences, and Skills Assessments designed to help students think positively about their personal strengths and connect them to a major and career. Both assessments are in an online portfolio with links to career information and current employment opportunities.


Chapter Titles and Brief Content

Note that this textbook is a revised edition of College and Career Success, Concise 9th Edition. 

Chapter 1. Cultural Identity and Success
Topics include taking pride in your culture, diversity, educational attainment, Hawaiian values, history of
education in Hawaii, the revival of pride in Hawaiian and Pacific Island culture (the Hokule'a), and navigating
different cultures.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Story of the Kahuli Shells and discussion questions.

Chapter 2. Understanding Motivation
Topics include the value of a college education, how to choose a major, how to be motivated, developing habits
that lead to success, and the value of persistence and grit.
Appreciating Island Cultures: 'Opae E and discussion questions.

Chapter 3. Choosing Your Major
Topics include choosing a major that matches your personal strengths and multiple intelligences, understanding personality types;
personality and preferred work environment; decision making; time management; money management;
career outlook; and finding your passion.  The TruTalent Personality, Intelligences, and Skills assessments are included.
Appreciating Island Cultures: Tattoos and discussion questions.

Chapter 4.  Managing Time and Money
Topics include lifetime goals, using priorities, estimating study and work time, schedules, time management techniques, time management and technology, dealing with procrastination, and money management.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Sirena and discussion questions.

Chapter 5. Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills
This chapter translates the latest findings in neuroscience and learning to practical learning strategies for students. Topics include
short term vs. long term memory, minimizing forgetting, thinking positively about learning, developing an interest, using
meaningful organization, visualization, intent to remember, elaboration, distributing the practice, stress and emotions, mnemonics
and other memory tricks, and optimizing brain power.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Story of Haloa and discussion questions

Chapter 6. Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills
Since learning style is no longer supported by empirical research, this chapter uses the latest scientific findings to
help students improve study skills and reading. Topics include multi-sensory learning strategies such as visual,
audio, tactile, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory; applying memory strategies to reading (survey, question, read, recite, review, reflect);
e-learning strategies; and math success. The TruTalent Learning assessment is included.
Appreciating Island Cultures: Tiare Apetahi and discussion questions.

Chapter 7. Taking Notes, Writing, and Speaking
Topics include taking notes on the college lecture, note taking systems, taking notes in math, improving note
taking efficiency, reviewing your notes, power writing, and basics of public speaking.
Appreciating Island Cultures: How the 'Ulu Tree Came to Hawai'i

Chapter 8.  Test Taking
Topics include test preparation, dealing with test anxiety, studying for math tests, tips
for taking tests, and how to prepare for tests.
Appreciating Island Cultures: How Maui Slowed the Sun (Maori) and discussion questions.

Chapter 9. Thinking Positively about the Future
Topics include positive thinking, optimism, hope, future-mindedness, positive self-talk, affirmations,
successful beliefs, and secrets to happiness. 
Appreciating Island Cultures: Maui and His Magic Fish Hook and discussion questions.


Order Instructor Copies (if your college has adopted this textbook)

Printed Edition

To order instructor copies, ask your department chair to request copies from Deb Roth of Kendall Hunt Publishing at droth@kendallhunt.com. Please provide this information:

Textbook Title: Hawa'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success, 2nd Edition
Name of Department Chair
College Name
Address for mailing the textbooks
Number of instructors using the textbook
Anticipated number of copies you will order for students next semester

Online Edition

Contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com to set up the account for your college and coordinate with your bookstore.

Request a Complimentary Review Copy for Possible Adoption

Printed Edition

If you are considering this text for possible adoption in your course and would like a complimentary printed copy of new 2nd Edition, I can expedite a copy from the publisher.

Send your request to:marsha@marshafralick.com  Include this info in your email:

Title of Text You Would Like: Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success, 2nd Edition 
Your name
Your address
College name
Course name
Annual course enrollment
What is the title of the current text you are using?

Online Edition

If you are considering adoption of the interactive online version of Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success, contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com . She can email you instructions for an online demo. She can also arrange a Zoom Meeting to show the online text to your department. Here is a brief video introducing the online version.

Purchase a Resource Copy

If you are using this text as a resource in your class or at your college, and not considering adoption, you can purchase a printed copy at: http://www.kendallhunt.com/fralick/  

Ordering the Printed Edition for Your Bookstore
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success
ISBN: 978-1-7924-7211-4
Kendall Hunt Publishing
Author: Fralick and Meade

Ordering the Online Edition for Your Bookstore
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success
ISBN: 978-1-7344-0099-1
Contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com to set up your account and coordinate with your bookstorse.


Instructor Manual, Learning Outcomes, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Presentations

The Instructor Manual contains over 500 pages of interactive exercises, classroom handouts, and techniques for engaging students in learning. Here is a sample of the Instructor Manual for Chapter 2: Understanding Motivation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Download this document: Student Learning Outcomes, Objectives, and Assessment 2nd Edition

The Test Bank includes a bank of questions for each chapter and is located in the Instructor Manual.

The PowerPoint Library contains a slide for every topic in the textbook. Select slides that match your student learning outcomes. Here is a sample of the PowerPoint presentation for Chapter 2: Understanding Motivation.

Note that a username and password are required to access the full Instructor Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint library. Login information is provided for faculty who have ordered textbooks for their students. If you have ordered textbooks for your students, contact me at marsha@marshafralick.com for the login information.

Journal Entries for Students (Word Documents)

About the Authors

Dr. Marsha Fralick is the author of College and Career Success which has been used to improve student success and
retention across the country since 2000. This specialized edition includes material from this textbook with added
Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultural content. Dr. Fralick has worked as a counselor, professor and Department Chair at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California since 1978. She grew up in the Santa Fe area of New Mexico and has always been interested in Indigenous cultures and student success.  She believes that success in education begins with a positive self-concept.  Students need confidence in their abilities and have a vision of what their life can be in the future.  For Hawaiian and Pacific Island Students, positive self-concept includes pride in their cultural background.


Kau'iolalani Mead is a Hawaiian Native who also speaks the Hawaiian language. She has a Master's
in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Foundations and Multi-Cultural Diversity
in Education both from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Currently she is an Outreach and Recruitment
Pathways Specialist at the Hawai'i and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center located in Honolulu,
Hawai'i at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai'i. Kau'i has worked in
collaboration with Dr. Marsha Fralick to add Hawai'i and Pacific Island cultural material to the already
successful College and Career Success curriculum. She looks forward to working with college students
and helping them be successful by gaining a better understanding and appreciation of who they are
and how important they are to the communities of Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands.