Project Proa

Project PROA (Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement)

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

What is Project PROA?

The mission of Project Promotion Retention Opportunities Advancement (PROA) is to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian students* in Saipan, Tinian and Rota by increasing the number and proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC.

Project PROA’s goals are to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest among students and provide financial literacy education to students and their families through tutoring and mentoring and activities and workshops.

*As a federally-funded program, Project PROA serves all enrolled high school and college students.

What services does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA provides the following services to qualified students:

  • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • On-campus tutoring and mentoring by appointment only &
      virtual tutoring tutoring/mentoring - appointments and walk-ins accepted.
  • Activities
    • Academic, STEM & Financial Literacy, and mentorship activities available monthly.
    • For upcoming activities, check your student email, Project PROA’s monthly newsletter and NMC’s social media.
  • Resources*: Course textbooks, calculators, printing/copying, computer access, musical instruments.
    *Resources are to be used at the PROA Center.

How do I sign up for Project PROA?

To sign up for Project PROA’s tutoring and mentoring services, e-mail [email protected]

The PROA Center is temporarily located at the NMC Archives/Pacific Collection in Building O. Project PROA is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (on-campus/virtually).

Project PROA Staff

Hedwig Hofschneider
Email: [email protected]
Tel. No.: (670) 237-6776

Malyssa Q. Castro
Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Tel. No.: (670) 237-6795

Kyanna Tenorio
Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Tel. No.: (670) 237-6889

Maria H. Aguon
Project PROA Tinian Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Diana B. Hocog
Interim Project PROA Rota Site Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Project PROA Student Navigators – Spring 2021



  • Aldwin Batusin
  • Arnel Pagarao, Jr.
  • Brent Espineda
  • Francine Rago
  • Gerald Padrid
  • Johnson Aldan
  • Joyce Javier
  • Marijean Fernandez
  • Timothy Retirado


  • Alyssa Attao
  • Andrea Roberto
  • Jaden Sanchez
  • Jason Sanchez
  • Joelin Mettao
  • Kuino Camacho



  • Patricia San Nicolas



  • Glenn Maratita, Jr.

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