Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chancellorʻs Mahalo Message

HawCC Administrative Team Mahalo nui loa to Mike Leialoha, Joni Onishi, Beth Sanders, Jim Yoshida, Debbie Shigehara, and Guy Kimura. Thank you for your continued support! HawCC College Council and Academic Senate I wish to extend my thanks to Dorinna … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Continuing the thread on the college experience as a rite of passage, we arrive at the final leg of a four-part rite of passage, the Hō`ina.  Hō`ina, to return to community, is Commencement.  When the tassel is … Continue reading

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ʻAʻaliiʻAward for 2010-2011

The ‘A‘ali‘i Award for 2010-11 is awarded to Jim Yoshida. The ‘A‘ali‘i Award was established in 2004 by former Interim Chancellor Shirley Daniel.  It is given to an employee who serves the college in an exemplary fashion, with grace and … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Award for Outstanding Service

This year’s recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service is Jodi Mine, Budget Specialist, Office of Administrative Affairs. The recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service this year is always willing to share her knowledge of the Business … Continue reading

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Outstanding Staff Member Award

  This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Staff Member Award is Luane Kelly Ishii, Secretary, Nursing and Allied Health Division. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Staff Member Award has contributed to the success of Hawai‘i Community College through her … Continue reading

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Earth Day at West Hawaiʻi

By Willow Aureala, Ph.D The west Hawaii campus of HawCC participated in the Earth & Ocean Festival at Keauhou Beach Resort on the beautiful Kona coast on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The approximate number of attendees was 1500, so if … Continue reading

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HawCC Graduation Profile – Kacy “Noenoe” Kuailanai

Born and raised in Kailua Kona 1991. She was  not planning on attending college until her junior in high school. She did two years of automotive at Kealakehe High School in 2009. She has always been interested in car mechanics- … Continue reading

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HawCC Graduation Profile – Kanoeuluwehianuhea Case

HawCC Associated Student President, Kanoe Case, born in Honoka`a, raised in Waimea and was raised by her grandparents. Her grandparents raised her in the older ways. They were very strict and education was very valuable. At a very young age, … Continue reading

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HawCC Graduation Profile – Seth Tucker

What challenges did you have to overcome to bring you where you are at today? Born 2 ½  months premature, Seth Tucker was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was only 3 months old. He grew up in Olalla, Washington. … Continue reading

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KTPS Performing Arts Studio in West Hawaiʻi

KTPS will be offering free, non-credited, introductory to Modern/Jazz 1 dance classes for the DNCE 185 fall semester class this summer. KTPS is located directly across the street from the West Hawaiʻi campus.  Dance Instructor, Marylei Drake, will be offering … Continue reading

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Mahalo College Council

by Dorinna Manuel-Cortez,  College Council Chair   COLLEGE COUNCIL Mahalo from Interim Chancellor Noreen Yamane for serving on the 2010-2011 College Council and being a valuable channel for the flow of information at Hawai’i Community College. Joni Onishi *  Barbara … Continue reading

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Mahalo for Supporting International Education

by Sherri Fujita, IEP Coordinator This year, HawCC has made significant progress in pursuing our international education goals. The Intensive English Program couldn’t do it without the support of HawCC students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Here are our … Continue reading

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Mahalo From Haaheo Elementary School

From Robert Bowman – Teacher at Haaheo Elementary School

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Mahalo to Academic Senate Chair

By Ellen Okuma, Academic Senate Chair It takes a team to move things forward. I’d like to thank my Academic Senate leaders this past year’s service and for helping move several initiatives forward. Mahalo to Executive Committee members for being … Continue reading

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Mahalo to Chancellor Search Committee

From Ellen Okuma, Chancellor Search Coordinator The Chancellor Search work started back in the semester of Fall, 2010. Mahalo to the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee: Kanoe Case (Student Rep), Gayle Cho (Faculty Rep, ATE), Mike Gleason (Community Rep), Raynette “Kalei” … Continue reading

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Na Maka Hou Newsletter Issue 9

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New Playground Completed In April For The Children’s Center

The children and staff at the Children’s Center are thrilled with their recently renovated playground. David Verbeck of Grassroots Playscapes created a naturalistic design using local and lasting resources.  The design was created for multiage useage (1-5 years of age) combining a child’s appreciation for fun … Continue reading

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Restaurant Reality with Chef Mavro

by The Taro Leaf – May 2011 West Hawaii culinary students Dan Cody and Alyssa Tokumura participated in the two-day Restaurant Reality experience with Chef Mavro.  The students were accompanied by their Chef Instructor Paul Heerlein and participated in tours … Continue reading

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Spring Food Drive – Social Science 111

By Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Instructor – Social Sciences Students in Social Science 111 – Humanity, Society and Technology assisted in the Food Basket’s Spring Food Drive at KTA.  Local celebrity Kahikina Tommy Ching and Food Basket Board of Director Roland Higashi pose with … Continue reading

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The Newest Wo Learning Champions

by Steve Schulte The Wo Learning Champions initiative focuses on professional development for faculty and staff in Hawai‘i’s two-year institutions. With a focus on learning and an eye on leadership development, the Wo Learning Champions program invests in junior members … Continue reading

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Hamakua Springs – Social Science 111

by Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Social Sciences Hamakua Springs Photo:  Social Science 111 – Humanity, Society and Technology was the featured class of  The Middle College Arts Program at the Keaau Youth Business Center (KYBC) for the Spring 2011.  Students from Kua O … Continue reading

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Kamoleao in Panaʻewa

By Donnalyn Kalei, Asst. Professor – Administration of Justice & Substance Abuse Counseling In celebration of HawCC’s 70 anniversary, I uploaded a video on Youtube to showcase the service learning of students, faculty, community and inmate volunteers working at Kamoleao from Nov. 2009 and April 2011. … Continue reading

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Mahalo for the 23rd Annual Earth Fair

by Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers, Biological Sciences Earth Day Fair 2011 was wonderful! This was our 23rd year and the students, staff and faculty all rose to the occasion. It was bigger and better than ever and a great educational success. Twelve … Continue reading

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Marine Debris Clean-Up in Kāu: Geography Class “Earth Rangers!”

by Drew Kapp – Lecturer, Geography & Environmental Studies In the ongoing tradition of giving back to the environment of Hawai‘i, students from Drew Kapp’s geography classes – described by one participant as “earth rangers” – participated in a marine … Continue reading

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Unukupukupu on Hawaiʻi News Now

By Ramsay Wharton

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Mahalo Admission & Registration Office

  By Dorinna Manuel-Cortez, Admissions Specialist MAHALO NUI to Bert, Wendy, Mahina, Dancyne, Loyal, Venus, Loleina, Celeste, and Tricia for “clearing the way to higher education for our students.  I sincerely appreciate your dedication and hard work.  Weʻve processed over … Continue reading

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Mahalo from Monica Burnett, Spring Faculty & Staff Development, Chair

Mahalo to the members of the Faculty & Staff Development Committee:  Sherri Fujita, Meidor Hu, Sandra Claveria, Kenoa DelaCruz, Doodie Downs, Debbie Shigehara, Kihei Nahale-a, Joel Tanabe, Eric Mecklenburg, and Mike Saito for your support during my short time as chair.  Thank … Continue reading

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Mahalo from the Division of Nursing & Allied Health

by Joyce Hamasaki, Associate Professor of Nursing The Division of Nursing and Allied Health would like to extend a big MAHALO to the faculty and staff who supported us during our National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) site visit … Continue reading

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Mahalo From The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate

by Joyce Hamasaki, Associate Professor of Nursing The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate would like to extend a very special MAHALO to Ellen Okuma for her dedicated service as Chair for an unprecedented 3 years.  The usual term is … Continue reading

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Mahalo Kate Sim’s

by Dorinna Manuel-Cortez, Admissions Specialist Our Kauhale would like to mahalo Kate for her fearless dedication and leadership as our Accrediation Liaison Officer.

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