Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chancellor’s Message: Accreditation, Taste of Hilo, Komohana plan, Palamanui Campus

Accreditation The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Self-Evaluation Team completed their review of Hawai‘i Community College and briefed us on their commendations and recommendations. I would like to extend my appreciation and heartfelt thanks to our Accreditation Steering … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message: Campus visitors see Kauhale up close

When the Accreditation Visiting Team came to Hawaii Community College last month, the team members experienced first-hand the spirit of Kauhale we have been building since 2009 when the concept of creating an “academic village” was first envisioned. On Oct. … Continue reading

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After regrouping, HawCC’s Administration of Justice Club participates in peace walk and vigil

In Spring 2012, the Hawaii Community College Administration of Justice Club — also known as the AJ Club — was re-established. Executive officers were elected in April. During the summer months, the executive officers worked hard to assess the club’s … Continue reading

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Chamber sponsors 14th Annual ‘A Taste of Hilo’ event

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii sponsored the 14th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” event Oct. 21 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. Proceeds from this signature event supplement the JCCIH Foundation Fund, which is administered … Continue reading

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Nursing students start clinical studies

  First year Associate of Science in Nursing students at the University of Hawai’i Center at West Hawaii had their first day of clinical at Kona Community Hospital on Oct. 9. Students will be assessing patients, caring for patients, and administering medications … Continue reading

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Tangaro, hula students present at conference opening

Taupouri Tangaro, hula professor and humanities chairperson at Hawaii Community College, along with more than 50 members of the college’s hula program, presented an opening keynote at a national-level conference of college administrators at Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort & Spa. … Continue reading

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HawCC students help keep the ‘aina clean

Hawai’i Community College students in Kumu E. Kalani Flores’ Hawai’i Island Trail Culture class in West Hawai’i made a difference on Saturday, Oct. 27 by picking up two truckloads of rubbish near the top of Waikoloa Road. This was done … Continue reading

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Phi Theta students attend leadership and honors conference

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the Annual Pacific Regional Leadership and Honors Conference held on Sept. 28-29, 2012 at Leeward Community College. Four student representatives, one student alumnus and two … Continue reading

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IEP tutor Shannon Costa awarded Fulbright teaching grant

University of Hawai`i at Hilo alumna Shannon Costa has been awarded a 2012-2013 J. William Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Grant to teach English in Malaysia. Costa, who graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, is … Continue reading

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2 HawCC students studying in China with Freeman scholarships

This year, two Hawaii Community College students were chosen to receive Freeman Foundation Scholarships. Amy Hinton and Ty Widhalm spent the summer at Kapiolani Community College taking intensive courses in Chinese language and culture. Both are now studying in Shanghai, … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Model Home Project featured in new video

Hawai’i Community College’s Model Home Project is the subject of a video news story produced by the UH Media Production office. The video was posted on the UH System homepage Friday, Nov. 9 at www.hawaii.edu. The story will eventually be … Continue reading

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Digital Media Arts lecturer, grads create ‘Seeds of Hope’

Danny Miller, a lecturer in the Digital Media Arts program at Hawaii Community College, has directed, written and edited a new documentary that has been premiering around the state in recent weeks. Called Na Kupu Mana’olana “Seeds of Hope,” the … Continue reading

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HawCC grad gets special mention in StarChefs.com

Alyssa Tokumura, who graduated from Hawaii Community College with honors, got a special mention recently in StarChefs.com, on online magazine targeted toward culinary insiders. Tokumura graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at HawCC’s West Hawaii campus in Kealakekua in 2011 … Continue reading

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New members inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted their Fall 2012 members on Oct. 25, 2012. Chartered in 1993, Alpha Psi Epsilon and its members represent the top 10 percent of students enrolled … Continue reading

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Regents award Narimatsu Emerita Professor title

Retired Hawaii Community College Professor Sara Narimatsu has been awarded the status of Emerita Professor, a title that reflects her dedication to HawCC during her 32-year career. The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents bestowed the title upon Narimatsu at … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Hula program featured in Hana Hou! magazine

Hana Hou!, the inflight magazine for Hawaiian Airlines, published a great article about the Hula program at Hawaii Community College in its October/November issue. The cover article points out that HawCC is the one place in the world offering a … Continue reading

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Melany Ayudan’s Kīpaepae Hoʻokuʻu (Releasing Ceremony)

On Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, HawCC participated in a Kīpaepae Hoʻokuʻu (Releasing Ceremony) for Melany Ayudan, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Mel accepted a position with the University of Hawai’i at Hilo as Secretary to the Dean … Continue reading

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Many Ha’akumalae events during last two months

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of Hawaiʻi protocols leadership at Hawaiʻi Community College and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center. As an active member in our Hawaiʻi Community College and Hawaiʻi Island Community, there are … Continue reading

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First set of HawCC intranet modules available

Since 1998, the Hawaii Community College website has served dual purposes as a public website servicing students and the community, and as an internal site with data related to faculty and staff needs. With the launch of our website redesign … Continue reading

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Christmas party is coming Dec. 12; stay tuned for details

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Learner Profile: Raynell Espaniola

Raynell Espaniola was one of two Hawaii Community College students to win an iPad Oct. 17 as part of the college’s Passport to College Success program. The program is designed to make sure the students have the resources and confidence … Continue reading

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Learner Profile: Drayce Kawakami

Drayce Kawakami was one of two Hawaii Community College students to win an iPad Oct. 17 as part of the college’s Passport to College Success program. The program is designed to make sure students have the resources and confidence to … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Kehau LeeHong-Mauga

Name:  Josephine Kehaulani LeeHong-Mauga  (everyone calls me Kehau) Title/Department:  Office Assistant III in the Office of the Chancellor/External Affairs & Relations My Hometown:  Ka’u/ Puna/ Hilo, Hawai’i My favorite things about HawCC:  The wonderful Early Childhood Education staff has helped me … Continue reading

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Mahalo for work on Standard III self-evaluation

Mahalo to the members of the Standard III: Resources Self-Evaluation Committee. This was a very important, two-year process beginning in the fall semester, 2010. Major contributions were made by: Mari Chang, Shana Kojiro, Standard III. A. Human Resources Bill Affonso, … Continue reading

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Co-chair says ‘mahalo’ for work on accreditation

On behalf of Co-Chairs Raynette “Kalei” Haleamau-Kam and the late Mike Saito, we would like to say thank you to the Hawaii Community College 2010-2012 Standard I Accreditation Team for all their support and generous time serving as a committee member.  We … Continue reading

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Mahalo for work on Standard II of the Self-Evaluation Study

A huge Mahalo to Anne Chung, Sandra Claveria, Christina Hoffmann, Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani , Mitch Soares, Willow Aureala, Christine Quintana, Bert Sambueno, Hettie Scofield, Lari-Anne Au, Kalyan Meola, Nancy Schein and Laurel Gregory for their valuable contributions to Standard II of … Continue reading

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