Kauhale Message

KAUHALE TO CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF COLLEGE SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

Aloha Kauhale kākou a pau loa!

In 2016 we celebrate 75 years of serving our community, and this celebration is indeed a Diamond Celebration! Here are some factoids of what we today know as Hawaiʻi Community College:

  • The Hawaiʻi Territorial Legislature established the College in 1941 as Hawaiʻi Vocational School.
  • The name was changed in 1956 to Hawaiʻi Technical School.
  • In 1970 it was changed to Hawaiʻi Community College.
  • With this 1970 change, the administration of the College was transferred from the Department of Education to the UH System.
  • From 1970-1990, HawCC was a unit of UH Hilo.
  • In 1990 the College evolved from a vocational college to a comprehensive community
    college.

With much anticipation, the Kīpaepae Hawaʻi Protocols Committee, together with you, our Kauhale ʻohana, will spearhead the celebratory events of our 2015-2016 Academic Year. We look forward to your contributions, and do contact me at taupouri@hawaii.edu for further information or ideas.

Taupōuri Tangarō,
Kauhale Acting Director

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