Author Archives: External Affairs & Relations Office

Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to our Hawai‘i Community College ‘ohana. Lava Flow Scientists and Hawai’i County Civil Defense have concluded there is no indication that … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Hawai‘i CC professor teams up with internationally renowned musician to create innovative art exhibit Hawai‘i Community College Professor Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō stands with examples of the regalia he created. HILO — The art exhibit created during the past year by … Continue reading

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Alumni Breakfast Mahalo!

The 10th annual HawCC Alumni & Friends Breakfast was held on Saturday, October 4, at the HawCC cafeteria.  The event raised over $4,000 for student scholarships.  Approximately 730 tickets were sold thanks to the efforts of administrators, full-time and part-time faculty … Continue reading

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UH Community Colleges celebrate 50th anniversary with gala event

This year marks the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges’ 50th Anniversary. A very special gala event was held on Nov. 14, 2014, which featured 13 live-action culinary stations hosted by Hawai‘i’s top culinary chefs in partnership with UHCC culinary arts … Continue reading

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Culinary student reflects on experience at 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

After a long, exciting, yet crazy night I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part in this year’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration. There were so many talented, successful chefs at the convention. It was an awesome time … Continue reading

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Culinary Arts Program benefits from annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

Last summer, the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival was held at several locations around the State of Hawai‘i, including the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa in Kona. This was the 4th Annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, but the first time the … Continue reading

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At numerous events, Culinary Arts students get real-world experience

The Culinary Arts Department participated in various events throughout the month of October: October 1  Chef Brian Hirata took two students to O’ahu to shadow Master Chef Mavro at his restaurant. A dream come true for the students. October 4  … Continue reading

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International Education Week celebrates culture; Mexican students welcomed

International students from Mexico, pictured above, recently arrived at Hawai‘i Community College for a 5-week stay. Click here for more photos of International Education Week.  Hawai’i Community College celebrated International Education Week (IEW) on November 12 and November 13 with two … Continue reading

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Winners announced in International Education Week photo contest

Hōkūleʻa by Lealanimelemoana Galvin   Castle on the Lake by Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers   The International Education Committee would like to congratulate Lealanimelemoana Galvin (Student Category) and Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers (Faculty/Staff category) for winning the International Education Week Photo Contest!  Mahalo to all … Continue reading

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To attract international students, Study Hawai’i Educational Consortium travels to China

In an effort to attract bring more international students to Hawaiʻi schools, a group of Hawaiʻi educators and representatives from the State of Hawai’i recently traveled to Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China to meet with Taiwanese and Chinese students, parents, … Continue reading

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INBRE program offers valuable internship opportunities

  Each fall, spring and summer HawCC accepts applications for the Hawai‘i INBRE III (IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence) Internship Program. Selected HawCC students intern in a biomedical research lab at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. They are given a defined … Continue reading

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Faculty, staff, and students participate in Wahi Pana O Kona

On Saturday, November 1, a group of 40 faculty and staff from UH Center, West Hawai‘i participated in Wahi Pana o Kona, which oriented HawCC’s West Hawai‘i ‘ohana to sacred sites in our community. We traveled to the borders of … Continue reading

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AEC/GIS students survey lava flow in Puna

HawCC students, in collaboration with UH Hilo, walked and measured the lava flow down in Puna. The overall and continued purpose of the lava mapping project is to assist the UH Hilo Geology department to monitor the lava flow and … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Epsilon inducts new members

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its informal, Fall 2014 Induction. Chapter President Sean Kirkpatrick and Vice President of Membership Desiree DeCanto-Gardner presided over the event. Congratulations to the following inductees:  … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC offers free workshop in student success coaching

 Ho’a Coaching Team from all seven University of Hawai‘i Community College campuses. Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a free workshop that is designed to help those who work in education, workforce development, and service-oriented organizations — as well … Continue reading

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Follow Pālamanui construction on live web cam

Click the link below to view current images of the construction site as well as time lapse videos. The camera, pointed at Pālamanui, takes a photo every half-hour. http://www.workzonecam.com/projects/palamanui/palamanui/workzonecam  

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Employee Profile: Jeff Newsome

Name:  Jeff Newsome Title/ Department:  Chief Safety  and Security Officer, Security Department Hometown:  Big Bear City, California Brief description of your personal and professional background: Married for 28 years with three college aged kids. Veteran of service on US submarines … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Kesha Kubo

Name Kesha Kubo Title/ Department Information Center Coordinator, Division of Student Affairs – Information Center Hometown Mountain View, Hawai‘i Brief description of your personal and professional background B.B.A. Business Administration and B.A. Communication, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo I worked at … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, The 16th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i (JCCIH) was held on October 19. It was a well-attended event featuring many local vendors serving some of the best food and beverages available in … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Meaningful to our hiring process is the creation of Kīpaepae Welina, a Welcoming Ceremony for all new employees. This provides an immediate and multi-sensory context into the human-culture of our college.  Yes, we provide 21st century education, … Continue reading

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International Education Week happening November 12-14

Please join us for Hawai`i Community College’s Annual International Education Week. This year’s events will run from Wednesday, November 12 to Friday, November 14, 2014. The theme is “Exploring Our Origins” with fun and exciting activities to stimulate and inspire … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa hosts annual conference at Hawai’i CC

Chapter President Sean Kirkpatrick, Chancellor Noreen Yamane and HawCC Alpha Psi Epsilon members and advisors accept the host plaque from Pacific Regional Coordinator Charlotte Toguchi.  Pacific Regional and Leadership Honors Conference Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC Alumni & Friends hosts 10th Annual Breakfast Scholarship Fundraiser

Hawai`i Community College Alumni and Friends sponsored its 10th Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Breakfast, prepared by Culinary Arts Program students, was served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the HawCC Cafeteria; drive through service was available at the … Continue reading

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HawCC Business Students Visit Hawai’i County Police Department

Front Row L-R: Maria Baclig, Embree Figueroa, Justyne Rafael, Officer Menino, Linda Fanene, Myla Miguel. Back Row L-R: Chardel Kalama, Maria Durch, Kari-Lyn Martin, Melissa Costa, Punahele Victorine, Kahikili Miranda, Sharuga Kamakea.  On October 2, 2014, students from Hawai’i Community College … Continue reading

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Faculty members travel to Ireland for Study Abroad Familiarization trip

Hawai’i CC faculty members Pamela Scheffler (Math & Natural Science and TEAM), Carrie Mospens (English and ESL) and Roberta Brashears-Kaulfer (Math & Natural Science) traveled to Ireland to participate in a Study Abroad Familiarization trip from October 9-14, 2014. Under the … Continue reading

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Diesel Mechanics program visits Hawthorne Caterpillar dealership

The Hawai’i Community College Diesel Mechanics program went to visit Hawthorne Pacific Corp dealership in Hilo, Hawai’i on Thursday, October 23, 2014.   Noel Foronda is the service manager for the Hilo branch. He was the representative for the day … Continue reading

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Students who complete survey have chance to win iPad

Aloha, Faculty and staff. Please tell your students about this opportunity to win an Apple iPad or a $150 Amazon gift card. The deadline to complete the survey and become eligible for the prizes is November 14.  Here are the … Continue reading

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Haʻakūmalae Events

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻi protocols leadership at Hawaiʻi Community College and the University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo. As an active member at our Hawaiʻi Community College and in the Hawaiʻi Island Community there are many … Continue reading

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Security Message

Aloha, This month your security staff will be asking motorists on our campus to turn their car stereos down, especially when they drive past classrooms.  Mahalo from Security Chief Jeff Newsome and all the Security Officers. Thanks, Jeff Newsome, MBA … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Tanya (Torres) Johnson

Name:   Tanya (Torres) Johnson Title/ Department:  Office Asst. III- Planning, Operations & Maintenance Dept. Hometown: Born in Honolulu. Lived many years in Gig Harbor, WA. Now home is Kea’au. Brief description of your personal and professional background: My ohana is originally from the Big Island & Maui. Recently moved … Continue reading

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