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Haʻakūmalae Activities & Announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i 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 … Continue reading

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Taupōuri Tangarō named director of Hawaiian culture and protocols engagement for UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Don Straney and Hawai‘i Community College Interim Chancellor Joni Onishi jointly announced today the appointment of Taupōuri Tangarō, PhD, as director of Hawaiian culture and protocols engagement for both campuses. “The appointment of Dr. … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Hawai’i CC Day happening Friday, February 26

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Pālamanui Open House set for Saturday, February 27

The Pālamanui Open House is set for Saturday, February 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay tuned for more specifics on performers and other details of the event!

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Fire Science and Diesel Mechanics students benefit from fire truck donation

Students in the Fire Science and Diesel Mechanics programs at Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) will have new opportunities for hands-on learning thanks to the generosity of the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) and Young Brothers, Limited. RELATED LINKS: ‘A good … Continue reading

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‘Express Admissions Day’ happening Saturday, January 30 in Hilo

Hawai‘i Community College will host an Express Admissions Day on Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo. Express Admissions Day is the fast and easy way to apply for the Fall 2016 … Continue reading

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New Hawai‘i CC website design to launch January 25th

The above screenshot shows a preview of what the top of the homepage will look like. Hawai‘i Community College will soon have a new website that provides a cleaner look, a better platform for celebrating the success of Hawai‘i CC … Continue reading

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Pāʻina Aloha for Noreen Yamane and Rockne Freitas

Members of the Hawaiʻi Community College and University of Hawaiʻi ʻohana celebrated the retirement of Chancellor Noreen Yamane and former Chancellor Rockne Freitas on Friday, December 4 with a Pāʻina Aloha. The event took place at Papaʻa Hale and Kapakapakaua … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 ʻĀina Student Showcase

More than 170 students, faculty, and staff attended the Fall ʻĀina Student Showcase in the cafeteria on December 3rd. The event included student displays, presentations, and videos emphasizing the theme of ʻĀina (land). Participating classes include History 151 & 152, … Continue reading

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GIS students help map ancient trail at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui

Hawai‘i Community College students who are studying global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) recently used their technology skills to help preserve part of an ancient Native Hawaiian trail. The trail ­— which features petroglyphs, caves, and ancient … Continue reading

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Pālamanui Hō‘ike 2015

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 students at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui demonstrated the knowledge they gained in their courses during the fall semester with performances, presentations, displays, and speeches. Family members, fellow students, and faculty attended the Hō‘ike, which … Continue reading

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International Education Week mahalo and photos

The International Education Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in International Education Week 2015. Special thanks to our International Fashion Show participants: Naifo Fuimaono, Desiree Agustin, Viliami Fahiua, Kano Fujiyama, Sun Mi Kim, Yonesia Paul and family. Special … Continue reading

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‘Fight the Bite’ information session happening Tuesday, Dec. 8

Aloha Hawai‘i CC Faculty, Staff and Students, As of Thursday, December 3rd, there have been 130 confirmed cases of Dengue Fever on Hawai‘i Island.  As the numbers are rising each day, we’re very concerned about your health and safety! Please … Continue reading

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Joni Onishi recommended for Hawai‘i CC interim chancellor

University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton has recommended that Joni Onishi be appointed interim chancellor of Hawaiʻi Community College effective January 1, 2016. The Board of Regents personnel committee has also recommended Onishi’s appointment and the … Continue reading

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Express Admissions Day attracts Spring 2016 applicants

Hawai‘i Community College hosted its first-ever Express Admissions Day on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The event provided applicants an opportunity to visit the campus, apply for the Spring 2016 semester, receive their My UH Student Number the same day, and … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui lecturer featured in West Hawaii Today

Richard Stevens, a lecturer at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui, was the subject of a West Hawaii Today article published on Veterans Day. You many find the article at the following link: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/vietnam-veteran-jungle-scout-used-life-war-fuel-writing-career  

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Outstanding student to receive 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Samantha Mowry, a student at Hawai‘i Community College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. Selected as 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, 207 Phi … Continue reading

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Human Services graduates help out at 75th Anniversary dinner

Aunti Sandi with two of her Human Services graduates who became helpers by passing out the door prizes to the many attendees of the 75th Anniversary dinner on November 7th, 2015. Pictured above are Courtney Harrison (left), who will be … Continue reading

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Culinary Arts program receives $10k donation

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival has donated $10,000 from its annual culinary event at the Waikoloa to Hawai‘i Community College’s Culinary Arts program. The organization presented checks to Hawai‘i CC and the other recipients at an event held Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner and 75th Anniversary Celebration a fun, successful event

Members of the Hawaiʻi Community College ʻohana, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members celebrated the college’s 75th anniversary on Saturday, November 7 while also raising money to support student scholarships. The Hawaiʻi CC Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fundraiser … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter Fall 2015 Induction

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its informal, Fall 2015 Induction. Chapter President Candace Wharton and Vice President of Membership Desiree DeCanto-Gardner presided over the event. Congratulations to the following inductees: Kaitlyn Ashida, … Continue reading

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UH Mānoa Master of Social Work degree program available in West Hawai‘i

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate education in social work? Did you know the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program is available in West Hawai‘i through distance education technology? Learn about the MSW … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC to host first-ever ‘Express Admissions Day’ on Nov. 14

Express Admissions Day is the fast way to apply for the Spring 2016 semester. Prospective students can complete an application; receive their MyUH Student Number; schedule the next steps in the enrollment process, such as academic advising, orientation and placement … Continue reading

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Human Services students getting involved in the community

Students from the Human Services Program, along with their families, take the time to walk in the Family Peace Walk Against Domestic Violence on Friday, October 30, 2015.   Others take the time out after setting up for the YWCA Walk a … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC hosting International Education Week events

Hawai‘i Community College will host International Education Week 2015 during the month of November. The theme this year is “Indigenous Cultures Around the World.” International Education Week is a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the … Continue reading

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Haʻakūmalae announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i 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 … Continue reading

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Hale Aloha Blessing and Open House

                Led by the Kīpaepae Protocols Committee, Hawai‘i Community College held a Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho for the newly renovated Hale Aloha on Monday, October 19. The Hale Aloha dormitory was constructed in the late … Continue reading

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Lecturer to present talk on Irish culture and literature

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Culinary Arts students participate in annual events in Hilo and Kona

Hawai‘i Community College Culinary Arts students have been busy in Hilo and Kona the past few weeks working at major Hawai‘i Island culinary events: the Taste of Hilo and the Taste of the Hawaiian Range. Anne Chung, Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC hosts Scholarship Donor Mahalo Breakfast

Hawai‘i Community College hosted a Scholarship Donor Mahalo Breakfast on Friday, September 25, 2015 to thank the donors who make student scholarships possible. Student scholarship recipients, donors, Hawai‘i CC retirees and Hawai‘i CC faulty and administrators attended and enjoyed a … Continue reading

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