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Summer agriculture classes on tap at Hawai‘i Community College

Hawai‘i Community C­ollege (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a series of non-credit agriculture classes this summer that cover topics like sustainable farming practices, pest and disease control, nursery management, irrigation, how to manage a farm business, and more. The classes will … Continue reading

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2015 Earth Fair facepainting

Young Earth Day Fair participants enjoy being face painted by Hawai’i CC Students.

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Wahi Pana o Pālamanui connects faculty, staff and families to new campus site

In anticipation of the move to Pālamanui, twenty-two Hawai‘i Community College & UH Center, West Hawai‘i faculty, staff, and families walked the ancient trail of Pālamanui into the new campus on Sunday, March 1st, in a Wahi Pana o Pālamanui … Continue reading

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Hōʻike in West Hawaiʻi celebrates a semester of learning

The Hawai’i Community College & UH Center, West Hawai’i campus in Kealakekua exploded with song, dance and live presentations on April 23rd, as it held its second Hōʻike, attended by nearly 150 students, faculty and staff, and family members. (To … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Hawai‘i Community College and Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui have begun a spring/summer advertising campaign, so you may see or hear advertisements on the radio, in the newspaper, in the Prince Kuhio Mall, and maybe even on your mobile … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

The Tradition of Commencement Regalia… and Invitation to Wear Tradition in Our at Commencement 2015… The regalia of commencement are inclusive of a robe/gown, mortarboard (square cap) and tassel.  We wear them only at commencement. Ever wondered why? Letʻs take … Continue reading

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Hawai’i CC and UH Hilo 2015 Earth Fair and Conservation Day a success!

Aloha Kakou, I would like to say mahalo nui loa on behalf of the HawCC and UHH 2015 Earth Fair and Conservation Career Day Planning Committee for making this year’s Earth Day Fair and Conservation Career Day a great success! … Continue reading

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26th Annual Food Drive Mahalo!

Aloha Kakou, Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo! Thank you all so much for your support and participation of this year’s 26th Annual Food Drive!! Because of your tremendous generosity we are able to provide food and assistance to numerous families here in Hawai`i. … Continue reading

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Fulbright scholar to give climate change lecture at Hawai‘i CC, May 7

The Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) International Education Committee is pleased to present a climate change lecture by Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Dr. Tzvetan Spassov. The lecture is titled, “The Impacts of Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector: U.S. Policies … Continue reading

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The celebrities are lining up for the Big Island’s HawaiiCon 2015

  – A Message from Digital Media Arts Lecturer GB Hajim With over 20 celebrity guests and capped attendance at 1200, HawaiiCon has the highest guest to fan ratio of any convention on the planet! The most recent addition is … Continue reading

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Old photos and artifacts wanted for upcoming Hawai’i CC 75th Anniversary!

Aloha! Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year we will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Hawai’i Community College! To help commemorate this important milestone we hope to gather old photos and identify interesting artifacts that speak to the history of our … Continue reading

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27th Annual Earth Fair happening April 17th

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HawCC to host 17th annual Hilo Culinary Classic

The 17th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic is Friday, April 10th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it promises to be the largest display of culinary technical skill, creativity and knowledge since the Hawai’i Community College Culinary Arts Program began … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society wins at regionals!

Alpha Psi Epsilon members are pictured above. Bottom row, L-R: Vice President of Fellowship, Candace Wharton and Nicholas Eisen.  Top row, L-R: LyronJean Lee, Vanessa Villesca, Lead Advisor Kenoalani Dela Cruz, Ulu Kailianu, Advisor Donala Kawa‘auhau,  Advisor Karen Crowell, Johnie … Continue reading

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New members inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Epsilon

    On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its formal Spring 2015 Induction Ceremonies. Vice President of Membership Desiree DeCanto-Gardner served as Induction Chairperson and Chapter President Sean Kirkpatrick served as … Continue reading

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Diesel Mechanics students visit and tour Pacific Biodiesel

The Hawai’i Community College’s Diesel Mechanics Program got to visit and tour the Pacific Biodiesel plant. The facility provided the students with important information and a clearer picture about biodiesel production and what it takes to  maintain a sustainability cycle in … Continue reading

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HawCC expands certificate programs; information sessions scheduled in April

Following the successful launch in fall 2014 of new accelerated online Business certificates, Hawai‘i Community College has added two new certificates in Geospatial Technologies and Sustainable Lot Design and Site Preparation. The Geospatial Technologies and Sustainable Lot Design and Site … Continue reading

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Students and faculty collaborate on HSI presentation

On March 6, the fourth Hawai’i Strategic Institute was held at Leeward Community College on O’ahu. With an emphasis on showcasing strategies for student success, two faculty members and three students from Hawai’i Community College collaborated to present: “Hawai’i Papa … Continue reading

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Group from HawCC attends ATD/HSI Conference 2015

HawCC Participants traveled to O’ahu to deliver the most presentations at this year’s ATD/HSI Conference. There were a total of 79 people that attended from our campus alone. Presentations that were delivered during the workshop will also be presented  on campus … Continue reading

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UHCC marketing team wins national award

The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) systemwide marketing team has received national recognition for its work on the 50th Anniversary UHCC Day at the Capitol event by winning the prestigious Gold Paragon in the government and community relations category given by … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Hawaiʻi Pāmaomao is an indigenous exchange program supported by both UHʻs Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao Creating and Indigenous Serving Institution initiative and the Chancellor Team of Noreen Yamane (HawCC) and Don Straney (UHH). Hawaiʻi Pāmaomao is … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Graduation will be here soon, and I encourage all of you to attend our HawCC Spring 2015 Commencement with our graduates and their families. Commencement is our opportunity to recognize our students for the accomplishment of their educational goals … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) notified the college in a February 6 letter that we successfully addressed their recommendations with our follow-up report submitted October 2014. The college has also successfully resolved deficiencies in college … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Hawai’i CC Day a success

For more photos of the Hawai’i CC Day events, visit the following Flickr links: Photo Set 1, Photo Set 2, Photo Set 3 Hawai‘i Community College hosted nearly 700 local middle and high school students at the Manono campus on Thursday, Feb. 26 … Continue reading

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Keeping the dream alive at Kamoleao

February 7, 2015 was the first Kamoleao workday of the Spring 2015 semester. (More workdays are schedule throughout the semester; see flyer below for details). As part of an ongoing partnership between Hawai‘i Community College and the Pana`ewa community, community … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i Community College professor named HBEA Educator of the Year

  Anne Chung, an assistant professor in Business Technology at Hawai‘i Community College (center), accepts the Hawai‘i Business Education Association Educator of the Year Award in Honolulu on January 31. At left is Robert Yamane, Hawai‘i Community College professor and … Continue reading

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Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET) March 2015 Course Offerings

Here’s a snippet of courses that OCET is offering in March in Hilo and Kona, even via PolyCom! For course descriptions and other information please visit our website at ocethawcc.org West Hawaii March 2      Irrigation Systems: Operation and Repair … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Hawai‘i Community College will host hundreds of middle school and high school students from around Hawai‘i Island for the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27. We will also invite the mayor, the county council, … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

SETTING A PRECEDENCE IN CULTURAL LEADERSHIP GROUNDED IN HULA AND THE INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES OF HAWAIʻI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Starting in 2005 a cohort of Hawai‘i Community College graduates with A.A.S. degrees in Hula and several UH System employees who took Hula … Continue reading

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