Author Archives: External Affairs & Relations Office

E ‘Imi Pono Day in West Hawai’i

The Main Point /  The Ah-ha! Take-Away: 1.      “Talk, talk, talk.”  The point of assessment is to get people together to talk.  It works best when it’s a grassroots effort led by and enjoyed by staff and faculty.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Faculty/Staff Development Committee Mahalo

  I would like to extend a huge mahalo nui loa to the most awesome Faculty/Staff Committee members! On the Hilo side, Jack Minassian, James Kiley, Joel Tanabe, Leanne Urasaki, Manaiakalani Kalua, Meidor Hu, Monica Burnett, Aunty Sandi Claveria, and … Continue reading

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Hawai’i CC to host ‘Ohana Scholarship Night on Dec. 4

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College will host the “HawCC ‘Ohana Scholarship Night” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Manono Campus Cafeteria in Hilo. The event is an opportunity for current students, prospective students and parents to learn … Continue reading

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HawCC Alumni & Friends Mahalo

  Aloha! The HawCC Alumni & Friends held its first scholarship dinner fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, November 2.  It was a great social event attended by Mr. Alvin Katahara, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and UHAA Executive … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Family Peace Walk and Vigil

Hawai‘i Community College students from Ann Mejia’s Domestic Violence and Child Abuse class attended the 25th Annual Domestic Violence Family Peace Walk and Vigil on Friday, October 25 in Hilo.

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HawCC Culinary Arts students hone skills at Kona Coffee Festival

  For 10 Hawai‘i CC Culinary Arts students from the West Hawai’i program, the mid-term exam was a real-life culinary competition at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Valuable hands-on experience for these students. Check out the full story in West … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Our effort to indigenize Hawai‘i Community College through the Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao initiative will take important steps forward with wala‘au sessions in January and February. Earlier this year, we held wala‘au sessions to introduce our campus to … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou! As we move toward manifesting Hawai’i Papa O Ke Ao, positioning the University System of Hawai’i as an indigenous-serving institution to better serve our indigenous Hawai’i community and other under-represented ethnicities and communities in our islands, the … Continue reading

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Auto Body Repair and Painting gets new ‘virtual painter’; equipment commemorates the late Michael Saito

HILO — The paint is virtual, but the learning is real. Hawai‘i Community College’s Auto Body Repair and Painting (ABRP) program debuted its new virtual painter equipment this month, which students will use as they develop their auto body painting … Continue reading

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HawCC, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and guests dedicate new motorcycle training range

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) celebrated the completion of a new motorcycle training range on Tuesday, Oct. 29. “Since 2007, Hawai‘i Island has been without a state-authorized facility for motorcycle training … Continue reading

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New Natural Science degree prepares students for success in STEM fields

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College is offering a new science degree that is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year university and obtain a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The new degree is … Continue reading

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HawCC works to internationalize campus and curriculum

Hawaiʻi Community College, along with 10 other colleges and universities, has been named the American Council on Education’s 11th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. “Hawaiʻi Community College’s mission is to serve our island community and to prepare our students for the demands … Continue reading

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Many ways to participate in International Education Week 2013

The International Education Committee is hosting two days of activities to stimulate and inspire you to learn more about our global community on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14. This year’s theme is “Global Sense” with activities that focus on … Continue reading

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Haʻakūmalae Announcements

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

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International students honored for volunteer work on Mauna Kea

From left to right are Gai Koyama, Miki Yamane, Ayako Onishi, Haruno Washisu, Gin Tezuka, Steven Clements, Shoma Takemoto, Katsuyuki Uezono, Yushi Kominato. HILO — More than a dozen students from Hawai‘i Community College’s Intensive English Program were recognized recently … Continue reading

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Kamoleao Project Update

The Kamoleao Laulima Community and Resource Center (fondly known as Kamoleao) project is a partnership between Hawai’i Community College and the Pana`ewa Hawaiian Homelands Community Association (PHHLCA) that is funded by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of … Continue reading

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Business Technology students visit mayor’s office

Hawai’i Community College Business Technology students enrolled in BUSN 292, Integrated Office Procedures recently visited Mayor Billy Kenoi’s office to learn about the structure of Hawai’i County Government and the part administrative professionals play in helping government run smoothly. The … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC Alumni & Friends to host scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & Friends will host a dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. to raise money for student scholarships. The Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction will feature food prepared … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Hawai‘i Community College and UH Foundation recently announced that Suisan Company has established an endowed scholarship at HawCC with a $35,000 gift in honor of Rex Y. Matsuno. The Suisan Company, Limited/Rex Y. Matsuno Culinary Scholarship Endowment will support … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message: How does one who is not indigenous teach an indigenous learner in ways that are relevant and successful?

Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Dear ʻohana, our campus profile gives us an immediate visual of the diversity we serve, the largest being Hawaiian/Part-Hawaiian.  The all-inclusive question is, do we know how our diverse learners learn best? Are our curricula reflective of … Continue reading

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Admissions & Records debuts the ‘Grad Gong’

Aloha mai kākou, Hulō! Hulō! (Hurrah! Hurrah!). We are celebrating our graduates-to-be! It’s a big deal, and we want to make applying to graduate fun and joyous. Announcing the installation of the GRAD GONG. When a student submits an application … Continue reading

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HawCC Alumni & Friends to host Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction Nov. 2

The HawCC Alumni & Friends invites you to attend its Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Each year, the HawCC A&F offers over $3,000 in scholarships to HawCC students in various programs. One award is … Continue reading

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‘Global Sense’ the theme of International Education Week

Join us for “Global Sense” during International Education Week on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14. Global Sense will include activities that utilize our five senses (taste, smell, touch, hear, see) with an international and cultural focus.  Dancing, drumming, … Continue reading

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UHCC System-wide Developmental Education Funding opportunity

Dear Hawai’i Community College Faculty member, The UHCC system-wide Developmental Education Committee encourages you to submit proposals that would enhance the learning and ultimate success of your students, especially in the areas of developmental English and/or mathematics. Many of these … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Bill Rodrigues-Kaiwa helps rescue fallen boy in Honolulu

Bill Rodrigues-Kaiwa, a Planning, Operations, and Maintenance employee at Hawai’i Community College, helped rescue a toddler who fell from a tall building in Honolulu earlier this month. KITV news rightly dubbed Bill a “good Samaritan” in its story. You can … Continue reading

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Students from HawCC, Hakouh University collaborate on community project

Through the effort of the Office of Continuing Education and the Human Services Program, five of Aunti Sandi’s Human Services students worked hand-in-hand with Kumu Paulette Ke. The ultimate goal was to make a connection between both cultures with practices … Continue reading

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Suisan Company creates Rex Y. Matsuno Culinary Scholarship at HawCC

Suisan Company, Limited has established an endowed scholarship in honor of Rex Y. Matsuno at Hawai‘i Community College with a $35,000 gift. The Suisan Company, Limited /Rex Y. Matsuno Culinary Scholarship Endowment will support students who are graduates of a high … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha! Welcome back to campus for the 2013-2014 academic year! As of the first week of instruction, HawCC’s enrollment was at 3,454 students, down from 3,681 (-6.2%) compared to last year. The UHCC’s enrollment for Fall 2013 has decreased 3.7% … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou! I write from atop Mauna Kea, our Piko O Ke Ao, Center of the Universe. We are here escorting UH President MRC Greenwood, who has offered a cup of ‘awa to the spirit of  Mauna Kea as … Continue reading

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Mahalo from Annie Maeda

The Faculty/Staff Development Committee has had another very busy academic year! It started out with the New Hire Orientation and included workshops on Contract Renewal and Tenure & Promotion, Civil Rights Compliance, Laulima training and various ITSO presentations, Fun with Mushrooms, … Continue reading

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