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POM office assistant a winner in two canoe races

Trevella Williams, Temporary Office Assistant for POM, and her canoe paddling team recently participated in the Arnold Nathaniel Race, sponsored by Kamehameha Canoe Club (6 miles) and the Kawaihae Long Distance Race (9 miles).  Her team won 1st place in both events. — … Continue reading

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An incredible week of dance, June 14-21

Contemporary Dance on the Big Island will turn 40 this year with a flurry of unique performances for dance newbies to aficionados. These events will take place in three charming culture and arts venues—Volcano Art Center, Kalani Honua in Kalapana, … Continue reading

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Funds awarded to explore study abroad partnership in Ireland

Pam Scheffler and Elizabeth Niemeyer were awarded funds by the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland to participate in a familiarization trip with hopes of developing a study abroad program for Hawai’i CC students.  They will use this visit to plan … Continue reading

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Summer Career Explorations Program gives high school students preview of college

Summer Career Explorations delivers insight into the career field students are most interested in pursuing, allowing them to really determine if their dream job is the right job. But more importantly it shows them the value of continuing their education and … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, I would like to extend a big mahalo to everyone who contributed to Hawai‘i Community College’s float entry in the Merrie Monarch Parade, which placed second in the float competition out of dozens of entries. The theme “Sail to … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Merrie Monarch is really an exquisite opportunity to inform the world of the spirit that makes Hawaiʻi Community College a special place.  HawCCʻs Kīpaepae Committee and Haʻakūmalae Protocols Program, together with community partners, facilitates a Kīpaepae Welina, … Continue reading

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HawCC floats take 2nd place in Merrie Monarch Parade

HawCC’s participation in the 2014 Merrie Monarch Parade earned a 2nd place trophy in the float division! Dozens of members of the HawCC Kauhale — including administration, faculty, staff and students — volunteered their time to plan the floats, put … Continue reading

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Tree planting in West Hawai‘i

Halaulani Transfer and Success Center along with Richard Stevens of Hawai‘i Community College planted 1,000 native trees recently at the West Hawai’i Veterans Cemetery. This was done with the help of college students, teachers, staff and community members.  

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Message from VCSA Jason Cifra on student fees issue

Aloha Kākou, There has been some discussion of Hawai‘i Community College student fees in the news media in past weeks. I want to share with you pertinent information surrounding the issues, clear up some misinformation, and talk about what’s happening … Continue reading

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HawCC, UHH host successful 2014 Earth Fair

HawCC and UH Hilo cosponsored Earth Fair 2014 with two days of events on April 11 and 12. Over 2,500 pre-kindergarten-12th grade students attended on Friday, April 11 at the UH Hilo campus, and over 200 HawCC students volunteered. The Earth … Continue reading

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Student wins Merrie Monarch lei contest

Mr. Kalei Cadawas, a Hawaiian Studies student at Hawai‘i Community College won the 2014 Merrie Monarch Lei Contest. Mr. Cadawas is from the island of Kaua‘i and has been in the Hawai‘i Life Styles Program for three semesters. Congratulations, Kalei!

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Proceeds from HPD ‘Run to Honor’ to benefit HawCC Administration of Justice scholarship

The Hawai‘i Police Department is hosting a 5k Run/2 Mile Walk/Keiki Fun Run on  Saturday, May 17. The proceeds from the event will go to establishing a Crime Stoppers/Police scholarship for HawCC Administration of Justice students. The full details of the … Continue reading

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Agriculture faculty Chris Jacobsen receives sustainability award

At the 2nd Annual Sustainability in Higher Education Summit held at Windward Community College on March 13-15, 2014, Hawai‘i Community College Agriculture instructor Chris Jacobsen was honored for his work in the area of sustainability. Believing that community health, well-being … Continue reading

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Te Waka Huia welcomed with kīpaepae

  On April 21, 2014 the Hawai‘i Community College Kauhale hosted a kīpaepae for Te Waka Huia. Te Waka Huia is a five-time national champion Maori dance troupe from Aotearoa (New Zealand). The group visited Hilo and performed during the … Continue reading

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Culinary Arts students cater 2014 Earth & Ocean Festival

Hawai‘i Community College was well-represented at the 2014 Earth & Ocean Festival in Kona on Saturday, April 12. Culinary Arts students from West Hawai‘i provided food, and Brie Day, Kelly Carter-Lynn, Paul Day and Carrie Kuwada-Phipps presented information at the event related to … Continue reading

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‘Ulu takes center stage at West Hawai‘i lunch activity

On Wednesday, April 2, members of the UH Center, West Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Community College Culinary Arts program, along with the West Hawai‘i Student Council, organized a free “Hawaiian inspired” lunch activity for students. The event was titled: “E Ho‘opā … Continue reading

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New Hawai‘i Community College course opens up ocean of learning

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Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter Spring 2014 Induction

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its formal Spring 2014 Induction Ceremonies. Vice President of Membership Valerie Belcher served as Induction Chairperson, and Chapter President Helen Tak served as the MC. … Continue reading

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Student awarded scholarships to study in Morocco

Hawai‘i Community College student D’Anna Asher has been awarded scholarships for a summer Study Abroad program in Morocco with the School for International Training (SIT). D’Anna Asher has received three scholarships to help cover the cost of her summer program: … Continue reading

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Students shine at 16th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic

  Hawai‘i Community College hosted the 16th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic on Friday, April 4. Students worked long and hard to prepare their entries for this culinary competition, and the hard work was evident in their excellent displays. Many family … Continue reading

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UH — West O‘ahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas receives OSU alumni award

University of Hawai‘i — West O‘ahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas was recognized at the Oregon State University Alumni Association’s Spring Awards Celebration on April 25. Freitas is former chancellor of Hawai‘i Community College. University of Hawai‘i — West O‘ahu Chancellor Rockne … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i Community College is now on Instagram! Follow us @hawaiicc

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Live music, live sea creatures and much more at 2014 Earth Fair

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Earth Fair will be a two-day event this year, taking place on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 in Hilo. … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Graduation is coming soon, and I encourage all of you to attend our HawCC Spring 2014 Commencement with our graduates and their families. Commencement is our opportunity to recognize our students for the accomplishment of their educational goals and … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, March 14 presented a grand opportunity to Kīpaepae Welina, to formally welcome to our community Dr. Marty Fletcher, West Hawaiʻi’s University Center’s Director.  A truly Kauhale event, three vehicles loaded up with pahu (drums), pū (shell trumpets), … Continue reading

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HawCC kauhale hosts kīpaepae for Dr. Marty Fletcher

KEALAKEKUA — On Friday, March 14 members of the Hawai‘i Community College Kauhale hosted a Kīpaepae Hoʻokamaʻāina for the incoming Director of UH Center, West Hawai‘i, Dr. Kenneth “Marty” Fletcher. The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents approved the hiring of … Continue reading

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Students, faculty and staff visit Hawai‘i Legislature to celebrate community college milestone

Members of the Hawai‘i Community College Kauhale went to the State Legislature on March 18 to help celebrate an important milestone: the 50th anniversary of the law that created the University of Hawai‘i Community College system. The event started with … Continue reading

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College to Career Internship Program is here!

Hawai’i Community College, with funding from the Department of Labor, is proud to announce the start of the College to Career Internship Program (C2C). Our mission is to enhance the future of our students by preparing them for employment through … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa members win awards for service

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently attended the Pacific Regional Convention held at Kapi‘olani Community College where they received awards for service completed in the 2013 calendar year. These awards included: … Continue reading

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Photos: Human Services Program

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