Category Archives: Connecting with Their Communities/Culture

Unukupukupu to return to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Members of the Hawaiʻi Community College hula hālau Unukupukupu have been invited back to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2013 after opening the festival last year with a performance on the main stage that thrilled the international audience. Taupōuri Tangarō … Continue reading

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Spring volunteer opportunities announced for Kamoleao

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Students travel island for geography course

      Aloha! Many of our students devoted themselves to the well-being of a myriad of beloved places on Hawai‘i Island this Fall 2012 semester through direct connections with and tangible contributions to those places. Students enrolled in Geography … Continue reading

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After regrouping, HawCC’s Administration of Justice Club participates in peace walk and vigil

In Spring 2012, the Hawaii Community College Administration of Justice Club — also known as the AJ Club — was re-established. Executive officers were elected in April. During the summer months, the executive officers worked hard to assess the club’s … Continue reading

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Chamber sponsors 14th Annual ‘A Taste of Hilo’ event

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii sponsored the 14th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” event Oct. 21 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. Proceeds from this signature event supplement the JCCIH Foundation Fund, which is administered … Continue reading

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Phi Theta students attend leadership and honors conference

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the Annual Pacific Regional Leadership and Honors Conference held on Sept. 28-29, 2012 at Leeward Community College. Four student representatives, one student alumnus and two … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Hula program featured in Hana Hou! magazine

Hana Hou!, the inflight magazine for Hawaiian Airlines, published a great article about the Hula program at Hawaii Community College in its October/November issue. The cover article points out that HawCC is the one place in the world offering a … Continue reading

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14th Annual – A Taste of Hilo

Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii 14th Annual – A Taste of Hilo  October 21, 2012 1:00 – 3:00 pm  Honpa Hongwanji, Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall  Pre-sale Tickets $40  $60 at the Door  Children Age 2 and under … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 Kamoleao Workday Schedule

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Kamoleao Laulima Community Resource Center

Indigenizing Summer Youth Workforce through Education The vision of the Kamoleao Laulima Community Resource Center or also known as the Kamoleao project is to provide a cultural and educational center that promotes Hawaiian culture and education, economic development and environmental … Continue reading

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Kīpaepae for Nago City & Kumejima Mayors

On August 16, 2012, Hawaii Community College welcomed the Nago City and Kumejima Mayors with a Kīpaepae ceremony.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The University of Hawaiʻi was among 20 public land-grant universities that was featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. on June 27 to July 8, 2012. The festival celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill … Continue reading

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HawCC Represented in Washington, D.C

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2012 June 27–July 1 and July 4–8, 2012 Article by Jacqueline Van Blarcom The University of Hawaii participated in the 2012 Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year. As one of 20 public land-grant universities featured, the UH … Continue reading

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Ha‘akumalae – Hawaiʻi Protocols Leadership

-Toward the success of our academic communities- 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 … Continue reading

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UNUKUPUKUPU: Traversing Yurihama, Japan

Experience shared by Manaiakalani Kalua                                    Article edit by Jacqueline Van Blarcom From July 4-11, UNUKUPUKUPU traveled to Yurihama, Tottori, Japan for the annual Hawaiian Festival. The Hawaiian Festival has been an ongoing event, for 13 years, as part … Continue reading

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Dr. Pamela Scheffler wins a Fulbright Award

Pamela Y. Scheffler, assistant professor at Hawaii Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) during the 2012-2013 academic year. Officials of the Department … Continue reading

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2012 Hawaii Food Drive

23rd Annual Hawaii Food Drive In Hawaii, one in five children live in a household that doesn’t know were its next meal is coming from. Please help us feed Hawaii’s hungry. Please call 933-6030 for more information.   We need … Continue reading

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Nursing and Allied Health Participates in Hilo Heart Walk 2012

On Feb 25, 2012, students from the Division of Nursing and Allied Health participated in the 15th Annual Hilo Heart Walk & Health Fair. This annual event focuses on education and prevention of heart disease, and celebrates survivors of stroke … Continue reading

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Oahu & Maui Heart Walk Information

Thank you to those who participated in the Hilo Heart Walk on February 25, 2012. If you are interested in participating in the Heart Walk on Maui or Oahu, here are the dates. 14th Annual Maui Heart Walk & Health … Continue reading

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Diesel Mechanics Students Participate In Community Service

On December 2, 2011, Mitchell Soares’s Diesel Mechanics students participated in the Panaewa neighborhood watch community service project. The students helped to clear the area, which will become a walking pathway for the community. Here are some photos of the … Continue reading

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Faculty and Staff Halloween Party

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Connecting to Hawaii’s Environment: Pu‘u Kali‘u, Kaiholena-Punalu‘u, Puanui-Pu‘u Kehena

By Drew Kapp Nearly every Saturday this semester, students from Drew Kapp’s geography classes (face-to-face and online) at Hawai‘i Community College have joined forces with his UH-Hilo geography class to journey to different wahi pana of Hawai‘i Island. They learn … Continue reading

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Hamakua Health & Wellness Fair

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Jaron Balunso – Culinary Arts Scholarship Recipient

Profile:  Academic/Professional Name:  Jaron Balunso From:  Allan K. Okuda CEC, CHE                                                           … Continue reading

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Angelica Makekau – Scholarship Recipient for Culinary Arts

Profile:  Academic/Professional Name:  Angelica Makekau From:  Allan K. Okuda CEC, CHE                                                           … Continue reading

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ʻAʻaliiʻAward for 2010-2011

The ‘A‘ali‘i Award for 2010-11 is awarded to Jim Yoshida. The ‘A‘ali‘i Award was established in 2004 by former Interim Chancellor Shirley Daniel.  It is given to an employee who serves the college in an exemplary fashion, with grace and … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Award for Outstanding Service

This year’s recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service is Jodi Mine, Budget Specialist, Office of Administrative Affairs. The recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service this year is always willing to share her knowledge of the Business … Continue reading

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Outstanding Staff Member Award

  This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Staff Member Award is Luane Kelly Ishii, Secretary, Nursing and Allied Health Division. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Staff Member Award has contributed to the success of Hawai‘i Community College through her … Continue reading

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Earth Day at West Hawaiʻi

By Willow Aureala, Ph.D The west Hawaii campus of HawCC participated in the Earth & Ocean Festival at Keauhou Beach Resort on the beautiful Kona coast on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The approximate number of attendees was 1500, so if … Continue reading

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HawCC Graduation Profile – Kacy “Noenoe” Kuailanai

Born and raised in Kailua Kona 1991. She was  not planning on attending college until her junior in high school. She did two years of automotive at Kealakehe High School in 2009. She has always been interested in car mechanics- … Continue reading

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