Category Archives: Connecting with Their Communities/Culture

HawCC Graduation Profile – Kanoeuluwehianuhea Case

HawCC Associated Student President, Kanoe Case, born in Honoka`a, raised in Waimea and was raised by her grandparents. Her grandparents raised her in the older ways. They were very strict and education was very valuable. At a very young age, … Continue reading

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HawCC Graduation Profile – Seth Tucker

What challenges did you have to overcome to bring you where you are at today? Born 2 ½  months premature, Seth Tucker was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was only 3 months old. He grew up in Olalla, Washington. … Continue reading

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KTPS Performing Arts Studio in West Hawaiʻi

KTPS will be offering free, non-credited, introductory to Modern/Jazz 1 dance classes for the DNCE 185 fall semester class this summer. KTPS is located directly across the street from the West Hawaiʻi campus.  Dance Instructor, Marylei Drake, will be offering … Continue reading

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Mahalo College Council

by Dorinna Manuel-Cortez,  College Council Chair   COLLEGE COUNCIL Mahalo from Interim Chancellor Noreen Yamane for serving on the 2010-2011 College Council and being a valuable channel for the flow of information at Hawai’i Community College. Joni Onishi *  Barbara … Continue reading

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Mahalo for Supporting International Education

by Sherri Fujita, IEP Coordinator This year, HawCC has made significant progress in pursuing our international education goals. The Intensive English Program couldn’t do it without the support of HawCC students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Here are our … Continue reading

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Mahalo From Haaheo Elementary School

From Robert Bowman – Teacher at Haaheo Elementary School

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Mahalo to Academic Senate Chair

By Ellen Okuma, Academic Senate Chair It takes a team to move things forward. I’d like to thank my Academic Senate leaders this past year’s service and for helping move several initiatives forward. Mahalo to Executive Committee members for being … Continue reading

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Mahalo to Chancellor Search Committee

From Ellen Okuma, Chancellor Search Coordinator The Chancellor Search work started back in the semester of Fall, 2010. Mahalo to the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee: Kanoe Case (Student Rep), Gayle Cho (Faculty Rep, ATE), Mike Gleason (Community Rep), Raynette “Kalei” … Continue reading

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Na Maka Hou Newsletter Issue 9

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New Playground Completed In April For The Children’s Center

The children and staff at the Children’s Center are thrilled with their recently renovated playground. David Verbeck of Grassroots Playscapes created a naturalistic design using local and lasting resources.  The design was created for multiage useage (1-5 years of age) combining a child’s appreciation for fun … Continue reading

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Restaurant Reality with Chef Mavro

by The Taro Leaf – May 2011 West Hawaii culinary students Dan Cody and Alyssa Tokumura participated in the two-day Restaurant Reality experience with Chef Mavro.  The students were accompanied by their Chef Instructor Paul Heerlein and participated in tours … Continue reading

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Spring Food Drive – Social Science 111

By Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Instructor – Social Sciences Students in Social Science 111 – Humanity, Society and Technology assisted in the Food Basket’s Spring Food Drive at KTA.  Local celebrity Kahikina Tommy Ching and Food Basket Board of Director Roland Higashi pose with … Continue reading

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The Newest Wo Learning Champions

by Steve Schulte The Wo Learning Champions initiative focuses on professional development for faculty and staff in Hawai‘i’s two-year institutions. With a focus on learning and an eye on leadership development, the Wo Learning Champions program invests in junior members … Continue reading

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Education Arts In Teaching – by Guy Kimura

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HawCC Alumni & Friends General Membership Meeting

The HawCC Alumni & Friends General Membership Meeting/Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 14, 6:30 pm, at The Seaside Restaurant.  If you would like to attend, please complete the attached response form and RSVP to Robert Yamane (yamaner@hawaii.edu) by … Continue reading

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HawCC Middle College Students and Kua O Ka La Public Charter School Students

The students were hired to document Aunty Ulu Garmon hawaiian cultural presentation to staff members of Ku Aloha Ola Mau, a state-wide drug treatment program in a day long training held in Volcano.

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Hilo Culinary Students Take Top Honors at the 12th Annual Culinary Classic

By Sandra Barr Rivera, Culinary Arts The 13th Annual Hilo Classic Food Show and Competition, hosted  April 8th at the Hawaii Community College Campus by the Culinary Arts Program was the largest and best attended of their  annual competitions.   Second … Continue reading

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John Evans White Knight Essay Placed 3rd Place

On March, 25 2011, John Evans, a student of Hawaii Community College’s Information Technology program, was formally recognized by the Hilo Rotary Club for his submission in the club’s essay contest for the month of March. Applicants were entrusted with … Continue reading

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Na Maka Hou: Looking at the world from a new perspective – Issue 8

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Summer 2011 Fulbright-Haye Seminar Abroad Awardee

by Steven Clements – Intensive English Program Asst. Coordinator John-Gabriel H. James, History Instructor at Hawaii Community College, has recently been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Grant to travel and study in Brazil during the summer of 2011. The Fulbright-Hays … Continue reading

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Kīhei Printing Workshop

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13th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic – by Sandy Barr Rivera, Culinary Arts Instructor

The Culinary Students and Instructors of Hawaii Community College’s Culinary Arts Program would like to invite all the foodies around Hilo to enjoy our own Fancy Food competition, the 13th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic, April 8th at the Manono Campus.  … Continue reading

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20th Annual Na Pua Noʻeau Hawaiian Family AfFair

By Doodie Downs, Community Liaison & Recruitment Coordinator On March 5, 2011, the UHH Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai were the sites of the 20th Annual Na Pua Noʻeau Hawaiian Family AfFair.  This yearʻs theme was, Holomoana “Sailing the … Continue reading

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Palamanui Road To Pave Way For New Hawaiʻi Community College At West Hawaiʻi

Submitted by whtadmin on March 18, 2011 – 10:01pm BY CHELSEA JENSEN | WEST HAWAII TODAY University of Hawaii, state and county officials Friday afternoon celebrated the groundbreaking for initial roadway infrastructure for the long-awaited Hawaii Community College at Palamanui campus. “This … Continue reading

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Student Recognition Ceremony – By Christine Quintana, Admissions Counselor

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The Search For The Next UH Community Colleges Leadership Champions

By Christine Quintana, Admissions Counselor

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HawCC Renovation Plans Move Forward BOR Approves Lease of Office Space

Long anticipated renovations planned for the Hale Aloha building on Hawaii Community College’s Manono campus took another big step forward on February 24th when the BOR approved the lease of office space for UHH programs that will be displaced once … Continue reading

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Smoking on Campus

By Bill Affonso, Auxiliary and Facilities Services Officer -Planning, Operations & Maintenance Effective January 2003, the University of Hawaiʻi System established a non-smoking policy which applies to the entire University Community including, faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Smoking is prohibited … Continue reading

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Reduced Tuition Rates Offered for 2011 Summer Session

News @ UH – Published January 28, 2011 Hawaiʻi resident undergraduates attending Hilo, West Oʻahu and the seven community colleges will benefit from a reduction in the 2011 summer session tuition schedule recently approved by the Board of Regents. The … Continue reading

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More than 500 students Named To Deanʻs List at HawCC

Published in the Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald on January 23, 2011 Please click on the below url to view in itʻs entirety. www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/articles/2011/02/23/features/features05.txt

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