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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, The 16th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i (JCCIH) was held on October 19. It was a well-attended event featuring many local vendors serving some of the best food and beverages available in … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Meaningful to our hiring process is the creation of Kīpaepae Welina, a Welcoming Ceremony for all new employees. This provides an immediate and multi-sensory context into the human-culture of our college.  Yes, we provide 21st century education, … Continue reading

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International Education Week happening November 12-14

Please join us for Hawai`i Community College’s Annual International Education Week. This year’s events will run from Wednesday, November 12 to Friday, November 14, 2014. The theme is “Exploring Our Origins” with fun and exciting activities to stimulate and inspire … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa hosts annual conference at Hawai’i CC

Chapter President Sean Kirkpatrick, Chancellor Noreen Yamane and HawCC Alpha Psi Epsilon members and advisors accept the host plaque from Pacific Regional Coordinator Charlotte Toguchi.  Pacific Regional and Leadership Honors Conference Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC Alumni & Friends hosts 10th Annual Breakfast Scholarship Fundraiser

Hawai`i Community College Alumni and Friends sponsored its 10th Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Breakfast, prepared by Culinary Arts Program students, was served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the HawCC Cafeteria; drive through service was available at the … Continue reading

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HawCC Business Students Visit Hawai’i County Police Department

Front Row L-R: Maria Baclig, Embree Figueroa, Justyne Rafael, Officer Menino, Linda Fanene, Myla Miguel. Back Row L-R: Chardel Kalama, Maria Durch, Kari-Lyn Martin, Melissa Costa, Punahele Victorine, Kahikili Miranda, Sharuga Kamakea.  On October 2, 2014, students from Hawai’i Community College … Continue reading

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Faculty members travel to Ireland for Study Abroad Familiarization trip

Hawai’i CC faculty members Pamela Scheffler (Math & Natural Science and TEAM), Carrie Mospens (English and ESL) and Roberta Brashears-Kaulfer (Math & Natural Science) traveled to Ireland to participate in a Study Abroad Familiarization trip from October 9-14, 2014. Under the … Continue reading

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Diesel Mechanics program visits Hawthorne Caterpillar dealership

The Hawai’i Community College Diesel Mechanics program went to visit Hawthorne Pacific Corp dealership in Hilo, Hawai’i on Thursday, October 23, 2014.   Noel Foronda is the service manager for the Hilo branch. He was the representative for the day … Continue reading

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Students who complete survey have chance to win iPad

Aloha, Faculty and staff. Please tell your students about this opportunity to win an Apple iPad or a $150 Amazon gift card. The deadline to complete the survey and become eligible for the prizes is November 14.  Here are the … Continue reading

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Haʻakūmalae Events

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻi protocols leadership at Hawaiʻi Community College and the University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo. As an active member at our Hawaiʻi Community College and in the Hawaiʻi Island Community there are many … Continue reading

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Security Message

Aloha, This month your security staff will be asking motorists on our campus to turn their car stereos down, especially when they drive past classrooms.  Mahalo from Security Chief Jeff Newsome and all the Security Officers. Thanks, Jeff Newsome, MBA … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Tanya (Torres) Johnson

Name:   Tanya (Torres) Johnson Title/ Department:  Office Asst. III- Planning, Operations & Maintenance Dept. Hometown: Born in Honolulu. Lived many years in Gig Harbor, WA. Now home is Kea’au. Brief description of your personal and professional background: My ohana is originally from the Big Island & Maui. Recently moved … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Kelly Carter-Lynn

Name: Kelly Carter-Lynn Title/ Department: Lecturer Dept of Math and Natural Sciences / Academic Support Laboratory Coordinator Hometown: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada Brief description of your personal and professional background: I was certified as a Junior Open Water Scuba Diver in Lunenburg … Continue reading

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Employee Profile: Kirk Mikami

Name: ​​Kirk Mikami Title/ Department: ​Administrative & Fiscal Support Specialist/Business Office​ Hometown: Hilo​ Brief description of your personal and professional background: ​Born and raised in Hilo, graduated from Hilo High School in 1990 and UH Hilo in 1997 with a Bachelor’s … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo continue to closely monitor the June 27th lava flow from Kīlauea. We are listening to the concerns of the people who have contacted our campuses and we are frequently updating … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Indeed a signature activity of Kauhale is all the Kīpaepae* we facilitate year round, averaging 50 per year for our community and state, doing so as far as Washington, D.C. and Jeju, Korea. This cultural signature is … Continue reading

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Support the Hawai’i Island United Way campaign! (And watch VCSA Jason Cifra get soaked)

Hawai’i Community College and UH Center, West Hawai’i have been raising awareness of the college’s 2014 Hawai’i Island United Way giving campaign with a “rice bucket challenge.” In the above video, see Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jason Cifra’s unique interpretation of … Continue reading

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Students participate in ‘Taste of the Hawaiian Range’ event

Hawai‘i Community College students from the Culinary Arts and Agriculture programs participated in the “Taste of the Hawaiian Range” event at the Hilton Waikoloa in Kona on Friday, September 26. Culinary Arts students from East and West Hawai‘i operated two stations … Continue reading

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Watch West Hawai’i graduation ceremonies on new YouTube channel

You can watch the 2014 graduation ceremony in West Hawai’i at the Pālamanui Media Services Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXRivc9ab4nK5fg_AuiM0Ww

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UHCC committee selects ’50 Finest’

Aloha, This year marks the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges’ 50th Anniversary. To celebrate a half-century of offering quality, accessible higher education to the people of Hawai‘i, the colleges are honoring individuals from across the UHCC system who have made … Continue reading

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Security Message

Our community has seen an increase in auto burglaries lately. Many of the vehicles that were broken into were left unlocked.  Please make sure you lock your vehicle while it is on campus and move your valuables out of plain … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC offering free workforce training

Recent National Career Readiness Certificate recipients celebrate completing the Hilo iCAN program. Trainees earned their certificates after participating in an ongoing statewide program offered in partnership with DLIR and Hawai‘i CC. Front row (seated), from left, are Janette Silva, Audrey … Continue reading

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Hawai’i CC to promote new online certificates at outreach events in October

Hawai‘i residents who want to quickly gain specialized education and increase their employability are invited to attend one of several informational events Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) will host in October. The events will highlight Hawai‘i CC’s new online, accelerated … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester. I look forward to a productive, rewarding, and successful academic year. Mahalo to everyone who participated in the Institutional Learning Outcome Assessment Summit on Friday, August 22. Assessment is an important process that allows … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao, the UH’s strategic goal to transform the UH system into an Indigenous Serving Institution is an initiative that both Chancellor Yamane and Chancellor Straney work on together. Together with campus representatives Gail Makuakāne-Lundin (UHH) and … Continue reading

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Hamasaki, Manaseri appointed as deans

Hawai’i Community College begins the fall 2014 semester with two new appointments in the positions of Dean of Career and Technical Education and Dean of Liberal Arts and Public Services. Ms. Joyce Hamasaki, Dean of Career and Technical Education Joyce has … Continue reading

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Photo exhibit will celebrate history of modern dance in Hawai‘i

This Year of the Horse, 2014, is a remarkable year for anniversaries of all sorts. Besides being the 50th Anniversary of the University of Hawai‘i Community College system, it is the 40th year anniversary of the birth of modern dance in the … Continue reading

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President Lassner welcomed with kīpaepae

Members of the Hawai’i Community College and UH Hilo Kauhale welcomed newly appointed UH President David Lassner with a kīpaepae ceremony on August 26, 2014. View photos by clicking here.  

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HawCC Alumni & Friends hosting fundraiser Oct. 4

Hawai`i Community College Alumni and Friends will be sponsoring its 10th Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the HawCC Cafeteria; drive through service will be available at the entrance … Continue reading

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ILO Assessment Summit Mahalo

Kate Sims leads a discussion with members of POM during the ILO Assessment Summit. As the new Assessment Coordinator, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your active participation at the ILO (Institutional Learning Outcomes) … Continue reading

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