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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, Hawai‘i Community College will host hundreds of middle school and high school students from around Hawai‘i Island for the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27. We will also invite the mayor, the county council, … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

SETTING A PRECEDENCE IN CULTURAL LEADERSHIP GROUNDED IN HULA AND THE INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES OF HAWAIʻI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Starting in 2005 a cohort of Hawai‘i Community College graduates with A.A.S. degrees in Hula and several UH System employees who took Hula … Continue reading

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Students in West Hawai‘i conclude fall semester with Hō‘ike

With chants, hula, poetry readings and more, over 50 Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) students demonstrated their newfound knowledge at a Hō‘ike that was held on Thursday, Dec. 11 in Kealakekua. “Hōʻike is an opportunity for our students to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Join us at the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day(s), Feb. 26 and 27!

Hawai‘i Community College will host hundreds of Hawai’i Island high school and middle school students, along with community leaders, at the Manono Campus on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27. Many programs will have engaging interactive displays, and students … Continue reading

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Volunteers restore ancient Hawaiian trail at Pālamanui

Mahalo to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday, January 24 to help clear the ancient trail that runs adjacent to the new Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in West Hawai‘i! The mauka to makai trail will be a great … Continue reading

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Haʻakūmalae Activities & Announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i 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 … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2014 semester.  The Dean’s List requires students to have completed 12 or more credits for a letter grade achieving a … Continue reading

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Art exhibit celebrates the birth of modern dance at Hawai‘i CC

  Hawai’i CC faculty members Trina Nahm-Mijo and Manaiakalani Kālua perform during the opening of the art exhibit.  Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are celebrating decades of dance at the two campuses with an art exhibit … Continue reading

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Kona Kohala Chefs Association announces Student Culinarian of the Year

  A year ago at this time we were just completing a very challenging semester. Fortunately for the instructors, the incoming group of students was a pleasure to work with. As their third semester drew to a close, the junior chefs … Continue reading

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AEC students reflect on ‘experience of a lifetime’

Students from the Architectural, Engineering & CAD Technologies Program performed field work at the lava flow in Puna during the Fall 2014 semester. Watch the video to learn more about the project and to hear the students discuss their experiences.

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HawaiiCon’s Cosmic Cosplay Ball, Feb. 13

HawaiiCon’s Cosmic Cosplay Ball! Open to all ages! Friday, February 13, 2015   – 7pm-10:30 pm Deadline for entry is 8:00 pm At the Hilo HighSchool Auditorium Admission $10 Cash and other awesome prizes Silent auction Funds go to supporting the … Continue reading

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Ceramics lecturer wins awards at two art shows

Hawai‘i Community College Ceramics Lecturer Monika Mann won the Juror’s Choice Award in August’s “ABSTRACT ONLY” show at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center for her piece titled “Shelter Me.” (Bottom photo; Acrylic paint on plexiglas) At the “Hawai‘i Nei” show, also … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC professors attend Wo Learning Champions professional development day

During the Wo Learning Champions proferssional development day Hawai‘i CC’s Wo Learning Champions, Jessica Lerma and Sandra Claveria, toured Honolulu Community College. They visited Honolulu CC’s  Marine Education and Training Center where the college hosts ​a Small Vessel Fabrication and Repair program and also works … Continue reading

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‘Program Spotlights’ featured on Instagram

Once a week, Hawai‘i Community College is posting 15-second videos on the social media platform Instagram that highlight the college’s programs. Called “Program Spotlights,” the short videos are accompanied by a brief description of the program. The Program Spotlights campaign … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC promotional videos now available

There are several new videos available to help promote Hawai‘i Community College. The first (above) is a 30-second commercial created by Violet Murakami and several of her students from the Digital Media Arts program. Many thanks to the students, Violet, and … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to our Hawai‘i Community College ‘ohana. Lava Flow Scientists and Hawai’i County Civil Defense have concluded there is no indication that … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message

Hawai‘i CC professor teams up with internationally renowned musician to create innovative art exhibit Hawai‘i Community College Professor Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō stands with examples of the regalia he created. HILO — The art exhibit created during the past year by … Continue reading

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Alumni Breakfast Mahalo!

The 10th annual HawCC Alumni & Friends Breakfast was held on Saturday, October 4, at the HawCC cafeteria.  The event raised over $4,000 for student scholarships.  Approximately 730 tickets were sold thanks to the efforts of administrators, full-time and part-time faculty … Continue reading

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UH Community Colleges celebrate 50th anniversary with gala event

This year marks the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges’ 50th Anniversary. A very special gala event was held on Nov. 14, 2014, which featured 13 live-action culinary stations hosted by Hawai‘i’s top culinary chefs in partnership with UHCC culinary arts … Continue reading

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Culinary student reflects on experience at 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

After a long, exciting, yet crazy night I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part in this year’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration. There were so many talented, successful chefs at the convention. It was an awesome time … Continue reading

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Culinary Arts Program benefits from annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

Last summer, the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival was held at several locations around the State of Hawai‘i, including the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa in Kona. This was the 4th Annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, but the first time the … Continue reading

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At numerous events, Culinary Arts students get real-world experience

The Culinary Arts Department participated in various events throughout the month of October: October 1  Chef Brian Hirata took two students to O’ahu to shadow Master Chef Mavro at his restaurant. A dream come true for the students. October 4  … Continue reading

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International Education Week celebrates culture; Mexican students welcomed

International students from Mexico, pictured above, recently arrived at Hawai‘i Community College for a 5-week stay. Click here for more photos of International Education Week.  Hawai’i Community College celebrated International Education Week (IEW) on November 12 and November 13 with two … Continue reading

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Winners announced in International Education Week photo contest

Hōkūleʻa by Lealanimelemoana Galvin   Castle on the Lake by Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers   The International Education Committee would like to congratulate Lealanimelemoana Galvin (Student Category) and Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers (Faculty/Staff category) for winning the International Education Week Photo Contest!  Mahalo to all … Continue reading

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To attract international students, Study Hawai’i Educational Consortium travels to China

In an effort to attract bring more international students to Hawaiʻi schools, a group of Hawaiʻi educators and representatives from the State of Hawai’i recently traveled to Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China to meet with Taiwanese and Chinese students, parents, … Continue reading

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INBRE program offers valuable internship opportunities

  Each fall, spring and summer HawCC accepts applications for the Hawai‘i INBRE III (IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence) Internship Program. Selected HawCC students intern in a biomedical research lab at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. They are given a defined … Continue reading

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Faculty, staff, and students participate in Wahi Pana O Kona

On Saturday, November 1, a group of 40 faculty and staff from UH Center, West Hawai‘i participated in Wahi Pana o Kona, which oriented HawCC’s West Hawai‘i ‘ohana to sacred sites in our community. We traveled to the borders of … Continue reading

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AEC/GIS students survey lava flow in Puna

HawCC students, in collaboration with UH Hilo, walked and measured the lava flow down in Puna. The overall and continued purpose of the lava mapping project is to assist the UH Hilo Geology department to monitor the lava flow and … Continue reading

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Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Epsilon inducts new members

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its informal, Fall 2014 Induction. Chapter President Sean Kirkpatrick and Vice President of Membership Desiree DeCanto-Gardner presided over the event. Congratulations to the following inductees:  … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i CC offers free workshop in student success coaching

 Ho’a Coaching Team from all seven University of Hawai‘i Community College campuses. Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a free workshop that is designed to help those who work in education, workforce development, and service-oriented organizations — as well … Continue reading

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