Chancellor’s Message

Chancellor Noreen Yamane PhotoAloha HawCC Faculty & Staff,

April is National Community College Month

Nationally, community colleges have been in existence since 1901.  Since 1941, Hawaii Community College has proudly served our community for 70 years, providing credit and non-credit programs island-wide.  As we continue to expand and move forward, with renovations to the Manono campus, the building of Palamanui, and the long-term vision of a Komohana campus, let us continue to achieve excellence as we have always done, by working together in the spirit of Kauhale.

Early registration begins on April 11th

Please encourage your continuing students to take advantage of this perk and register early.

Advisory Council Meeting

HawCC will be hosting the advisory council meetings on April 19th for all CTE programs.  These councils play an essential role in advising their respective programs of the training needs and new developments in the field.  Council members include: employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable in these career and technical areas.

Save the Dates

In May we have three very important activities occurring and I would like to invite you all to get involved by volunteering for or attending these student-focused events.  The Recognition Ceremony and the Commencement Ceremonies are opportunities to celebrate the achievements and hard work of you and your students.  These events are open to families, friends, faculty and staff, so come and show your support!

Recognition Ceremony

May 4 – 6:00pm UHH Campus Center Cafeteria

Contact Christine Quintana at for more information

Commencement Ceremony

May 13 – 7:00pm Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium

Contact Helen Nishimoto at for more information

May 14 – 4:00pm Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa/Convention Center

Contact UH West Hawaii Student Services at 322-4856 for more information

Merrie Monarch Festival

Did you know that HawCC is the only institution of higher education that offers a degree in hula?  This year’s festival will be held from April 24-30.  If you have time, please support the many activities and vendors that will be here in town promoting hula culture.

Good Friday

Don’t forget that Friday, April 22 is a holiday.  Enjoy, relax, and make the most of your three-day weekend.

Mahalo nui loa,

Noreen Yamane, Interim Chancellor


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