Chancellor’s Message


I encourage all of you to attend our HawCC Spring 2012 Commencement with our graduates and their families. Commencement is our opportunity to recognize our students for the accomplishment of their educational goals and to celebrate a milestone in their lives. I truly hope you will be able to participate this year.

It takes a “village” to operate an institution of higher learning. We all have our responsibilities to make this college function efficiently. By your participation at this year’s commencement, we will be displaying an important message to our community in helping them to realize what it takes to educate their children. Please come and be recognized as our Kauhale. Wearing of kihei is optional and will be provided if you don’t have one.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Edith Kanaka’ole Multipurpose Stadium

6:00 p.m., Seating

7:00 p.m., Ceremony

Faculty, please arrive by 6:15 p.m.

at Aunty Sally’s Lu‘au Hale to dress into your regalia

if you plan to march in the processional.

You are also invited to attend a reception following the

graduation ceremony to be held at Aunty Sally’s Lu‘au Hale.

 West Hawai‘i

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hilton Waikoloa Village Monarchy Room

3:00 p.m., Seating

4:00 p.m., Ceremony

Faculty, please arrive by 3:30 p.m.

if you plan to wear regalia and march in the processional.

A simple reception will follow the ceremony.

Reduced $5 parking with validation will be available.

If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact Helen Nishimoto ( in Hilo and Raynette Haleamau-Kam ( or Laurel Gregory ( in Kona.

I look forward to seeing you at this year’s graduation ceremonies.


Chancellor Noreen Yamane



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