Note: This column appears in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai'i Oshirase Newsletter for December 2017.
By Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
The popular “Great Leaps Dance Concert” will take place Friday, December 1 (preview show) and Saturday, December 2, both at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. Over 150 dancers from the combined dance classes in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and the Hawaiʻi Community College Dance Program will perform 12 original dances to culminate the past semester of study.
Hawai'i Community College and the University of Hawai'i Foundation welcomed foundation donors and student scholarship recipients to the third annual Donor Mahalo and Student Scholarship Recognition Breakfast on November 3. The event was held at the Hawai'i CC Manono Campus cafeteria with nearly 100 in attendance.
Students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College won a year’s free tuition for the business plans they submitted to the 2017 HIPlan Competition. Semifinalists in a competition between Hawaiʻi Island entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to judges on October 21. The 15 semifinalists competed for a $25,000 prize to use as seed money toward their vision.
Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui students and faculty recently teamed up with about 50 U.S. Marines and other community members to build the new Pālamanui Nature Trail that extends south from the campus into an area that was once a dry land forest.
It’s one of four trails near the campus that have been cleared in the past few years as the campus has been established in North Kona.
The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) – a state-funded aerospace agency – in partnership with Hawai‘i Community College has launched a new credit-based internship program to offer college students high-tech learning opportunities while earning classroom credit.
The collaborative program will provide hands-on experience in computer programming and robotics work to develop Hawai‘i’s skilled labor workforce.