Representatives from Hawai‘i Community College, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, the County of Hawai‘i, and the Big Island Filipono Club traveled to the Philippines in February as part of an effort to establish a sister city relationship with Cabugao, Illocos Sur.
Sandi Claveria, Assistant Professor of Human Services, represented Hawai‘i CC.
The main purpose of the trip was for Mayor Harry Kim’s Executive Assistant, Rose Bautista, along with County Council member Valerie Poindexter, to sign the documents to create a sister city relationship between Hilo and Cabugao.
The Electronics Technology program at Hawai‘i Community College is undergoing big changes. There is new equipment, a revised curriculum, exciting projects and renovation work has just begun on the Electronics classroom and lab.
Hawai‘i Community College is pleased to announce that two faculty members are the recipients of Wo Learning Champion awards for 2018.
Rebecca Jacobs, English instructor at Hawai‘i CC in Hilo, received the Change Agent award. Richard Stevens, Humanities lecturer at Hawai‘i CC – Palamanui, received the Community Building Award.
All Hawai'i Community College students (18 years and older) are being invited to participate in a new research project entitled, 2018 UH System Student Food Security Survey. The purpose of the study is to understand food insecurity on campus and student perceptions and experiences around diet choices. Participation in the study will help inform programs, services, and policies aimed at promoting health and food security among college students in Hawai‘i and beyond.
Hawai'i Community College's mission statement affirms "we are committed to serving all segments of our Hawaiʻi Island community." This applies to the different demographics of our diverse community and the different regions of Hawai'i Island. In order to fulfill this mission, the long-term development plan for the College aims to ensure a 21st century learning capacity on all areas of the Island.
West Hawai‘i residents got to “test drive” the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus March 21 and 22 during College Experience Days. Visitors were able to take tours of the campus, participate in daily activities and even sit in on classes that were underway.
Members of Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the 2018 Pacific Regional Convention at Leeward Community College where they were recognized with chapter and individual awards. These awards included:
Two Information Technology (IT) students participated in the Akamai Internship Program in the summer of 2017, which provided the students with valuable hands-on experience.
Christopher Roof interned at the Institute for Astronomy. He programmed using Python scripts to collect weather data and to store the results in a PostgreSQL database. He has been retained as a part-time observatory technician working on new projects in BASH scripting. He graduated from the Hawaiʻi CC IT program in May 2017 and is now a computer science major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.