Hundreds of Hawai'i Community College students celebrated their academic achievements during commencement ceremonies held May 12 in Hilo and May 13 at the Hawai'i CC – Palamanui campus in Kona. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families!
Hawai'i Community College celebrated 50 years of the Model Home Project on April 28 with a reunion event hosted by Hawai'i CC Alumni and Friends, followed by a dedication ceremony on May 11 where the college and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands handed the house keys to this year's recipient.
In the spirit of E 'Imi Pono (Seeking Excellence), Hawai'i Community College recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of faculty and staff with awards that are announced at the end of each academic year.
REGENTS MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Erick Cremer, Assistant Professor
To fulfill its mission to provide high-quality, accessible education to the residents of Hawai‘i Island, Hawai'i Community College relies on the support of generous partner organizations. To formally recognize community-based organizations for their support, the college established the Mahalo Award in 1995.
Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is pleased to announce it will begin delivering its Fire Science program at the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus in Kona starting in the fall 2017 semester.
Hawai‘i CC began offering an Associate of Science in Fire Science in Hilo in 2005. It has become one of the most popular academic programs with 110 Fire Science majors currently enrolled.
A special treat for Hawai'i Community College students in Hilo is available this upcoming Fall 2017 semester. Dr. Sang Wan Hong, a Visiting Research Scholar from Daegu National University of Education in South Korea, will be offering a one-credit Volleyball class on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m at the UH Hilo New Gym. The CRN for this course is: 15611: HPER 197. Dr. Hong has his B.A., and M.Ed. in Physical Education from Gyeongbuk National University and his Ph.D.
The Hawai'i CC Early Childhood Education (ECE) program hosted its 4th Annual Mary Goya Conference last month, named after retired professor and founder of the ECE program Mary Goya.
The conference provides an opportunity for members of the local childcare community to convene. Approximately 50 people attended this year. Current Hawai'i CC ECE students helped organize the conference as part of their service learning for their upper-level classes. The conference gives current students an opportunity to network with potential employers.
The Hawaiian cordwork done by Taupōuri Tangarō, director of Hawaiian culture and protocols engagement for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, is currently featured in an exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu called Hulia ʻAno: Inspired Patterns. The museum is the world premier center for Hawaiian and Oceanic material arts and the exhibit features the patterns found in Hawaiian creative works.