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Counselor Bob Duley Retires

Congratulations to Counselor Robert "Bob" Duley who retired this past summer after serving 17 years with the Counseling, Advising and Support Services Center. On Monday, May 15, 2017, a Kīpaepae Ho'oku'u (Releasing Ceremony) and farewell party was held in his honor.

Express Admissions Day events on July 27 and 29 will provide ‘one-stop shop’ for fall 2017 enrollment

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With the fall 2017 application deadline around the corner, Hawai‘i Community College will host enrollment workshops in Kona and Hilo to help students get started on their academic journey.

Express Admissions Day will take place at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona on Thursday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Manono campus in Hilo on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Hawai'i CC announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2017 semester.  The Dean’s List requires students to have completed 12 or more credits for a letter grade achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 (B+) for the semester.  The attached 284 students have attained this distinction.  Please join us in congratulating them!

Alumni Profiles: At Hawai'i CC, Bruce Torres Fischer pursued a lifelong dream and discovered a new passion

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Bruce Torres Fischer remembers from a young age loving the Discovery Channel, the show Crocodile Hunter, being outside, looking at animals and having a general appreciation of nature.

 “It’s been a passion of mine since I was little,” Bruce said. “I want to be a biologist and want to work in conservation.”

The Natural Science program at Hawai‘i Community College has helped Bruce pursue that passion.

Women in Transition: Moving Forward

Did you ever think about going back to school or work or just embarking on a different life transition? 

At a recent event at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Kona Branch, in partnership with the University Center - West Hawai’i, sponsored a workshop titled: “Women in Transition: Moving Forward” prepared many women making that life changing transition a successful one.

Hawai‘i CC to host car show featuring automotive celebrity Charley Hutton

1969 Chevrolet Camaro painted by ABRP instructors and alumni Garrett Fujioka and Colby Koreyasu.

Hawai‘i Community College will host a car show on Saturday, July 15 with featured guest Charley Hutton, one of the most talented and well-known automotive painters and fabricators in the world.

The Hawai‘i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Car Show will be at the Manono campus in Hilo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Pālamanui earns LEED Platinum certification for sustainable campus design

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The Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program.

“Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui is committed to being a community leader in West Hawai‘i in the areas of science, culture and conservation,” said Director of Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui Dr. Marty Fletcher. “By designing a campus to achieve the highest possible rating in the LEED sustainable building program we are demonstrating our commitment to those principles.”

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