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FACULTY AND STAFF HONORED WITH AWARDS

Hundreds of Hawai‘i Community College students earn associate degrees and certificates each year, and their success would not be possible without the support of excellent faculty, staff and community partners.

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AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CENTER AND KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER RECEIVE MAHALO AWARDS

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Hundreds of Hawai‘i Community College students earn associate degrees and certificates each year, and their success would not be possible without the support of excellent faculty, staff and community partners.

EARLY COLLEGE STUDENT EARNS ASSOCIATE DEGREE EVEN BEFORE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Craig Okahara-Olsen earned his associate in arts degree from Hawaiʻi Community College a week before earning his high school diploma from Waiākea High School. Okahara-Olsen is the first Hawaiʻi Island student to earn his associate degree through Early College classes taken as a high school student. And he did so with distinction, earning a 4.0 grade-point average in his Hawaiʻi CC classes.

SENATOR KAHELE CHALLENGES HAWAIʻI CC GRADUATES TO CHASE DREAMS WITH 'RECKLESS ABANDON'

State Senator Kai Kahele encouraged about 250 Hawaiʻi Community College graduates to chase their dreams at the college’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS VOLUNTEER TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH TAXES

Hawai‘i Community College accounting students applied their classroom learning in the community by volunteering to help residents with tax preparation through a collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Hawai‘i.

“The best part about the entire experience was just being able to help people complete their returns and seeing the gratitude they show towards you,” said Hawai‘i Community College student Dylan Sofia Lee. “It’s incredible. This was definitely the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done in any class.”

TWO HAWAI‘I CC FACULTY MEMBERS EARN WO LEARNING CHAMPION AWARDS

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.

WITH NEW EQUIPMENT AND REVISED CURRICULUM, ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM UNDERGOES BIG CHANGES

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. 

“So the emphasis in the program has been changed to be more industrial,” said Electronics Instructor Bernard “Chip” Michels. “So the whole idea here is to focus more on the telecommunications and on the process and controls arena, or automation.”

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE 2018 UH SYSTEM STUDENT FOOD SECURITY SURVEY

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.

NEW EMT COURSE ENHANCES FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM

Hawai‘i Community College has enhanced its Fire Science program by adding an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to the curriculum, making the program even more valuable for students and employers.

HAWAI‘I CC HOSTING FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS TO HELP STUDENTS AND PARENTS COMPLETE THE FAFSA

Hawai‘i Community College will host financial aid workshops on the evenings of February 6 and 7 to help prospective students and their families apply for financial aid.

College staff will provide one-on-one assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will help students apply for grants and scholarships that can help pay for their education.

The event times and locations are as follows:

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