On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its formal Spring 2017 Induction Ceremonies. Vice President of Membership Charles Bauguess served as Induction Chairperson, and Chapter President Nicholas Eisen served as the Master of Ceremonies. English Lecturer Rebecca Jacobs delivered the keynote address. Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas, Vice Chancellor Joni Onishi and Interim Vice Chancellor Dorinna Manuel-Cortez celebrated with the inductees and their families. Congratulations to the following inductees:
Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the 2017 Pacific Regional Convention at Kapi‘olani Community College where they were recognized with chapter and individual awards. These awards included:
This year, the Western Business Education Association (WBEA) conference was held in Bozeman, Montana. Assistant Professor in Business Technology, Anne Chung, received the Outstanding Business Educator Award for Post-Secondary Education. Anne has been Hawaiʻi CC's Business Technology (BTEC) faculty and program coordinator for the past seven years. She has been a member of the BTEC Program Coordinating Council (state-wide committee) for several years. She is a knowledgable and inspirational business educator, as well as a leader in the state of Hawaiʻi. Congratulations, Anne!
NOTE: This is a series of columns Hawai'i Community College Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas shared in several chamber of commerce newsletters in December 2016 and January and February 2017
Hawaiʻi Community College will host the 4th Annual Hawaiʻi Community College Day on February 24, 9 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo.
The day will begin with a kīpaepae welina, a traditional Native Hawaiian welcoming ceremony. The college’s academic programs and student services will present interactive exhibits that highlight the degree and certificate programs available at the campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui invites representatives from community-based organizations to attend referrers and recruitment training for the 2017-18 Ēlama Project Scholarship Program.
California State University, East Bay’s Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE) returns to Hawai'i Island to collaborate with Hawai'i Community College and UH Hilo’s Dance Programs from February 6 – 12. The group will be welcomed with a Kīpaepae Welina at Papa 'A Hale at 8:30 a.m. on February 7.
Hawai'i Island Goat Dairy owner Dick Threlfall and cheesemaker Erin Roscoe shared their cheese making expertise with the students at the Hawai'i Community College - Pālamanui campus. The students tasted the full range of goat cheeses, learned about the goat farm and goat names, added different acids to the goat milk, and concluded with preparing chevre.
The University of Hawaiʻi wants to provide free community college for all students with financial needs through a scholarship program called Hawaiʻi's Promise. The university is working with state leaders to secure the $2.5 million in funding needed to implement the pilot program that would impact an estimated thousand students.