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Delegation from Hawai‘i Community College and UH Hilo visits Evergreen State College to plan indigenous arts program

Group of people gathered at the Fiber Art Studio, a structure that combines Northwest Indian and Maori architecture, The Longhouse Indigenous Arts Campus, TESU, Olympia, Washington, March 1, 2019.

A delegation from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College visited The Evergreen State College (TESU) in Washington state from Feb. 28 to March 3 to continue conversations about modeling an indigenous arts program after Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.

Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival donates to Culinary Arts program, gives students valuable experience

Culinary Arts Instructor Brian Hirata, fourth from the left in the front row, attended the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival's Mahalo Reception on March 11 where the organization announced donations to 23 groups, including Hawai'i CC's Culinary Arts program.

On March 10, the Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival announced it was donating $10,000 to Hawai‘i Community College’s Culinary Arts program using proceeds from its eighth annual event. The festival, which was held last fall, convened 120 chefs from around the world, along with dozens of wine makers and mixologists, to cook and create with Hawaiian products. The Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival hopes to provide the opportunity to inspire the next generation of chefs.

Explore bachelor’s degree programs during UH Transfer Day events, Feb. 26 and 27

Students at Transfer day

Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree?

Then come to the UH Transfer Day events happening Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27 at Hawai‘i Community College campuses in Hilo and Kona.

Dozens of representatives from academic programs and student services departments from UH Hilo, UH Mānoa and UH West O‘ahu will be there to talk with students about options for earning a bachelor’s degree.

Hawai‘i CC hosting financial aid workshops to help students and parents complete the FAFSA

Photo of FASFA form on laptop.

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:


Hawai'i CC announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

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Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2018 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 288 students have attained this distinction.  Please join us in congratulating them!

Visiting scholar to teach Turkish culture class at Hawai‘i CC


Turkey has been grabbing the headlines lately: the murder of a Saudi Arabian journalist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a key role in the conflict in neighboring Syria, an attempted coup in 2016.   

But what’s the culture that provides the context for events in modern Turkey?

Help honor Hawai‘i CC alumni who have contributed to Kīlauea eruption recovery

UPDATED: Nominations Due December 31.

Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & ‘Ohana is pleased to announce that nominations for the Alumni of the Year Award are now open. The award, established in 2017, recognizes Hawai‘i CC alumni and former students who have made major contributions to their professions, vocations, and/or communities.