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Phi Theta Kappa students receive awards at convention

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Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently attended the Pacific Regional Convention held at Leeward Community College where members received awards for service completed in the 2015 calendar year. The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly community colleges and junior colleges.

Student leaders Desiree DeCanto-Gardner, Nicholas Eisen, Sean Kirkpatrick, Piadora Mana and Candace Wharton received the 2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team award.

Community invited to 18th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic

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Hawai‘i Community College will host the 18th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic on Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono campus cafeteria in Hilo.

Entries created by second-year Culinary Arts students from Hawai‘i CC will be on display, along with those of adventurous first-year student chefs. Graduates and professionals will square off in the guest competition.

The culinary displays will run the gamut from savory multi-course meals, inventive desserts, hors d’oeuvres, celebration cakes and edible art pieces.

Hawai'i Community College announces final four candidates for chancellor


The Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Search Advisory Committee has identified four finalists for the position of chancellor and has invited them to participate in a final round of interviews. The public is invited on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and Wednesday, March 30, 2016 to meet the candidates at open forums at Hawai‘i Community College’s Manono campus in Hilo, and Pālamanui campus in Kona.

Open Forum Schedule:

Kain Tayo! Let's Eat! Learn about Filipino food and culture during interactive lecture


The Mabuhay Club of Hawai‘i Community College welcomes you to attend “Filipino Culture & Identity Through Food,” an interactive lecture featuring Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. Dr. Mabalon will discuss how immigration, labor, and history have shaped Filipino food and how it has become a common point of reference for bridging our multicultural identity in Hawai‘i. Food will be prepared by the Hawai‘i CC Culinary Arts Program.

The event will take place Thursday, April 7 from 4-6 p.m. at the Hawai'i CC Manono Campus Cafeteria.

College programs on display during 3rd Annual Hawai'i Community College Day

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On February 26, 2016, Hawai‘i Community College hosted dignitaries and middle and high school students at the Manono campus in Hilo for the 3rd Annual Hawai'i CC Day.

The day will begin with a kīpaepae welina, and visitors then spent time at the interactive exhibits presented by the college’s academic programs and student services.

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Festival happening at the Manono campus, March 12

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The Hawai‘i Community College Culture Club and the Hiroshima University of Economics will host the Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Festival on Saturday, March 12 to help raise funds for Hawai‘i CC students to study abroad in Japan.

Happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawai‘i CC Manono campus in Hilo, the event will feature authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki prepared by Hawai‘i CC Culinary Arts students and students from Hiroshima. Hiroshima, Japan is famous for Okonomiyaki, which is a savory grilled omelet.

Community celebrates opening of Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui during two days of events

Moku Ka Piko Ceremony

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui hosted events on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 to celebrate the opening of the new campus in West Hawai‘i.

The college conducted a Moku Ka Piko ceremony on Friday to bless the campus. Moku Ka Piko is a traditional ceremony that blesses and dedicates a newly constructed home. It literally means “to sever the umbilical cord” as the opening of a new home is likened to the birth of a child. The ceremony acknowledged Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui as the new home for higher education in West Hawai‘i.

3rd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day happening Friday, Feb. 26

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Hawai‘i Community College will host the the 3rd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day on Friday, F­ebruary 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo.

The day will begin with a kīpaepae welina. Visitors can then spend time at the interactive exhibits presented by the college’s academic programs and student services.

Free, flexible online tutoring available for Hawai‘i CC students

Screen shot of the online learning academy website.

Free online tutoring is available for Hawai‘i Community College students who want help with math, science or writing. Offered through the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Online Learning Academy (OLA), the tutoring sessions are available during the day or after normal business hours.

Students can log into OLA’s online tutoring room as late as 10 p.m. and even on the weekends. The free one-on-one tutoring sessions use easy audio and text chat tools as well as interactive white board tools for drawing and writing.

Live music, food and more at the Pālamanui Open House & Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 27


Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is pleased to announce that it will host an Open House and Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new campus in North Kona. “Pālamanui opened for classes in August 2015, and now we are excited to welcome the community to the campus for a fun and celebratory event,” said Dr. Kenneth “Marty” Fletcher, the Director of Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui. “Residents of West Hawai‘i worked very hard to turn the vision of this campus into a reality. We look forward to introducing them to their new home for higher education.”