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Commencement ceremonies happening in Hilo and Kona

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Hawai‘i Community College will celebrate the hard work and success of hundreds of graduates during the commencement ceremonies that will take place in Hilo on Friday, May 13 and in Kona on Saturday, May 14.

The East Hawai‘i commencement ceremonies will be held at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo from 7-9 p.m. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.

The West Hawai‘i commencement ceremonies will be held at the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus in North Kona at 4 p.m. with the seating of guests starting at 3 p.m. There will be a reception with cake and punch to follow.

Scholarship endowments established in honor of former vice chancellor Barbara Arthurs

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Barbara and Bob Arthurs, longtime supporters of Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, recently established two new endowed scholarships.  The scholarships were provided by Bob Arthurs in honor of the legacy that Barbara Arthurs provided during her career at both Hawai‘i CC and UH Hilo.

One scholarship endowment was established at Hawai‘i CC and one at UH Hilo through the University of Hawai‘i Foundation. The UH Hilo scholarship is specifically for students who have transferred from Hawai‘i CC.

PHOTOS: Student Recognition Ceremony 2016

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In the spirit of E 'Imi Pono (Seeking Excellence) Hawai'i Community College hosted the annual Student Recognition Ceremony on April 27, 2016. The ceremony is an opportunity to join with the community in presenting awards that recognize the exceptional performance and academic achievements of our students. Mahalo to all the families, friends and community supporters who have encouraged our students and contributed to their success.

Hawthorne Caterpillar supports Diesel Mechanics students with donations and new internship program

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Hawai‘i Community College and representatives from Hawthorne Caterpillar celebrated the company’s continued support for the Hawai‘i CC Diesel Mechanics program during a check signing ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  

The company donated $6,875 to support student scholarships at Hawai‘i CC this year, and has supported Diesel Mechanics student scholarships for the past 10 years.

28th annual Earth Day Fair to feature fun, educational activities

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Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Earth Day Fair will be happening Friday, April 22 at the UH Hilo campus from 9 a.m. to 2 pm.

The event is combined with the 4th Annual Conservation Career Day.

This free, public event will feature over 50 presenters, activities and educational exhibits; garden and greenhouse tours; live entertainment; crafts; giveaways; and more.

Register for your classes and gain access to the VIP Social

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There are already plenty of reasons to register for classes as soon as you can. It can help you to get your first choice of classes, class times and instructors. Plus, you’ll be closer to the degree, the career and the life that you want. Now there’s another reason to register right away: the VIP Social.

What’s the VIP Social? It’s a fun way to celebrate that you registered for summer or fall classes!

Film series 'Standing On Sacred Ground' showing on Thursdays in April


The Film series "Standing on Sacred Ground" will be showing on Thursdays during the month of April in preparation for the Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2016.

This four-part series will be shown Thursday, April 7, 14 , 21 and 28 at 5 p.m. in UCB 100 at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo campus followed by a short discussion. For more information about the film series, CLICK HERE

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to this free event.

Enroll at Hawai'i CC the fast and easy way at Express Admissions Day on Saturday, April 16

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Hawai‘i Community College will host Express Admissions Day on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo and the Pālamanui campus in Kona.

Express Admissions Day is the fast and easy way to apply for the Fall 2016 semester. Prospective students can complete an application; receive their MyUH Student Number; learn about financial aid; schedule the next steps in the enrollment process, such as academic advising, orientation and placement testing; and have their questions answered by Hawai‘i CC representatives.