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Electronics students help reboot space shuttle flight simulator

Photo of interior of space shuttle flight simulator.

During the past several months, a group of community partners, including Hawai‘i Community College Electronics Technology students, restored a space shuttle flight simulator that had been sitting unused and in disrepair at the Pacific Aviation Museum on O‘ahu.

On Thursday, January 28, which was the 30th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the flight simulator was unveiled during a ceremony at Kea‘au High School.

Welcome to Hawai'i CC's new website!

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Hawai‘i Community College launched its new website on Monday, January 25, 2016 to provide a cleaner look, a better platform for celebrating the success of Hawai‘i CC students, and easier navigation for prospective students and other visitors.

Hawai‘i CC web developer Daniel Fernandez constructed the site in collaboration with members of the college Administration team, members of the college’s Strategic Enrollment Management team, the Office of External Affairs and College Relations, the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Marketing Committee, and others.

Fire Science and Diesel Mechanics students benefit from donated fire truck

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Students in the Fire Science and Diesel Mechanics programs at Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) will have new opportunities for hands-on learning thanks to the generosity of the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) and Young Brothers, Limited.

HFD has donated a surplus Type I fire engine that previously served the Pearl City community on O‘ahu. Now the engine will serve Hawai‘i Community College students, who will be able to use it during their coursework.


GIS students help map ancient trail at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui

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Hawai‘i Community College students who are studying global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) recently used their technology skills to help preserve part of an ancient Native Hawaiian trail.

The trail — which features petroglyphs, caves, and ancient lama trees — is next to the new Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona. Until recently the trail was overgrown with invasive fountain grass and forgotten.

Tickets on sale for Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fundraiser and 75th Anniversary Celebration

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During academic year 2015-2016, Hawai‘i Community College is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Hawai‘i CC will celebrate this milestone during annual campus events throughout the academic year, including at the “Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fundraiser and 75th Anniversary Celebration.” The fundraiser and celebration will take place Saturday, Nov. 7 at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Sodexo Dining Room from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, door prizes, and entertainment, including a vintage fashion show by Hana Hou.

Hawai‘i Community College launches new Summer STEM Camp

Photo of students at the STEM Camp.

Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) hosted a brand-new Summer STEM Camp June 15-26 in an effort to interest middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of college graduates in Hawai‘i with expertise in STEM fields. Students engaged in hands-on experiences at the college campus and in the community as they learned about biology and astronomy.

$245k gift supports culinary program at Hawaiʻi CC–Pālamanui

Photo of Hawaii Community College, American Culinary Federation, and UH Foundation representatives with a ceremonial check.

HAWAI‘I ISLAND – The American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association of Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i has donated $245,000 to establish the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association & Jean Hull, CCE, AAC Culinary Endowment. This fund will support the growing culinary program at the soon-to-open Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui campus.

This is the largest endowment of its kind to support either campus of Hawai‘i Community College in its 50+-year history.

Summer agriculture classes on tap at Hawai‘i Community College

Photo of agriculture professor and students.

Contact: Linda Burnham Larish, Hawai‘i CC C3T-1 Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, 934-2687.

Hawai‘i Community C­ollege (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a series of non-credit agriculture classes this summer that cover topics like sustainable farming practices, pest and disease control, nursery management, irrigation, how to manage a farm business, and more.