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SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF FORMER VICE CHANCELLOR BARBARA ARTHURS

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.

HAWTHORNE CATERPILLAR SUPPORTS DIESEL MECHANICS STUDENTS WITH DONATIONS AND NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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.

PHOTOS: STUDENT RECOGNITION CEREMONY 2016

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.

HAWAI'I CC STUDENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Hawai‘i Community College student Sean Kirkpatrick has received the prestigious University of Hawai‘i Presidential Scholarship award that is given each year to students with a record of outstanding academic achievement.

SOLEMSAAS APPOINTED HAWAIʻI COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHANCELLOR

At a meeting on April 21 on Oʻahu, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Rachel Solemsaas as chancellor of Hawaiʻi Community College. Her appointment begins on July 1, 2016.

PHI THETA KAPPA STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS AT CONVENTION

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.

STUDENTS BUILD HOUSE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN FAMILY THROUGH 'MODEL HOME PROJECT'

During a dedication ceremony in Hilo, a Native Hawaiian family received the keys to a new home that was custom built from the ground up by Hawai‘i Community College students during the past academic year.

The college, the family, and community partners dedicated the home in the Keaukaha area of Hilo on Thursday, May 12.

COLLEGE PROGRAMS ON DISPLAY DURING 3RD ANNUAL HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE DAY

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.

COMMUNITY CELEBRATES OPENING OF HAWAI‘I CC – PĀLAMANUI DURING TWO DAYS OF EVENTS

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.