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Huaka'i to Kahoʻolawe Gives Students Rich Experience

By Drew Kapp, Hawai'i CC Geography Instructor – In August 2019 a hui, a group, of our current and former students traveled to the island of Kahoʻolawe and were hosted by Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana. Months earlier Environmental Science/Botany lecturer Allie Atkins and I had begun the process of orienting the students to the experience, and we met several times over the summer, to prepare for the journey, bond as a hui, review protocols, share research about Kahoʻolawe, and engage in deep discussions around aloha ʻāina. The students chose to give themselves the name Kahoʻiwai

Hawai'i CC Hosts Conference Devoted to Advancing the Needs of Filipino Students

Hawaiʻi Community College hosted the 31st University of Hawai’i system-wide Pamantasan conference in Hilo on Friday, October 18. First established more than 30 years ago, the UH Pamantasan Council consists of administrators, faculty, staff and students in the UH system committed to addressing the needs of Filipino students in Hawai’i.

PHOTO GALLERY: Licensed Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2019

Congratulations to the Licensed Practical Nursing students who earned their Certificates of Achievement and celebrated with a pinning ceremony on Friday, July 19. See photo gallery.

PHOTO GALLERY: 3rd Annual Auto Body Repair & Painting Car Show

The Hawai'i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Program drew a crowd to campus on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for its third annual car show. Attendees were able to view a variety of vehicles, enjoyed live music, prizes and more. 

See more photos. 

Former tutor donates to the Hawai'i CC Learning Center

A decades old promise has turned into a donation to the Hawai'i Community College Learning Center.

Chanh Chi, who was a tutor at the Learning Center 25 years ago, recently made a generous donation of $6,000 to establish a Learning Center enrichment fund. On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Chi and his family returned to the Learning Center and spent time with the current tutors, faculty, staff and administrators of Hawai'i CC.


Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Spring 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 following 263 students have attained this distinction. Please join us in congratulating them!

Students complete 52nd model home

On May 9, Hawai'i Community College, community partners, supporters and others celebrated the completion of the 52nd Model Home designed, built and landscaped by Hawai‘i CC students. Handing over the keys and house plans to the family that will call this place home was a special occasion as always.


Jericho Tobin, the inaugural recipient of the Representative Clift Tsuji Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Hawai'i Community College Agriculture Program, celebrated the gift at a luncheon recently with Tsuji’s son, Ash Tsuji; Tsuji’s former campaign manager, Jack Fujii; and Hawai‘i CC Agriculture Professor Lew Nakamura.

Tobin received the scholarship this past academic year, and he graduated from the Hawai‘i CC Agriculture program on May 10.


By Drew Kapp, Hawai'i CC Geography Instructor 

In the 2018-19 Academic Year, 160 students from our Geography of Hawaiʻi and World Regional Geography classes at Hawaiʻi Community College have participated in huakaʻi – excursions – that have allowed them to visit, learn from and about, and give back to many different places in every moku or district of this island.