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Practical Nursing students celebrate completion of program at pinning ceremony

Student receives his nursing pin at the nursing ceremony.

Seven Hawai'i Community College students recently celebrated the successful completion of the college's Practical Nursing program that prepares them to be Licensed Practical Nurses. At a pinning ceremony on July 15, the graduates celebrated their success with administrators, faculty, staff, friends and family. Congratulations, students! For more photos, see the photo gallery below.

To learn more about the Hawai'i CC Nursing program, please visit https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/nursing.

Process Technology and General Maintenance program being offered at Hawai‘i Community College

The Hawai‘i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training is offering a non-credit Process Technology and General Maintenance program at the Hawai‘i CC campus in Hilo.

Hawai‘i CC has partnered with local industry and commercial entities to develop this 17-week/112-hour program that will provide the required training and hands-on experience for entry-level positions in process technology departments and building maintenance.

The program is from August 30 to December 22 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Express Admissions Day workshop set for July 28; application deadline for fall semester is August 1

Photo of students at express admissions day

The deadline to apply for the fall semester at Hawai‘i Community College in Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui in Kona is Monday, August 1. Classes start August 22.

Hawai‘i CC is hosting an Express Admissions Day enrollment workshop on Thursday, July 28 from 4 – 8 p.m. The event, which is happening at the Hilo campus and the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus in Kona, will help prospective students navigate the enrollment process. Attendees can complete an application, receive their student number, and learn about other key steps such as orientation and class registration.

Veterans Resource, Education and Job Fair happening at Hawai‘i Community College on Friday, July 8

A flyer showing the details of the veterans resource fair.

Hawai‘i Community College and the Hilo Veterans Center are pleased to announce they will host a Veterans Resource, Education and Job Fair at the Hawai‘i CC campus in Hilo on Friday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“There are many resources available in the community to help veterans with careers and education,” said Sue Dunwoody, the Hawai‘i CC Veteran Program Specialist. “The goal of this event is to bring those resources together in one place so it’s easy for veterans to get information and make connections that will help them succeed.”

A father-son success story: Culinary Arts graduates thriving in Las Vegas restaurant scene

Roy and Tayden Ellamar, who both graduated from the Hawai'i CC Culinary Arts program, are featured in an article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Just in time for father's day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is featuring a story on a father-son duo who both graduated from Hawai'i Community College's Culinary Arts program and who are finding success in Las Vegas.

Roy Ellamar has his name on Harvest by Roy Ellamar, a restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Tayden Ellamar is master cook at Joel Robuchon, the only restaurant in Las Vegas with three Michelin stars, according to the article.

Hawai'i CC announces Spring 2016 Dean's List

The Hawai‘i Community College 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 322 students have attained this distinction:

Fallon Abdul, Tyler Aburamen, Hannah Mae Adona, Joshua-Nazareth Agno, Kolan Aguiar, Jayce Ah Heong, Tyson Ah Puck, Charles Akao, Wendy Akau, Shances Akima, Caitlin Akiona, Trina Alapai, Alicia Alcain, Kaniela Anakalea-Buckley, Quenten Anastacio, Haley Ancheta, Raymond Andrada, Daniel Andrade, and Ke'ale Andrews.

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