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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

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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.

Phi Theta Kappa students receive awards at convention

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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.

Community invited to 18th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic

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Hawai‘i Community College will host the 18th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic on Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono campus cafeteria in Hilo.

Entries created by second-year Culinary Arts students from Hawai‘i CC will be on display, along with those of adventurous first-year student chefs. Graduates and professionals will square off in the guest competition.

The culinary displays will run the gamut from savory multi-course meals, inventive desserts, hors d’oeuvres, celebration cakes and edible art pieces.

Hawai'i Community College announces final four candidates for chancellor

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The Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Search Advisory Committee has identified four finalists for the position of chancellor and has invited them to participate in a final round of interviews. The public is invited on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and Wednesday, March 30, 2016 to meet the candidates at open forums at Hawai‘i Community College’s Manono campus in Hilo, and Pālamanui campus in Kona.

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