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Student Story: A Q&A With Former Accounting Student Allegra Petras

We interviewed Allegra Petras, who returned to college after two decades away from higher education and enrolled in the Hawai'i CC Accounting program. She talked about the experience of returning to college and being a Hawai'i CC student. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Despite the odds, Hawai‘i CC grad follows passion for pets all the way to vet school

Kealaka'i “Ala” Matsumoto, a 2011 Hawai‘i Community College graduate, is enrolled at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the most prestigious vet schools in the country. 

Matsumoto’s journey to this point surprises even him at times. He went from an underachieving high school student to doctoral candidate; from Hilo, Hawai'i to Ames, Iowa; from an academic and career path in social services to one in veterinary medicine. 

Founded 20 years ago to cultivate local forestry experts, Forest TEAM program is fulfilling its mission

Anya Tagawa fondly recalls the most thrilling moments of her career in natural resource conservation, like rappelling into lava tubes to access rare plants that had thrived in the shelter of the tube. Or blazing trails and flying by helicopter to far-flung places in Kohala to search for rare plants. 

 “It’s an exciting field,” Tagawa said recently. “It’s been an exciting life, for sure.”

Hawai‘i CC 2020 Alumni of the Year Nominations Now Open; Deadline is February 29

Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & ‘Ohana is pleased to announce that nominations for the Alumni of the Year Award are now open. The award, established in 2017, recognizes Hawai‘i CC alumni and former students who have made major contributions to their professions, vocations, and/or communities.

ANNUAL THEME

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.

HELP HONOR HAWAI‘I CC ALUMNI WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO KĪLAUEA ERUPTION RECOVERY

UPDATED: Nominations Due December 31.

Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & ‘Ohana is pleased to announce that nominations for the Alumni of the Year Award are now open. The award, established in 2017, recognizes Hawai‘i CC alumni and former students who have made major contributions to their professions, vocations, and/or communities.

ANNUAL THEME

ALUMNI PROFILES: AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS GRADUATE RIDES TO SUCCESS WITH HARD WORK, COMMITMENT TO LEARNING

Joseph Hawk was at a crossroads in his life as a young adult: working full time, raising a young daughter and trying to envision his future. Hawk said it was around that time that he discovered a passion for cars.

“One day it just hit me that I wouldn’t mind being a technician,” Hawk recalled during an interview.

FOOD, WINE, MUSIC AND FUN ON TAP FOR UPCOMING HAWAI'I CC ALUMNI & FRIENDS MIXER

Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & Friends and the UH Foundation Office of Alumni Relations – Hawai‘i Island present: 

"WE ❤ ALUMNI!" MIXER
A TASTE & TOUR OF HAWAI'I CC'S CULINARY PROGRAM

Hawai‘i CC Alumni & Friends invite you to join us in celebration of the month of love for our campus, our students and our kauhale.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawai'i Community College Cafeteria

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE LANDS 'DREAM' JOB WORKING FOR OBSERVATORY

Eric Dela Rosa, a graduate of the Hawai'i Community College Information Technology program, recently was hired as a system administrator for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) in Waimea.

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