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50 YEARS OF MODEL HOMES CELEBRATED AT ALUMNI AND FRIENDS EVENT AND DEDICATION CEREMONY

Hawai'i Community College celebrated 50 years of the Model Home Project on April 28 with a reunion event hosted by Hawai'i CC Alumni and Friends, followed by a dedication ceremony on May 11 where the college and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands handed the house keys to this year's recipient.

DEDICATION CEREMONY

HAWAI'I CC HONORS HPM BUILDING SUPPLY AND NELHA WITH MAHALO AWARD

To fulfill its mission to provide high-quality, accessible education to the residents of Hawai‘i Island, Hawai'i Community College relies on the support of generous partner organizations. To formally recognize community-based organizations for their support, the college established the Mahalo Award in 1995.

BISHOP MUSEUM EXHIBIT FEATURES CORDWORK CREATED BY HAWAI'I CC PROFESSOR

The Hawaiian cordwork done by Taupōuri Tangarō, director of Hawaiian culture and protocols engagement for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, is currently featured in an exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu called Hulia ʻAno: Inspired Patterns. The museum is the world premier center for Hawaiian and Oceanic material arts and the exhibit features the patterns found in Hawaiian creative works.

HAWAI‘I CC PROFESSOR TO PREMIERE NEW DANCE PIECE ‘POLI‘AHU V. PELE’ ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Dr. Trina Nahm-Mijo, Professor of Dance, Psychology and Women’s Studies at Hawai‘i Community College, will premiere a new piece titled: “Poli‘ahu v. Pele” on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center.

Poli‘ahu v. Pele will premier at “Dance Collective,” a new show that organizers plan to present annually. Dance Collective was conceived and directed by Dori Yamada and sponsored by the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

HAWAI'I CC SHOWS SUPPORT AT ANNUAL 'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES' EVENT

Hawai'i Community College was well represented at the YWCA Hawai'i Island sixth annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event on Saturday, October 22.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jason Cifra won first place for shoe design and third place for money raised.

VETERANS RESOURCE, EDUCATION AND JOB FAIR HAPPENING AT HAWAI‘I COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON FRIDAY, JULY 8

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.”

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.

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.

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE AT THE PĀLAMANUI OPEN HOUSE & GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is pleased to announce that it will host an Open House and Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new campus in North Kona. “Pālamanui opened for classes in August 2015, and now we are excited to welcome the community to the campus for a fun and celebratory event,” said Dr. Kenneth “Marty” Fletcher, the Director of Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui. “Residents of West Hawai‘i worked very hard to turn the vision of this campus into a reality. We look forward to introducing them to their new home for higher education.”

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