Hawai'i Community College and the University of Hawai'i Foundation welcomed foundation donors and student scholarship recipients to the third annual Donor Mahalo and Student Scholarship Recognition Breakfast on November 3. The event was held at the Hawai'i CC Manono Campus cafeteria with nearly 100 in attendance.
Students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College won a year’s free tuition for the business plans they submitted to the 2017 HIPlan Competition. Semifinalists in a competition between Hawaiʻi Island entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to judges on October 21. The 15 semifinalists competed for a $25,000 prize to use as seed money toward their vision.
Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui students and faculty recently teamed up with about 50 U.S. Marines and other community members to build the new Pālamanui Nature Trail that extends south from the campus into an area that was once a dry land forest.
It’s one of four trails near the campus that have been cleared in the past few years as the campus has been established in North Kona.
The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) – a state-funded aerospace agency – in partnership with Hawai‘i Community College has launched a new credit-based internship program to offer college students high-tech learning opportunities while earning classroom credit.
The collaborative program will provide hands-on experience in computer programming and robotics work to develop Hawai‘i’s skilled labor workforce.
At Hawai‘i Community College’s six-week Summer Engineering Academy, middle and high school students learned to think and solve problems like engineers — while also having fun.
In the process, they tackled subjects like computer programming, electronics, and architecture, which sound complex and intimidating even to many adults. But the program is designed to demystify these subjects through hands-on projects like creating Rube Goldberg machines, light and sound meters, and self-driving model cars.
Student Health Aides received their School Health Aide Level II Certificates at a ceremony on August 3, 2017. The SHA Level II Certificates is a curriculum from Kapi'olani Community College. Classes were also held at Ka'u High School and Kohala High School via Polycom. Pictured with the students are Public Health Nurses and Instructors for the SHA Level II class.
Pictured: Jonette Gaston-Lovell, Ralphielyn Gaston-Lovell, Malia Bolos, Renee Katada, Robin Iwahashi, Charmain Strong, Gerlinde Troy and Shelly Vallispin.