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Hawaiʻi Community College–Pālamanui Culinary Arts Students Receive Scholarships at Event

Six culinary arts students from Hawaiʻi Community College–Pālamanui received scholarships on Saturday, December 7, during the 31st Christmas with the Chefs holiday gala.The scholarships were awarded by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association, which uses proceeds from the event to support local culinary arts students and members of the association who want to further their education.The scholarship recipients this year are Estefie Viernes, Blossom Kaunoni, Vichadach C

Inaugural Cohort Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success

On Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13, the inaugural Hawai'i Community College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted its newest student members into one of the nation's most prestigious leadership honor societies.

Three North Hawai‘i High Schools Explore Career Pathways with the Health Care Medical Assisting Class

Students from three North Hawai‘i high schools are enrolled in a year-long medical assisting class that prepares them to sit for a national licensure exam. They convened for their first lab class on Thursday, Oct.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter Hosts Pacific Regional and Leadership Honors Conference

Hawai'i Community College's Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society hosted the Fall 2019 Pacific Regional Leadership and Honors Conference on October 5 and 6, 2019. Phi Theta Kappa students and advisors from Hawai‘i CC, Honolulu CC, Kapi‘olani CC, Kaua‘i CC, Leeward CC, and Waipahu High School’s Early College program participated in an informative, stimulating, and fun-filled weekend.

Huaka'i to Kahoʻolawe Gives Students Rich Experience

By Drew Kapp, Hawai'i CC Geography Instructor – In August 2019 a hui, a group, of our current and former students traveled to the island of Kahoʻolawe and were hosted by Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana. Months earlier Environmental Science/Botany lecturer Allie Atkins and I had begun the process of orienting the students to the experience, and we met several times over the summer, to prepare for the journey, bond as a hui, review protocols, share research about Kahoʻolawe, and engage in deep discussions around aloha ʻāina. The students chose to give themselves the name Kahoʻiwai

Hawai'i CC Hosts Conference Devoted to Advancing the Needs of Filipino Students

Hawaiʻi Community College hosted the 31st University of Hawai’i system-wide Pamantasan conference in Hilo on Friday, October 18. First established more than 30 years ago, the UH Pamantasan Council consists of administrators, faculty, staff and students in the UH system committed to addressing the needs of Filipino students in Hawai’i.

PHOTO GALLERY: Licensed Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2019

Congratulations to the Licensed Practical Nursing students who earned their Certificates of Achievement and celebrated with a pinning ceremony on Friday, July 19. See photo gallery.


Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2018 semester.  The 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 263 students have attained this distinction. Please join us in congratulating them!

Students complete 52nd model home

On May 9, Hawai'i Community College, community partners, supporters and others celebrated the completion of the 52nd Model Home designed, built and landscaped by Hawai‘i CC students. Handing over the keys and house plans to the family that will call this place home was a special occasion as always.


By Drew Kapp, Hawai'i CC Geography Instructor 

In the 2018-19 Academic Year, 160 students from our Geography of Hawaiʻi and World Regional Geography classes at Hawaiʻi Community College have participated in huakaʻi – excursions – that have allowed them to visit, learn from and about, and give back to many different places in every moku or district of this island.

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