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SPRING 2017 ALL COLLEGE MEETING CONVOCATION

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AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CENTER AND KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER RECEIVE MAHALO AWARDS

Hawai'i Community College recently announced that the Automotive Supply Center and the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce are the recipients of the 2018 Mahalo Awards for their support of the college’s programs and students.

FACULTY AND STAFF HONORED WITH AWARDS

Hundreds of Hawai‘i Community College students earn associate degrees and certificates each year, and their success would not be possible without the support of excellent faculty, staff and community partners.

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AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CENTER AND KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER RECEIVE MAHALO AWARDS

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Hundreds of Hawai‘i Community College students earn associate degrees and certificates each year, and their success would not be possible without the support of excellent faculty, staff and community partners.

EARLY COLLEGE STUDENT EARNS ASSOCIATE DEGREE EVEN BEFORE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Craig Okahara-Olsen earned his associate in arts degree from Hawaiʻi Community College a week before earning his high school diploma from Waiākea High School. Okahara-Olsen is the first Hawaiʻi Island student to earn his associate degree through Early College classes taken as a high school student. And he did so with distinction, earning a 4.0 grade-point average in his Hawaiʻi CC classes.

SENATOR KAHELE CHALLENGES HAWAIʻI CC GRADUATES TO CHASE DREAMS WITH 'RECKLESS ABANDON'

State Senator Kai Kahele encouraged about 250 Hawaiʻi Community College graduates to chase their dreams at the college’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

‘COMMUNITY OF HEI’ WORKSHOPS TEACH AN ANCIENT HAWAIIAN TRADITION

The ancient Hawaiian method of communicating and recounting stories by creating string figures, known as hei, was the focus of a series of workshops during the spring 2018 semester at Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 

“In the Hawaiian language, the word hei means to net, ensnare, entangle — and furthermore to be adept and absorb knowledge or a skill,” said Rebecca Jacobs, an English instructor at Hawai'i CC, who helped lead the workshops. “Hei is also the term for a string figure.”

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS VOLUNTEER TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH TAXES

Hawai‘i Community College accounting students applied their classroom learning in the community by volunteering to help residents with tax preparation through a collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Hawai‘i.

“The best part about the entire experience was just being able to help people complete their returns and seeing the gratitude they show towards you,” said Hawai‘i Community College student Dylan Sofia Lee. “It’s incredible. This was definitely the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done in any class.”

2018 END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION

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