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A father-son success story: Culinary Arts graduates thriving in Las Vegas restaurant scene

Roy and Tayden Ellamar, who both graduated from the Hawai'i CC Culinary Arts program, are featured in an article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Just in time for father's day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is featuring a story on a father-son duo who both graduated from Hawai'i Community College's Culinary Arts program and who are finding success in Las Vegas.

Roy Ellamar has his name on Harvest by Roy Ellamar, a restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Tayden Ellamar is master cook at Joel Robuchon, the only restaurant in Las Vegas with three Michelin stars, according to the article.

Hawai'i CC announces Spring 2016 Dean's List

The Hawai‘i Community College 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 322 students have attained this distinction:

Fallon Abdul, Tyler Aburamen, Hannah Mae Adona, Joshua-Nazareth Agno, Kolan Aguiar, Jayce Ah Heong, Tyson Ah Puck, Charles Akao, Wendy Akau, Shances Akima, Caitlin Akiona, Trina Alapai, Alicia Alcain, Kaniela Anakalea-Buckley, Quenten Anastacio, Haley Ancheta, Raymond Andrada, Daniel Andrade, and Ke'ale Andrews.

Enroll at Hawai'i CC the fast and easy way at Express Admissions Day, June 18

Express Admissions Day flyer

Hawai‘i Community College will host Express Admissions Day on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manono campus in Hilo and the Pālamanui campus in Kona.

Express Admissions Day is the fast and easy way to apply for the Fall 2016 semester. Prospective students can complete an application; receive their MyUH Student Number; learn about financial aid; schedule the next steps in the enrollment process, such as academic advising, orientation and placement testing; and have their questions answered by Hawai‘i CC representatives.

Students build house for Native Hawaiian family through 'Model Home Project'

Group photo of Carpentry students

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.

Commencement ceremonies happening in Hilo and Kona

Photo of graduate

Hawai‘i Community College will celebrate the hard work and success of hundreds of graduates during the commencement ceremonies that will take place in Hilo on Friday, May 13 and in Kona on Saturday, May 14.

The East Hawai‘i commencement ceremonies will be held at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo from 7-9 p.m. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.

The West Hawai‘i commencement ceremonies will be held at the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus in North Kona at 4 p.m. with the seating of guests starting at 3 p.m. There will be a reception with cake and punch to follow.

Scholarship endowments established in honor of former vice chancellor Barbara Arthurs

Photo of Bob and Barbara Arthurs and Hawaii CC and UHH Admin

Barbara and Bob Arthurs, longtime supporters of Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, recently established two new endowed scholarships.  The scholarships were provided by Bob Arthurs in honor of the legacy that Barbara Arthurs provided during her career at both Hawai‘i CC and UH Hilo.

One scholarship endowment was established at Hawai‘i CC and one at UH Hilo through the University of Hawai‘i Foundation. The UH Hilo scholarship is specifically for students who have transferred from Hawai‘i CC.

PHOTOS: Student Recognition Ceremony 2016

Photo of Award Recipient

In the spirit of E 'Imi Pono (Seeking Excellence) Hawai'i Community College hosted the annual Student Recognition Ceremony on April 27, 2016. The ceremony is an opportunity to join with the community in presenting awards that recognize the exceptional performance and academic achievements of our students. Mahalo to all the families, friends and community supporters who have encouraged our students and contributed to their success.