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I Ola E Nā Kini Ē / Sustainability and Geography

By Drew Kapp and Noʻel K. Tagab-Cruz

Hawaiʻi Community College Unveils New Sign

Hawaiʻi Community College is proud to announce the unveiling of our new campus sign, a project made possible through the dedicated collaboration of the MWIM, Creative Media, and Electrical Programs, along with invaluable contributions from community members and professors.

Hawaiʻi Community College Day: More than 300 attendees!

More than 300 attendees at Hawai`i CC Day!

Hilo, Hawai`i – Hawai`i Community College's annual celebration, Hawai`i Community College Day, captivated the local community and made headlines in the Hawai`i Tribune Herald. The event, held on April 20th, showcased the institution's  program diversity and talents, drawing praise and recognition from attendees and media alike.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i Donates $10,000 to Hawai'i Community College Culinary Program

Hawai'i Community College has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai'i (JCCIH). This donation, made on March 28, 2024, is part of a tradition of support that JCCIH has provided to the college over the years, reflecting their long-standing commitment to fostering education and community growth in Hilo.

Good Jobs Hawai‘i addresses workforce shortage with free short-term trainings

NOTE: This column appears in the August issue of the JCCIH Oshirase newsletter.


Since joining Hawai‘i Community College as Interim Chancellor on July 1, I have been learning about the college’s close connections with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i.

Photo of Susan Kazama

Hawai'i CC Updates: Mahalo for the continued support!


Mahalo to JCCIH and the Taste of Hilo Committee for the continued support of Hawai‘i Community College and its students!

JCCIH Donates $15k to Hawai‘i Community College

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii (JCCIH) has donated $15,000 to Hawai’i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) using the proceeds from the 23rd annual “A Taste of Hilo” online silent auction that took place in the fall of 2021. 

The donation was celebrated at a luncheon and check signing ceremony in March at Hawai‘i CC’s Bamboo Hale restaurant where Culinary Arts students prepared and served a three-course meal. 

Auto Body Repair and Painting students help make a wish come true

A 17-year-old Kurtistown resident who suffers from kidney disease and complications from treatment had his wish granted by Make-A-Wish Hawaii and a team of partners on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Introducing Hawai'i Island VISTA Fellows

A message shared on behalf of Chancellors Rachel Solemsaas and Bonnie Irwin

Aloha members of our Hawaiʻi CC and UH Hilo Kauhale,

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our three Hawaiʻi Island Sustainability Initiatives VISTA Fellows:

Human Services Conference April 14th-16th: He Huliau No Ke Au Hou

The Hawai‘i Community College Human Services program is proud to celebrate 33 years since its founding. 

In honor of its success, its instructors and its students past and present, we are pleased to announce the offering of the Human Services Program Virtual Conference. He Huliau No Ke Au Hou, recalling the past to inform the future, is a collective of faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals gathering to inspire the Hawai‘i CC Kauhale.

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