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Hawai'i CC Updates: A Phased Reopening for Fall 2020

This column appears in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii August 2020 Newsletter.


Hawai‘i Community College is preparing for a safe, successful return to campus and has released its interim Phased Reopening Plan, which reflects the phases in the state of Hawai‘i’s Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience. You can find information about our reopening at the COVID-19 landing page.

Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui Hosts Drive-Through Graduation for Class of 2020

Graduates of the Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui campus in Kona celebrated their achievements with a drive-through graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 1.

Innovative Internship Helps Honoka'a Businesses

A new paid internship program in Honokaʻa is bringing together local youth, businesses and innovation coaches in an effort to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.

Hawai'i CC Updates: Getting Ready for Recovery

Note: This column appeared in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii Newsletter.

As the health crisis created by COVID-19 begins to slowly taper and our economy begins to re-open, it’s imperative that as a community we are prepared to help boost the recovery and create a more resilient economy that can better withstand future crises.

JCCIH Newsletter: Hawai'i CC Updates April 2020

This column by Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas was published in the April 2020 edition of the JCCIH's Oshirase.


It’s amazing how our world has been turned upside down in the last several weeks as COVID-19 has thrown our local and global communities for a loop.

Hawai'i Community College will host 'Girls Who Code' computer science workshops starting January 27

Hawai'i Community College will host a series of free computer science workshops designed for girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshops are being led by Carrie Butler, an instructor in Hawai'i CC's Information Technology program, and are affiliated with the national nonprofit organization "Girls Who Code."

Kūpuna Helps Dedicate New Signage at Hawai‘i CC- Pālamanui

Members of the Hawai‘i Community College Kauhale celebrated new building signage at the Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui campus during an event on November 15.

PHOTO GALLERY: 3rd Annual Auto Body Repair & Painting Car Show

The Hawai'i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Program drew a crowd to campus on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for its third annual car show. Attendees were able to view a variety of vehicles, enjoyed live music, prizes and more. 

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Jericho Tobin, the inaugural recipient of the Representative Clift Tsuji Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Hawai'i Community College Agriculture Program, celebrated the gift at a luncheon recently with Tsuji’s son, Ash Tsuji; Tsuji’s former campaign manager, Jack Fujii; and Hawai‘i CC Agriculture Professor Lew Nakamura.

Tobin received the scholarship this past academic year, and he graduated from the Hawai‘i CC Agriculture program on May 10.


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.”

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