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30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the festive Christmas with the Chefs, Saturday, Dec.1. The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8 p.m.

Members of the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Associationwill delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee.

CULINARY ARTS AND AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS HELP PROVIDE MEALS TO EVACUEES

Hawaiʻi Community College has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide meals to residents displaced by the Puna lava flow and Kīlauea ash eruption who are staying at emergency shelters in Pāhoa and Keaʻau. Hawaiʻi CC’s Culinary Arts program is preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner several days a week for approximately 300 people at each meal.

JAPANESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF HAWAII DONATES $10,000 TO HAWAI‘I COMMUNITY COLLEGE

At a mahalo luncheon on February 28, members of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai‘i presented a check for $10,000 to Hawai‘i Community College. The generous donation was made using proceeds from the 19th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” that took place in October 2017.

STUDENTS AND U.S. MARINES WORK TOGETHER TO CLEAR PĀLAMANUI NATURE TRAIL

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui students and faculty recently teamed up with about 50 U.S. Marines and other community members to build the new Pālamanui Nature Trail that extends south from the campus into an area that was once a dry land forest. 

It’s one of four trails near the campus that have been cleared in the past few years as the campus has been established in North Kona.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION: MOVING FORWARD

Did you ever think about going back to school or work or just embarking on a different life transition? 

At a recent event at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Kona Branch, in partnership with the University Center - West Hawai’i, sponsored a workshop titled: “Women in Transition: Moving Forward” prepared many women making that life changing transition a successful one.

ANNUAL MAHALO BREAKFAST BRINGS TOGETHER SCHOLARSHIP DONORS AND RECIPIENTS TO CELEBRATE THE IMPACT OF GIVING

Hawai'i Community College and the University of Hawai'i Foundation welcomed foundation donors and student scholarship recipients to the third annual Donor Mahalo and Student Scholarship Recognition Breakfast on November 3.  The event was held at the Hawai'i CC Manono Campus cafeteria with nearly 100 in attendance.

50 YEARS OF MODEL HOMES CELEBRATED AT ALUMNI AND FRIENDS EVENT AND DEDICATION CEREMONY

Hawai'i Community College celebrated 50 years of the Model Home Project on April 28 with a reunion event hosted by Hawai'i CC Alumni and Friends, followed by a dedication ceremony on May 11 where the college and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands handed the house keys to this year's recipient.

DEDICATION CEREMONY

HAWAI'I CC HONORS HPM BUILDING SUPPLY AND NELHA WITH MAHALO AWARD

To fulfill its mission to provide high-quality, accessible education to the residents of Hawai‘i Island, Hawai'i Community College relies on the support of generous partner organizations. To formally recognize community-based organizations for their support, the college established the Mahalo Award in 1995.

BISHOP MUSEUM EXHIBIT FEATURES CORDWORK CREATED BY HAWAI'I CC PROFESSOR

The Hawaiian cordwork done by Taupōuri Tangarō, director of Hawaiian culture and protocols engagement for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, is currently featured in an exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu called Hulia ʻAno: Inspired Patterns. The museum is the world premier center for Hawaiian and Oceanic material arts and the exhibit features the patterns found in Hawaiian creative works.

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