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Welcome Message


On behalf of our college, I am pleased to welcome you to Hawaiʻi Community College where E ʻImi Pono, Seeking Excellence, rings true within our learning community.

As a two-year institution in the University of Hawaiʻi System, Hawaiʻi Community College prides itself in how we prepare our students to be lifelong learners and contributors through our 26 different program offerings.

Hawaiʻi Community College is known for producing quality graduates who have gone on to private industry, politics, education, health, and so forth. Through the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CSSE), a method in which to measure the quality of instruction and services provided to students, Hawaiʻi Community College continues to rank among the top 25 community colleges in the nation.

In the spirit of ‘E ʻImi Pono’, Seeking Excellence, we are very proud of the quality learning and grooming that takes place within our students under the direction of our committed, dedicated, and passionate faculty and staff. Our students’ high quality experiential learning projects and achievements are evidenced through these various community outreach projects: our Model Home Project for 46 years; Kīpaepae; Heart Walk Health Fair; International Education Week; E Ola Youth, Health, and Future Fair; Earth Day Fair; Kamoleau Laulima Community Resource Center; and Haʻakūmalae – Into the Center of Knowing Protocols Program.

I invite you to join us in pursuing your intellectual, civic, and personal endeavors through Hawaiʻi Community College. It is at Hawaiʻi Community College where you can join a rich learning community in which you can grow and learn the values and skills necessary in creating and leaving a legacy that our communities can truly appreciate.

E ʻImi Pono.


Noreen Yamane, M.Ed.
Hawaiʻi Community College

Noreen Yamane