The Hawai'i CC Early Childhood Education (ECE) program hosted its 4th Annual Mary Goya Conference last month, named after retired professor and founder of the ECE program Mary Goya.
The conference provides an opportunity for members of the local childcare community to convene. Approximately 50 people attended this year. Current Hawai'i CC ECE students helped organize the conference as part of their service learning for their upper-level classes. The conference gives current students an opportunity to network with potential employers.
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.
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Psi Epsilon chapter in Hilo conducted its formal Spring 2017 Induction Ceremonies. Vice President of Membership Charles Bauguess served as Induction Chairperson, and Chapter President Nicholas Eisen served as the Master of Ceremonies. English Lecturer Rebecca Jacobs delivered the keynote address.
Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the 2017 Pacific Regional Convention at Kapi‘olani Community College where they were recognized with chapter and individual awards. These awards included:
This year, the Western Business Education Association (WBEA) conference was held in Bozeman, Montana. Assistant Professor in Business Technology, Anne Chung, received the Outstanding Business Educator Award for Post-Secondary Education. Anne has been Hawaiʻi CC's Business Technology (BTEC) faculty and program coordinator for the past seven years. She has been a member of the BTEC Program Coordinating Council (state-wide committee) for several years. She is a knowledgable and inspirational business educator, as well as a leader in the state of Hawaiʻi. Congratulations, Anne!
NOTE: This is a series of columns Hawai'i Community College Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas shared in several chamber of commerce newsletters in December 2016 and January and February 2017
Have you ever sat in class or at your desk at work and had your mind drift aimlessly after a couple of minutes? Have you ever had an answer to a question, but couldn’t recall the answer? Are there times when you feel you have the answer to a question, but you can’t remember what it is?
Hawaiʻi Community College will host the 4th Annual Hawaiʻi Community College Day on February 24, 9 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo.
The day will begin with a kīpaepae welina, a traditional Native Hawaiian welcoming ceremony. The college’s academic programs and student services will present interactive exhibits that highlight the degree and certificate programs available at the campus.
The event is free and open to the public.