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Pālamanui earns LEED Platinum certification for sustainable campus design

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The Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program.

“Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui is committed to being a community leader in West Hawai‘i in the areas of science, culture and conservation,” said Director of Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui Dr. Marty Fletcher. “By designing a campus to achieve the highest possible rating in the LEED sustainable building program we are demonstrating our commitment to those principles.”

Faculty and staff awards announced at year-end events

In the spirit of E 'Imi Pono (Seeking Excellence), Hawai'i Community College recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of faculty and staff with awards that are announced at the end of each academic year.








Erick Cremer, Assistant Professor

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.

Students from several programs collaborate on tasty pasta giveaway project


The Arugula Pesto Pasta Giveaway on April 17, a unique collaboration between students in several academic programs, was a fun, healthy success that led to 60 students getting a free entrée.

The project sprouted from the Hawai‘i Student Success Institute after Agriculture Instructor Lew Nakamura, English Instructor Sharon Dansereau, Associate Professor of Art Meidor Hu, and Counselor Karen Crowell attended a workshop on seed sharing.

Hawai'i CC Children's Center has openings for 2017-2018

The Hawai'i Community College Children's Center has openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Children’s Center provides care and education for children 18 months to 5 years of age for children of students, faculty, and staff of Hawai'i Community College and University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Teachers at the Children’s Center have specialties in Early Childhood Education.