West Hawai‘i residents got to “test drive” the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus March 21 and 22 during College Experience Days. Visitors were able to take tours of the campus, participate in daily activities and even sit in on classes that were underway.
Members of Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the 2018 Pacific Regional Convention at Leeward Community College where they were recognized with chapter and individual awards. These awards included:
Two Information Technology (IT) students participated in the Akamai Internship Program in the summer of 2017, which provided the students with valuable hands-on experience.
Christopher Roof interned at the Institute for Astronomy. He programmed using Python scripts to collect weather data and to store the results in a PostgreSQL database. He has been retained as a part-time observatory technician working on new projects in BASH scripting. He graduated from the Hawaiʻi CC IT program in May 2017 and is now a computer science major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
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.
Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the fall 2017 semester. The Dean’s List requires students to have completed 12 or more credits for a letter grade achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 (B+) for the semester. The attached 299 students have attained this distinction. Please join us in congratulating them!
Hawaiʻi Community College Professor Gene Harada has been recognized with the University of Hawaiʻi Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service. He is a proud Hawaiʻi CC alumnus and has taught at the school for almost 27 years. He is described as a true mentor to his students, training them to be professional, to show up on time and to do things right the first time.
The Hawai‘i Community College International Education Committee is pleased to announce that Fulbright Scholars from India and Turkey will present lectures on March 14 and 15 at the Manono campus in Hilo.
Soudhamini, a filmmaker and artist from India, will present “Virtual Reality: New Possibilities for Storytelling” on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. in Kaneikeao (Building 379-1).
Representatives from Hawai'i Community College's Student Government traveled to O'ahu on January 17 to meet with Hawai'i Island legislators and talk about issues affecting community college students. Their visit coincided with the start of the legislative session.
Hawai'i Community College is hosting 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 the national nonprofit organization "Girls Who Code."