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Office of Student Services

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WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!

We are your resource at Pālamanui for information about applying for admission, course registration, financial aid, and much more. We are here to support you.

 

Office of Student Services
Hawaiʻi Community College-Pālamanui
P.O. Box 1327
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-1327
Phone: (808) 969-8816
Fax: (808) 209-8022
Office: Elama Building
Email

Support Services

Pālamanui Campus, Ēlama Bldg
Tel: 808.969.8814 | Fax: 808.209.8021

Pālamanui Office of Student Services
Tel: 808.969.8816 | paloss@hawaii.edu

HawCC-Hilo, Bldg 379 #5A
Tel: 808.934.2720 | hawccssc@hawaii.edu
Counseling, Advising & Support Services Website

Katherine “Kawehi” Nguyen
College Readiness & Retention Facilitator
Tel: 808.969.8820 | kknguyen@hawaii.edu

Tel: 808.934.2712 | hawccfao@hawaii.edu
Calla Luera (last names: A-G)
Tel: 808.934.2715 | cluera@hawaii.edu

Sheena Mathews (last names: K, M-R)
Tel: 808.934.2716 | smathews@hawaii.edu

Chelsie Rapoza (last names: H-J, L, S-Z)
Tel: 808.934.2717 | rapozac@hawaii.edu

Mari Giel, MHRM, Coordinator/Counselor
HawCC-Manono, Bldg 388 #106
Tel: 808.934.2725 | marigiel@hawaii.edu
Hāʻawi Kōkua Center Website

Craig Mitchell, Coordinator
HawCC-Manono, Bldg 379A #3
Tel: 808.934.2689 | myhinet@hawaii.edu
HINET Website

Learning/Testing Services in Honokaʻa
Tel: 808.775.8890 | nherc@hawaii.edu
Kō Education Center Website

Kate De Soto, LCSW, MH Therapist
HawCC-Manono, Hale Aloha #110
Tel: 808.934.2706 | mwpd@hawaii.edu
MWPD Website

Manono Campus, Bldg 379 #1A
Tel: 808.934.2720 | Fax: 808.934.2721
Career and Job Development Center Website

Erin Low, Educational Specialist
Tel: 808.258.3871 | erinlow@hawaii.edu
Kūlia Support Project Website

Warren “Wailani” Walker, Counselor
HawCC-Manono, Bldg 379A
Tel: 808.934.2702 | warrenwa@hawaii.edu
Veterans Support Website

Carrie Kuwada Phipps
Educational Specialist
Tel: 808.969.8808 | carriekp@hawaii.edu
University Center, West Hawai'i Website

Helpful Mobile Apps and Sites

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Helpful Tip #1 CONNECT

Visit your instructors during office hours or gather with classmates to form a study group. Meet with student services staff to learn how you can achieve your goals. Ask tons of questions. Everyone wants to help. Let them.

Campus Resources

Hale Kea Advancement and Testing Center
HawCC-Manono, Bldg 387
Tel: 808.934.2540 | halekea@hawaii.edu

I Ola Hāloa Center for Hawaiʻi Life Styles
HawCC-Manono, Bldg 380 #34
Computer Lab, Mentoring, Workshops, Tutoring - ʻŌlelo/Kapuahi/Hula/Hawaiian Studies/Cultural Arts
Tel: 808.934.2600 | ioh@hawaii.edu

Pālamanui Library/Learning Center
HawCC-Pālamanui, Kaliko Bldg
Tutoring, Testing, and Placement Services
Tel: 808.969-8830

University of Hawaiʻi Hilo

Bookstore
Tel: 808.932.7394 | hilobook@hawaii.edu

Edwin H. Mookini Library
Resources & Services: eBooks/Journals/Media/News
Tel: 808.932.7286 | mookini@hawaii.edu

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Helpful Tip #2 Make A Friend

Introduce yourself to your classmates and get to know them. It helps to share an experience with others.

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Helpful Tip #3 Attend a Workshop

Your success depends on your attitude and level of commitment. Tap into your creativity, learn strategies for success, or network to find new career pathways.

Pālamanui Staff

Dana Aina
Coordinator / Academic Counselor
Ēlama Project
Tel: 808.969.8865 | aina808@hawaii.edu

Pearla Haalilio
Student Services Specialist
Tel: 808.969.8824 | haalilio@hawaii.edu

Ian Hirakawa
Academic Advisor (all majors)
Tel: 808.969.8816 | ian31@hawaii.edu

Wendy Medeiros
Office Assistant III
808.969.8816 | wendymed@hawaii.edu

Katherine “Kawehi” Nguyen
College Readiness & Retention Facilitator
Early College / Running Start
Tel: 808.969.8820 | kknguyen@hawaii.edu

Carrie Kuwada Phipps
Educational Specialist
University Center, West Hawai'i
Serving All of Hawai'i Island
Tel: 808.969.8808 | carriekp@hawaii.edu

Position Vacant (To be announced)
Academic Counselor (all majors)