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HAWAI'I CC COVID-19 INFORMATION
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, personal safety practices are still in effect. Find more information about what you need to do to stay safe, please visit hawaii.hawaii.edu/covid-19.
Introducing Hawai'i Island VISTA Fellows

A message shared on behalf of Chancellors Rachel Solemsaas and Bonnie Irwin

Aloha members of our Hawaiʻi CC and UH Hilo Kauhale,

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our three Hawaiʻi Island Sustainability Initiatives VISTA Fellows:

Human Services Conference April 14th-16th: He Huliau No Ke Au Hou

The Hawai‘i Community College Human Services program is proud to celebrate 33 years since its founding. 

In honor of its success, its instructors and its students past and present, we are pleased to announce the offering of the Human Services Program Virtual Conference. He Huliau No Ke Au Hou, recalling the past to inform the future, is a collective of faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals gathering to inspire the Hawai‘i CC Kauhale.

Mahalo for 80 Years of Community Support

Aloha, 

photo of rachelAs we head into the holiday season, I want to say mahalo for all the community support for Hawai‘i Community College, not only for the past year, but for the past 80 years. 

Celebrate Cultural Connections During Virtual International Education Week Events November 16-19

International Education Week is November 16-19 and features games, trivia, presentations, hosts from around the community, food demonstrations, and fun cultural presentations to help celebrate different cultures.

For pre-recorded videos and links to live zoom events, go to https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/iew2020. 

The events this year have been organized by students in the HOST 261: Meeting, Convention and Event Management class.

'Discover Pālamanui' during online workshops

Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui is pleased to announce a series of online workshops that will be delivered via Zoom in summer 2021 for people interested in learning more about what the Kona campus offers and how to enroll for the Fall 2021 semester. 

The “Discover Pālamanui” workshops kick off Monday, June 21, with an information session about the Early College/Running Start programs. 

Hawai'i CC Updates: A Phased Reopening for Fall 2020

This column appears in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii August 2020 Newsletter.

Aloha,

Hawai‘i Community College is preparing for a safe, successful return to campus and has released its interim Phased Reopening Plan, which reflects the phases in the state of Hawai‘i’s Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience. You can find information about our reopening at the COVID-19 landing page.

Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui Hosts Drive-Through Graduation for Class of 2020

Graduates of the Hawai‘i Community College - Pālamanui campus in Kona celebrated their achievements with a drive-through graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 1.

Innovative Internship Helps Honoka'a Businesses

A new paid internship program in Honokaʻa is bringing together local youth, businesses and innovation coaches in an effort to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.

Hawai'i CC Updates: Getting Ready for Recovery

Note: This column appeared in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii Newsletter.

As the health crisis created by COVID-19 begins to slowly taper and our economy begins to re-open, it’s imperative that as a community we are prepared to help boost the recovery and create a more resilient economy that can better withstand future crises.

JCCIH Newsletter: Hawai'i CC Updates April 2020

This column by Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas was published in the April 2020 edition of the JCCIH's Oshirase.

Aloha,

It’s amazing how our world has been turned upside down in the last several weeks as COVID-19 has thrown our local and global communities for a loop.

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