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New law makes Hawai'i CC and all other UH campuses tobacco free

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A new law signed on July 10 (SB 134, Act 160, SLH 2018) makes all University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties tobacco and smoke-free locations. The law includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, vaping apparatus, chewing tobacco and pipes.

Tickets on sale for 20th Annual A Taste of Hilo

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This year marks the 20th Annual "A Taste of Hilo" event, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii (JCCIH). A Taste of Hilo has become a local tradition that showcases dozens of the island’s tastemakers and beverage purveyors each year.

Receive enrollment help and enter to win free tuition at Express Admissions Day, July 18

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Prospective students can receive extra help enrolling at Hawai‘i Community College and also enter to win a tuition award during a campus event in Hilo on Wednesday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hawai‘i CC will host “Express Admissions Day & Registration Dash” to help students enroll for the Fall 2018 semester. The event will be held in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1) at the Manono campus in Hilo.

2nd Annual Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Show Happening July 7

A 1968 Dodge Charger on display last year at the 1st Annual Hawaii Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Show. The car is owned by Kalen Koga, an alumnus of the Hawaii Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Program as well as the Automotive Technology Program. This year's car show show happens Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawai'i CC Manono campus in Hilo.

Hawai‘i Community College will host the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i CC Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Show on Saturday, July 7. The event will open at 10 a.m. with live entertainment on the Hawai‘i CC Manono campus back parking lot in Hilo.

The annual event will showcase a variety of vehicles including race cars, classics, imports, cruisers and trucks. Meet many fellow car enthusiasts from VW Pickers, Hawai’i Classic Cruizers and more. 

The car show is free and open to the public.   

Spring 2018 Dean's List announced

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Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2018 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 following 263 students have attained this distinction. Please join us in congratulating them!

Faculty and staff honored with awards

Annie Bunker, Outstanding Lecturer

Hundreds of Hawai‘i Community College students earn associate degrees and certificates each year, and their success would not be possible without the support of excellent faculty, staff and community partners.

Outstanding Lecturer

PHOTOS: Hundreds of graduates celebrate their success during commencement ceremonies

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About 300 Hawai'i Community College students participated in commencement ceremonies in Hilo and Kona on May 11 and May 12. A total of 675 students graduated from Hawaiʻi CC in the 2017-2018 academic year, an 11 percent increase from spring 2017 and the second highest total ever. The youngest graduate was 17 years old and the oldest was 73. Congratulations to all the graduates! Enjoy these photo galleries of the ceremonies. 


Early College student earns associate degree even before graduating from high school

Craig Okahara-Olsen earned his associate in arts degree from Hawaiʻi Community College a week before earning his high school diploma from Waiākea High School. Okahara-Olsen is the first Hawaiʻi Island student to earn his associate degree through Early College classes taken as a high school student. And he did so with distinction, earning a 4.0 grade-point average in his Hawaiʻi CC classes.