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Happy Holidays from Hawai'i Community College


Happiest of holidays to the Hawai‘i Community College alumni ‘ohana. 

photo of rachelWe are very close to the end of the fall 2021 semester, and I’m happy to report that our students and the College as a whole continue to learn, grow and succeed amid the challenges of the pandemic. 

Alumni Profile: For Sally Ancheta, Hawai‘i CC was the start of a comeback story

When Sally Ancheta walked onto the Hawai'i Community College campus to join a job readiness training program in 1992, she had no idea how big a step it was. But as it turned out, it was the start of a transition out of poverty and domestic abuse into a thriving higher education journey, family and career. 

Auto Body Repair and Painting students help make a wish come true

A 17-year-old Kurtistown resident who suffers from kidney disease and complications from treatment had his wish granted by Make-A-Wish Hawaii and a team of partners on Sunday, Dec. 5.

SAVE THE DATE! Ka'ao Student Success Conference Happening January 6

Join us at the Spring 2022 Semester Kick-Off event! Featuring workshops on tips for success, navigating technology, and so much more! Questions? Email

Got to the Zoom link to register.

Resume Workshop Friday, Dec. 3 Will Get You Ready for the Job Market

Join an online Resume Workshop hosted by Hawai'i Community College and learn more how to write a winning resume.

The event takes place Friday, December 3  at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Register here.

English lecturer publishes new novel The Blood of Bones

Hawai‘i Community College English lecturer Nathan McQueen has a new novel out this month that is described as a “mythic, coming-of-age tale that speaks to the struggles of humanity across cultural boundaries.” 

Titled The Blood of Bones, the novel’s main character is Tesfahun, a boy who is a member of an ancient tribe in Ethiopia “untouched by modern civilization.”

Pālamanui Campus Preserve will be an 'outdoor laboratory' and help conserve endangered dryland forest

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is gaining a 706-acre forest preserve next door to campus that will be an important outdoor learning area for students and the community. 

Free Digital Readiness Classes Available in November

Hawai'i Community College's EDvance Office will offer free Digital Readiness courses in November. See the flyer above for details.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid at virtual event on December 2

Scholarships and financial aid can help pay for college. But how can you tap into these sources of money?

Learn how at the “Scholarship Live!” virtual event on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. 

>>>Event Flyer

Hawai‘i Community College staff will walk you through the scholarship application process and assist you with writing your personal statement. You can also learn about financial aid and scholarship resources and opportunities.