Ka La staff writer
This article was published in the Ka La’s April/May 2014 printed edition.
Booths were set up by the Cosmetology program, the Fire Science Dept., Small Vessel Fabrication and Repair Program, Ka La, Student Life & Development, and Early Childhood Education for the seniors to get information and hands-on experience.
Jennifer Naguwa, the Gear Up College and Career Readiness Program manager said “the purpose of this event is to help seniors apply to college and to take them into the next step into enrolling in college.” Naguwa earned her BA in Marketing and Management at UH Manoa in 2006.
Roosevelt senior Raime Aake was amazed by the campus. “I like the campus—it’s big and I had no clue the Berlin Wall was right here,” she said, “I learned about the many programs HCC has to offer, and I am interested in Aviation.”
The event is just one part of an on-going agressive recruitment program at Honolulu CC.
The plan outlines a number of specific strategies to increase our numbers from that population, which will help increase our overall enrollment.
Honolulu CC is working more closely with counselors at several high schools to implement a number of activities that will bring counselors as well as students to the College campus (e.g., a “Counselors on Campus” day; reinstating something like HS2HCC; coordinating campus tours.
Its offices are located on the ground floor of Building 2, just around the corner from the book store.