Andre Wang is not your typical college student. This 16 year old plans to graduate on his seventeenth birthday walking across the Waikiki Shell stage at the 2016 HonCC commencement ceremony on May 13. Homeschooled since the 2nd grade along with his sister Kaila, who is a 2014 HonCC Liberal Arts alumna, Andre hopes to attend the United States Military Academy West Point to study nuclear engineering.

West Point Photo
Andre with his sister Kaila at the U.S. Navel Academy.

As a thirteen year old he entered Honolulu’s dual enrollment program, has adapted well to college life, and is currently the Vice President of Fundraising Projects for Honolulu’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter. “I have enjoyed the welcoming environment here at Honolulu CC. I didn’t want to be treated differently because of my age. Everyone has treated me as an equal,” Wang shares. “The faculty devote their time to helping students succeed.”

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm in the Norman W.H. Loui Conference Center the students of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society/Alpha Kappa Iota Chapter held their Fall 2015 Induction Ceremony.

The HonCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapter has a long 30-year history of recognizing students’ academic excellence and encouraging them along their academic and career pathways.  Some notable Phi Theta Kappa alumni work right here at the College. They include:

Laura Spring Buche-Ong (Early Childhood Education)

Jenalyn Camagong (Business Office)

Guy Fo (Construction Management)

Karen So Yeun Gay (Fashion Technology)

Cherl Kina (PCATT)

Connie Montero (Information Technology)

Lee Ann Pacleb (Counseling)

Patrick Tanaka (Information Technology)

Cindy Yang (Business Office)

“The Induction Ceremony is a joyful celebration honoring the academic achievements of our students.  This year the chapter is celebrating its 30th Anniversary,” shares Lena Low, Associate Professor and long time PTK advisor.