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A Piece of Heaven at Building 27

Over the past few years Cosmetology instructor, Phil Hervas (Mr. Phil), has transformed Building 27 into a garden showplace through his passion, commitment and a substantial investment of personal time and care. Mr. Philʻs project began as an effort to discourage... Continue Reading →

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Community Colleges Announce UH Transfer Days

By Big Island Now February 7, 2018, 2:30 PM HST (Updated February 7, 2018, 11:33 AM) University of Hawaiʻi community college students have just received letters offering an auto-admission option to attend a four-year UH campus in the fall. These... Continue Reading →

Children’s Garden at Keiki Hauʻoli

In the fall of 2017 the Honolulu Community College children’s center, Keiki Hauʻoli, held an ‘Ōhana Work Day to spruce up the center’s outdoor environment. Families assisted in moving over 2,000 pounds of compost materials into the Keiki Hauʻoli Playground... Continue Reading →

HonCC Celebrates Its 98th Birthday

On February 2, 1920 the Territorial Trade School of Kapālama opened its doors in the buildings of the Old Chinese Hospital (near what is today the trades complex). The then Territorial Trade School that started with 42 students in hand-me-down... Continue Reading →

Greenhouse Garden

Po‘i Nā Nalu, the Hulili Ke Kukui Center and the Honolulu Community College Botany program have teamed up to revitalize the campus greenhouse and its surrounding garden. The emphasis of this project is propagating native and Polynesian introduced plant species... Continue Reading →

Moana and MELE

“WEEEEEHAAAAA!” exclaims Kaipu Baker, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa sophomore who voices the character Maui in the Hawaiian language version of Disney’s Moana. The movie, a collaboration of five UH programs, is spearheaded by the Academy for Creative Media... Continue Reading →

Honolulu CC Children’s Center Earns Reaccreditation

Honolulu Community College's Keiki Hauʻoli Childrenʻs Center was recently reaccredited for five years by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Nationally only 8% of all programs in the nation meet the rigorous standards set forth by... Continue Reading →

Honolulu CC Students Place 4th in Construction Management Competition

Congratulations to the Honolulu Community College Team who placed 4th at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS) in the Associate Programs category at the International Residential Construction Management Competition in Orlando, Florida in early January. The... Continue Reading →

The Garden that Fuels the Diesel Program

In August 2015 Diesel Professor Bobby Salvatierra, along with his students and colleagues, started a garden that is now flourishing and provides shade for the Diesel faculty, staff, students and their visitors.   The Diesel Program’s garden has slowed evaporation... Continue Reading →

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