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New Zealand Wedding Dress Designer Visits FT Students

The HonCC Faculty and Staff pride themselves on bringing the “real world” into the classroom via guest speakers. The Fashion Technology (FT) students were provided with such an experience when Jules Bly, a wedding dress designer from New Zealand, visited... Continue Reading →

Pioneering Women of U.S. Aeronautics

Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in August 1918, Katherine Johnson went from being a girl who loved to count everything to a woman who did mathematical calculations for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the precursor to... Continue Reading →

Arthur P. “Smokestack” Hardy

In honor of February being Black History Month, we would like to share the story of Smokestack Hardy with you. Arthur P. “Smokestack” Hardy was a black man who had a passion for fire history. Hardy dedicated his life to... Continue Reading →

Hiram Rhodes Revels: Political Pioneer

On January 20, 1870 Hiram Rhodes Revels (1827 – 1901) was the first African American elected to the United States Senate. Revels was born in Fayette, NC on September 27, 1827 to free parents. He was able to receive an... Continue Reading →

Handcrafted Copper Roses for Valentine’s Day

Every Valentine deserves a rose that lasts forever. Students from Honolulu Community College’s Sheet Metal and Plastics Technology program continue an annual tradition of crafting a one-of-a-kind Valentines gift that is guaranteed not to fade. The copper roses, popularly known as “forever... Continue Reading →

The History of Black History Month: Dr. Carter G Woodson

Negro History Week, now known as Black History Month, was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in1926. Dr. Woodson (1875 – 1954) was the son of former slaves, who understood the important role that education played in securing and making... Continue Reading →

Happy 97th Birthday Honolulu CC!

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 →

Honolulu CC students place 2nd at Nat’l Home Builders Show

Congratulations to Honolulu Community College Team 1 & Team 2 for placing 2nd and 10th at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show in the Associate Programs category at the International Residential Construction Management Competition in Orlando, Florida... Continue Reading →

Honolulu Community College meets HONOLULU Fashion Week

Honolulu Community College offers two exclusive degree programs in the Community College System – Cosmetology and Fashion Technology.  Both programs, year after year, has produced talent that has gone on to be successful in their respective industries reaching local and national... Continue Reading →

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