graduation

Hawai`i Community College is 70 Years Old!

May 22, 2011

It’s that time of year when I get to show off my students and colleagues as we gathered for the 2011 graduation. This time Hawai`i Community College celebrated 70 years of existence! It’s impossible to describe everything that went on. This particular graduation ceremony was for the West Campus of Hawai`i Community College where I […]

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Making Kihei

May 18, 2011

In preparation for our 70th Anniversary as Hawai`i Community College, faculty and staff have been making personal kihei to wear for the celebration. A kihei is a rectangular cloak, traditionally tapa, tied in a knot over one shoulder. You will see them being worn in my next post about the 2011 graduation ceremonies. One of […]

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Why I Love Teaching In A Community College!

April 23, 2011

Sharing what I’ve learned along the way, knowing that some might never “get it”, but those who do will be ready to take that knowledge to the next level; Finding new ways to present old material that will make it more relevant to today’s young people; Watching students struggle to understand a new concept in […]

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West Hawaii Graduation

May 22, 2010

  This is the largest graduating class I’ve seen since I started teaching at the West Campus of the Hawai`i Community College. When the economy is down, and people are losing jobs, or wanting to improve their chances of being hired, the return to college is inevitable. All the classes seem to be flooded with […]

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Graduation Honors

May 16, 2009

click here for larger image NATASHA   One of the highlights of the school year for both students and faculty is graduation. For many of our young people here in Hawai`i, they may be the first person in their family to ever get beyond high school, if that far. It’s a highly emotional time, especially […]

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