UH Community College System celebrates 50th Anniversary with ‘College Day’

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Hawai’i’s community colleges will be gathering for “College Day” at the Hawai’i State Capitol on March 18, 2014 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., to kick off a year-long celebration of activities and events to commemorate the University of Hawai’i Community College System’s 50th Anniversary.

“As the state’s only open-door entry to affordable, quality higher education, we are extremely proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the community colleges, the vital role these institutions play in the economic and social transformation of the state, and of the potential for greater achievements to come,” says John Morton, vice president for community colleges at the University of Hawai’i. “We’re very thankful to all the people, businesses and community friends for their support without whom these achievements would not be possible.”


UHCC College Day at the State Capitol will feature hands-on activities and presentations by various programs and services offered at the seven community colleges, a fashion show by Honolulu CC fashion design students, and performances by Leeward Community College Chorus. This event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of exhibitors and details, go to uhcc.hawaii.edu/collegeday.

UHCC College Day opens at 9 a.m. with remarks from Governor Neil Abercrombie, Senators Brian Taniguchi and Jill Tokuda, Representative Isaac Choy, UH Interim President David Lassner and UH Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton.  The day culminates with floor presentations of commemorative certificates by the Senate at 11:30 a.m. and the House of Representatives at 12 noon.

Save these Dates! The celebration continues throughout the year with special events at the following campuses, culminating with UHCC 50th Anniversary Celebration gala event on Nov. 14, 2014.

April 4, 2014 – 16th Annual Hilo Culinary Classic, Hawai’i CC, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 4, 2014 – 2014 Health E Fair, Kapi’olani CC, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 5, 2014 – Palikū Arts Festival, Windward CC, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

April 6, 2014 – Movie Under the Stars, Honolulu CC, 6 p.m.

April 8, 2014 – College & Career Fair, Windward CC, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 9, 2014 – College, Career and Job Fair, Leeward CC, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 11, 2014 – Special Events Class Guest Chef Dinner, Leeward CC, 6 to 9 p.m.

April 11-12, 2014 – Earth Fair, Hawai’i CC, Fri. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 12, 2014 – Ka Mole o Na Pua Festival, Leeward CC, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

May 21, 2014 – UH Community Colleges 27th Annual Golf Tournament, UHCC System

June 28, 2014 – 24th Annual Chancellor’s Golf Tournament, UH Maui College

Oct. 4, 2014 – Windward Ho’olaule’ a, Windward CC, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 1, 2014 – Discovery Fair, Leeward CC, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 6, 2014 – Celebrating with Jazz, Kapi’olani CC

Nov. 14, 2014  – UHCC 50th Anniversary Celebration, Pōmaika’i Ballrooms (at Dole Cannery – Iwilei)





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