UHCC kicks off 50th anniversary with ‘College Day’

Hawaii’s community colleges gathered Tuesday for “College Day” at the State Capitol.

The event kicks off a year-long celebration of activities and events to commemorate the University of Hawaii 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 Hawaii. “We’re very thankful to all the people, businesses and community friends for their support without whom these achievements would not be possible.”

College Day featured 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.

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, Hawaii CC, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • April 4, 2014 – 2014 Health E Fair, Kapiolani CC, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • April 5, 2014 – Paliku Arts Festival, Windward CC, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • April 5, 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, Hawaii 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 Hoolaulea, 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, Kapiolani CC
  • Nov. 14, 2014 – UHCC 50th Anniversary Celebration, Pomaikai Ballrooms (at Dole Cannery – Iwilei)

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