Update: First Malama ‘Aina day is this Sept. 21

The Kupu Ka Wai Council, Nā Papa Hawaiʻi, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, and TRIO-SSS have announced the schedule for this semester’s four Mālama ʻĀina Days this semester:

Friday, Sept 21: Kumuola Foundation, Mānoa Valley
Saturday, Oct 6: Nuhi-Panaʻewa Loʻi, Kahana Valley
Friday, Oct 19: Ulupō Heiau, Kailua
Saturday, Nov 17: Kaʻalaea Koa Farm, Kāneʻohe

Everyone in the HonCC community is welcome to participate in these work day, which are a great service learning opportunity.

RSVPs are required and everyone may sign up by going to our Google Form at https://tinyurl.com/MADFall2018.

If you have any questions you may call the Hawaiian Center at 844-2345 or email them at hulilik@hawaii.edu.

Hawaii CCʻs among the best in nation

A national survey has found that Hawaii’s community college system was ranked in the top 20. Hawaii checked in at No. 15

The personal finance website WalletHub selected a sample of 715 schools from the list of member institutions in the American Association of Community Colleges. The survey evaluated the schools based on three key dimensions, including: cost and financing, education outcomes and career outcomes.

The Aloha State’s ranking is down compared to last year, when the state placed 11th on WalletHub’s list, however, the site told Pacific Business News it discourages direct comparisons to previous years as the study’s methodology has been updated.

The three states ranked highest in the 2018 study were South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. The three states at the bottom were West Virginia, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

The highest-ranking community college in Hawaii was Kauai Community College (No. 139 out of 715), Honolulu Community College (No. 202), Kapiolani Community College (No. 220), Hawaii Community College (No. 452), Leeward Community College (No. 459) and Windward Community College (No. 471).