WhiteRabbit this May 15th


RoxyOTM is at it again with another WhiteRabbit!



Come down for another night this upcoming May 15th of hopping weird fun at the Republik as WhiteRabbit pumps the night away with DJ Tittahbyte and DJ SuperCW,.







Also the event will be having another fashion show with Honolulu Community College’s very own Fashion and Technology designer graduate, Alexander Propios who will be showcasing his designs “Street Bangers”.


Doors open at 10P.M.

18-20 $10-21+ $5 (Prices IMG_6104may increase after 11P.M.)

Fashionable attire and costumes encouraged.










(Photos taken by HCC student Alyssa Baligad at April’s WhiteRabbit event)

Graduation ceremonies are Friday, May 16

graduatiesHonolulu Community College will hold its spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 16 at the Waikiki Shell.
The ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.  Those planning to attend are advised to get there early because parking in the area is very limited.
And if you know people who are graduating from other UH schools this semester, here’s a list of commencement activities around the state.

Saturday, May 9

UH West Oʻahu
Time: 9 a.m.
Location:UH West Oʻahu Lower Courtyard

Friday, May 15

Hawaiʻi Community College (East Hawaiʻi)
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Kapiʻolani Community College
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Kauaʻi Community College
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Vidinha Stadium Read more

Students shine at Pele Awards

Kevin Tumbaga took top honors at the recent Pele Awards for advertising
Kevin Tumbaga took top honors at the recent Pele Awards for advertising

Honolulu Community College’s communication arts students in Honolulu Community College’s communication arts program  took top honors in the student category at the annual   Pele Awards for advertising last month in Honolulu.
Kevin Tumbaga won Best of Show in the student category for his logo campaign “Street Eats”.  Silver and bronze were also awarded to HonCC students.
Honolulu CC Communication Arts alumnus, Jason Suapaia, owner of 1013 Integrated Branding, was also honored at the Pele Awards with the coveted Ad Man of the Year award. Suapaia credited the Honolulu CC program and his instructors with giving him the foundational knowledge he needed to jump-start his career in graphic design.
“I am so incredibly proud of my students. They consistently produce high quality, professional grade work,” says Sandra Sanpei, professor of Honolulu’s communication arts program.

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iCAN: Getting students ready for the workplace

Honolulu Community College will graduate its first iCAN class of 10 students Thursday, May 7.
The students completed a series of Individualized Career Achievement Network workshops to improve their reading, writing, math and workplace skills. The national program  has been recognized as an effective strategy for certifying workplace skills and predicting workplace success.  Over one million certificates have been issued and more than 40 states have statewide or regional certificate programs.
“Many of the students had low employment prospects before this class. Their English and math skills needed to be improved and most of them were lacking the confidence to pursue their goals,” said Steven Auerbach, Director of Continuing Education at Honolulu Community College.
One student in particular, Robert Hartman Jr., always felt embarrassed by the difficulties he had in school but since attending iCAN regularly he says he has found so many reasons to keep trying.
“I have a strong desire to go to college. As long as I get to wake up every day I need to do my  best and be productive. You’re never too old to learn,” Robert explained.  He plans to pursue a college degree in aircraft or diesel mechanics.
The next iCAN class begins on May 18 and registration is ongoing. Contact Honolulu Community College Office of Continuing Education at (808) 845-9296, or by email at honcet@hawaii.edu.