Honolulu Community College was able to raise $168,000 in a few months, surpassing its goal of $100,000 by December 31, in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary.
“We are so grateful that our 100-year milestone energized our community and resulted in significant new support for our students and faculty,” said Honolulu CC Interim Chancellor Karen C. Lee. “Together, we are building a lasting foundation for innovative projects that will enrich our students’ learning experience and allow them to thrive after graduation.”
Founded in 1920, Honolulu CC is the oldest community college in Hawaiʻi with a strong liberal arts program enabling students to seamlessly transfer to a four-year university, plus more than 20 career and technical education programs in a wide range of in-demand fields. The college also offers several non-credit programs, including the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, and hosts the largest apprenticeship program in the state.
Ritchie Mudd, a local construction industry veteran and long-time supporter of Honolulu CC, established a new Honolulu CC Building and Construction Trades Fund.
“I’m honored to support Honolulu CC faculty and staff with access to state-of-the-art equipment, innovative projects, scholarship, and professional development opportunities in the building and construction trade programs,” said Mudd. “We need to support our local students so they can get educated here and stay in Hawaiʻi.”
Over the past 100 years, Honolulu CC has transformed thousands of lives by awarding tens of thousands of degrees and certificates and offering a vast array of non-credit and apprenticeship courses. Through it all, its mission to provide accessible and high-quality education and training opportunities to current and future generations of Hawaiʻi is unwavering.