KCC Newsletter - Week of April 17


58th Commencement Ceremony

He ‘a‘ali‘i ku makani mai au; ‘a‘ohe makani nana e kula‘i (I am a wind-resisting ‘a‘ali‘i, no gale can push me over). Interim Chancellor Margaret Sanchez, and the graduating class of Kaua‘i Community College cordially invite you to the 58th Annual Commencement, Friday, May 12, 2023. RSVP by May 5. Please contact Thomas Vidinha for more information at [email protected] or 808-245-8283.

Paid Internship Opportunities for Native Hawaiian Students

The Ka'ika'i A'o Workforce & Internship Projects would like to share information about paid internship opportunities offered to Native Hawaiian students attending Kaua'i Community College. The first session will be online via zoom from 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. on April 19. Second session hosted April 21. For more information, please contact Kimi Nagahisa, Career Track Coordinator Email: [email protected] Office: 808-245-8285

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‘Alekoko ‘Āina Academy

Nā Pua No‘eau, Kaua‘i Community College, and Mālama Hulē‘ia presents the 2023 ‘Alekoko ‘Āina Academy. Earn free college credit! We're offering Hawaiian Studies 107 Center of the Pacific (3 credits) this summer at Mālama Hulē‘ia. Open to haumāna (Grade 9-12) and mākua (parents). Learn about the unique aspects of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian culture in relation to the larger Pacific including origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and current issues. Please register by April 30, 2023. For more information, please contact Malia Chun ([email protected]).

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Culinary service: 'Temptations' Menu

Culinary students were tasked with operating their own restaurant and did a wonderful job! Here are a few photos of the dessert, and talented students.


Blook Bank of Hawaii - Kaua`i Blood Drive

When: April 18-20 by appointment.

Where: Sheraton Kaua`i Coconut Beach Resort, Makai Ballroom

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Interview Skills Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 19 @ 12-1 p.m.

Where: LRC 130

Make a lasting impression in your interview. Learn how to ace your interview with a few simple tips.

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Earth Week Kick Off

When: Wednesday, April 19 @ noon

Where: The Ahu

The purpose of this event is to celebrate Earth Day with the students of KCC's Hawaiian Club and the members of the Sustainability Committee. We will begin with Piko at the Ahu at 12:00, followed by food and sustainability-related activities at the Hawaiian Studies Building.

Ho‘olaule‘a no ka Honua, Celebration for the Earth

When: Saturday, April 22 @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Next to the Imu Hale

Celebrate Earth Day with this free 'Ohana Day event to honor people and groups that work to sustain our island's community food systems and improve our long-term sustainability. For more information, please contact Mariah Opalek at [email protected] or 808-245-8395.

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"Siddhartha: Seeker of Truth" a new musical by Music Professor Greg Shepherd

When: May 4-7 and May 11-14

Where: War Memorial Convention Hall

Kauai Community College will present the world premiere of the musical “Siddhartha: Seeker of Truth.” The play tells the story of a young man named Arthur Hope, Jr. who reads the classic novel “Siddhartha” and sets off on his own journey in search of the meaning of life.

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KCC in the News

Wai’ale’ale Project

The Waiʻaleʻale Project has helped nearly 1,000 students from Kaua’i and Ni’ihau — who otherwise would not have gone to college — to successfully navigate the college system with financial assistance, counseling and mentorship.

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