Nov 20, 2013

Workshop: UH Common Scholarship Application (12/04)

Workshop flyer
Representatives from the UH System Financial Aid Office are coming to KCC to conduct a workshop on the 2014-15 UH Common Scholarship Application, which becomes available on December 1, 2013

At this workshop, you will receive hands-on assistance with completing this online scholarship application, which may qualify you to be considered for over 50 different scholarships! That's nearly $100,000 in scholarship money just for Kauai CC students!!

Wednesday, December 4th
10am-11am, or 12pm-1pm
Room: BUS 111

Seats are LIMITED so call 245-8360 to reserve your space NOW!

Come prepared to complete the application by doing the following:
  • If you've never applied before, create an account:
  • Write a personal statement that includes your career and educational goals
  • Get the name and email address of at least two (2) recommenders 
Can't make this date? They'll be back for another workshop on February 12, 2014. Save the Date!

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Rebecca Yund at 245-8383 at least 10 business days prior.

Workshop flyer (Adobe pdf)

Posted by:
Rebecca Yund

Nov 18, 2013

KCC Students Model Leadership in Building a Sustainable Living Garden Island Community

Since announcing, in 2008, sustainable living as a major focus of teaching, learning and service to the Garden Island community, Kaua`i CC has developed courses where students have the opportunity to learn new skills that will help them to secure green professions. Under the guidance of the College`s Ho`ouluwehi: The Sustainable Living Institute of Kaua`i, like-minded faculty have joined forces to build awareness and engage students as leading contributors of a green Kaua`i.

Students celebrate the completion of the post and pier footings for the project.  Left to Right:  Chadwick Corpuz, Daniel Andres, Camille Pak Chong, Billy Valmosu, instructor Duke Lang, David Lucero, Efren Yanos, Ho`ouluwehi Director Eric Knutzen, Angelito Palaroan, (not shown:  Yoshi Erakdrik)

KCC students in the College’s sustainable living affordable house construction classes, being taught by instructor Duke Lange, apply their skills toward completing an affordable housing prototype for Kaua`i. A 40-foot high-top shipping container is being repurposed to become a green, affordable living home. Completion of the project is scheduled to take place Fall 2014.

Students roll out the latest recycling stations on campus.   Left to Right:  Student Sustainability President Michael Estes, VC for Administrative Services Brandon Shimokawa, Angelito Palaroan, Ho`ouluwehi Director Eric Knutzen, Camille Pak Chong, instructor James Trujillo, and Daniel Andres

Facilities Engineering courses, being taught by instructor James Trujillo, have been an integral part of increasing recycling initiatives.  The best place to begin is at the KCC home, where students recently installed recycling bins around campus for paper, plastic and glass.  Already, awareness has grown and the reduction of KCC’s carbon footprint at has become a shared way of life.

written collaboratively by Eric Knutzen with Cammie Matsumoto 

Transfer Discussion Panel with Alumni (11/27)

Thinking about transferring someday? Come get advice from students who have been through the process.

KCC is bringing back some awesome graduates who have transferred to UH-Manoa, UH-Hilo, and UH-West Oahu! Come "talk story" and get your questions answered. We’ll also have information on distance education and transfer advising.

Life After Transfer: Alumni Transfer Discussion Panel 
Wednesday, November 27th 
One Stop Center (OSC) Lobby 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served

At this event, you may also sign up to be in the new Alumni Transfer Mentoring Program. Think of another question after the event? You can email or call your mentor.

Event flyer (Adobe pdf)

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, contact Rebecca Yund (245-8383) at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Posted by:
Rebecca Yund