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UHMC Offers Free Book & College Advising for Adult Learners

Kahului, HI — October 27, 2014 — Interested in moving your career forward, exploring a different field, or earning an academic degree or short-term certificate? If you’re a Maui County resident and answered yes to any of those questions, the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at the University of Hawai`i Maui College is a great place to start. For a limited time, the EOC is offering free copies of 100 Things Every Adult College Student Needs to Know, a comprehensive overview of the steps needed to start your academic journey.
“We’re getting into the full-swing of college fair season for high school seniors, but we want everyone to realize that the EOC is here to support adult students too,” said Mona Stevenson, EOC representative. “A lot of times parents deferred their own dream to provide for their family, and many Maui County residents are holding down more than one job just to make ends meet. But there are many high-wage, rewarding careers here in Maui if you have the qualifications and skills.”
According to the “55 by ‘25” campaign, by 2020, 70 percent of jobs in Hawai‘i will require some college. And if that isn’t reason enough, on average college graduates earn $1 million more over their lifetime than those who don’t graduate.
“The EOC can help with advising, filling out applications and financial aid paperwork, and finding scholarships for any school, not just UH Maui College,” added Stevenson. “It’s a great, free resource for our community.”
EOC is a federally-funded college admissions program that helps Maui County adults and college-ready high school seniors get into college on Maui or elsewhere. Services are free and include college admissions advising and help finding money for college through federal financial aid and […]

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Open Mic Nights at UH Maui College 10/23 & 11/20!

Kahului, HI — October 20, 2014 — Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawai’i – Maui College Thursday October 23, 6 – 9 pm, Student Lounge. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, All ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui.
“So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and is not for family.” says Karyn Sarring faculty advisor to the Music Club. “We wanted to showcase all the different talents in our community.”
Next open mic will be November 20th which will include a performance by the UH-MC Chorus.
Please e-mail sarring@hawaii.edu or call 808 205-1241 for any information.

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Open Mic Nights at UH Maui College 10/23 & 11/20!

Kahului, HI — October 20, 2014 — Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawai’i – Maui College Thursday October 23, 6 – 9 pm, Student Lounge. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, All ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui.
“So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and is not for family.” says Karyn Sarring faculty advisor to the Music Club. “We wanted to showcase all the different talents in our community.”
Next open mic will be November 20th which will include a performance by the UH-MC Chorus.
Please e-mail sarring@hawaii.edu or call 808 205-1241 for any information.

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Hokoana appointed UH Maui College chancellor

Lui Hokoana
At a meeting on October 16 on Maui, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Lui Hokoana as chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s. His appointment begins on December 1, 2014.
Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1991 and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West Oʻahu since 2013. He also served as associate vice president for student affairs for UH System, vice chancellor of student affairs at Windward Community College and director for various programs at UH Maui College.
Hokoana has secured more than $20 million in county, state, federal and private funds to support various UH systemwide initiatives that have contributed to unprecedented enrollment growth, financial aid access, service to underrepresented groups and overall student success. He was named State Manager of the Year by the State of Hawaiʻi in 2011.

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Hokoana appointed UH Maui College chancellor

Lui Hokoana
At a meeting on October 16 on Maui, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Lui Hokoana as chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s. His appointment begins on December 1, 2014.
Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1991 and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West Oʻahu since 2013. He also served as associate vice president for student affairs for UH System, vice chancellor of student affairs at Windward Community College and director for various programs at UH Maui College.
Hokoana has secured more than $20 million in county, state, federal and private funds to support various UH systemwide initiatives that have contributed to unprecedented enrollment growth, financial aid access, service to underrepresented groups and overall student success. He was named State Manager of the Year by the State of Hawaiʻi in 2011.

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Hokoana recommended as new UH Maui College chancellor

Lui Hokoana
Lui Hokoana has been recommended to the Board of Regents to be the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s chancellor. The selection of the next chancellor for UH Maui College is subject to final approval by the full Board of Regents at its next meeting on October 16, 2014.
Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1991 and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West Oʻahu since 2013. He also served as associate vice president for student affairs for UH System, vice chancellor of student affairs at Windward Community College and director for various programs at UH Maui College.
Hokoana has secured more than $20 million in county, state, federal and private funds to support various UH systemwide initiatives that have contributed to unprecedented enrollment growth, financial aid access, service to underrepresented groups and overall student success. He was named State Manager of the Year by the State of Hawaiʻi in 2011.
Hokoana earned a doctorate of education degree from the University of Southern California. He received a master’s degree in communications from UH Mānoa and bachelor’s degree in political science from UH Hilo.
(story courtesy of UH News)

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UHMC Music Club to Host 2nd Open Mic Night 9/25

Kahului, HI — September 18, 2014 — Love to sing, play an instrument, act, dance, hula, perform slam poetry, magic tricks, stand-up comedy, or karaoke?

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UHMC Engineering Students Help Launch Rocket

Wallops Island, VA – June 28 – UH Maui College ECET/ET students, Dominic Agabin and Derric Torricer attended the Rockon 2014 workshop on June 21

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New GIS Certificate Program Offers Hi-Tech Training

Kahului, HI — July 1, 2014 — Starting this August, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College and Kaua‘i Community College will offer two accelerated, eight-week

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Free Guitar Concert July 25th at UHMC

Kahului, HI — July 9, 2014 — A trio of virtuoso guitarists are set to perform a free noon concert at UH Maui College on

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