Hawaiian Center

The Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values. The Center’s array of comprehensive services strengthens the college’s educational programs and enables students of Hawaiian ancestry to succeed in their academic, career and individual endeavors.

Staff: Kahale Saito, Counselor (845-9112, fsaito@hawaii.edu)

Po‘i Na Nalu (Where The Wave Breaks)

The Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP) is a grant funded program providing students with invaluable support services encompassing college and career development, referral services, cooperative education, student stipends opportunities, peer assisted gateway courses (i.e. Technical Math, Physics, and English), transfer connections to four year degree career paths, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

Website: www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/nalu

Staff: Ka‘iulani Akamine (845-9176, gakamine@hawaii.edu)

‘IKE (Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering)

‘IKE is a UH system, six-campus collaboration, that creates a pre-engineering pathway at the community colleges. Through a series of summer programs, students will engage in math-intensive courses, engineering design/build activities, educational and cultural huaka‘i (field trips).

Staff: Tasha Kawamata Ryan (845-9108, tkawamat@hawaii.edu)