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Kapi‘olani Community College is an extremely special place because we are named after Queen Julia Na-pela-kapu-o-Kakaʻe Kapi‘olani. The Queenʻs motto is Kūlia i ka Nu’u, Strive for your Highest, which can be felt through the words in our podcast. Kuilei Courageous Conversations hosted by Kapi‘olani Community College’s Kuilei Outreach Program is a series of talks and interviews around students success through the lens of our students, staff, and faculty. We will cover topics around our outstanding community of students and employees, the application process, how to finance college, and other exciting highlights that make Kapi‘olani Community College the place to Kūlia i ka nuʻu, strive for your highest. We truly appreciate the opportunity to share what we have to offer. Check us out at www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu. Mahalo.

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Kapi‘olani Community College is an extremely special place because we are named after Queen Julia Na-pela-kapu-o-Kakaʻe Kapi‘olani. The Queenʻs motto is Kūlia i ka Nu’u, Strive for your Highest, which can be felt through the words in our podcast. Kuilei Courageous Conversations hosted by Kapi‘olani Community College’s Kuilei Outreach Program is a series of talks and interviews around students success through the lens of our students, staff, and faculty. We will cover topics around our outstanding community of students and employees, the application process, how to finance college, and other exciting highlights that make Kapi‘olani Community College the place to Kūlia i ka nuʻu, strive for your highest. We truly appreciate the opportunity to share what we have to offer. Check us out at www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu. Mahalo.

    Kapiʻo News: Meet the Staff Writers...AND THEY ARE HIRING!

    Kapiʻo News: Meet the Staff Writers...AND THEY ARE HIRING!

    Kapiʻolani Community College provides opportunities for students to test their leadership opportunities. There are no complicated requirements, just the willingness to explore beyond one's comfort zone and try new things. In this episode we talk story with the Kapiʻo News Staff Writers, Cameron Enomoto, Juri Dagio, and Shawna Takaki. In this episode they talk about interesting interviews, getting involved, and most importantly, personal growth. This interview was bittersweet because all three...

    • 33 min
    Kapi'olani CC Student Congress: December 2023

    Kapi'olani CC Student Congress: December 2023

    We close out 2023 with Kapi‘olani Community College's Student Congress who are the official channel between the students and the College's Administration. In this episode we learn from Kimberly Song - President, Zachary Gibson - Vice President, Ratana Kim - Secretary, Maria Schmitz - Communications Officer and Martino Koo - Treasurer, the AMAZING things they have accomplished in 2023. They are truly the voice of our students and will go above and beyond to make ...

    • 52 min
    Where Are They Going? Making The Most Out Of Life From Japan to Australia to Hawai'i (Liberal Arts)

    Where Are They Going? Making The Most Out Of Life From Japan to Australia to Hawai'i (Liberal Arts)

    One of the many traits of a successful student is the willingness to push beyond their comfort zone. This couldn't be more true for International students. They have to learn a new language, new culture, new educational system, and a new way of life. In this episode we have soon-to-be-graduate, Fall 2023 to be exact, Kiri Yoshida sharing her successes and challenges as she ends one chapter in her life while preparing for a new one. We also have a guest co-host Mr. Shawn Yacavone, Academic Sup...

    • 45 min
    Where Are They Now? Challenges Help You Level Up (Hospitality & Tourism Degree)

    Where Are They Now? Challenges Help You Level Up (Hospitality & Tourism Degree)

    Thank you for tuning into another Kuilei Courageous Conversations podcast. In this wonderful episode, we talk story with Ohana Waikiki East by Outrigger General Manager, Mrs. Kiana Beimes. This honors graduate from Kapiʻolani Community College's Hospitality and Tourism Program (she also won an Outstanding Student award...just sayin') provides FABULOUS insight on what it means to take on challenges, face your fears, reframe obstacles, and to stay humble. We were also joined by Kapiʻolani CC&nb...

    • 56 min
    Where Are They Going? Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable (Hospitality & Tourism)

    Where Are They Going? Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable (Hospitality & Tourism)

    The Kuilei Outreach Program Team is Alfie and Sheldon (me). When we are out in the community, it is quite common to hear folks say "I am not college ready" or "I don't think college is for me." What they don't realize is EVERYONE has what it takes to be successful. In this episode we have Jim Gabriel Vergara, Lunalilo Scholar and Farrington HS graduate who is about to complete his Associate Degrees...yes, TWO DEGREES, in Hospitality & Tourism. Listen to how this young man navigated throug...

    • 54 min
    Where Are They Now? Be Patient With Yourself And Be Open To Opportunities (Nursing Degree)

    Where Are They Now? Be Patient With Yourself And Be Open To Opportunities (Nursing Degree)

    We always encourage students to dream big with the understanding that they need to put in 100% effort. This means setting priorities and embracing possibly a long list of sacrifices required to achieve these goals. In this episode, we learn from Kapiʻolani CC graduate, Vanessa Joy Ubante, RN at Queenʻs Medical Center in Honolulu, about her journey to become a Nurse. She provides some amazing insights on what it means to be resilient and determined.Please share widely!Original music by Jo...

    • 58 min

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