Hawaii community college system marks 50th anniversary

Published On: Mar 18 2014 09:00:00 AM HST

Hundreds gathered to commemorate the University of Hawaii Community College System on its 50th anniversary.

HONOLULU -

Hundreds gathered to commemorate the University of Hawaii Community College System on its 50th anniversary.

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Each of the seven community colleges provided hands-on activities and presentations showcasing what their campus has to offer. That included a fashion show by students from Honolulu Community College, a robot demo by Kapiolani Community College and a culinary display from Maui College.

State lawmakers and Gov. Neil Abercrombie were there to show their support.

"What the law did back in 1964 was create that opportunity for anyone to be able to go on to higher education, reap those benefits. As a result, we have a better Hawaii," said John Morton, Vice President of Community Colleges, UH System.

Tuesday's events coincide with Education Week at the state capitol.

On Wednesday, coffee hour with state lawmakers will be held. Students from nearly two dozen schools across the state will meet with legislators to "talk story" and learn about the legislative process.

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