Overview

Information

The Ke Ala Pono Student Development Program supports the vision and goals of Kīpuka by providing services that support academic success of Native Hawaiian students within an intellectually stimulating and culturally responsive environment.


Support Services Available

Technology Use

  • Designated for use by registered students only.
  • Students must sign the COMPUTER USE AGREEMENT prior to using any of the computers.
  • Terms for computer use are detailed on the agreement.
  • IMPORTANT: (1) Collateral for the laptops must be provided.
    • Student identification cards are preferred.
    • However Passports, driver’s licenses, or State IDs can also be used as collateral.

Peer Mentoring

  • The development of successful study habits
  • Provide guidance and academic support through tutoring, group work, brainstorming, etc.
  • Help student get acclimated to the college environment by "showing them the ropes"
  • Provide support, advice, and encouragement

Tutoring

Subject Areas:
  • ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
  • English & Writing
  • Math & Science

Academic Advising

  • College and career planning
  • Degree pathways mapping
  • Course selection
  • Scholarship / FAFSA support
  • Academic probation advising
  • Academic / Financial aid appeals
  • Transfer support
  • General advising
  • Connecting students to available resources

Kalākaua Technology Lab

Information

The Kalākaua Technology Lab is a supportive learning environment and study area with resources that help to ensure student success. In addition to the availability of Tutors and Peer Mentors, students can utilize the following resources:
Location
PB 10 - 1
Operation Hours
8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. -- Monday - Thursday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. -- Friday

Printing

  • Black & White
  • Color
Students may:
  1. Use Recycled paper
  2. Bring their own paper
  3. Ask Kīpuka staff for paper

Copy Machine

  • Black & White
  • Color
Copies are limited to 5 pages.

NOTE: It is prohibited to copy any copy-written materials (IE: textbooks, journals, pamphlets, etc.)

Binding & Laminating

Quiet Lab

Operation Hours

8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. -- Monday - Friday

Services Offered

Peer Mentorship Program

The Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center - Ke Ala Pono Peer Mentorship Program provides support to new students enrolled in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Students (mentees) that participate in this program will partner with Peer Mentors with comparable backgrounds, majors, and interests. This will be a structured partnership that is designed to help mentees acclimate to this new academic environment. The overall purpose is to support Native Hawaiian student success and retention.

Tutoring


Koa
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
2:00p - 6:00p 2:00p - 6:00p   10:00a - 3:00p  

Hale ʻŌlelo Schedule

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
12:00p - 1:00p   12:00p - 1:00p   12:00p - 1:00p

Scott
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
  8:00a - 12:30p     3:00p - 4:30p

Kiana
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:45a - 10:00a
12:00p - 2:00p
8:00a - 9:30a
12:30p - 2:00p
8:45a - 10:00a
12:00p - 1:30p
3:30p - 6:00p 8:45a - 10:00a
12:00p - 3:00p

Kailey
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 9:00a
2:00 - 6:00p
10:00a - 11:00a
1:00p - 6:00p
8:00a - 9:00a
2:00p - 4:30p
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 11:00a
12:30p - 2:00p
8:00a - 9:00a

Mikiʻala
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
10:00a - 1:00p   10:00a - 1:00p
3:30p - 5:30p
3:00p - 6:00p 10:00a - 1:00p
2:00p - 4:30p

Hale ʻŌlelo Schedule

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
  10:00a - 11:00a   10:00a - 11:00a  

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors
  • Marcy Martinez – Transfer and General advising
 

Overview

The Mālama Kaiāulu Program coordinates culturally relevant community service activities within engaging learning environments. Work sites are located both on and off campus. Student participants can apply accumulated hours to scholarship and course requirements.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Hoʻoleina Ioane
Resident Manager
Email: jaynal@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7060
Fax: (808) 932-7421

 

Overview

Students who transfer into a new school, experience some level of stress as they navigate a different environment, so to help ease this anxiety and address any issues that could cause academic problems, Hoʻokele is designed to support Native Hawaiian students transferring from Hawaii Community College to UH Hilo. This program, offered out of Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, is geared toward supporting these students as they progress toward graduation from University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Hoʻokele students receive personalized academic success coaching and access to services such as tutoring, workshops, and community service opportunities available to all Native Hawaiian students.

Here are the services that Hoʻokele offers transfer students:

  • Summer Bridge (2-day event that provides the tool box youʻll need to tackle the university)
  • Assigned Peer Mentor
  • Personalized Support (Personal, Academic, Career and Financial Aid Advising)
  • Student Development and Career Workshops

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Marcy Martinez
Native Hawaiian Retention and Transfer Specialist
Email: marcyk@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7509
Fax: (808) 932-7421

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Peer Mentors

Isaac

Isaac
Aloha!
I am an Anthropology and Hawaiian Studies major here at UH Hilo. I transferred up from Hawaiʻi CC in Spring 2014. Through experience, I know what it is like to make the transition a little more smooth. I believe we are all students here for prominent reasons… With that, I am super stoked to kōkua and share manaʻo with students who need it, in hopes of academic prosperity for us all! Mahalo!

Candice

Candice
Aloha!
I'm from Wailua, Kauaʻi. Currently I am pursuing a double degree in Hawaiian Studies and Psychology here at UH Hilo. I am a Peer Mentor, at the Hoʻokele Student Transfer Support Program. With my experience in the process of transferring and all the challenges that occur. Along with the experiences of being a UH Hilo student. I understand that it can be stressful. So with that, I am more than glad to help and support you with whatever I can to ensure that together we can achieve our goal.

Laʻa

Laa
My name is Laʻakea stone and i am from Hilo, Hawaiʻi. I am currently a Linguistics major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. I graduated in the spring of 2013 from Hawaiʻi Community College with a Liberal Arts degree. As a product of the transfer process, i realize the many obstacles transfer students are faced with. I also realize how this process can be benefited from and my objective is to capitalize on positives and mitigate any negatives.

Raynell

Raynell
Aloha!
My name Raynell Espaniola and I am the Statistic Tutor and a Peer Mentor at the Hoʻokele Student Transfer Support Program. I graduated with my Associates degree in Liberal Arts in the Spring of 2015 and am currently pursuing my Bachelorʻs degree in Psychology. Through experience, I understand the mental, emotional and physical strain that both transfer students and current UH Hilo students endure, but I also know how much the Hoʻokele staff was there to support me. I want to be that kind of support system for you.

Brian

Brian
Aloha,
Iʻm an Administration of Justice (AJ) and Political Science major here at the UH Hilo. I transferred from Hawaii CC i Fall of 2014 and had helped with a peer mentor name Isaac Pang who guided me through my journey at the UH Hilo. Through experience, I know how it feels to make that change and wants to know whats happening. Well, thats why I am here to help you through your educational journey and I am here at the Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center. We have all the tools here to help you too. Together we can accomplish your journey and hope that your educational experience will be a prosperous one for us all, Mahalo.

Statistics Tutoring

Statistics Tutoring Schedule

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
12:30p - 3:30p 8:00a - 10:45a
3:30p - 5:00p
12:15p - 2:45p 8:00a - 10:45a
3:30p - 5:00p
12:15p - 2:45p

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Overview

The Hale Kanilehua Living and Learning Community is a residential program focusing on the engagement and retention of Native Hawaiian students through academic support, residence hall programming, and culturally based activities. Students participating in living and learning communities, such as Kanilehua, have been found to be more socially and academically engaged and were more likely to continue on to the following year. This program seeks to accommodate 45 University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College students interested in Hawaiian Studies or Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) programs. Students living in Hale Kanilehua benefit from knowledge of cultural practices, promotion of their academic success through services offered by peer mentors and tutors while creating lasting connections with their peers.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Hoʻoleina Ioane
Resident Manager
Email: jaynal@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7060

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Application

Kanilehua LLC Download Kanilehua LLC Flyer

Kanilehua LLC Application 2014-2015
University Housing Department
   Note: The 2 links above are for UH Hilo Students only.
   Log in with your hawaii.edu email account before applying.

Pictures of Facilities

Pictures of Activities

Kanilehua Scholar-in-Residence Program

Description

The Kanilehua Scholar-in-Resident Program invites Hawaiian cultural experts to lecture, teach and demonstrate their expertise and talents as skilled craft persons in various Hawaiian functional arts.

Presenters

Presenter

Flyer

Media

Hanalani Marzan ʻIeʻie Weaving & Innovative Sculpture
Kupeʻe ʻĪlio
Website
Kealiʻi Reichel The Culture of Mele for Wellbeing
Introduction to Kana cord culture
Website
Keola Chan E Hoʻōla I Nā Iwi
Lomilomi
YouTube
Kumulaʻau Sing ʻUlana ʻIe: Presentation
ʻUlana ʻIe: Workshop
YouTube
 

Description of Program

Description of Program

The Kupa ʻĀina Program Summer Bridge Program is a six-week, credit-bearing residential program funded by and in partnership with Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi to increase the representation of local students in Natural Resources and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Pathways. Program participants will enroll in college-level English and Math courses and will be exposed to ‘āina-based learning activities at various Kamehameha Schools learning sites around the island where they will learn about the historical, cultural, and geographical significance of these places, as well as interact with cultural practitioners/informants. In addition, participants will have access to advising, counseling, tutoring and self-development activities to develop skills needed to succeed in their first year of college.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Seniors at Keaʻau and Pāhoa High Schools and Native Hawaiian Based Charter Schools
  • Enrolled in natural resources and/or STEM career pathways
  • Accepted into or planning to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo or Hawaiʻi Community College
 

Description

Description of Program

The Kupa ʻĀina Transfer Bridge Program is a six-week, credit-bearing residential program funded by and in, partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Office of the Chancellor, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, and Kamehameha Schools to increase the representation of Native Hawaiians in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Participants will enroll in selected STEM courses and participate in problem and ‘āina-based applied research activities at various learning sites around the island. In addition, participants will have access to advising, counseling, and tutoring and facilitate activities to develop their leadership and mentoring skills.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Transferring from Hawaiʻi and Kapiʻolani Community Colleges
  • Majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields
  • Accepted into or planning to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in Fall 2016

Requirements to Participate

Students are expected to:

  • Attend an orientation
  • Reside on the UH Hilo campus for six-weeks
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all classes and activities (IS 394: Applied Research, 4 credits)
  • Participate in selected co-curricular activities offered in the evenings and weekends

Required Forms

Students must submit all application materials by the priority deadline of May 15, 2016. All documents received after the priority deadline will have secondary consideration.

* Students must be logged in with their hawaii.edu account before applying

 
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