Friday, January 30, 2015

Interested in Studying in Japan?

Are you interested in studying in Japan?  Now is the time!

Click on the link <> to find out about various study abroad options for community college students. 

The Hakuoh University program sounds like a fun nine days this summer 2015 spent learning first-hand about Japan and it's culture and it covers almost ALL of your expenses (i.e., almost everything is paid for except about $350 in air fare and about 20-30% of the meals). One seat is saved for a WCC student and sometimes they don't even receive a single application from WCC. There are also many other great opportunities for community college students this semester who want to study abroad in Japan so if you ever dreamt of going, now is the time!

Check it out!

Friday, December 26, 2014

5th Annual FAFSA Night!

Aloha TRiO SSS,

Don't forget to do your FAFSA at 9:01 PM on December 31, 2014 so you'll be standing in line for the UH System Opportunity Grants. All UH System campuses offer them. It is worth $1,500 at WCC and there are only 250 available on a first come, first serve basis. We usually have 60-90 people at TRiO SSS so you need to do it as close to the FAFSA opening as possible.

TRiO SSS will be open from 7pm until 10pm if you'd like to come for help, moral support, or need a computer with internet access. In the past, it's been very crowded so COME EARLY. Also, if you have a laptop, you may want to bring it. Steven and Dayna from the Financial Aid Office will also be here.

Remember: You need to complete your FAFSA on December 31, 2014 starting at 9:01p
(which is January 1, 2015, 2:01 A.M. on the east coast - NOTE TIME CHANGE).

Click the links below and download all attachments...
Please follow the directions so that you will be ready for December 31st.

FAFSA 2015-16 Guide
FAFSA 2015-16 Form Fillable taxable income worksheet
2013 Tax Table
Scholarship Cheat Sheet


Friday, May 9, 2014

Aloha TRIO SSS ʻOhana!

We are now taking names for the 2014 Math Summer Bridge program! It will be 7 weeks long, from June 9-July 25.  Similar to last Summer, we will be offering Math 19, Math 28, and Math 25.  The times are as follows:

   Math 19
   Math 28
   Math 28
   Math 25
   Math 19

Just a reminder, this program is more than a free class.  You are REQUIRED to be on campus (in TRiO or in the Math Lab) at least 4 HOURS PER DAY  EVERY DAY.  This will ensure you being able to get all of your homework done here and we will have tutors available from 7am-6pm to help (:  You cannot miss any classes. Therefore, if you have to go on a trip during the seven weeks, unfortunately you are not eligible for this program.  

In contrast to the Fall and Spring average pass rates of 54%, our Summer Bridge has a SUCCESS RATE of OVER 90% because of all of the hard work and dedication by the students, faculty, and staff.  We look forward to keeping these amazing stats and hope you can be a part of it this upcoming summer!

If you'd like to be a part of this program, please complete the application attached and email or drop off to Ashley Holck

Please note, due to high demand, we will be accepting people on a first come, first serve basis with preference given to individuals who are closest to graduation and are active members of TRiO.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ashley at


TRIO-SSS & Paipai o Koʻolau Staff

Puʻu Zablan

May 7 (2 days ago)
to TRiO, Ashley, Sarah, Shylynn, judyanno
Aloha TRIO SSS ʻOhana!

If you need volunteer hours, please come into the TRIO SSS office and see Ashley Holck for information on how you can collect hours. We have several opportunities coming up next week for you to fulfill your requirements.

Questions?? Concerns?? See Ashley Holck or email her at or call 235-7487.

UH Information Technology Services

11:35 AM (23 hours ago)
to announce
There have been reports of users having intermittent access issues with Laulima. The ITS Laulima team is working to pinpoint and resolve the problem.

If you connect to Laulima and find it slow or the initial login process to Laulima is slow, it is suggested that you completely quit the web browser, wait a minute, then try again. Laulima is composed of several Laulima servers. By ending your current session and starting a new one, you will probably be routed to another Laulima server that is not having an issue.

For updates on the issue monitor the Laulima page, MyUH portal or ITS webpage. For assistance contact the ITS Help Desk by phone (808) 956-8883, toll free from neighbor islands (808) 558-2669, or email

If you are concerned that this is impacting your ability to complete your assignments, please work with your class instructor.

We apologize for any inconveniences this issue may have caused.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Aloha TRIO SSS ʻOhana!

I hope that you are all studying hard and finishing this semester off strong! Also a BIG congratulations to all of the students who will be graduating next Saturday at Palikū Theatre, what an accomplishment!:)

I wanted to share with you all the FINALS schedule for next week. Unfortunately we will not be open 24/7 but we will accommodate everyone the best that we can. We will also be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the following days.  

Monday 5/12/14 - 6am to 12am (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tuesday 5/13/14 - 6am to 12am (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Wednesday 5/14/14 - 6am to 12am (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Thursday 5/15/14 - 6am to 7pm (Breakfast, Lunch)

Friday 5/16/14 - 8am to 4pm (Lunch)

All breakfasts will be served from 7am to 10am

All lunches will be served at 12:45pm

All dinners will be served at 6pm

If you would like to donate any food, drinks, paper products, etc. to the cause, please see Ashley Holck in the TRIO SSS office or call 235-7487 for more information. 

GOOD LUCK to all of you on your final papers, presentations, and exams! HOLOMUA!!!