Author: Kayla Valera

Pi’ilani Enos

Pi’ilani Enos currently lives in Kāneʻohe, O’ahu, but makes the commute every morning to KCC because of the respiratory program that its campus offers. Beforehand, she attended Windward Community College (WCC) for her prerequisites in the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program. Enos knew that she was interested in the field of health care having taken care of her two grandmas while growing up. She is originally from Hawai’i island but has since stayed on O’ahu to enroll in school , which she will be in until around July 2019.

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Cassidy Siegrist

Cassidy “Cass” Siegrist is approaching his second year at Windward Community College (WCC) student while taking classes at KCC to fulfill his pre-engineering credits. Siegrist hails from Philadelphia but has lived in a number of states and countries throughout his service in the military. After getting out of the air force Siegrist moved to Hawai’i, which is where he has been for the past six years and currently resides in Kalihi.

What inspired Siegrist to get back into school was his newfound hobby of creating lightsabers. Siegrist figured that besides teaching himself the basics behind micro-controller in order to program his realistic lightsabers, he might as well learn more about the field of electrical engineering through school. For the past six weeks Siegrist got involved in Pre-engineering Education Collaborative II (PEEC II) program which was hosted on KCC’s campus. This coming Fall semester, Siegrist will still be in circulation on campus as he attends a physics course taught by professor Aaron Hanai.

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Yuree Ku

Yuree Ku has been at KCC since 2011 and currently works at the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). Originally, Ku had obtained an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at KCC before enrolling into the Nurse Aide program. Since then Ku has decided that she no longer wants to be a nurse and instead wants to learn more about engineering–mechanical engineering in particular is what interests her the most. In the meantime, Ku is a part of ‘Ike, the Hawai’i Calculus Academy’s six-week math concentrated summer program. The program takes place at KCC and Ku is a part of it to cultivate her interest in the pre-engineering field.

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Voices & Views

  • Yasuharu KagamiYasuharu Kagami
    Yasuharu Kagami is a 23-year-old Liberal Arts major at KCC. Kagami is a graduate student who is originally from Tokyo, Japan. He already has a bachelor's in law from University of Keio in Tokyo. While he was at University of Keio, Kagami joined the track and field team along with helping to manage "Hakone Ekiden", a Japanese relay race held by universities every year. Kagami is currently attending KCC because of how cheap the tuition is and to gain some needed credits for his associate's diploma. "You know, UH Mānoa and Japan have tuition that's way more expensive than here [KCC]," he said. "I'm just trying to save some money before I transfer into another university." After receiving his associate's degree in Liberal Arts from KCC, Kagami wishes to transfer into UH Mānoa's graduate school next year to obtain a master's degree in accounting. He is currently self-studying for his accounting USCPA exam. Kagami grew up in a business-like environment, so he wishes to become a businessman himself. He wishes to involve himself in business transactions between the U.S. and Japan which will make people happy. Kagami's main dream in life is to own his own business when he gets older. "My father and my grandfather both owned a business back in Japan," he said. "I respect my father and my grandfather ... [and] I want to own my own business company. I want to follow in their footsteps." For other students or people who wish to follow his path, Kagami gives some important advice. He believes that a strong work ethic and that studying hard can propel you forward in life. Additionally, for international students, Kagami stresses the importance of learning English to communicate with others efficiently in financial situations. "Just keep studying," Kagami said. "Learn your business, accounting, and English skills. These things are very important for the future."

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