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Maui Community College

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1967 established. 310 Kaahumanu Ave.

A low lava-rock wall demarcates the world of academia from the street, while the main gateway welcomes students, faculty, and visitors with a greeting of “Aloha” inscribed on it. One of five schools authorized by the Community Colleges Act of 1964, this college was the first to be opened, enrolling 517 students for the September 1967 term. The college inherited the campus of its predecessor, the Maui Vocational School, which dated back to 1931, and has slowly rebuilt the physical plant. The sixty-one-acre campus displays a diversity of architectural forms, with the older structures closer to Kaahumanu Avenue bearing a more hospitable, less institutional, character.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Maui Community College", [Kahului, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 191-191.

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