HawCC — Palamanui, University Center, West Hawaii graduate dozens

  • Hawaii Community College Palamanui staff congratulate graduates at Saturday's drive through commencement ceremony. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Chantel Espiritu receives her diploma at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Josiah Garan, who is graduating this year from Kealakehe High School, receives his Associate degree at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kawena Villafania turns her tassel after receiving her diploma at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Bernadette Pelena is excited to receive her diploma at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Graduate Val Belanio poses with her granddaughter Akira Yamaguchi at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Tayler Bailey receives her diploma at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Leianah Delatorre-Baxter exits her decorated vehicle to receiver her diploma at Hawaii Community College Palamanui's drive through commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii Community College — Palamanui graduated 139 students from the Kona campus this year with associate degrees and certificates. In addition, 56 students affiliated with the University Center, West Hawaii earned their degrees through distance learning from other University of Hawaii campuses.