Author: Nicole Fernandez

Chanel Alarca

21-year-old Chanel Alarca has been with KCC since 2015, aiming for a major in Hospitality and Tourism. From Kalihi, she works as a Hoʻokele Success peer mentor at KCC and as a check-in agent for the Norwegian Cruise Ship down at Pier 2 cruise terminal. Last year, she was a Liholiho scholarship winner.

In her free time, she enjoys activities such as hiking, playing ukulele, and making friends with other people. One of her favorite pastimes is playing board games with family and friends. 

You can usually find her above Subway at the Hoʻokele Help Desk, greeting visitors with a large smile.

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Cara Pairmore

Cara Pairmore is a 22 year old student majoring in natural sciences. She was born in Georgia, but moved to O‘ahu several years ago from North Carolina because her father is stationed at Schofield. She plans to transfer to UH Hilo next semester.

Cara likes painting, hiking, and reading. You can usually find her doodling in her notebooks, the artwork matching the subjects she is taking notes on. She’s currently working towards achieving a sustainability certificate because she also enjoys nature.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to finish out my college career in such a culturally and biologically diverse place that has such a strong focus on conservation and sustainability,” she said.

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  • Anthony MurakamiAnthony Murakami
    Anthony Murakami was born and raised in Honolulu and is a returning student, attending KCC part-time this semester. In 2010, Murakami graduated from KCC with his degree in Exercise and Sport Science, but in 2013 he decided to come back and pursue his Liberal Arts degree. He originally had plans to go back to school and get his degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at UH Mānoa. However, Murakami recently changed his mind about continuing in that program and decided to would be best to finish off his classes for Liberal Arts. Currently, he is three classes away from graduating and has not decided what path he wants to continue on when he finishes. During his free time, Murakami enjoys running and kick-boxing when he's not working or at school.