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Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers an informational and interactive learning experience entitled People Who Make History. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, July 13 - August 17, from 5:30 -7 p.m. in UH Hilo’s STB Room 118. The cost is $40.

Instructor Tom Goltz has lived and studied in Spain, traveled extensively, and is a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Goltz, who has taught at Waiakea High School, will lead participants on an exploration of outstanding, unusual and influential historical figures.

The series begins with a portrait of Captain James Cook, the British explorer who defied his country’s social order to become one of the most well-known explorers of the 18th century. His sailing expeditions into the Pacific, including what he found and failed to find, as well as his demise at Kealakekua Bay on Hawai’i Island, will be covered. Participants will then get to determine the next stops on the journey, based on a list of 25 topics.

For more information and to register, call CCECS at 932-7830 or visit

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