latest news & announcements

National Student Day

National Student Day Flyer - all info contained in following article

Sponsored by the National Association of College Stores, National Student Day spotlights and celebrates students through events in campus stores across the U.S. and Canada. On October 13, 2016, visit the Leeward Bookstore and join the party!

Special offers include:

Federal Grant Awarded

Row of graduates

We're proud to announce that we have been awarded a $1.18 million federal Department of Education grant as part of the TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program. The five years grant will be administered by our Student Services unit. Congratulations!

Another Accolade for The Pearl

Student taking a reservation over the phone for The Pearl

For the sixth year, The Pearl is being recognized with an ʻIlima Award! Our fine dining restaurant has been recognized for five years as "Rising Star" and one year as "Critic Choice (2011).  The ʻIlima Awards, organized by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, recognize outstanding restaurants in Hawaii.

OCEWD Grand Opening

the untieing of the lei ceremony

On September 16, 2016, Leeward's Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) held the Grand Opening of its new complex of buildings and a new location. The new OCEWD Complex consists of one administrative office building and two instructional buildings, offering six classrooms and six labs. In addition, OCEWD now has a new Commercial Driving License training range and a refurbished motorcycle-training range.

Renovations Start- updated

map showing theatre and all space directly surrounding the building will be restricted with no pedestrain traffic allowed during renovation

Pardon the inconvenience! The long-awaited renovations on our Theatre will begin on Monday, October 10. Contractors will be restricting access to all areas around the Theatre. At the same time, the Diamond Head portables are also being renovated. All this construction work will impact pedestrian and bike access, especially from the Diamond Head parking areas. The map above indicates access from the side parking lots to campus buildings.

During the project, anticipated to take approximately one year, pedestrian access will be restricted:

Makahiki Games

Stones and wooden stakes used for ʻulu maika

In the spirit of fun and growth, IM Lee Sports and Halau ʻIke o Puʻuloa presents: Na Na Paʻani o ka Makahiki (The Games of the Makahiki).

Join us as we play a variety of games and activities like ʻulu maika (bowling), moa paheʻe (spear throwing), kukuni (foot race), and hukihuki (tug of war). Come to have fun, learn and compete.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Tuthill Courtyard

Pacific Islander Student Get Together

Students pose for a selfie after Summer Program, 2016

Pacific Island students attending Leeward CC are invited meet, greet and eat with other Pacific Islander students on Wednesday, October 5. The get-together lso offers inspiring speakers and a presentation on services offered here at Leeward.

When: Wednesday October 5, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Where: ED 301

Sightlines Wins

Dean Paul Kuehn and Theatre Manager Kemuel DeMoville accept Pinnacle Award

On September 27, The Leeward Theatre won the Silver Pinnacle Award for Best Organization Newsletter at the International Festival & Events Association Conference in Tucson, AZ. The magazine-style newsletter, entitled Sightlines, is created by Theatre Manager Kemuel DeMoville.

Faculty and Staff Keep Improving

More than 200 of Leeward faculty and staff pose on the steps of the ED Bldg

Every two years, since 2008, Leeward has participated in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), coordinated by the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Results from the most recent survey indicates the following:

The Greening of the Green Room

Mike Harada and student Sasha Lee

A beautiful mural graces the walls of the Richard Aadland Green Room, located in the basement level of The Leeward Theatre.  Inspired by French painter, Henri Rousseau, Leeward CC student Sachiyo “Sasha” Lee designed and painted the mural with help from friends Jordan Miller and Kelen Uslan.

The project was supervised by Assistant Professor Michael Harada, who also helped with the overall vision of the mural.