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Where's Building E?

Map shoing location of Bldg E, on the makai side of the OCEWD complex

This semester, Fall 2107, several classes are being offered in Building E. This is the first time we've used the building for classes and many students are looking at their schedule with a quizzical look. Where is BLDG E? Although the building is included on all wall directories, we wanted to share this close-up of Bldg. E's location and how to get there! With the Theatre renovations continuing, the portable at the back end of campus on the diamond head side is a bit hard to find. If you have a class in Bldg.

Hawaii's Best 2017

Leeward Faculty, Staff and Student Government representatives standing on the stairs of the ED building

For the third year in a row, two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best Awards were awarded to Leeward Community College. The readers selected Leeward Community College as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2017 and Leeward Theatre came in second place in Live Theatre category.

Leeward Waianae Grad featured on Living 808

The College is so proud to have one of its grads featured on KHON's Living 808 on June 14, 2017. Wai'anae grad, Jasmine Choy, told her inspiring story to the morning show's viewers. Accompanied by Summer Miles, Outreach and Transition Coordinator at Leeward-Wai'anae, Jasmine shared the challenges of being a single mom. Her dedication, persistence and positive attitude are just a few reasons why she has succeeded.

Wai'anae on the Move

photo of Farrington location and rendering of new location in Maili

After 26 years at its current location, our Wai`anae campus is finally moving.  The move from Farrington Highway to Kula'aupuni Street next to Ma`ili Elementary School started last week.

The entire faculty and staff at Leeward CC - Wai`anae, would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of you for your wonderful support and good wishes over the years.

Ka Mana'o Wins Again!

Covers from last two issue of Ka Manao--reflective girl sitting on hillside looking at the ocean; graduated yellow to orange solid color cover

For the third consecutive year Ka Manaʻo, Leeward’s student publication, received the runner-up award for School Newspaper Excellence at the Hawaiʻi Publisher Association’s 32nd annual  Paʻi Awards.  Ka Manaʻo, also placed second in two new categories, Student Design and Student Photography.

Faculty and Staff Recognized

Faculty and Staff of EMC take photos of awardees

The Campus Awards Selection Committee is pleased to recommend the following individuals for this year 's campus awards . All nominees were highly qualified and deserving of recognition , but four individuals stood out to the committee.

Carleen S. Yokotake
Professor, Speech
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Earth Week 2017 at Leeward

Earth Week Malama Aina

Coordinated by the College Sustainability Committee, Earth Week 2017 is one of our best ever!  Highlights include Shred Day, creating recycled art with Mike Harada, a Faculty Forum on an S Designation by Eileen Cain, World Day at Leeward,

Chancellor Cabral Awarded

left to right: Summer Miles, Chris Pokipala, Della Teraoka, Helen Baligad, Chancellor Cabral, Patti Kimokeo, Aulii Silva, Lily Grace and Mark Lane

On March 29, our Chancellor, Manny Cabral, was honored as Native Hawaiian Educator of the Year 2017 at the Native Hawaiian Education Association's 18th annual convention held at Windward Community College.

Career, College and Job Fair 2017

Students get information at employer tables

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, nearly 100 employers and college reps are participating in the annual Career, College and Job Fair, hosted by the Job Prep Services.
The event is scheduled from 9:00am – 12:30pm in the Lion Courtyard. The Fair provides Leeward CC students access to employment opportunities from local businesses.

Fair Participants include:

Geek Day 2017

power on symbol used as Geek Day logo

Free workshops on technology and today’s digital lifestyle are being offered at the eighth annual Geek Day at Leeward Community College on Saturday, February 25, 10am–2 p.m. The college offers free hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a variety of digital, mobile and technology topics, from digital photography to a variety of free online tools and services that can make life easier! A highlight of the day is a session on “fake news,” a nonpartisan, fact-filled session on how to identify fake news and become a keen evaluator of information.

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