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Record-Setting Grant Awarded to Leeward

Leeward Community College has received two five-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education—a Title III Program Grant for $3,647,951 and a Title III Renovation Grant for $9,996,551 for a total of $13,644,502. The $9.99 million renovation award is the largest single grant award in Leeward’s history. Both grants support the college’s STEM programs and student success for Native Hawaiian students.
student planting seedling in lower campus garden
Program grant

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PTK Continues Agree to Degree

Leeward's Alpha Lambda Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is continuing its "Agree to Degree" campaign through November 26, 2014. PTK Officers will be walking and driving around campus collecting students' pledges. Students who join the campaign and pledge that they will continue their education and pursue a degree or certificate, will be entered to win an iPad.

PTK members on cart decorated with Agree to Degree banners

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Leeward Shines at UHCC 50th Gala

Leeward's Awardees

The UHCC 50th Anniversary Gala was held on Friday November 14 at the Pomaikaʻi Ballrooms at Dole Cannery. It was an elegant and fun evening dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of all the community colleges.

Mahalo to everyone who attended! For those who couldn't join us, John Morton's welcome remarks in the program capture some of the celebration:

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Love Pono Presents

Love Pono presents "Healthy Communication in Relationships" on Thursday, October 30 from 12 noon to 1:15 pm in ED 201.

Presenter Mike Helfer, UH Manoa Psychologist, discusses: How do we have healthy communication about sex and other challenging conversations?  Come talk story and gain some resources for current and future relationships.

More information contact: Lexer Chou,

from Ka Manao

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HPD Training on Campus


The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be conducting training for its officers on Leeward’s Pearl City campus from Monday – Thursday, October 13-16, 2014 during the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The training will consist of classroom instruction in the ED building lecture hall, supplemented with emergency incident response exercises in the Diamond Head portable quad of buildings.  Building D, which is being occupied by several campus programs, will not be used for this training.

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VITA Team Recognized at State Capitol

Leeward's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program Team was honored as one of 18 outstanding state teams nominated for the Governor's Award of Excellence on Friday, October 3 at the State Capitol Auditorium. The 5 member team of Roy Kamida, Shelley Ota, Tina Lee, Evelyn Wong and Warren Kawano, was recognized for exemplary and outstanding performance.

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Leeward CC Hurricane/Storm Updates

Leeward CC campuses at Pearl City and Waianae will be closed on Friday 
August 8th, Saturday August 9th, and Sunday August 10th.  All classes 
and activities are cancelled for these 3 days.  The campus closure will 
take effect at 11:00 p.m. this evening.  Only emergency response 
personnel will be allowed on campus as gates will be closed and 
Please monitor local news and media outlets for the latest storm-
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Pearl City and Waiʻanae campuses closed Friday, August 8, 2014

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, Leeward CC will close the Pearl City and Waianae campuses on Friday, August 8, 2014.  Stay tuned for further updates and UH Alert notifications.

Information from Mark Lane, Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services, Leeward Community College

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New Program to Help with Math Placement

May 2014
Are you ready for college? 
Then you need to prepare for the required math placement exam! The Online Learning Academy (University of Hawaii) is offering a FREE math prep program through EdReady, an online program which identifies gaps in your knowledge and prepares you to do your best on this exam. EdReady creates a self-paced, personalized learning plan to help you acquire additional skills and content knowledge for your specific needs. EdReady is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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