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Scholarships Available to Study Abroad

Ever dream about studying abroad...but then thought it would be too expensive or the time commitment too long? Think again! The University of Hawai'i Community Colleges offers a variety of options to study overseas, from a 10-day homestay to a 3-year program, and most are partially- or fully-funded!

The value of studying abroad cannot be underestimated. In addition to making life-long friends and lasting memories, studying abroad can help you gain foreign language skills and cross-cultural competence, and demonstrate initiative and adaptability, giving you a career advantage!

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Grant Support for Leeward students with disabilities interested in STEM

Leeward CC has joined the Pacific Alliance for Supporting Individuals with Disabilities, a National Science Foundation grant supported collaboration under the Center for Disability Studies at UH Manoa. Students in a broadly defined area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math who have a documented disability may be eligible under this program for tutoring, mentoring and/or a cash stipend as well as other supports to enhance their likelihood for success in college studies and entry into employment. At Leeward the automotive and culinary programs as well as more traditional STEM fields may have students eligible to participate.

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Online UH System Scholarship Application

The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System. There is a single online UH System Scholarship Application for over forty different scholarships. The deadline to apply for the UH System Scholarships is Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm (HST).

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Leeward Soccer Club

The Leeward Soccer Club welcomes all students who are looking for a fun, relaxed way to exercise, have fun, and meet other students. No soccer experience is necessary and students can join at any time. The club meets on Fridays from 2:30 – 4:30pm in the Tuthill Courtyard. Covered shoes are required and comfortable athletic attire is recommended. Contact Club advisor Jeremiah Boydstun at

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Results of Student Services Survey

Last Fall, Student Services conducted a Student Satisfaction survey.  The attached excel file depicts the quantitative results of this survey conducted with students this fall.  The spreadsheet does not include multiple comments that were shared with members of each unit.

Thank you to all students who participated. Your feedback and input is invaluable as we continue to improve services for you.

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P.O.P. Hits Leeward

P.O.P. (Pioneers of (Digital) Photography) hits Leeward Community College! Students in the Art 207D Intermediate Digital Photography class will be exhibiting their works in the Pioneers of (Digital) Photography art show.

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Nainoa Thompson featured in Distinguished Cultural Speaker Series

Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson is featured in the Hālau ‘Ike o Pu‘uloa Distinguished Cultural Speaker Series. Thompson will share his mana‘o (thoughts) about the Polynesian Voyaging Society's (PVS) long envisioned World Wide Voyage, "E Mālama Hōnua" (Care for Earth) and how the Leeward CC ‘ohana can get involved in this history making kuleana.

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National Recognition for Professional Development

At last week's national North American Council of Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) Conference in Charlotte, N.C., Leeward Community College was recognized with the 2011 Institutional Merit Award

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Foyer Art Gallery Exhibit

Twenty-two pieces of Hamilton Kobayashi's latest impressionistic oils, capturing the life of our ocean and the grace of palms, grace our foyer Art Gallery until November 21.

Hamilton Kobayashi graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Fine Arts.  His pursuit of art was put on hold as he raised his family and established his picture framing business in Kaimuki.  His association with renowned artist, Satoru Abe, his mentor and close friend, has renewed his passion for art.  He has started painting again.

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