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Leeward Deemed Military-Friendly for Second Consecutive Year

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Leeward Community College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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Associate in Arts in Teaching Degree Information Session

Get a jump-start on a career in Education without leaving our island home. Be a part of a growing population of students enrolling in Leeward’s Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree program. Leeward’s AAT faculty and staff will present a free information session on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 to explain the degree program and answer questions. The session will be from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, in Room GT 105.

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UH Vice President Morton to Visit Campus

Vice President for Community Colleges, John Morton, is planning to share information and updates with Leeward's faculty and staff about various System and State initiatives. More importantly, he is visiting early in preparation for our Accreditation Self Evaluation visit on October 16-18. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, September 20, 1:30 PM, in the Kaala Room (GT 105) to be a part of this forum.

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CTE Award to Leeward's Roy Kamida

Congratulations to Roy Kamida, Professor CC in Accounting. Kamida was selected to receive the 2011-2012 Masaki & Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Career and Technical Education. This award was established by Tadashi and Elizabeth Nakaeda Kunimoto to honor Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto, founders of Chikara Products, Inc., specializing in Hawai'i's foods, such as Aloha Tofu, Maui Natto, and Chikara Konnyaku.

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College Bash 2012

College Bash, the annual fall Student Life event, offers lots of free food (while supplies last), games, and prizes on Wednesday, August 29, from 11 am to 3 pm in the Tuthill Courtyard. For details, contact the Student Life Office at 455-0208. Photos from last year's Bash on the College's Flickr page.

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Job Prep Services Open House - Fall 2012

Job Prep Services' Open House gives you the opportunity to meet our friendly staff and learn about the free career resources available to you. Students that register with JPS during the promotional period will be eligible to win prizes, including iTunes, Consolidated Theaters and Jamba Juice gift cards.  The Open House is scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. outside AD-222. More information on the JPS website.

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College Transfer Workshops Scheduled for Fall

Thinking about transferring to a four-year University? The College Transfer Workshop Series provides a wealth of information on transfer opportunities. Advisers from a variety of Colleges and Universities present helpful information to students who are interested in transferring. Come to learn more about a specific major, meet other students in your major, and plan ahead! Workshops are scheduled on the Pearl City and Waianae campus. Complete fall schedule is online.

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Record Enrollment

Leeward on the Way to Record Enrollment

As of Friday, August 24 at 11:30 am, Fall enrollment is at 8,027 students, a record-setting number.

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Two New Degrees Approved

Leeward's program offerings keep expanding to meet students' needs. Two new associate degrees were approved by the UH Board of Regents for our college. Leeward's new associate in arts degree in Hawaiian studies received unanimous approval as a provisional degree by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents at its monthly meeting held May 17.

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