latest news & announcements

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.

End of Semester Update

As the 2016-2017 academic year comes to a close, I want to thank you all for your commitment to our students. Tomorrow our students will celebrate commencement on campus at 5 pm. If you can join this celebration of persistence and hard work, I know the students appreciate your support. It is an exciting event, and Iʻm always touched by the student speeches.

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, Native Hawaiian Plant Sale, Seeds, Composting, Aquaponics, Tours, Plantings and more.

All events are free and open to the public for Leeward Earth Week, April 17-20, 2017

Monday, April 17

Leeward Shred Day

Talk Story on Guided Pathways

Thank you to those who are able to attend the Hawai‘i Student Success Institute (HSSI) on March 3, 2017. The UHCC system is committed to providing this system-wide professional development day for faculty and staff, and I hope you were able to participate. 

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.