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First Place, Second Year in a Row

First Place logo, Hawaii's Best Award, Star Advertiser

For the second 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 2016 and Leeward Theatre as second place in Live Theatre category.

Agree to Degree Winners

Selina Paul selects her gown at the Leeward Bookstore

Congratulations to Brandon Aurelio, Typer Gadison, Raezheen Pascua, Selina Paul and Carmine Roveto!

These five students' names were randomly drawn to receive a free cap and gown for this year's Commencement Ceremony! A $40 value. All five had previously pledged for  "Agree to Degree," a campaign encouraging our students to complete their degrees.

Photo: Selina Paul selects her gown at the Leeward Bookstore.

#LeewardGrad16

Grad standing in front of "I did it!" sign

#LetsDoItAgain! Last year we introduced a new element to our Commencement Ceremony--"selfie-stations" for our grads to capture a fun background for the post-ceremony photos. We kicked it up by streaming the photos and tweets on the College's home page and sending personal "congrats" to our students! The concept was so good, it won second place nationally for "Best Social Media Campaign" from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations.

Be part of the fun! Starting Friday morning, our home page will display IG photos and Twitter posts that use #LeewardGrad16.

An Irrational Day

Pi Day 2016

On Monday, March 14th 2016, Leeward's Math Department hosted a day of fun and numbers--LOTS of numbers! March 14th is the 3rd month of the year, hence the date 3.14 is celebrated as "Pi Day." Leeward students were invited to participate in various games and activities to earn tickets for a drawing.  Students also wrote "pi-kus" -- a haiku about the amazing number pi. Of course, Pi Day would be incomplete without some free pie for participating! Look forward to Pi Day next year!

ART 207D Annual Art Show

Come join Leeward Community College Art 207D students for the annual art show in photography! This year’s theme is "SHOOTS!" which represents capturing those perfect camera shots with a laid-back island vibe.

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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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