latest news & announcements

Bookstore Sale for Faculty and Staff

iPads and Mac laptops with Christmas ornaments

UH Bookstore announces a one-day faculty and staff event on December 7. The Bookstore is offering a tax-free savings sale on Apple products for UH faculty and staff. An Apple Tech Service discount will also be offered with the purchase of a Mac or iPad. Faculty and staff can save significantly on this day! Though we only have new Macs and iPads in-store at our flagship Manoa bookstore for “test-driving,” UH System-wide faculty and staff may order Apple products at the discounted price online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa.

Retirees and Service Awards 2016

Leeward CC logo

December 9 marks the annual End of the Semester Celebration where we recognize recent retirees and acknowledge service awards. Below is the list of honorees. Not everyone has RSVP'd. If you'd like to bring a lei for someone, please check with them to see if they plan to attend!

Retirement:

  • Connie Laoan
  • Juliet Lee
  • Alan Leitner
  • Ernie Libarios
  • Aileen Lum-Akana
  • Harriet Miyasaki
  • Fern Oshiro
  • Ray Tanimoto
  • Keith Tyau

50 Years of Service:

Innovation Fund

Leeward Community College is committed to fostering innovation and supporting instructional improvement in the classroom to support student success. The college has set aside $60,000 to provide support to faculty and staff members to try new strategies, implement new tools, and learn new methodologies in support of the success of our students. We have awarded a little over half of the funds with the initial application deadline in September, and there are still available funds.

Pathways and STAR GPS news

Last week I held a Talk Story session on Pathways, a framework that the UHCC system is implementing. This work is being coordinated by the Student Success Council, a UHCC system group with representation from all of the community colleges. I have attached two presentations on the Student Success Council and the Pathways project. Pathways (viewing the student's movement through our college as a journey) and Guided Pathways (providing students with structure within the program) are two important initiatives that will guide how we advise and support our students.

Military Friendly Recognition for Leeward

Two students in military uniforms on campus

For the sixth year in a row, Leeward Community College has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges in the country that are doing the most to embrace the military student population by dedicating resources to ensure the students’ success both in the classroom and after graduation.

Student Survey

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Would you like to win an Apple iPad Mini or a $150 Amazon gift certificate? The UH community colleges invite you to participate in a survey about how you use media and spend your time. Your participation in the survey will help the college with its future marketing and communication plans.

National Student Day

National Student Day Flyer - all info contained in following article

Sponsored by the National Association of College Stores, National Student Day spotlights and celebrates students through events in campus stores across the U.S. and Canada. On October 13, 2016, visit the Leeward Bookstore and join the party!

Special offers include:

Federal Grant Awarded

Row of graduates

We're proud to announce that we have been awarded a $1.18 million federal Department of Education grant as part of the TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program. The five years grant will be administered by our Student Services unit. Congratulations!

Another Accolade for The Pearl

Student taking a reservation over the phone for The Pearl

For the sixth year, The Pearl is being recognized with an ʻIlima Award! Our fine dining restaurant has been recognized for five years as "Rising Star" and one year as "Critic Choice (2011).  The ʻIlima Awards, organized by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, recognize outstanding restaurants in Hawaii.

OCEWD Grand Opening

the untieing of the lei ceremony

On September 16, 2016, Leeward's Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (OCEWD) held the Grand Opening of its new complex of buildings and a new location. The new OCEWD Complex consists of one administrative office building and two instructional buildings, offering six classrooms and six labs. In addition, OCEWD now has a new Commercial Driving License training range and a refurbished motorcycle-training range.

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