Taking Notice: Students

Taking Notice
Celebrating the accomplishments of
Leeward Community College, its students, faculty, lecturers and staff.



Student Accomplishments

M. Grace Adviento, Cooperative Education (BUSN 193) student, and former Business Division student aide, was awarded the Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education’s (HACTE) 2011 Outstanding Postsecondary Student Award.   Grace majored in accounting at Leeward CC and at UH Manoa.

Jennibeth Decasa won the Beginning Level Writing Awards in Spanish and received $200.

The Naval Facilities Command Pacific elected BTEC student, Chantel Foster, to represent their command for the 2011 Excellence in Federal Government Awards for Federal Employee of the Year in the Clerical and Assistant category.

Jennifer Fuchikami, received the Xtreme Youth Writing Award and received a guided tour of Virginia and Washington, D.C., valued at $1,750.

Yuka Hosomi, Japanese Language Tutor in the Learning Resource Center, was honored as Leeward CC Student Employee of the Year.

Aaron Ogino won the Beginning Level Writing Award in Spanish and received $200.

Tammy Smith won the ʻOlelo Haole (writing about things in Hawaiian in English) award and received $200.

Jetney Vegas won theʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (writing in Hawaiian) award and received $200.

Yidan Zhu received the Beginning Level Writing Award in Japanese and received $200.



Thank you to all who responded to the call for information on the many accomplishments of our faculty, staff, lecturers, and students during this last year.

If there is an accomplishment or achievement that is not listed here, please send the information to Cindy Martin at cindymar@hawaii.edu for future listing.