latest news & announcements

A New Look at the Bookstore

Wireless Speakers in clever shapes

Beyond paper and textbooks, the Bookstore carries a fun variety of other items for your daily life with surprising diversity in their inventory.

Have you always wanted one of those Hydroflasks everyone is walking around with? The Bookstore carries them in various colors! The popular flasks are useful for keeping drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.

Years in the Making

Happy students in new facility

It's finally happening! Leeward's dedicated Wai'anae faculty & staff and amazing students now have a permanent home! Even though the college did not officially get control of the building until the first week of August, the faculty and staff worked tirelessly to get offices and classrooms ready and everyone moved in for the start of the fall semester.

Donation for TV Pro

Bob Hochstein, Russel Steele, Manny Cabral and Timmy Chinn with oversized check

Leeward's Television Production program received a generous donation from Eye Productions/Hawaii 5-0/CBS Television Network.

Timmy Chinn and Russel Steele, representatives from Eye Productions, presented a check for $56,724.79 to Bob Hochstein, as a gesture of the goodwill established between the tv production company and Leeward's TV Production program .

Academic Affairs Update

Welcome to the fall 2017 semester! I hope you have had a great first week and are looking forward to this academic year as much as I am. I wanted to share a few things with you as we start the year.

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.