Our blog entries are now posted on the College's website, under Leeward's Blog.
After years of planning and preparation, the OCEWD ohana made the move to the brand new complex on the Diamond Head side of campus.
The Blessing was held on Monday, May 9. Photos of the event are posted on the College Flickr site, https://www.flickr.com/photos/leewardcc/albums/72157667925616062.
The official Grand Opening and Open House will be held later in the summer.
Our Strategic Plan, 2015-2021 is now posted online. The PDF is available at http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/oppa-strategic-plan.
Leeward CC has developed a revised strategic plan to align with the UHCC Strategic Directions 2015-2021. We had focused conversations in the fall semester, and at spring convocation, we asked faculty and staff to suggest strategies for meeting each of the five goals. Thank you to everyone that participated in those discussions!
The next step is to finalize the strategic plan into a formal document that will be presented at fall convocation, and then to integrate the strategic plan into our planning process. We will also be updating the website with the current strategic plan information.
A very successful Pammigbig, Leeward’s first Filipino Graduates Recognition and Celebration, was held on Saturday, May 7. The inaugural event recognized graduates of Filipino ancestry and celebrated high academic achievement. Participating graduating students listed in the Dean's List, Honors Program or inducted in Phi Theta Kappa or Phi Beta Lambda received Academic Excellence lapel pins.
Guests speakers included City Councilmen Brandon Elefante and Ron Menor and UH Student Regent Michelle Tagorda.
Waipahu High School’s Early College Coordinator, Mark Silliman, joined Leeward administrators, Curtis Washburn, Dean of Student Services and Chancellor Manny Cabral to congratulate both the graduates and their families.
Pammigbig (Ilocano for "recognition”) was followed by a lunch supported in part by the Knights of Rizal-Hawaii and the University of the Philippines Alumni Association.
Tuloy Pangarap and the Philippine Studies Program coordinated Pammigbig, under the direction of Raymund Liongson, coordinator of the Philippines Studies program. Derived from the Filipino words tuloy, which means "to continue" and pangarap, which is equivalent to "dream", the program supports the achievement of students' educational and career aspirations.
A special mahalo to Raymund for his work and vision for Filipino students.
More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leewardcc/albums/72157668236404935
On May 6, two of our graduating ASNS students, Mari Ogino and Michael Fernandez, were honored at this year's Hawaii American Chemical Society Awards Banquet for earning Outstanding Organic Chemistry Students of the Year from Leeward CC.
The annual awards banquet honors the most outstanding chemistry students from high schools, colleges and universities throughout our state. Many of our previous award recipients from Leeward are currently attending medical, pharmacy and graduate schools around the country.
Mari Ogino is graduating with the ASNS in Life Science and will be attending UH Manoa majoring in Biological Engineering. This summer she was selected for a highly competitive electrical engineering internship at HECO.
Michael Fernandez is graduating with the ASNS in Life Science and will be attending UH Manoa majoring in Biochemistry. This summer he will be performing biomedical research in Cameroon, Africa as part of a JABSOM international research program.
Brad Ashburn and Jeff Tibbitt represented Leeward CC at the awards banquet this year which was held at Hawaii Pacific University.
Congratulations to Mari and Michael and to all Leeward's ASNS faculty and staff!
At a ceremony on April 20, the Honolulu City Council recognized Leeward Community College Counselor and Professor Ernie Libarios, Sr. for his strong commitment to nurturing and educating Hawaiʻi’s youth. Libarios has touched and shaped the lives of countless students and families of Leeward CC for 47 years and retired from Leeward CC on December 31, 2016.
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.
Left: Selina Paul selects her gown at the Leeward Bookstore.
#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.
It was a wonderfully busy weekend at Leeward! Share some of the fun with the photos of the Children's Center Art Show and the spectacular L'ulu…
Children's Center: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leewardcc/albums/72157668108107326