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State Hospital builds long-awaited fence

State Hospital builds long-awaited fence

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Allen Pitts, a patient at the Hawai‘i State Hospital, escaped by breaking a window and running away sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., according to police reports. State Hospital staff didn’t notice he was missing until Sunday at around 8 a.m. when they were conducting a […]

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Counselor Winston Kong says aloha to Windward

Counselor Winston Kong says aloha to Windward

After 25 years of helping students, faculty and staff at Windward Community College, counselor Winston Kong is looking forward to retirement in December. “My time here at Windward has been outstanding, something I never thought of striving for,” Kong said. His office is filled with piles of old newspapers and […]

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New grants help Windward stretch beyond the Great Lawn

New grants help Windward stretch beyond the Great Lawn

  With new funds awarded to the school, WCC will now offer college courses beyond its campus. “These grants will further diversify our student population, attracting and supporting students from institutions that were formerly not served in such purposeful ways,” said Ardis Eschenberg, WCC vice chancellor for academic affairs. The […]

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Professor Ellen Ishida-Babineau retires at the end of the semester after nearly three decades at WCC – Photo by Patrick Hascall

Professor Ellen Ishida-Babineau flees the nest

  Ellen Ishida-Babineau has been shaping minds and building characters at WCC for 29 years. She will retire on Dec. 30. As a veteran of developmental English, Ishida-Babineau has noticed a shift from the more non-traditional student (the 20-something-plus student, the single parent, the student who did not have the […]

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Nominees (L to R): Jamie Logan, Lopaka Maikui, Amber Ichinose, Jesse Soileau, Austin Weihmiller and Rebecca Miyashiro – Courtesy of

Student employee honored with award

  In May, Jesse Soileau was named WCC’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. The Kāne‘ohe resident, who works at the WCC Testing Center, will graduate from UH Mānoa in December with a bachelor’s degree in history with a focus on Asia/Pacific Islands. His primary duties at the Testing Center […]

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Journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford conducts an interview for her 2008 PBS documentary Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority – Courtesy of Kimberlee Bassford

Students explore creativity through video journalism

  This semester, WCC is offering a new course, JOUR 270: Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling, in which students learn how to use video, audio and photography to report news and documentary stories for the web and other distribution platforms. According to journalism instructor and Ka ʻOhana faculty adviser Kimberlee Bassford, […]

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ASUH officers asked participants to bring in two canned foods to help refill the campus food pantry – Courtesy of Ka‘ahu Alo

Students raise awareness with Aloha Walk

  On Tuesday, Sept. 20, volunteers from WCC’s student life office hosted the inaugural Aloha Walk. The walk, which took place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., involved taking laps around campus, while promoting a healthy lifestyle of eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly. Participants started their laps in front […]

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