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WCC holds first blood drive of the year

WCC holds first blood drive of the year

  Last month, WCC worked with the Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi (BBH) to host the school’s first blood drive of the year, which was located in the Hale ‘Ākoakoa parking lot. The two groups have held blood drives on campus since 1978. The blood collected helps replenish the blood supply […]

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UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

UH Foundation: Sixty years of raising funds for the university and students

  Ring … ring … The caller ID flashes a 956 prefix that looks familiar. Your curiosity piques, and you answer the phone. “Aloha! May I speak to Hanalei Ramirez?” a voice on the line says. “This is Laulima Pono calling on behalf of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.” These […]

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The limited time shareable, Game Day Sampler, includes wings, fried pickles, queso fries and cheese curds  - Photo by Darryl Kaneyuki

Beer, wings and sports come to Windward Mall

  Buffalo Wild Wings opened its fourth location in Hawai‘i at Windward Mall last month in hopes of providing a unique dining experience. Founded in 1981, Buffalo Wild Wings was conceived of by two men–Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery–driven by their hunger and inability to find their favorite Buffalo, New […]

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from left) WCC Chancellor Doug Dykstra, UH Foundation Executive Director of Development for Community Colleges KC Collins, LKOC Scholarship Chair Claudia Webster and LKOC President Diane Harding mark the donation with a ceremonial check - Courtesy of Bonnie Beatson

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle funds new WCC student scholarships in environmental studies

  The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle recently awarded $6,000 to fund Environmental Studies scholarships at Windward Community College. This gift will be awarded to students during the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 1993, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle has funded more than 50 scholarships for students in agriculture and environmental studies at the […]

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The Furtado-Tom ‘ohana was once homeless in Waimanalo – Courtesy of Rachell Furtado-Tom

Local organizations help Windward’s homeless

  As the homeless problem continues to grow on O‘ahu, the Windward Homeless Alliance (WHA), an informal group of non-profits, churches, government officials and community members, works daily to offer services like food drives, emergency shelters, laundry services and more. “We came together from Kāne‘ohe, Kahaluʻu, and Koʻolauloa to help […]

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WCC IT specialist Michael McIntosh (left) participates in traditional Scottish dancing during IEW – Cynthia Lee Sinclair

WCC celebrates cultures and people from around the world

  WCC joined hundreds of college campuses across the country in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) last month. IEW provides an opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity and international education and exchange across the United States, according to the U.S. Department of State’s website. Activities and events for WCC’s fifth annual […]

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Kaneohe Bay, Oahu – Patrick Hascall

Students compete to help save Kawa stream

  The Pacific American Foundation (PAF) issued a challenge to schools on the Windward side, including WCC, to help find or create solutions for the Kawa Stream, which is considered to be the most degraded stream in the area, and its watershed. “It (the challenge) was inspired by UH President […]

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