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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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Participants gathered together to celebrate their completion of the 2015 Makahiki Challege –  Makahikichallenge.com

Test yourself at the Makahiki Challenge

  This year’s Makahiki Challenge will be held at Kualoa Ranch on Dec. 17. The race, which is sponsored by Kona Brewing Co., the Kualoa Ranch and others, is a test of one’s strength, wit and endurance as participants venture through more than three miles of obstacles over hills and […]

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Early College students at Castle High School listen intently to an ECON 130 lecture by professor Briggs – Esther Higa

High school students accelerate their learning with Early College

  Everyone knows that high school and college couldn’t be more different. But what happens when the two worlds cross? Windward Community College has partnered with Castle High School to provide high school students an accelerated learning experience through Early College. Early College is an initiative that allows high school […]

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Upward Bound program helps students succeed

Upward Bound program helps students succeed

The Upward Bound program at WCC works closely with students at Kailua High, Castle High and Kalaheo High to prepare them for academic success in high school, college and beyond through monthly school visits, Saturday academies, academic support and free mentorship and guidance through the college search and admissions process. […]

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