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Recent grads share their mana’o about Hawai’iloa, the only online Hawaiian Studies degree program in the WORLD! 
There are two more information sessions coming up before the Fall 2024 cohort starts. Join us!
Wed., July 17, 12pm
Wed., July 24, 12pm
Email Māhie Garrett @ for a Zoom link.

#wcchawaiiloa #wcchawaiianstudies #wcchawaii #hawaiianlanguage #hawaiianculture #hawaiianstudiesdegree
In this fully online course, study a variety of Pacific cultures and gain a broader understanding of Hawaii’s place within the greater Pacific.
Instructor Tricia Allen is a well-known tattoo artist and has traveled extensively throughout the Pacific.
Students from any UH campus can enroll and receive credit.

#pacificworlds #pacs108 #pacificstudies #triciaallen #windwardcommunitycollege #online #pacificculture #hawaiiculture #polynesiantattoo #pacific #uhohana
Get behind the scenes in this STAGE 32 Accounting in Media Production certification course. 
Get the basic skills to work as a production accountant or in the production accounting office, on films, TV series, commercials, digital and VR content! A fun and cool career opportunity!
Course is tuition free to those who apply for the GOOD JOBS HAWAI’I scholarship (value $1,820!!).
Online starting Aug. 7-Sept.17.
For more info, contact
To sign up, go to:

#stage32 #accountinginmedia #filmindustryjobs #accounting #onlinecourse #windwardcommunitycollege #creativeindustries
🌊🏖️ Join Us at Sandy Beach!🏖️🌊

📅 This Friday, July 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM, Windward Community College will be posted up at Sandy Beach! We are here to help you apply for college and answer any questions you might have. 

🎓 Whether you’re considering enrolling this fall or just want to learn more about what Windward CC has to offer, come say hi!

Don’t miss this chance to chat with us, get application tips, and take the first step towards your future. See you there! E hele mai! Come apply! 🤙

#windwardcc #SandyBeach #GoCollege #KaMālamalamaokeKoʻolau #YouBelongHere #HigherEducation #WeGoBeach
We are getting ready to welcome our ʻEhiku cohort to the Hawai’iloa online Hawaiian studies program this fall!!! 
Join us for a Zoom info session
with Māhiehie Garrett this Wed! 
Get the Zoom link:
Email Māhiehie:

#wcchawaiiloa #windwardcc #hawaiiantraditions #hawaiianhistory #ōlelohawaii #hawaiianstudies #connecttoyourculture
Thinking about going back to school? If it’s on your mind this summer, consider the Kumuola pathway: Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) third cohort this fall. Earn an AA degree that is tailored for childcare, education, and counseling professions. 
This incredible ONLINE program offers a direct pathway to transfer into the bachelor’s degree program in HDFS at UH Mānoa! We will guide you all the way there! 
With this degree, you can contribute to strengthening families in Hawai’i. An HDFS degree can open up a whole new world of career opportunities, like:
-Early childhood education 
-School counselor and academic advising (high school and college)
-Child life specialists
-Family engagement and resource centers
-Marriage and family counseling, and more!

For a 1-on-1 info session, contact:
Kahōkū Baker Calventas or 808-462-4797.

P.S. 12-credit academic subject certificate in HDFS is available, too! Perfect for PATCH-seeking credentials.

Apply by August 9! 

#wcchdfs #applytowcc #declareAAasmajor #humandevelopmentandfamilystudies #uhohana #onlineclasses #collegeispossible #kumuolascholarship
We can’t help loving the Windward side in the summer! Enjoy every moment of yours! 😍
Mahalo to KHON2’s Kamaka Pili for shining light on our new Limu Culture certificate! Bonus! Classes are tuition free! Now you know. Apply by August 9 to get in on the fall classes, offered online and at the Waikalua Loko I’a Nd WCC campus.

Mahalo to Professor Dave Krupp and WCC alum Jayten Galario, and also to Kai Fox, who sparked the idea of the limu studies program at Windward.

#wcclimuculturecertificate #limu #algae #freeclasses #waikalualokoia #jobsinalgaeindustry #windwardcommunitycollege #fall2024 #hawaiiseagrant
Summer is quite exciting when you are studying stage combat in the Swords&Surf workshop with Tony Pisculli, master instructor with @duelingarts and WCC alum and fight director Brandon DiPaola. Working with swords today @palikutheatre. 
#hawaiiconservatoryofperformingarts #duelingartsinternational #brandondipaola #tonypisculli #nicolaslogue #stagecombatworkshop #swords&surf #palikutheatre
We are so excited to offer limu culture certificate starting this fall…FREE! Mahalo to @linagirl at @islandlifelivehi for the interview bringing it all to “life!”

Learn more on our website at or email

#limuculture #wcclimuculturecertificate #hawaiiantraditions #foodfortodayandtomorrow #pacificamericanfoundation #kitvislandlife #islandlifelivehi #freeclasses
Visit “” for the July lineup of information sessions to learn about online and hybrid programs @windwardcc! Talk to one of our friendly counselors, like Māhiehie Garrett, who will share insights, tips, and how to get started. 

#wccinformationsessions #windwardcc #wcchawaiiloa #wccvettech #wccbusinesscore #kaohekani #collegeispossible #hawaiipromise #hooleischolarship #kanileascholarship
Kumu Jordan Souza and WCC woodcarvers will be in the Hawaiian Hale at FestPACHawaii!!!!!
Saturday, June 15
Hawaii Convention Center

Go checkem out! 

#wcchawaiianstudies #hawaiianwoodcarving #jordansouza #kalailaau #windwardcommunitycollege #handsonlearning #hawaiiantraditions
Practice Kalai La‘au! 
Learn Hawaiian Woodcarving Hands-on, Face-to-Face!
Register now for Fall 2024 

Kālai Lā‘au: Hawaiian Woodwork
HWST 135–CRN 64160
Mon/Wed, 10am-12:45pm

Kālai Lā‘au II
HWST 136–CRN 64428
Mon/Wed, 10am-12:45pm
(Prerequisite: HWST 135)

Instructor: Jordan Souza
Jordan Souza is the lead kumu in kālai lā‘au in the Hawaiian Studies department at Windward Community College. He shares his knowledge of Hawaiian wood carving in beginning and advanced classes.

Jordan’s carving and sculpting career spans over two decades, with work ranging from contemporary art to traditional. Jordan has traveled throughout Pasifika to increase his knowledge of indigenous carving. Jordan’s traditional Hawaiian skills and knowledge of his Hawaiian culture can be seen in his carving and his art of tattooing.

Jordan continues to expand and share his knowledge. He was recently invited to present workshops in Tahiti where he taught “The Art of Carving and Lashing Pūniu.”

Contact: William “Miki” Cook
Happy National Pride Month from @windwardcc and Pride Alliance of Queers WCC @paqwcc. We take pride in our inclusive and diverse community!
Did you know we have a Commission on LGBTQ+ and PAQ Club on campus? We welcome all to join us for events, Safe Zone Training and access to LGBTQ+ resources.
For more information, email, or

#nationalpridemonth🌈 #paqwcc #supportforlgbtq+ #safezonetraining #loveislove #becomeanally #junepridemonth
What is going on here? CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds? No, it’s IS 130, a multidisciplinary class that covers the science behind crime scene investigation. Students learn how to dust for fingerprints, perform ballistics tests, collect and analyze hair and fiber samples, and analyze simulated blood spatter. They even learn how to process and analyze DNA evidence to implicate (or exonerate) would-be suspects. Super cool!

Why should you take IS 130? It’s a combo lecture/lab class, so you can receive both DB/DY (biological sciences and lab) credit. It’s a great way to satisfy two requirements for the AA degree. Yay!

We focus on the science behind the tests used by criminalists and forensic scientists. In cases where a “warm body” is needed, we substitute. For example, students will learn about algor mortis (the post-mortem cooling of a body after death) by using warm spam musubis as a stand-in. You will never see a musubi the same! Or the scientific process.

Intrigued? Contact Ross Langston for more info at

#IS130 #coolscience #rosslangston #crimesceneinvestigation #csi #windwardcommunitycollege #getcuriouswithscience
A FestPAC welcome to the wa’a from the delegation of Micronesia, including the son of Mau, master navigator. Happening today at Kualoa with so many Pacific Islanders who have traveled so far to come together as ‘ohana. Making connections on this day as the @festivalofPacificArts&Culture @festpachawaii launches!

#festpachawaii #perpetuatingpacificculture #festvalofpacificarts&culture #kualoa #hakipuu #waa #voyagingcanoes
E AUA MAI: Perpetuating Hawaiian Ancestral Knowledge with Sulu’ape Keone Nunes
Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 from 10AM - 2PM @ Gallery ʻIolani

Please join us for Kākau uhi (Hawaiian tattooing) demonstration in conjunction with the Festival of the Pacific at Gallery ʻIolani. 

Sulu’ape Keone Nunes was fortunate to learn from Kupuna (elders), from his family and the Hawaiian community. In 1996 Keone met Suʻa Suluʻape Paulo, originally from Apia, Samoa, which laid the foundation for Keone to be able to do uhi in the same fashion as was done for over 1,000 years in Polynesia with traditional tools. In 2001, after Su’a Sulu’ape Paulo’s passing in 1999, the family honored Keone with the title of Sulu’ape making him the first Hawaiian and non-Samoan to receive this prestigious title.

Suluʻape Keone has been a primary force in the re-establishment of uhi in the Hawaiian community. He has been given the honor of being named #22 of the 101 Most Influential People in Tattooing in the world by late Bob Baxter, and his works have been featured in the Smithsonian Institute, Honolulu Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

We hope to see you at Gallery ‘Iolani for these demonstrations.
Introducing Reese, a proud WCC graduate and participant in the E ʻOi Mau Work-Based Learning Program 🎓👩‍💼. During her time at Windward Community College, Reese balanced her academic responsibilities with meaningful on-campus employment, gaining valuable professional experience, financial literacy, and career mentorship 💼💡.

As she reflects on her student journey and looks to the future, Reese shares how the skills and networks she developed have prepared her for exciting new opportunities 🌟🚀. Join us in celebrating Reese’s achievements and the powerful impact of the E ʻOi Mau program 🎉📚.

#WCCGrad #wccgraduation2024 #EducationalJourney #hoʻomaikaʻi #StudentAchievements #WindwardCC #KamālamalamaOkeKoʻolau #Koʻolaupoko #Koʻolauloa #koʻolau #hawaiihighereducation #uhcommunitycolleges #Kaiāulu #WCCFinancialAid #EʻOiMau #studentemployment
Meet Ka’ohu, a standout senior at Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Kailua at Kailua High School and a proud graduate of WCC’s Early College High School (ECHS) program 🎓📘. 

Supported by federal Title III grants, the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation, and Kamehameha Schools, this program fosters a college-going culture, specifically targeting Native Hawaiian, First Generation, and low SES students. 

Before even receiving his high school diploma, Ka’ohu earned an Associate of Arts degree, navigating the unique challenges and opportunities of balancing both high school and college courses. Join us in celebrating Ka’ohu’s extraordinary journey and the impact of ECHS on empowering students. 

#WCCGrad #wccgraduation2024 #wccechs #earlycollege #EducationalJourney #hoʻomaikaʻi #StudentAchievements #WindwardCC #KamālamalamaOkeKoʻolau #Koʻolaupoko #Koʻolauloa #koʻolau #hawaiihighereducation #uhcommunitycolleges #Kaiāulu #WCCFinancialAid
WCC Student Employee of the Year, Kaleo Kaʻaiʻai, embarks on her educational journey with the support of Paipai o Ko’olau 🎓. This pivotal program, backed by community foundations like the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and Takitani Foundation, opens doors to higher education for residents of Windward O’ahu. 

Kaleo shares how these scholarships and academic supports have shaped her path from admission to approaching graduation 📘🌟.

#WCCGrad #wccgraduation2024 #EducationalJourney #hoʻomaikaʻi #StudentAchievements #WindwardCC #KamālamalamaOkeKoʻolau #Koʻolaupoko #Koʻolauloa #koʻolau #hawaiihighereducation #uhcommunitycolleges #Kaiāulu #WCCFinancialAid #PaipaioKoʻolau
WCC Hawai’iloa Program graduates share their journey through the Hawai’iloa program, designed to unite the Hawaiian community abroad.

Certainly! Here’s the adjusted Instagram reel description, incorporating the additional details you’ve provided about the Hawai‘iloa program:

Hawai‘iloa offers an immersive experience in ‘ike (knowledge) and ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language), leading to an Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies. ✨

🌐 Fully online AA degree
🕒 8-week cohorts, taking two classes at a time for five semesters
🛤️ Two pathways: Traditional for newcomers, Modified for those with prior credits
🎓 Credits transferable to a bachelor’s degree
🔒 Limited seats available

#wccgraduation2024 #wcchawaiʻiloa #hawaiianstudies #ʻikehawaiʻi #ʻōlelohawaiʻi #hawaiiandiaspora #windwardcc #TRiOWCC
The Final Walk
Windward CC Commencement 2024
“Windward Skies” performed by Ten Feet

WCC graduates of the class of 2024 take their final walk together surrounded by faculty, family and friends. Congratulations to all of our Windward CC graduates! E mālamalama ke Ko’olau! Enlighten Ko’olau!

#windwardcc #wccgraduation2024 #wccgraduate #kahuku #laie #hauula #punaluu #kahana #kaaawa #kualoa #hakipuu #waiahole #kaalaea #waikane #kahaluu #ahuimanu #heeia #kaneohe #kailua #waimanalo #koolaupoko #koolauloa #congrats #kaiāulu #communitycollege #hawaiigraduation #hawaiikinetings
Congratulations to the largest class of graduates 🎓in veterinary technology! We know you worked your tails off! 

#wccvettech #wcccte #veterinarytechnician #gottaloveanimals #windwardcommunitycollege
It’s the happy factor! You made it through some tough times and came out smelling like a tuberose!
Congrats, grads!!!!!!