Skip to Main Content

Welcome to Windward Community College

Explore Our Programs

Enjoy a day of free, “life-giving” music experiences—creation, performance and education.

Register Today »

Kani Kūola, April 1, 2023 | Free Music Workshops | 10am–5pm
In The News
Machinal delivers Expressionist theatre at Windward CC
Friday March 24, 2023
Machinal delivers Expressionist theatre at Windward CC
March President’s report: Aloha Stadium, AD search, tenure taskforce
Thursday March 23, 2023
March President’s report: Aloha Stadium, AD search, tenure taskforce
Sexual assault awareness month webinar series starts April 3
Wednesday March 22, 2023
Sexual assault awareness month webinar series starts April 3
UH News Image of the Week: International Night
Wednesday March 22, 2023
UH News Image of the Week: International Night
Arts & Entertainment
Follow Us!

Don't forget to tag your posts with #windwardcommunitycollege so we can find them.

Stay up to date by following your favorite Windward Community College social media accounts across campus and around the world.

Can’t wait to hear these icons  playing music of the Hawaiian Renaissance on April 1, 6pm.
get your tickets at
Do you recognize any of these language arts instructors and professors? They are also published writers and you can hear them read from their books at the next event @wcc_library.

Out Loud in the Library!
WCC Language Arts faculty Writers
Wed., March 29
Hale La’akea Library
3rd floor conference room

Robert Barclay (novel)
Desi Poteet (fiction)
Adrienne Robillard (memoir)
Zack Payne (poetry)

#WCCfaculty #readings
The library is always doing super interesting talks. Check out Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series.
The Hawaiian Historical Society in partnership with Windward Community College Library is hosting an in-person series featuring presentations by authors published in The Hawaiian Journal of History. 

Jonathan Y. Okamura will present his article titled The Lasting Significance of the Majors-Palakiko Case (vol. 54, 2020), the case behind Morgan’s Corner and the abolishment of capital punishment in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Windward Community College’s Hale La‘akea Library.
Okamura is professor emeritus at UH Mānoa in the Department of Ethnic Studies. He is author to a number of landmark publications including, Raced to Death in 1920s Hawaiʻi: Injustice and Revenge in the Fukunaga Case (University of Illinois Press, 2019).

#wcclibrary #Hawaiianhistory #jonathanokamura #shortreads
Announcing the concert of the year! Evening benefit concert honors Hawaiian Renaissance music
Kani Kūola Music Festival with free music workshops during the day on April 1 (no joke!) culminates with Mele Ho‘omālamalama, an evening benefit concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @palikutheatre featuring music of the Hawaiian Renaissance by Jerry Santos, Jon Osorio and son Duncan Kamakana, Ledward Ka‘apana, Liko Martin and Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. 

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Kanile‘a Hawaiian Music Scholarship, making it possible for Windward CC students to learn and perpetuate Hawaiian music.
Windward CC alums Lina Girl Langi and Davey D will emcee the concert.
Tickets may be purchased online at
VIP tickets: $75 (includes premium seating, pre-show photo with the artists and signed poster) 
General admission: $30
Student admission: $15
Livestream: $15
(Watch the concert from anywhere!)

#meleho’omālamalama #palikutheatre 
#hawaiianrenaissancemusic #jerrysantos #ledwardkaapana #kawaikapuokalanihewett #jonosorio #likomartin #hawaiianmusic
We are so grateful to have the support of people like Diane and Mary Inouye and enjoyed their visit to the Vet Tech program kennel to install a plaque honoring their pet Boo. Mahalo!!!!
Today we shared our campus, programs, food and music of #PeniDean with 350 Windward area high school seniors. Good vibes all around! Mahalo to Chancellor Ardis Eschenberg, VC Jenn Brown, Cyndy Masatsugu, Alysa Tomasa and the whole Windward campus! We had a blast! 
#hawaiip20 #castlefoundation #haroldklcastlefoundation #kahukuhighschool #castlehighschool #kailuahighschool #samuelkamakauhighschool #olomanaschool #anuenueschool #kamakau
Windward Community College invites you to run (or walk) with us!
5K Fun Run For Scholarships
Saturday, March 11, 2023
8:00–11:00 a.m.
around the WCC campus
Join us for a colorful fun run as we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a goal of raising $5,000 for scholarships for Windward Community College students. Come in your best colors and stand out in the crowd (300 max participants), as you cross the 3.1 mile finish line. Walkers are welcome!
·  Open to Windward CC college community, alumni, and the general public
·  Fun for the entire family
·  Walk, run, train!
·  Support student scholarships at Windward CC!
“I am excited to see our campus community come together to support student scholarships. I cannot wait to see families, students, and fellow educators in their fun outfits as we celebrate our 50th anniversary together,” said Makana Tani, fun run chair.

Register today at REGISTRATION LINK
Teams of five (5) $100
Individual $25
All UH students/DOE participants $5 (ID required)
Register in bio!!!!
Makana Tani
Hana hou!!!!! We added another show! Friday, February 24, 7:30pm. Get your #ihula tickets at!

#ihula #palikutheatre #hanahou #performance #windwardcommunitycollege
Rain 🌦️or shine 🌤️☀️ the Aloha Giveaway is happening tomorrow as scheduled. Come prepared just in case!
Meet Emily McIlroy, featured solo artist and UH Mānoa art instructor in an ARTIST TALK at Gallery’Iolani this Sunday, Feb. 19, from 3-4pm. Emily will discuss her work in the current exhibition, her process, and answer any questions you may have. Super fascinating woman! 
#emilymcilroy #art #uhohana #tonimartin #galleryiolani #windwardcommunitycollege #uhmanoa
Please join us for the inaugural presentation of “Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series” on Wednesday, February 15, 11:35 AM-12:35 PM at Hale La’akea Library 1st floor atrium. The Hawaiian Historical Society, in partnership with Windward CC is hosting an in-person event series featuring presentations by authors published in the journal.

In celebration of Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, our first presentation is by Paul F. Nahoa Lucas on his 2000 HJH article, “E Ola Mau Kākou i ka 'Ōlelo Makuahine: Hawaiian Language Policy and the Courts” (volume 34). Paul F. Nahoa Lucas is also the author of the “A Dictionary of Hawaiian Legal Land-Terms” (UH Press, 1996) and is senior counsel for Kamehameha Schools.
Ryan “Oki” Okinaka is an emerging island artist at the Hawai’i Conservatory of Performing Arts @windwardcc. He works closely with the cohort of students in training at the conservatory, leading workshops, symposiums, and serving as a mentor to individual students. 

Go see Ryan’s play, iHula, in its final weekend Feb17-19. Get tickets at WCC student tickets are only $5!
#iHula #ryanokinaka #emergingislandartist #educator #hiconservatoryofperformingarts
Only 9 hours left to give to the Jacquie Maly Scholarship Challenge! Show your love this Valentines 💘 Day and double your donation with Jacquie’s dollar-for-dollar match. To give, go to hui.uh Mahalo for giving someone a chance for higher education!
Hau‘oli La Aloha!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Let’s share some aloha all week and all year long.
Let’s celebrate with a few aloha events:
Cupcakes, Cocoa & Condoms
Tuesday, 10am–1pm
Hale La‘akea Breezeway
ASUH and TRiO SSS want to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day by providing everyone with cupcakes, cocoa, and condoms.
Fold a Crane
Hale La‘akea 3rd floor conference room
Show your love for Windward Community College by helping us fold 1,001 golden paper cranes for our 50th anniversary. Each crane will be used in WCC’s 50th anniversary mural. No experience necessary, there will be a crash crane folding demonstration followed by “production time.”* Light refreshments provided.
*If you can’t make it to the workshop, please visit the origami table in the library
anytime between Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.

Imaginarium’s Star-Crossed Lovers
A special 50th anniversary celebration—features the uncensored tales of love, loss and affairs of the heart in the constellations for ages 18 years and older.
$15 per person
This is a great opportunity to do something fun and different with your romantic partner or friends. The fun starts with a sparkling beverage, flowers and chocolates at our Aerospace Exploration Lab. An astro-themed photo booth will also be available, so bring your camera and post away! The festivities then proceed to the Imaginarium where resident star lore expert Krissie Kellogg will enlighten and entertain you with her
Opening night is tonight! Let’s go to the show! @palikutheatre Feb. 10-19
Tickets start at $5 for WCC students, $10 youth/students, $20 & $25 for seniors/military/UH and general. Get tickets at Discounts are available in person one hour before each show. 
Hula, mele, and aloha are interwoven into this story as four very different women try to overcome their fears and pride to discover the true meaning of hula. 
Written by Ryan “Oki” Okinawa and directed by Taurie Kinoshita. Presented by Hawai’i Conservatory of Performing Arts @windwardcc.

#ihula #palikutheatre #hulastories #ryanokinaka #tauriekinoshita #reeceflores #thomalinsirivattha #areniverson #leleaekahalepunawong #alysiakepaa #kaipodudoit #kevinmolina
Powerful and sensitive. Now open  for viewing @galleryiolani are 13 years of mixed media paintings on paper by Emily McIlroy, art instructor at UH Mānoa. The exhibition titled Listening for a Heartbeat is on view until March 3. See for yourself…how will it move you?

Hours: M-F and Sun 1-5pm and more hours T-Th 6-8pm. Come after work.

#galleryiolani #emilymcilroy #listeningforaheartbeat #uhohana #uhart #hawaii #uhmanoaart #drawingandpainting #weallneedart
Celebrating Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i with a story about our Hawaiian music certificate in available in Hawaiian (see below) and English languages.
Learn about Ka‘ohekani, a one year music certificate taught by some of Hawaiiʻs musical best.

He Palapala Mele Hawaiʻi ma Ke Kula Kaiaulu o ke Koʻolau

E maliu mai i nei pa kahea a Kaohekani, e hele mai e ao i ka haku mele me Kumu Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, ke ki hoalu me Kamuela Kimokeo, ka himeni me Raiatea Helm, a me ka oki a hoopaa ana o na leo me Kapena DeLima.

He papahana mele Hawaii keia a Kaohekani, i ao ia ai ma o ka lolouwila ma Ke Kula Kaiaulu o ke Koolau wale no. He hookahi makahiki ka loihi o keia papahana.

Wahi a Kamuela Kimokeo, “Within a Hawaiian worldview, balance contributes to our joy and understanding of our kuleana. This certificate offers a balanced approach to learning Hawaiian music. From beginner to professional, students will be able to share the joy of music within their ohana and with others for generations to come.”

He kumu hula kaulana o Kawaikapu-okalani Hewett, he mea haku mele, a he luna loiloi ma ka hookuku hula kaulana o ke ao nei, ka Merrie Monarch. He kama- aina ia leo kani hiehie o Raiatea Helm i puka aku ai ma Na Hoku Hanohano, a i hoohanohano pu ia ai e ke Grammy. He kanaka oki leo a hoopaa mele o Kapena De Lima no ka hui mele ma ka inoa o Kapena. Himeni a hookani o Kamuela Kimokeo me Jerry Santos, a peia pu no hoi me ka hui o Hiikua i lanakila ai ma Na Hoku Hanohano.

Mahalo ia ke ao ana ma o ka lolouwila e na haumana o ka hui mua a Kaohekani oiai ua hiki ke ao mai na wahi like ole o ka honua nei, a i ka wa hoi i kupono no lakou.

Ua hemo no hoi o Iwalani Raes me kana Palapala Ike Hawaii, ma o ka Papahana a Hawaiiloa. Wahi ana, “When we met online as a group we learned from each other and encouraged each other.”

Wahi a Kimo Adams, “I took an online course with vocalist Raiatea Helm from Molokaʻi. “Raiatea’s aloha for all her students came across in our online class – so maikai!”


#ka’ohekani #hawaiianmusiccertificate #kamuelakimokeo #raiateahelm #kawaikapuokalanihewett #kapenadelima #kawaiolanews
New @galleryiolani Listening for a Heartbeat: Works by Emily McIlroy Opening reception this Friday 2/3, 4-7pm. Free! 
Artist and UH art lecturer Emily McIlroy brings together a collection of mixed-media drawings and painting spanning 13 years. A must see! 

These images are details of her paintings, some filling whole walls! 

“This exhibition is sensitive and powerful at the same time,” said Toni Martin, gallery director and exhibit designer. 

Gallery hours:
Mon.-Fri. & Sun., 1-5pm

#galleryiolani #emilymcilroy #art #uhmanoa_art #wccart #
Let’s go to the show! Tickets are available at or 808-235-7315

Two weekends only Feb.10-19. All ages welcome.
A delightful play about four very different women and their journey to discover the true meaning of the hula.

#ihula #ryanokinaka #oki #tauriekinoshita #palikutheatre
Gov. Green has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in observance of the two days of funeral services for Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, who died on December 11, 2022. The late Princess has laid in state at ʻIolani Palace, the first member of a Native Hawaiian royal family to be so solemnly hosted by the Palace in more than a century.

#RIPprincess #hawaiianprincess #abigailkawananakoa #hawaiiangeneology #flagathalfstaff
It’s Kōnane Tournament day! Join us at Hale A’o from 9am to 1pm as we celebrate this Hawaiian game (no experience required). Food, instructions, and fun!

Mahalo ASUH-WCC and Ke Kumu Pali for sponsoring this annual event!

#kōnane #asuhwcc #kekumupali
Yea, Windward high school grads, get those scholarships and get ready for college.
Email to learn how.

#hooleischolarship  #windwardcommunitycollege  #wegotyoucovered