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Having so much fun at the WCC 50th anniversary gala with community friends, partners, WCC Ambassadors and supporters!
What a fabulous night! Mahalo to everyone who came to our 50th anniversary celebration. Great food, music, lots of surprises and meaningful conversations about the impact of higher education in our community. Kicking off the next 50 years right! 
#wcc50years #chancellorardis #mahaloforbeinghere #wccgala #senatorjarrett #replisakitagawa #herblee&hawaiiloa #friendsofwindward
#chefdanswift #wccambassadors #wccsilentauctionfun
Happy Gala Day! Today we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a gala and silent auction. Our goal is to honor our past and plan for the future by raising $1M for scholarships. Weʻre getting there!!! Join is for the online silent auction, bidding ends at 7pm tonight. Very cool stuff like Punky Aloha art, adventures, books, dining, hotel stays, Kāmaka ʻuke and more!
Go to 
A BIG mahalo nui loa to WCC alumna Shar Tui’asoa @punkyaloha for creating our gala signature art reflecting our theme E Miha ‘Āio, pull with the wave to our future!
#wccgala #punkyaloha #fundraisingforscholarships 
OAHU RESIDENTS: Are you looking for a new and exciting career start? 
Police Academy Prep prepares you to take the qualifying examination for entry into the Police Academy. Free tuition is available through Good Jobs Hawai‘i.
Attend the next class at WCC on Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:00am–12:00pm.
For more information and to apply, go to
Film screening at WCC. Join us this Friday, Sept. 1 from 12:00–2:30 p.m. at Hale Aʻo 101 & 102 for MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE CANOE. It's free, but please register at
All students, faculty, staff and community are invited.
When on campus, visit The Hub for the best coffee, frappes, pastries, bentos! M-Th 8:30am-1:30pm (for now). Main entrance located Kahalu’u end of Hale La’akea library. Friendly people and great service! A hui hou!

#thehubatwcc #coffeeforthesoul #oncampus #library
You’re gonna love it here!
We are stoked to have more than 250 incoming Fall 2023 students at Welina Windward! Weʻre touring the campus with new students! Welina mai!!! Have a great semester start on Monday, Aug. 21!
If not directly, we are all affected by Maui's tragedy of events. Here are some suggestions on how to process some of what we may be experiencing:
1. Allow yourself to grieve: 
It's important to acknowledge and process your emotions. Give yourself permission to feel sad, angry, or any other emotions that arise.

2. Seek support: 
Reach out to friends, family, or a support network to talk about your feelings. Sharing your experience can provide comfort and help you feel less alone.

3. Practice self-care: 
Take care of your physical and mental well-being. Engage in activities that bring you peace and help you relax, like exercising, meditating, or spending time in nature.

4. Express yourself creatively: Writing, painting, or engaging in any form of creative expression can be therapeutic. It allows you to express your emotions and thoughts in a safe and cathartic way.

5. Connect with a professional: 
Consider seeking help from a therapist or counselor who specializes in trauma and grief. They can provide guidance and support specific to your situation.

6. Give yourself time: 
Healing takes time, and everyone grieves at their own pace. Be patient with yourself and allow the healing process to unfold naturally.

Remember, every person's response to tragedy is unique, so it's important to find what works best for you.

Please visit Mental Health America of Hawaii for more resources.

Shared by Desrae Kahale, WCC mental health counselor

#mauistrong #mentalhealthsupport #windwardcommunitycollege
Photo Lab Open House
Thursday, Aug. 10
Hale Pālanakila 118
Instructor: Kelly Ciurej
If interested, let us know:
Photo Lab is for those who want to learn analog photography and developing your own images in a hands-on approach. Come check it out! It is a unique space to create.

#photography #analog #kellyciurejphoto #windwardcommunitycollege
We pule and support Maui and Hawai’i island, especially Lāhainā.
Our hearts go out to our Maui ‘ohana and animal friends as we learn of this tragedy.
Mahalo to sister college @mauicollegeculinary for preparing meals for the thousands of people in shelters. 
Your thoughts, prayers, and aloha are needed right now.

#mahalokeakua🙏 #mauifire
Summer Study Abroad London as reported by Nicolas Logue…
“Our intrepid Study Abroad students in Week 2 of our Shakespeare Experience program in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

They enjoyed an excellent and very interesting production of
Are you ready for fall classes? No? Get on it, ‘cause the application deadline is tomorrow, August 8! 
We welcome you! We know your potential is immense!!!!Let’s get it started this fall!
Apply at

#unlimitedpotential #onmyway #windwardccohana #hereforyou
Progress! Mahalo Dustin and Mahana for getting up there and getting it done! Another 50th anniversary honoring project…new roof! 

#wcchale #hawaiianstudies #uhohana #wcc50years #gettingtherewcc
Like the illustration? See how it was made…
Illustration for Hōkūlani Imaginarium’s star story titled The Korean Triplets by students Abby Worthley and Alex Daraban, who are also  employees at IDS on campus. Nice work! 
Check out “the making of” Triplets Star Story and their art process in reels or on YouTube @wcchawaii.
Are you a new parent and want to learn more about your childʻs development, or are you interested in becoming a preschool teacher or an in-home child caregiver? Get started with HDFS 231 Infancy & Early Childhood this fall with Kat O'Dell, PhD, Early Childhood Education.

Learn about the developmental stages of ages 0-5 years— this class supports all parents, caregivers, and educators, and is accepted by PATCH (People Attentive to Children) for DHS Early Childhood Registry.

For more information, contact Kahōkū Baker Calventas at or 808-462-4797.

Dr. O'Dell will answer questions about the tuition-free online class, HDFS 231, starting this fall. (Applications accepted until 8/8/23.)
Saturday, August 5
9:30 a.m. HST
Zoom link:
Passcode: 006221
(or email for the link)

#kumuola #wccHDFS #humandevelopment #tuitionfreeeducation #earlychildeducation #windwardcommunitycollege #drkatodell
Chef John @hauolipastry and Chef Dan @ualaleafcafe see the fruits of their teaching (oh, punny!) at the Hana ka Lima Hō’ike Night Market on Friday at @liliuokalanitrust children’s center. Young kamali’i chefs presented their creations: homemade breads, flavored butters, spice blends, cupcakes, banana bread, mamaki tea and cookies. So ‘ono! Mahalo chefs, for partnering with Lili’uokalani Trust and providing opportunities for Hawaiian children to realize their greatest potential! 

#liliuokalanichildrenscenter #chefdan #hauolipastry #onolicious #haumanamade #culinary #windwardcommunitycollege
Level up your resume by adding QuickBooks skills. 
This fall, register for ACC 252. Take it as a standalone class or make it part of your Entrepreneurship AA degree.
The ONLINE class runs eight weeks from Aug. 21-Oct. 13.
-learn to track your income
and expenses, and complete payroll
-apply bookkeeping and accounting skills
-prep for the QuickBooks certification exam
Apply by August 8 at
Contact Ha’a Pagan at for more info.

#acc252 #learnquickbooks #wegotyoucovered #bookeeping #accounting #wccentrepreneurship
Summer on campus…is getting ready for a new thatched roof on the hale. 
Mahalo @kalawaia_moore!

#culturalkinetings #wcchawaiianstudies #windwardcommunitycollege #summertime
In this level-up Hawaiian woodcarving class, learn to make traditional Hawaiian artifacts and implements, and be part of a carving hui! A rewarding experience that is rare in today’s digital world.

For more info, contact Miki Cook at or 808-236-9123 (office).

#hawaiianwoodcarving #jordansouza #hawaiiantraditions #woodcarving #sustainability #olelohawaii #windwardcommunitycollege
If you’ve already completed HWST 135, you’ll be ready for ADVANCED Hawaiian woodcarving with Jordan Souza. 
Through hands-on learning, and an immersive cultural learning environment, you will  learn about Kālai Lāʻau (Hawaiian Wood carving) ʻŌlelo Hawaii, Hawaiiʻs ecology, and farming. Carve wood, bone, stone and learn traditional ways to harvest and make your own cordage. At the end of the semester you will proudly take home your carvings to the amazement of your ‘ohana. 

Miki Cook

#hawaiianwoodcarving #jordansouza #olelohawaii #sustainablecarving #windwardcommunitycollege