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Help Us Reach our Goal of $1 Million

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Inspiring and transforming lives since 1972

For 50 years, Windward Community College has been educating future entrepreneurs, scientists, dreamers, artists, and builders. WCC is celebrating its golden anniversary with a goal of raising $1 million for scholarships—to help all students fulfill their dreams of a college education. The college is kicking off its 50th anniversary year with two events. We hope you will join us!

Honorary Awardees

Terry George

President & CEO at Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

This award recognizes the work of Terry George and the Harold KL Castle Foundation. Without which, WIndward would not be the place of learning it is today.

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Jacquie Maly

Dr. Jacqueline Maly

Windward Community College Professor Emerita

Jacquie has provided endless opportunities for students and colleagues. On campus Jacquie is referred to as “WCC’s Angel”. We canʻt thank Jacquie enough.

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Ian Kitajima, alumnus

President of PICHTR

Ian has established a scholarship for Windward Community College students who transfer into Shidler College of Business, creating access to the baccalaureate and a pathway for our alum to follow in his footsteps.

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Lina Girl Langi

Windward CC Alumna

ina Girl defines aloha with her positivity, kindness, and intelligence. She can do anything - She plays music, sings, emcee’s, dances hula, and supports higher education at Windward Community College.

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Sponsors

WCC History

1981
Seventh and eighth buildings acquired

The college acquires its seventh and eighth buildings from the State Hospital, and renovation begins in Haloa and ʻlolani buildings to accommodate the expanding number of classes.

TRiO Project funding renewed

Federal funding of the TRiO Project is renewed, providing counseling services to low-income, educationally disadvantaged students. Tutoring and skills improvement are also offered by students who are hired to work with their peers who are qualified for the program.

1982
New greenhouse for agriculture program

The agriculture program adds a new greenhouse near the aquaculture ponds.

Gallery ‘Iolani becomes reality

The Windward Community College Art Gallery in the ʻlolani building becomes a reality with Toni Martin as director and help from many volunteers.

New computer center opens up

A new computer center opens on campus through funding provided by an anonymous donor for a six-year period. Officially, the center is called “The Fujio Matsuda Technology Training and Education Center” for former University of Hawai’i President Fujio Matsuda. It offers outreach classes to the community to help them learn…Read More

1983
Frank Kawai Hewett wins award

Hawaiian language instructor Frank Kawai Hewett wins a third award at the 1984 Nā Hōkū Hanohano ceremonies. This year’s award is for best traditional album; previous awards were for best composer and most promising artist.

WCC TRiO Program wins national honors

WCC TRiO Program wins national honors for tutoring services and tutorial training. TRiO counselor Suzanne Kita’s paper describing the tutoring program is selected as one of 40 papers nationwide and she presents it at the National Association for Developmental Education Conference.

1985
Journalism students go on field trips

Journalism classes at WCC provide training in news writing that develops skills that are useful in other subject areas. Students go on field trips to KGMB-TV and the Honolulu Advertiser for real-world experience. Former journalism students have found careers at local TV stations and newspapers. The student body grows to 1,540…Read More

Ceramic students plan mosaic mural at Kāneʻohe Regional Library

Students in Paul Nash’s ceramics classes are planning, molding, glazing, and hanging a 5’x 31′ mosaic mural on a wall near the front entrance to Kāneʻohe Regional Library. Cost of production is funded by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi.

1987
New computerized registration system

Windward Community College joins other University of Hawaiʻi campuses in adapting a new computerized system to register students.

WCC art instructors exhibit work

Four WCC art instructors, Snowden Hodges, Paul Nash, Mark Hamasaki, and Toni Lange Martin exhibit their works at Queen Emma Gallery.

WCC student publishes book

WCC student Anne Landgraf publishes a book called, “E Na Hulu Kupuna Ola Maoli No – By the Treasured Kupuna, the Living Springs of Knowledge,” an oral history with photographs of 32 Windward Hawaiian speaking kūpuna.

1988
Library begins its computerized catalog

The library begins work on automating its functions, beginning with inputting into a computer a record for each cataloged item in the library.

1989
Master Plan document completed

The Windward Community College Master Plan document is completed and approved by the Board of Regents. The document finally gives WCC approval to proceed with its plans for renovation and construction of its new campus.