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Windward Community College dedication

On September 18, 1972, University of Hawai‘i President Harlan Cleveland presides over dedication of Windward Community College. Note: Professor Emerita Jacquie Maly in foreground. On opening day, there were 525 students taught in five renovated buildings which were formerly part of Hawaiʻi State Hospital built in the 1930s. The buildings are one story, long and narrow; they were home to administrative services and wards where patients lived. These white painted buildings with red tile roofs were changed into classrooms, offices, a library, and storage spaces. The original names for the buildings were Lono, Kanaloa, Hāloa, Mahi, and Judd, named for Hawaiian gods and a former hospital administrator. These buildings had many windows with bars on them; the insides were painted an “institutional green.” There is little outdoor campus lighting and parking is on the streets near the buildings. (Photo by Masao Miyamoto)