Plant Biology & Tropical Ag

Newsletter February 3, 2016

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February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) month!

CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country! Leeward CC has the following CTE programs: Accounting, Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Education, Health Information Technology, Information and Computer Science, Management, Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Television Production.


Leeward CC will be having many CTE events and activities this month showcasing our many CTE programs with Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture being one of them! PBT will be having an Open House on February 25, 2016 on the learning commons with two tours leaving at 9:30am and 10am. If you do not have a class during those times, and would like to help volunteer please let me know!


Stop by to find out more about CTE month events and Career Coach during our tabling sessions:

  • February 4 10am-1pm in front of Uluwehi Café
  • February 8 10am-1pm Learning Commons
  • February 10 10am-1pm in front of Uluwehi Café

GET JOB READY! See our many CTE programs being showcased at the Library in honor of CTE month!

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Counselor's Corner

Please schedule an appointment with me if you are graduating this Spring semester so that I can help you fill out a graduation application.


Walk in Wednesday's will be cancelled today and will continue the following Wednesday. If you need to schedule an appointment with me, please do so on MyLeeward.

Managing Stress

As we begin the second month of the Spring Semester, you may find your stress levels elevating a bit.


Juggling work, school, and your personal life can prove to be a difficult task at times, so it’s important that you manage your stress as much as possible.


Here are a few tips from Campus Mindworks on Managing Stress:


  • “A feeling of control and a healthy balance in your schedule is a necessary part of managing stress. Learning how to manage your responsibilities, accomplish your goals and still have time for rest and relaxation requires that you practice time management skills.

  • Try setting a specific goal for yourself that will improve your mood and help you reduce stress. Start by filling out a goal-setting worksheet.

  • Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you burn off the energy generated by stress.

  • Practice good sleep habits ensure that you are well-rested. Sleep deprivation can cause many physical and mental problems and can increase stress.

  • Pace yourself throughout the day, taking regular breaks from work or other structured activities. During breaks from class, studying, or work, spend time walking outdoors, listen to music or just sit quietly, to clear and calm your mind.

  • Start a journal. Many people find journaling to be helpful for managing stress, understanding emotions, and making decisions and changes in their lives.

  • Realize that we all have limits. Learn to work within your limits and set realistic expectations for yourself and others.

  • Find humor in your life. Laughter can be a great tension-reducer.

  • Seek the support of friends and family when you need to “vent” about situations that bring on stressful feelings. But make sure that you don’t focus exclusively on negative experiences; try to also think of at least three things that are going well for you, and share those experiences.”

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Amy Amper

Program Counselor

Academic Counseling, Class Registration, & Degree Planning

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Academic Specialist

Academic Skills, Connection to Campus Resources