Leeward CC Wai'anae student Hi'ilei Mano'i-Hyde has won multiple Language Arts sponsored Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards for her writing pieces and mele. Check out her most recent award-winning mele HERE!

Hi'ilei lives in Wai'anae and is majoring in Hawaiian Studies. She plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa and continue her education there, majoring in Hawaiian Studies and minoring in Hawaiian Language.

For other students who are interested in Hawaiian Studies and language, Hi'ilei supports you with these words: The Hawaiian culture is thriving, and it is our responsibility to continue perpetuate the values are ancestors left behind. I truly encourage anyone to seek out the language and the culture and be proud.

Congratulations, and thank you for magnificently representing the Wai'anae community, Hi'ilei!
Are you curious about what your fellow students are writing about in their ENG 100 and 200 classes? Engaging topics include views on bullying, GMOs, and homelessness. Check out Wai'anae students' work at http://kaleoonahaumana.wordpress.com/

* Remember to do a Grad Check with a counselor!

From the Leeward Student Life Commencement website:

Leeward Community College holds one Commencement Ceremony every year in the Spring Semester.


Friday, May 16, 2014


Tuthill Courtyard

* Degree/Certificate application information can be found here:


The $15.00 Commencement fee must be paid by April 21, 2014 to have your name printed in the Commencement Program.

To sign up (RSVP) to particpate in the Commencement Ceremony: Information will be emailed to all eligible graduates by April 1st.

Wai'anae Student Life

The Paper Guild

Do you like to write stories, draw, paint, or write poems? Join the brand new Lee CC Wai'anae group: The Paper Guild!

See English instructor Lindsay Wells for more information, or email her at wellsl@hawaii.edu.

SG and NSO Leader Opportunities

Hey! Are are you interested in becoming a leader for the Leeward Pearl City New Student Orientations for next fall? Please checkout the links below if you're interested. Also, check out the second link below if you're interested in becoming a senator for Fall 2014!





HACBED Meeting

Other LEE CC Announcments

  • Would you like to finish your AAT degree within the next 18 months?
  • Do you thrive in an online class environment?
  • Do you have at least a 2.0 GPA and have less than 30 credits applicable to the AAT degree?

If so, then the Associate of Arts in Teaching program's 18 month degree may be an option for you!

This program offers the following benefits:

-Guaranteed seats in courses

-Summer tuition at regular semester tuition rates

-Dedicated peer mentor and academic course support

-Laptop lending program

-Free books for ED courses

-An AAT degree in 18 months!

To learn more about this exceptional opportunity visit:


If you are interested, download and complete the Statement of Intent Form and submit it to:

Leeward CC

Associate of Arts in Teaching - 18 Month Program

96-045 Ala Ike, Room DA-205A

Pearl City, HI 96782


MARCH 15, 2014

For questions, contact Erin Thompson (enkt@hawaii.edu) or Cameron Rivera (cameronr@hawaii.edu).

Aspire to inspire! Get a jump-start on a career in Education without leaving our island home. Be a part of a growing population of students enrolling in Leeward Community College’s Associate in Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree program.

Leeward’s AAT faculty and staff will present a free information session on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to explain the degree program and answer questions. The session will be from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Leeward Community College PC campus, in Room GT-105.

The information session is open to the general public. Attendees will be able to learn more about the degree and meet the instructors, counselor, and students enrolled in the program. Degree requirements, support services available for Leeward CC Education majors, and financial aid options will be covered. Information regarding Leeward’s newest teacher education pathways including the Alternative Certification for Career and Technical Education Licensure and Special Education Certificates will also be discussed.

Leeward Community College’s Associate in Arts in Teaching degree offers a solid liberal arts core and specific education classes that prepare you as an entry-level educator or to transfer to a 4-year teacher education program. The program has articulations in place with UH Mānoa, UH West O`ahu, Chaminade University, and University of Phoenix teacher education programs. For more information and to RSVP, call (808) 455-0467 or email pmdc@hawaii.edu.

Ka Lama Education Academy

Ka Manao