Leeward CC Automotive Newsletter!

March 10 , 2015

Decisions.. Decisions...

Through your life you will have to make many choices that may or may not change your life or affect it some how at the very least.

Picking a major should be those kinds of decisions even if you chose automotive as a hobby, it still affects your life by either your knowledge, time or money.

When you make a big decision or any decision you should always think back a little and ask "Why did I choose this path again?"

Well here is some responses from our classmates giving a glimpse on why they are here in the automotive program.

--------------So guys-------------- "Why did you choose Automotive technology as your major?"

--Kaile Takatsuka-- 3rd Semester Student

"With My father being retired, I can start more father son hot rod projects with him."

--Francis Jurado-- 2nd Semester Student

"I'm very intrigued and fascinated about automobiles, it's engine, all related parts, and how everything function together to operate a vehicle. I wanted to learn all about it. I'm extremely passionate about working with cars. I love it. As a matter of fact, the automotive technology program is right for me."

--Felix D. Vidad Jr.-- 2nd Semester Student

"It was a long time thinking about it. I had a blazer from a guy that had it in a garage for three years. So the fluids, bushing were all worn it was the whole nine yards. So once I fixed up everything, I had a satisfying, happy feeling. So that gave some knowlege on cars. After my friends heard about that, they started to ask me to fix their cars. It felt good to fix up somebodies car and see them smile. So it's something I wanted to do for other people. I also got into the performance hype of it that it became sort of a hobby, an expensive hobby. The way I was taught, you should do something you love as a job, then you will never work a day in your life."

Spring Fair!

Come check out the SPRING FAIR on the Concourse this Wednesday!
There will be over 40 vendors including the Surf Sample Sale, fashion apparel, jewelry, baked goods, tasty foods, and so much more! Support fellow classmates and community entrepreneurs! Don't miss out!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Learning Commons Concourse

Sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda/Enactus Business Club.

Zombies are Coming!!!!

Are you ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

If not it about time to get ready.

The perfect time to be exact!

this event start right after we finish our class and its only for an hour.

So lets join the Student Government to share tips on preparedness for not only a Zombie Apocalypse, but all other disasters that could impact our community.

Thursday, March 12th
12pm – 1pm
The Concourse

------Hey "Soon to be" Graduates------Read This!

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The Commencement Ceremony is on May 15, 2015. To make sure you take all the steps necessary, do the following:

  1. Set up a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with your counselor, Ann Dorado

  2. Submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”

  3. Know the deadlines!

    1. To have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program and to participate in the Ceremony: Pay fees at the Cashier’s Office by Friday, April 17.

    2. Any “Applications for Degree/Certificate” received after April 17th are not guaranteed to be listed in the Commencement Ceremony Program. However, you are still eligible to participate in the Ceremony.

    3. Deadline to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (no name in the program): Pay the fees at the cashier’s office by Wednesday, May 6th. Any applications after May 6th are not guaranteed to participate in the Ceremony.

  4. Pay the fees at the Cashiers Office by the deadlines

  5. After you complete Steps 1-4 you will receive a postcard in the mail and an e-mail to your hawaii.edu account with instructions on how to RSVP (sign up) for Commencement.

You can ONLY RSVP (sign up to participate) online and the link will be included in the postcard and the e-mail.

Set up a "Degree/Certificate check" appointment now!

The easiest way to make an appointment with your counselor, Ann Dorado, is through MyLeeward:

  • Login with your user name and password to MyUH: http://myuh.hawaii.edu

  • In the center of the screen where all the tabs are, click on the “MyLeeward” tab

  • Go to My Success Network, click on Ann Dorado’s “See available appointments”

  • Click on the day in the calendar and click on the available time slot

  • Select a reason for your appointment and description. Submit

REMINDER: The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program application deadline!

MARCH 16 is the application deadline for:

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program application!

For complete information, please refer to previous Automotive newsletter:


Got some news?

If you want to submit any articles, please feel free to email them to me (cabasa@hawaii.edu) and I will gladly publish them in for you!

Any Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ann Dorado, Counselor

Academic Counseling and Planning, Class Registration

Tami Williams, Academic Specialist

Campus Resources, Academic Skills