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2009

   
October 7
 
Common Book: "The Economics of Climate Change" by Denise Konan, Economics Professor at UH Manoa, and Elijah Frost, Economics major at UH Manoa. Akoakoa 105
August 1
 
PaCES: Summer Environmental Science Program for High School Students. Palikū Theatre
July 1
  Doug Dykstra joins Windward CC as Chancellor, replacing Angela Meixell
May 16
 
Commencement Ceremony: 1:00 to 2:30pm Paliku Theatre.
April 22
 
Ecology Action Team: "Our Climate Dilemma: What We Know and What Options Remain" by Dr. Kevin Hamilton, Professor of Meteorology at UH Manoa. Akoakoa 101-103
April 20
 
Common Book: "Hinduism and the Cadaver" by Sarah Hadmack, Religion Instructor at Windward Community College.. Akoakoa 105
March 12
 
“Talk Story” Workshop: Gordon Mark. Sponsored by Ke Kumu Pali. Palikū Theatre
March 12
 
Women's History Month: Jayme Grzebik, Oahu Urban Garden Center. Co-Sponsored by the Ecology Action Team. Kuhina 115
March 11
 
Women's History Month: Mindy Jaffe, Former Hawaii State Representative and founder of Waikiki Worm Company. Co-Sponsored by the Ecology Action Team . Akoakoa 105
March 11
 
Women's History Month: "Women’s Journey for Gender Justice Around the World" by Jane Roberts. Hale Akoakoa 105
March 2
 
Women's History Month: Cynthia Thielen, Hawaii State Representative for Kailua/Kaneohe Bay. Co-Sponsored by the Ecology Action Team . Akoakoa 105
February 13
 
Japanese Seal Making Workshop: By Professor Kazuma Tsuji, Kagawa Junior College. Kuhina 115
January 27
 
Common Book: "Native Hawaiian Mourning, Burials, and Reburials" - a panel presentation with June Noelani Cleghorn, archaeologist, Emalia Keohokalole, cultural burial specialist, Lani Ma‘a, attorney, Dennis Kauahi, social worker with the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children's Center.. Akoakoa 105
January 27
 
Chemistry Forum: "Epigenetics: More than DNA" by Dr. Serafin U. Colmenares III. Hale Imiloa 111

2008

   
November 25
 
Common Book: June Cleghorn, Cultural Resources Manager, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Part of our year-long discussion of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. ‘Ākoakoa 105
November 20
 
Chemistry Forum: "Biotechnology: Benefits and Challenges to Hawaii Farmers" by Yun Judy Zhu, Ph.D., Research Scientist at Hawaii Agriculture Research Center. Hale Imiloa 111
November 10
 
Common Book: "Feng Shui of Okinawan Graveyards" by Toshi Ikagawa, Geography and Meteorology instructor at Windward CC. Part of our year-long discussion of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Co-sponsored by the International Education Committee. ‘Ākoakoa 105
October 29
 
Chemistry Forum: "Energy Alternatives in Hawaii" by Engr. Maria L. Tome. Hale ‘Imiloa 111
October 21
 
Common Book: "The Maggot and Worm Traveling Road Show" by professor Lee Goff, author, forensic entomologist at Chaminade University
October 14
 
Common Book: "STIFF: An Insiders Perspective, Thoughts From a Death Care Expert" by Stephen Labrach, director of the Anatomy Lab at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
October 7
 
Chemistry Forum: "Impact of Drug Use on the Developing Brain"by Dan Alicata, Assistant Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Christine Cloak, Ph.D. Neuroscience from UCLA, and George King, Ph.D. . Hale Akoakoa, Room 101
October 7
 
Common Book: "A Tale of Two Grandmothers: Funerals in Thailand and South Jersey" by Pam DaGrossa, Anthropology instructor at Windward CC. Part of our year-long discussion of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. ‘Ākoakoa 105
October 3
 
Palikū Theatre: "Miss Saigon" opens. Runs to October 26.
September 27
  Ho‘olaule‘a
August 19
  WCC Ho‘olaule‘a wins HTA Award
    Joe Ciotti is awarded the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community (read article)
    Malia Lau Kong, professor of History receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award (read article)
May 17
  Spring Commencement
May 1
  Performance of Literature (Speech 231) Class performs Dandelion Wine
March 31
 
Common Book Program: "A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia" by Tricia Allen. Co-sponsored by Women's History Month. Hale Akoakoa 105., 4:30pm
March 19
  Women's History Month: Peggy Chun
March 12
  Women's History Month: Music by Millicent Cummings
March 5
  Women's History Month: Stories by Jeannette Paulson Hereniko
February 29
  Cultural Astronomy: "It's About Time: Centuries of Calendars and Clocks" by Joe Ciotti
February 29
  "Preserving & Sustaining Aloha," by Edgy Lee. Presented by the Wo Learning Champions
February 14
  Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs at Palikū Theatre
February 1
  Cultural Astronomy: "Ancient Astronomies, Ancient Worlds" by Clive Ruggles

2007

   
November 29
  Chemistry Forum: "Bioterrorism" by Paul M. Fox
October 29
  Chemistry Forum: "DNA Microarrays in Disease Detection and Diagnosis" by Gabor Mocz
October 3
  Chemistry Forum: "Extraterrestial Formation of the Molecules of Life" by Ralf I. Kaiser
September 4
 
Chemistry Forum: "Dealing with the Addicted Maggot" by M. Lee Goff, 1:30 to 2:30 in Hale Imiloa Room 111
August 24
 
"The Pajama Game" opens at Palikū Theatre and runs to September 16, 2007
June 18
 
May 25 to June 22
  Study Abroad Trip to New Zealand
May
 
Kathleen French, professor of Sociology, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
April 19
 
Chemistry Forum: Trace Metals in the Ocean and its Biological & Climatic Effects by Chris I. Measures, Ph.D.
April 17
 
Common Book: The Climate Crisis by Stuart Scott and Global Warming and Globalization, A panel discussion with Patricia Tummons of Environment Hawaii, Floyd McCoy, Sarah Hadmack and Erik Gardner of Windward Community College
April 12
 
Common Book: Training Hawaii's Young People for Leadership in a Flat World by Jay Fidell, Honolulu Attorney and Host of ThinkTech Hawaii
March 22
 
Common Book: The Land Has Eyes (video presentation and discussion) by Vilsoni Hereniko, Professor at Center for Pacific Island Studies at University of Hawaii
March 20
 
Common Book: Men, Women, and Global Capital by Professor Ruth Hsu, UH Manoa
March 15
  Women's History Month: Hawaii State Senator Colleen Hanabusa talks about her experiences as the first female President of the Senate
March 14
 
Women's History Month: Haunani-Kay Trask, professor of Hawaiian Studies at UH Manoa, discusses the importance of political resistance.
March 13
 
Common Book: Flattened Diplomacy in Corporate Globalization by Ann Wright Former U.S. Diplomat
March 7
 
Women's History Month: Panel discussion of "Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness", including Anthropology Instructor Pam DaGrossa, Assistant Dean of Instruction Elizabeth Ashley, and Sociology Instructor Kathleen French
March 6
 
Chemistry Forum: The Mystery of Poisons by Alfred E. Asato, Ph.D.
February 21
 
Chemistry Forum: Food and Health by Wayne T. Iwaoka, Ph.D.
February 20
 
Common Book: Nickel and Dimed: Communist Manifesto? by Erik Gardner, philosophy lecturer at Windward Community College
January 30
 
Common Book: David McClain, President of the University of Hawai'i
January 29
 
Chemistry Forum: Chemistry in Energy by Michael J. Cooney, Ph.D

2006

   
November 28
 
Common Book: Getting by in Hawai'i: WCC Research on Local Subcultures with Student Presenters from Anthropology 200
November 21
 
Common Book: Social Science Panel Discussion with Paul Briggs, Pam DaGrossa, Kathleen French, and Erik Gardner, Faculty at Windward Community College
November 14
 
Common Book: In Defense of Free Trade and Globalization by Paul Brewbaker, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Bank of Hawaii
November 9
 
Ted Kooser talk at Palikū Theatre: Local Wonders: Poetry and Place
November 8
 
Chemistry Forum: Chemical Safety at Home by Miles Nirei
November 6
 
Ted Kooser: A Reading and Conversation
October 27
 
The Haunted Village: Halloween at Windward Community College, including Imaginarium shows, Knightly Combat, Dr. Phrankenstein’s Phantom Physics Lab, mask and stilt walkers, and face painting
October 24
 
Common Book: Globalization in the Pacific by Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Research Fellow at East-West Center, Pacific Islands Development Program
October 19
 
Common Book: Living in a Flat World by Peter Kay
October 19
 
Chemistry Forum: Waste-To-Energy (The Chemistry of Combustion) by Engr. Robert A. Webster
October 17
 
Chemistry Forum: Can Dogs see Ghosts? (The Chemistry of Vision) by Robert S.H. Liu, Ph.D.
September 25
 
Chemistry Forum: Pandemic Influenza (How Antiviral Medications Work) by Carl Chu, Pharm.D.
September 19
 
Common Book: Globalization: an Introduction and a Possible Conclusion by Deane Neubauer, UH Manoa, Department of Political Science
September 12
 
Common Book: Gypsy Culture in a Global Context by Sabine Deiringer, HPU, Department of Anthropology
May
 
Brian Richardson, Librarian, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
April 18
 
Common Book: The Life and Work of J. H. Kanepuu, a Real Kanaka Maoli Writer in the Time of Ka'a'awa by Noenoe Silva, professor of Political Science at UH Manoa
March 23
 
Women's History Month: Nancie Caraway, feminist scholar, talks about global human trafficking.
March 23
 
Women's History Month: Hawaii State Governor Linda Lingle discussing challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace, politics, and in building communities.
March 21
 
Common Book: Building a Novel from the Ground Up: The Geological Basis for Bushnell's Ka'a'awa by Floyd McCoy, professor of Geology at Windward Community College
March 16
 
Women's History Month: Kim Gennaula, KGMB9 News Anchor, talks about her experiences as a female news anchor in Hawaii
March 9
 
Women's History Month: Debbi Eleneki, first female fire captain in Hawaii, discusses the challenges and rewards of being a firefighter.
March 7
 
Common Book: Princess Ruth and/or Ke'elikolani?: Novels, Documentaries, and Hawaiian History by Craig Howes, Director of the Center for Biographical Research at UH Manoa
March 1
 
Women's History Month: Kathy Ferguson, professor of Political Science at UH Manoa, presents "'The Most Dangerous Woman in America'": Emma Goldman, (1869-1940)
February 21
 
Common Book: Some Medical Aspects of Ka'a'awa by Kekuni Blaisdell, professor of Medicine at UH Manoa
January 31
 
Common Book: Ka'a'awa as Theatre by Billy Sage

2005

   
November 22
 
Common Book: Local Literature by a panel discussion with Marie Hara, Ian MacMillan, and Maile Meyer
October 25
 
Common Book: La'au Lapaau by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Waimanalo Health Center
October 4
 
Common Book: Hula and Hawaiian Identity by Carol Silva, Hawai'i State Archives
September 29
 
September 22
 
Common Book: Talk Story - Kahalu'u Style by Jackie Chong, former owner and operator of the Hygienic Store
September 20
 
Common Book: Bushnell as Friend and Author by Gavan Daws, former UH Manoa professor and author of Shoal of Time
September 15
 
Common Book: Mele and Spirit: Music and the Hawaiian Identity by Jon Osorio, Acting Director, UH-Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies
May
 
Toni Martin, professor of Art, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
March 31
 
Women's History Month: Gloria Moore, professor of Music at Windward Community College, talks about health issues related to women through their life stages.
March 17
 
Women's History Month: Mazie Hirono talks about her life— Born in Fukushima, Japan, emigrating to Hawai'i in 1955, and becoming the lieutenant governor of Hawaii in 1994.
March 10
 
Women's History Month: Gary Francell, psychologist, discusses the interpersonal relationships between men and women.
March 3
 
Women's History Month: Paula Scatoloni of the Anorexia and Bulimia Center of Hawaii and Maureen Barcia, candidate Argosy School of Professional Psychology, explore the impact of social pressure and the media on women’s experiences of their bodies through the years

2004

   
December 12
 
Common Book: Food and the Department of Education - speaker: Gene Kaneshiro, director of the School Food Services of the Hawai'i State Department of Education
December 8
 
Common Book: Conclusion with Lois-Ann Yamanaka, author of Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
November 17
 
Common Book: The Humanities of Food - a panel of speakers from a variety of disciplines
November 3
 
Common Book: The Social Science of Food - a panel of speakers from a variety of disciplines
October 27
 
Common Book: Engineered Foods - speaker: Hector Valenzuela of the College of Tropical Agriculture at UH Manoa
October 20
 
Common Book: Hawaii Diet - speaker: Dr. Terry Shintani, author of The Good Carbohydrate Revolution
October 13
 
Common Book: Anti-Aging Nutrition Secrets - speaker: Mary Arakaki, Registered Dietician at the Castle Wellness Center. Co-sponsored by the Castle Medical Center
October 6
 
Common Book: Why it's Hard to Run a Good Restaurant - speaker: Cheryl Ka'uhane, CEO of YWCA of Oahu
September 30
 
Common Book: Lunch Alive! Brown Bag Learning Series: Six Keys to Permanent Weight Loss and Well-Being by Linda Giles, Life Coach and Trainer
September 29
 
Common Book: Running a Good Farm and Ranch - Ryan Lum of The North Shore Beef Company and Gary Maunakea-Forth of the Waianae Organic Agriculture Center (Ma'O Farms)
September 23
 
Common Book: Lunch Alive! Brown Bag Learning Series: Guilt Free Fast Food - speaker: Dr. Alan Titchenal, UH Manoa Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences.
September 22
 
Common Book: Evening Presentation: Fast Food Advertising - speakers: Brook Gramann and Gloria Garvey, The Brand Strategy Group in Kailua
September 16
 
Common Book: Lunch Alive! Brown Bag Learning Series: Don't be Fooled: Food Myths - speaker: Dick Allgire, health and medical reporter for KITV 4 News
September 15
 
Common Book: Working at a Fast Food Restaurant - Bill Puette, the director of the Center for Labor Education and Research
September 8
 
Common Book: Introduction to Fast Food Nation - Chris Fung, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Program at Hawaii Pacific University
May
 
Dave Krupp, professor of Biology and Oceanography, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award

2003

   
November 14
 
The Wright Stuff: 100 Years of Flight opens in Gallery 'Iolani. It closes December 17, 2003.
October 23
 
My Fair Lady plays at Palikū Theatre. It closes November 16th
September 6
 
Windward Ho'olaulea
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Game room and student lounge in Hale Akoakoa open
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Rain Bird theme for 2003 is "Bread and Beyond"
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Shakespeare Festival at Palikū Theatre featuring Macbeth, Henry IV: Part I, and Twelfth Night
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Renovations begin on the White House, the future home of Hawaiian Studies.
May 17
 
Graduation Ceremony. Student speakers are Chelsea Moritomo and Michael Higa. The commencement speaker is Lokelani Laybon, policy advisor to Governor Linda Lingle.
May 3
 
Space Day 2003: Celebrating the Future of Flight held at WCC
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Computer and Information Literacy is added as a graduation requirement for an AA degree.
May
 
Letty Colmenares, professor of Chemistry, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
April
 
forum on the drug epidemic is held at Palikū Theatre, featuring Congressman Ed Case and U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo

2002

   
December 2
 
Maori students from the University of Auckland visit WCC
November 21
 
Fiddler on the Roof opens at Palikū Theatre, and runs until December 15 as is directed by Ron Bright
November 1
 
Hale Akoakoa dedication ceremony
June 26
 
Akoakoa opens
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The 2002 Rain Bird theme is "Vessel"
May 29
 
Windward graduation. The student speaker is Justin Badine and the commencement speaker is former WCC student and current stduent regent of the UH Board of Regents Capsun Poe
May
 
Inge White, professor of Botany and Microbiology, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
April
 
Hawaiian Center for Learning opens in Hale Na'auao
April
 
Manu Meyer talks of Hawaiian epistemology
March 23
 
Windward Eggstravaganza event

2001

   
November 23
 
Paul Nash marries Noreen Naughton, professor of art at KCC
October 12
 
Dedication ceremony for the Imaginarium
October 3
 
Biotechnology Glasshouse opens
October
 
Hakipu'u, the charter school on the WCC campus, opens
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Rain Bird theme this year is "Galaxies and Other Spaces"
August 21
  Thirteen Annual Pacific Island Taro Festival
August 1
 
Woodcarving studio in Hale 'Iolani opens
May 12
 
Commencement Ceremony is held on the Great Lawn The student speaker is Ian Masterson and the commencement speaker is Larry Price
May
 
Wei-ling Landers, professor of Mathematics, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
April 17
 
University of Hawaii faculty strike ends after 13 days.
March 13
 
UH President Dobelle talks at Windward
March
 
Carol Pang is appointed Dean of Instruction, replacing Mike Garcia
March
 
Roy Fujimoto leaves position as director of Continuing Education to teach Political Science
February 9
 
Gallery 'Iolani features the works of Murray Turnbull. Exhibit closes on March 9th.

2000

   
December 5
 
Bob Krauss presents "Global Society as Island People" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
November 15
 
International Day at WCC, featuring food and activities from a variety of different nations.
November 14
 
Floyd McCoy, WCC Geology and Oceanography instructor, presents "The Earth and Man's Time: Geological, Archaeological and Ecological Time" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
November 1
 
Lisa Linn Kana'e speaks at WCC's Little Theatre as part of the "People Who Write" series
September 22
 
Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Campus Center
August 1
 
Angela Meixell joins WCC as Provost
July 31
 
Provost Pete Dyer resigns after 21 years leading WCC
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Michelle Hite is student Employee of the Year
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Star Poets, an island-wide poetry contest for students in grades 3 through 12, begins
May
 
Robert de Loach, professor of Sociology and Anthropology, receives the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
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Mike Garcia, Dean of Instruction, retires
April 22
 
Ho'olaule'a. The theme is "A Voyage of Discovery" Events include an easter egg hunt and a college open house. Performers include Ka'ala Boys, total Bland, the Punana Leo Band and Ron Loo's Slack Key Students.
April 22
 
reception at Gallery 'Iolani for "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", a show feature local artist Sannit Khewhok
March 15
 
Ian MacMillan, professor of English and Creative Writing at UH Manoa, reads some of his stories at WCC's Little Theatre
March 14
 
WCC --- presents "Hula for All Time" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
February 10
 
WCC's All-College Any-Kine Stew/Curry Cook-Off
February 8
 
Phil Hagstrom, WCC History instructor, presents "Time and the New Millennium: Back to the Present" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
January 18
 
"In Search of the Century: Art of Our Time" exhibit at Gallery 'Iolani.

1999

   
December 10
 
"In Search of the Century" exhibit opens at Gallery 'Iolani
December 9
 
WCC Religion instructor Richard Walenta presents "Religions Reckon Time: Sacred Cosmologies" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
November 23
 
Chris McKinney reads from his book "Tattoo" at the Hale Na'auao lounge.
November 19
 
Robert Bachini, Winston Kong, Ben Moffat and Clyde Noble form a volleyball team for the Ku Pono Celebrity Volleyball game to raise funds to buy turkeys for needy families.
November 9
 
WCC History instructor Paul Field presents "Hawaii: A Time Capsule of the 20th Century" as part the WCC millennium lecture series
October 29
 
"Southern Spine Tinglers" opens at WCC's Little Theatre
October 22
 
"Loose Screws/Cabaret Tiki: The Brink!" opens at WCC's Little Theatre.
October 13
 
Millennium Vision Day - Events included UH Manoa Professor Jim Dator speaking about different scenarios for the future, the creation of a time capsule which was placed in the Hale Pālanakila to be opened in 2022, and a time walk, where people strolled the grounds hearing bits of history.
September 21
 
WCC Astronomy and Physics teacher Joe Ciotti presents "It's About Time", the first talk in the WCC millennium lecture series
September
 
WCC receives a $1.7 million grant from the federal government in support of Hawaiian studies
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Robert Bachini joins WCC as a STAAR counselor
Summer
 
Introduction to Surf Science and Technology is offered by Ian Masterson as a noncredit course in Windward's Hawaiian and Polynesian Institute
May 15
 
WCC graduation ceremony Commencement speaker is WCC student Inga Pa
May
 
Paul Nash, professor of Art, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
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Toni Martin wins the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Awards for community service.
May
 
Jacquie Maly, instructor of retires from WCC
May
 
Clyde Noble, instructor of chemistry, retires from WCC
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Peggy Regentine, WCC Business instructor, is awarded the 1999 Outstanding Post-secondary Teacher award from the Hawai'i Business Education Assocation.
April
 
Ron Loo's releases his first CD: "Kahalu'u Slack"
February 3
 
Archaeologist Robert Suggs and R. Kawena Johnson present "Polynesian Time: Archaeological, Calendrical and Genealogical" as part the WCC millennium lecture series

1998

   
December 4
 
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Imaginarium
November 24
 
Ground-breaking ceremony for Hale Pālanakila, the building designed for the performing arts and humanities
November 17
 
The all-campus chili cook-off. Judges were Kiana Helfand, Kathy Muneno, and Ron Mizutani.
October 31
 
Windward gets a new main phone number, 235-7400
October 2
 
The nineteenth Rain Bird is released. The theme this year is: "Traditions: A Tapestry of Time"
August 10
 
Sculpture on great lawn, entitled "Kulia I Ka Nu'u" or "Striving for the Summit", is dedicated. The artist is Don Harvey.
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STAAR Mentoring Program is created at WCC
May 16
 
Commencement on campus under tents behind Hale Na'auao Keynote speaker is UH head football coach Fred von Appen
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Hawaiian Studies certificate is created
May
 
Jean Shibuya, professor of English, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
April 18
 
WCC Students help the Friends of He'eia State park replant native flora in He'eia stream
April 11
 
Ho'olaule'a - Entertainment includes Kapena, the Castle High School Jazz Band, the King Intermediate Band, the Kaneohe Seniors and Augie T.
March 21
 
Fieldtrip to Molokai and Lanai led by Floyd McCoy
March 4
 
Michelle Cruz Skinner speaks at WCC as part of the "People Who Write" series
February
 
Mark Hamasaki and Kapulani Landgraf open an exhibition of photographs entitled "E Luku Wale E, devastation upon devastation" at the Contemporary Museum

1997

   
December 7
 
Windward Singers presents fall choral concert at the Little Theatre
November 25
 
Plans for Campus Center are unveiled
November 14
 
Nanette Purnell leads a three day trip to Kalaupapa to help restore damaged tombstones from November 14 to 16
November 13
 
Lois-Ann Yamanaka speaks at Palikū Theatre
October 18
 
Ho'olaule'a - Entertainment included: The Opihi Pickers, Ho’omanalo, the Kailua Seniors
October 14
 
Hale Imiloa dedication ceremony
October 3
 
The 18th Rain Bird is celebrated. This year's theme is "Ocean Origins"
October
 
The concrete base for the sculpture in the great lawn is put in place
October
 
Haunani-Kay Trask speaks at WCC
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Wei-ling Landers joins WCC as a math instructor
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Nancy Heu becomes head librarian
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WCC Buildings are renamed to Hawaiian names
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The Polynesian Club is created
August
 
the first classes are held in Hale 'Imiloa, even before the building is dedicated
August
 
Office of Community Services officially changes its name to Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET)
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Francois Martin is WCC's first artist-in-residence
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The college's 25th anniversary celebration includes Kaneohe's longest cake and entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band.
May 9
 
H-3 Windward Ho'olaule'a
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Michael Bowles wins Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Service
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Lillian Cunningham receives the Hung Wo Ching award for faculty service to the community
May
 
Frank Mattos, professor of English, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
April 26
 
WCC celebrates its 25th anniversary. Coordinated by Jacquie Maly
March 25
 
Fourth annual Laulima (Many Hands Day) campus clean-up
March
 
Dave Krupp organizes a lecture series on creation and evolution from March to May

1996

   
December 6
 
The newly-renovated Hale Kuhina is dedicated.
December   DeEtta Catherine Wilson retires as Head Librarian.
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Math and Physics professor Joe Ciotti is honored by the Carnegie Foundation as the Hawaii recipient of their national professor of the year award. This is the second time that a WCC faculty member has won this award.
May
 
Ellen Ishida-Babineau, professor of English, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1995

   
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WCC English and journalism professor Libby Young is honored by the Carnegie Foundation as the Hawaii recipient of their national professor of the year award.
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WCC forms a partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to sponsor a pilot program called Voyaging and Ocean Education, IS 297, to provide students with experience in sailing and rigging canoes and planning trips through teamwork.
May
 
Paul Field, professor of History, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
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The 1995 Legislature approves an appropriate of $22.5 million for a multi-media lecture hall/planetarium, as well as design work for the humanities building, the campus center and a child care facility

1994

   
November 22
 
Groundbreaking for the first new building in the college's Master Plan, the Science Building
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New names for all of WCC's buildings are selected. The names are all Hawaiian words that have a relationship to the activities in each building.
May
 
Alan Ragains, professor of Speech and Communications, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
January 23
 
A new parking lot across from Waipa building opens

1993

   
September 25
 
The first Papio Angling Tournament in Kaneohe is held. The event is sponsored by WCC and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
August
 
Taro festival
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Momi Kekina joins WCC as a lab assistant
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Michael Tom joins WCC as the coordinator of Academic Computing Services
July
 
Golf tournament sponsored by the Friends of WCC
June 14
 
Summer Institute in Hawaiian and Polynesian Studies (went until July 3 )
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Joe Ciotti is named the top aerospace educator in the nation and wins the 1993 Christa McAuliffe Award from the Aerospace Education Foundation.
May
 
Clayton Akatsuka, professor of Mathematics, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
April 17
 
Ho'olaule'a
March
 
A "wall breaking" is part of the renovation blessing held at Lokai Building to begin the complete renovation of the building which will house the Community Services program.

1992

   
November 17
 
WCC Birthday Party - includes a big birthday cake made from many individual cakes contributed by students and faculty, then assembled, iced, and decorated, to be enjoyed by visitors to the campus. The day’s activities also included a concert by the Fleet Marine Force Pacific Band and songs by Loyal Garner(History Highlights)
November
 
The Turf Grass and Landscape training facility is opened – a landscaped, six-acre area near the campus with three greens, six tees and three 50 to 150-yard fairways. It is the only program of its kind on Oahu. Dave Ringuette, agriculture instructor, developed the facility as a joint project between WCC and businesses in the community. It serves as an open-air lab for students in the college’s agriculture technology program.
October 29
 
WCC Student government sponsors a Halloween Party, featuring a costume contest
October 27
 
Panel discussion: "Human Ecology: National Agenda and Hawaii's Sewage Concerns" - Participants included Bruce Anderson, State Department of Health branch director; Michael Street, Honolulu City and County Department of Public Works director and David Krupp, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology research affiliate and WCC Marine Options Program coordinator
October 22
 
Panel discussion: "International Foreign Aid: Costs and Benefits to Hawaii" Participants included Senator Anthony Chang, Representative Gene Ward and Greg Knudsen of the State Office of International Relations
October 20
 
Panel discussion: "Education: Costs and Reforms" Participants included Senator Mike McCartney, Chancellor Joyce Tsunoda, and Representative Terrance Tom
October 6
 
Panel discussion on Hawaiian Sovereignty The panel included Representative Jackie Young, Republican candidate Kamuela Price, and 'Olani Decker, Ko'olau District Po'o (head) of Ka Lahui Hawai'i
October 3
 
A Homecoming Luau continues the celebration of WCC’s 20th year. Coordinated by Winston Kong, with music by Ron Loo, Eddie Kamae and others
October 2
 
Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition opens at Iolani Gallery, and runs until October 30
September 25
 
Rain Bird unveils the 13th issue, with the theme "Fantasy, Fables and Fun"
September
 
Ku Pono, the WCC campus Hawaiian club, collects donations to help people after Hurricane Iniki
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Kalani Meinecke joins WCC as the first full time Hawaiian Studies instructor
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Patti Chong joins WCC as an admissions counselor
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Sandra Matsui becomes the new Dean of Student Services, coming to WCC from California State University at Bakersfield.
August
 
Enrollment is roughly 1800 students
July 3
 
Pacific Island Taro Festival
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AA degree with Psycho-social Services focus is created
Summer
 
The first annual WCC Summer Institute in Hawaiian and Polynesian Studies. A three week session offered nine noncredit courses in the culture, language and performing arts of the Pacific region.
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Marine Option Program students participate in conducting the first baseline marine survey of Kaneohe Bay to determine the recreation and commercial fishing populations in the Bay.
May 22
 
Nancy Heu and Joe Ciotti are married
May 15
 
Graduation held at Castle High School Auditorium the commencement speaker is Momi Cazimero
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AA degree with Hawaiian Studies focus is created. The certificate is created in 1998
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Certificate of Completion in Microcomputer Applications is created
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Ella Yamamoto is WCC’s Civil Service/APT Employee of the Year
May
 
“God”, by Woody Allen, plays at WCC Little Theatre
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Kenneth Mortimer becomes the 11th president of the University of Hawaii system
May
 
Mark Hamasaki, professor of Art, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
April 29
 
Alix Shulman speaks at WCC – “People who Write”
April 23
 
Mililani Trask addresses sovereignty forum
April 20
 
Earth Day celebration Ku Pono, the WCC HAWaiian Studies group, organized a panel discussion that included Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli, Kawaikapuokalani and Louisa diGrazia
April 18
 
Ho'olaule'a - entertainment included the Pagan Babies, Easter Egg hunt, Ho’okena, Olomana, Kawai Hewett, Ron Loo and others
April 2
 
Forum: "Kanaka Love", focusing on spousal and family abuse Panel included Representative Jackie Young, Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Kala'au and Iwalani White
April
 
Hawaii State Hospital moves to village complex above the current WCC campus

1991

   
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The 1991 Legislature awards WCC $12.6 million for Master Plan projects, including the Lokai renovation, new parking lots and campus infrastructure work, and theinitial phase of the new science building.
May
 
David Ringuette, professor of Agriculture, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
March 5
 
A joint Senate Education Committee and House Higher Education Committee meeting is held in Waipa Lounge to hear three hours of testimony from alumni, faculty, students, staff, and community groups in support of funding for WCC's Master Plan.

1990

   
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A joint international art show is presented at several Oahu locations featuring works by WCC art instructors Mark Hamasaki, Snowden Hodges, Toni Martin, Paul Nash, and faculty members from WCC's sister college in Japan, Kagawa Junior College. Jean Hanna and Assistant Dean Mike Garcia traveled to Japan for a joint exhibit held there.
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WCC begins building a turf grass and landscape maintenance laboratory. Funding for the project is from donations by private contractors with labor done by volunteers. The course is located on agriculturally zoned state land.
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Jeffrey Hunt, former Windward instructor and assistant dean, is appointed Special Assistant to the Provost to oversee all activities of master planning.
May
 
Libby Young, professor of English and Journalism, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1989

   
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WCC Master Plan is completed and approved by the Board of Regents.
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Assistant Dean of Instruction Don Killeen is selected as a Fellow in the Kellogg National Fellowship Program. The three-year fellowship provides opportunities to recipients for leadership development.
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The Automotive Technology program moves into an upgraded facility which is inherited from the Hawaii State Hospital.
August
 
The college launches a computer assisted instruction lab for some English composition courses. Writing assignments in these classes must be done of the Macintosh computers in the lab or in the library. Instructor Frank Mattos coordinates the program and the lab.
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The first Taro Festival is held on the Windward campus, featuring taro's cultural significance and diversity, recipes, food samples, poi pounding, taro related games and Hawaiian legends for children, food booths, crafts, and entertainment.
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Full accreditation of the college is received after the accreditation evaluation team visits the college in November, 1988.
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Physics teacher Joe Ciotti opens the aerospace resource lab at Puohala School to assist in training elementary teachers
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WCC establishes a "sister school" relationship with Kagawa Junior College in Japan
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The State Legislature appropriates $820,000 for the renovation of Lokai Building and improvements to campus infrastructure. The Lokai renovations began the implementation of the new Master Plan.
May
 
Norma Higa receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1988

   
August
 
Enrollment is 1680
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Another conference is co-sponsored by the college, entitled "Perceiving Nature". Experts from around the world are featured, and the proceedings are edited by Diana DeLuca Assistant Dean of Instruction.
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The Women in Transition program changes its name to Windward Transition program, and expands to include men. The program also celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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Four Windward art instructors, Snowden Hodges, Paul Nash, Mark Hamasaki, and Toni Lange-Martin exhibit their works at Queen Emma Gallery
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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 native-speaking Hawaiian kupuna.
May
 
Joe Ciotti, professor of Physics, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1987

   
May
 
Snowden Hodges, professor of Art, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1986

   
May
 
Lillian Cunningham, professor of English, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1985

   
August
 
Enrollment is 1540
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The WCC Art Gallery opens in Iolani Building
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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", named for the former University of Hawaii President Fujio Matsuda. Outreach classes to the community are offered in the new facility.
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A group of Windward art students design and execute a large ceramic mural for the entrance to the Kaneohe Regional Library.
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WCC co-sponsors a "Creativity and Science" conference, which features speakers of world renown, including a Nobel Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize winner. The conference is organized by Assistant Dean Diana DeLuca, who also edits the published proceedings.
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The college begins offering classes at the Hawaii Women's Community Correction Center
May
 
Emi Troeger, professor of Business Technology, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1984

   
May
 
Phil Hagstrom, professor of History, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1983

   
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For the first time, patients at the Hawaii State Hospital are able to earn WCC credits for an 8-week self-development course
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The first strike in 76 years closes down campus operations for two days.
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The Agriculture program adds a new greenhouse near the aquaculture ponds.
May
 
Helen McArdle receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1982

   
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Hurricane Iwa takes its toll on the WCC campus with 110 mph winds that uproot trees, but do little damage to buildings. Power is out for about two weeks, and the semester is extended to make up for lost days.
May
 
Al Woods receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1981

   
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Toni Martin joins WCC as an art instructor
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The college acquires and renovates its seventh and eighth buildings from the State Hospital: Haloa and Iolani buildings.
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Federal funding is received to initiate the Trio Project, providing counseling services to low-income, educationally disadvantaged students. Tutoring and skills improvement are also offered to students who qualified for the program.
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A Tutor Center is established with students hired to work with their peers to improve skills and understanding
May
 
Jean Yoshida receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1980

   
May
 
Pearl Takeuchi receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1979

   
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Peter Dyer is appointed provost
August
 
Enrollment is 1485
August
 
The Marine Option Program receives a three year grant from the National Science Foundation to begin a study of Hawaiian backyard aquaculture. The study begins with a feasibility study of raising prawns. Students will build campus aquaculture ponts as part of the practical experiences needed in this system.
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Windward Performing Arts Theatre makes its home in Eckerdt 129, the new theater facility, presenting plays featuring students and Windward residents.
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The college launches its literary magazine, Rain Bird, providing an opportunity for students and faculty to publish their prose, poetry, and artwork.
May
 
Ron Loo, professor of Philosophy, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1978

   
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Alma Cooper is named as acting provost
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Leroy King resigns as provost
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WCC student Janice Kilbey was the first student from a community college in Hawaii to receive the Truman Scholarship, an award of $20,000 for years of college study.
May
 
Gary Stice receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1977

   
August
 
Enrollment is 1300 students.
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The Board of Regents approves five new vocational training programs: automotive technology, finance, social justice, secretarial science, and clerical accounting.
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Jerry St. James comes to WCC as assistant dean of instruction
May
 
Aileen Tsuji Yim, professor of English, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1976

   
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Gale Niwa joins WCC
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Free public forums begin in 1976 with topics such as money management, death and dying, and the Hawaiian Heritage Series featuring Ho'oponopono
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WCC instructor Pikaki Wahilani is named one of 13 national winners of the Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship for Native Americans.
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Cooperative Vocational Education program begins, which places students in real-life working conditions in small businesses on the Windward side.
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The Career Advising Center opens for students and the Windward community to assist people in career selection and training.
May
 
David Furuto receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1975

   
August
 
Enrollment is 1100 students
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The college acquires its sixth building from the Hawaii State Hospital, Eckerdt Building, which is renovated to house Administrative Services.
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Nancy Heu began working at the WCC Library
May
 
Janice Nuckols, professor of History, receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1974

   
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University of Hawaii President Harlan Cleveland reports that planning will begin for a campus of 2000 to 3000 students, to be ready by the late 1970s. The plan will include renovating several existing buildings and construction of new specialized facilities for sciences and vocational programs.
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A mobile counseling program is started to help high school students plan for college. The program is staffed by WCC students, and is operated out of mini-buses, counseling centers, and librarians in several Windward communities.
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The first noncredit classes are offered on campus.
August
 
Enrollment is 1000 students
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WCC begins its "Sunday at Windward" series, designed to celebrate the ethnic diversity of the Windward side of Oahu.
May
 
28 students graduate from WCC
May
 
Otome Myers receives the Excellence in Teaching Award
April 20
 
WCC's first Ho'olaule'a day, featuring Hawaiian music, arts, crafts, and exhibits.

1973

   
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Leroy King is appointed WCC's provost
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John Pridhoda resigns as WCC's provost
May
 
Carl Takuma receives the Excellence in Teaching Award

1972

   
September 12
 
Opening Day - 525 students attend classes housed in five renovated buildings inherited from the Hawaii State Hospital. The buildings were Lono, Kanaloa, Haloa, Mahi, and Judd. In the spring semester, there were fifty different day and evening classes in the liberal arts and business being offered. There were 12 faculty members.
September  

DeEtta Catherine Wilson selected first librarian for the College, opening the library in half of Kanaloa building.

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Janice Nuckols joins WCC
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Jean Shibuya joins WCC
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Robert de Loach joins WCC
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John Pridhoda is appointed WCC's first provost
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Windward Community College is created when the Legislature creates the community college system.

1930

   
January 8
 
549 patients are moved into the new Territorial Hospital in Kaneohe

 

 

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