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July 9, 2016, UH Alumni

Windward Community College alumni visited their alma mater to participate in the Ko‘olaupoko Tour and Lunch on Saturday, July 9, 2016. This event highlighted Hawaiian and Pacific Island Studies, Hi‘ilaniwai Food Service, Hawai‘i Ocean Education Academy programs and the recently recognized Blue Zone Project Approved Restaurant, ‘Uala Leaf Café.

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Uala Leaf Cafe at Windward CC Named Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant

June 2, 2016, Blue Zones Project, Hawaii

Windward CC is the first University of Hawaii campus to become a Blue Zones Project Approved restaurant, we are excited to support this effort,” said Charlene Akina, Program Coordinator of the Hiilaniwai Foodservice Innovations Training Program. We believe Uala Leaf Café can become the neighbor that creates nutritious, onolicious and localicious lunch choices for those who live and work in our Koolaupoko communities.
Miss Hawaii 2016 performing hula.

Ko‘olau Shrimp Pa‘ina 2016

March 12, 2016, Windward Community College

A delicious food celebration was had by all at the first Ko‘olau Shrimp Pa‘ina on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Windward Community College. WCC music talent set the mood of the event by playing nostalgic Hawaiian favorites as everyone dined on an ono shrimp feast prepared by the Uala Leaf Cafe team and volunteers. This inaugural event was sponsored by The Rotary Club of Windward Oahu and funds raised through silent auction and ticket sales went to Rotary community national and international projects, and student scholarships for WCC’s Hiilaniwai Foodservice Innovations Program.

Photo caption: Miss Hawaii 2015, Jeanne Kapela entertains the crowd with a beautiful hula number. A special appetizer featured an uala (sweet potato) chip with uala hummus, shrimp topped with kinehi and akulikuli.  (photo: C. Yamada)

WCC - Hawai‘i Ocean Education Academy Promotes Ocean Education for All

Windward Community College - Hawai‘i Ocean Education Academy (HOEA) team members recently attended the National Association of Aquatic Professionals Convention in San Diego, CA. The HOEA team promoted WCC programs at the Exposition, and Workforce Coordinator Ian ‘Akahi Masterson presented at a breakout session encouraging the American Red Cross to offer a basic ocean lifeguard training and certificate as a stepping stone to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Lifeguard Agency training programs.
With over 19 million surfers worldwide and billions of people journeying to coastlines across the globe annually, Masterson believes that ocean safety education should be made readily available to the public and introduced HOEA as a national leader in ocean education with innovative college programming and educational certificate pathways in ocean recreation, ocean safety management and workforce skills training opportunities.
The HOEA team also visited the Miramar Community College Regional Lifeguard Academy during a USLA Lifeguard training scenario at Ocean Beach Pier. The San Diego City Lifeguard Agency runs the program in partnership with the college. San Diego Fire-Rescue Lifeguard Chief Rick Wurts shared curriculum and encouraged WCC to articulate with the Miramar program in order that a national platform is developed to meet workforce needs for USLA-level ocean lifeguard services.
Two caucasian men on stage.

 Jim Bagnola demonstrates on Ian Masterson how positive encouragement can affect human physiology.

Jim Bagnola Leadership Seminar “Inspires” at WCC

October 20, 2015, Windward Community College

KANE'OHE, HI – One hundred eleven state government and local business leaders attended and participated in “Leading is Everybody’s Business,” led by executive coach and International speaker Jim Bagnola on Tuesday, October 20 at Windward Community College.
 
Bagnola’s dynamic presentation focused on the relationship of leadership and body-mind management with emphasis on the influence of thinking patterns on health, happiness, success, and the capacity to lead. Lively discussion and interactive group exercises throughout the day helped to illustrate facets of leading in a collaborative and fun way. Sessions included topics on:
  • The Art and Science of Leading
  • Relationship and Communication Intelligence
  • Leading is Management of Energy
  • Healthy Leadership Equals a Healthy Organization
“Jim's presentation was truly inspiring and motivating. The activities were fun, interactive and it tied in well with the points he made in being a leader. I was fortunate to collaborate with people from state government and private industry and look forward to the next leadership series,” said Ellen Ishida-Babineau, Dean of Academic Affairs at Windward Community College.
 
For more information about future seminars, please contact Jane Uyetake at 235-7363 or juyetake@hawaii.edu
Two men and two women in a herb and vegetable garden.
 April 23, 2016, UH Alumni
Lifeguard performing an in water rescue training exercise.
February 9, 2016, Ka 'Ohana
Two females and one male with mops.
February 9, 2016, Ka ‘Ohana
Two chefs and six students.
December 8, 2015, University of Hawaii News
Line drawing of a woman with a red hairband and hibiscus in her hair. Her hair is rainbow colored.

By John Berger
August 11, 2015, StarAdvertiser - Pulse

Tom Holowach’s production of “Hairspray” at Paliku Theatre (PKU) received nine awards.
Hawaii County Fire Fighters, Mayor Billy Kenoi and HOEA instructors.

July  14, 2015, West Hawaii Today

Midweek cover featuring Chris Duque sitting at a desk with a computer. Title: To-catch-a-cyber-crook

By Rasa Fournier
June 17, 2015, Midweek

Lifeguard pulling a man out of the water onto a rescue sled.
June 4 2015, West Hawaii Today
Summer Surf Celebration Film Fest at Paliku Theatre flyer.

May 16, 2014, Hawaii Public Radio HPR-2

Man on a jet ski.

By Ron Mizutani
April 23, 2014, Midweek

Jamie Boyd wearing a red flower lei.

By Christina O'Connor
May 8, 2013, Midweek

Hawaii Public Radio