Mahalo to LCCW Yard Sale Volunteers!

Leeward Community College Wai’anae’s Yard Sale on October 8-9 was a success, raising $654.25 for its 3 student clubs: Earth 2 Fashion, Sports Club and Student Enrichment Activities. Click the images below for blow-ups of the high resolution photos.

(L to R) Tasha Keliikipi, Joanna Dingle, Moses Magno, Hoku Kealoha, Kortnee Ryan

Maile Shimabukuro, Kortnee Ryan, Maisha Abbott, Moses
Magno (kneeling), Joanna Dingle, and Keola Kalima

Moses Magno and Sammy Kawelo

(L to R) Karen Young, Fred Dodge, Georgia Campbell, Sandie Morimoto

Mahalo to the following students, staff and community members who supported this event:

Geri Dela Cruz-West
Jordan Demotto
Danielle “Kana” Torres
Cherish Kiyohiro-Harvest
Tasha Keliikipi
Hoku Kealoha
Joanna Dingle
Uilani Gasper
Cherrie Jones
Angie Raymond
Monica Maka
Pua Ford
Sammy Kawelo
Magno ‘Ohana
Pono Rosario
Henry Kaha
Maisha Abbott
Mary Jane Heart
Donald Mullosmen
Ernest Dela Cruz and Melissa Duropan
Kortnee Ryan
Jennifer Wharton
Laurie Lawrence
Danny Wyatt
Jean Stavrue-Peahi
Corrales ‘Ohana
Lexer Chou
Georgia Campbell
Dan and Sue Carpenter
Karen Young
Fred Dodge
Vince Dodge
Maile Shimabukuro
Dennis Dumancas
Jim Shimabukuro

…and many others — we apologize if we missed you (please let us know and we can add your name).

Submitted by Summer Miles

Nanakuli Elementary Offers Hawaiian Language Immersion to Wai’anae Coast Keiki

Nanakuli Elementary School ( NES) offers free Hawaiian language immersion instruction to keiki grades K-6. No previous Hawaiian language proficiency is required, and district exceptions for Wai’anae Coast residents are generally granted. For more information, call 668-5813.

Community members in support of expanding Hawaiian language immersion education on the Wai’anae Coast met with Nanakuli Elementary leaders and staff. L-R: Leilani “Kimi” Hokama (EA), Ku’ulei Paraso (teacher), Lehua Kapaku (community member), Tehane Curammeng-Andaya (teacher), Richard Landford (community member), Ruby Maunakea (community member), Wendy Takahashi (principal), Kalani Isaac (teacher), Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

Free Information Forums: Law School & Graduate Studies at UHM

Interested in graduate school? Learn more.

The University of Hawaii Alumni Association (UHAA) and its partner, Kaplan Test Prep, have teamed up to bring you two FREE forums that can help you decide whether to pursue graduate studies.

Law School Insider Event
Oct. 26, 2011
5:30 p.m.
William S. Richardson School of Law
Moot Courtroom
UH Mānoa Campus

Take a behind-the-scenes look at law school admissions and legal career opportunities. Hear from an expert Kaplan instructor and learn about the admissions process from an admissions officer, an alumnus and current students of the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

Panelists include:
Elisabeth Steele Hutchison – Director of Admissions, William S. Richardson School of Law
Derek Kauanoe – Alumnus and Community Outreach Coordinator for Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
Kaleo Nacapoy – Current student
Sommerset Wong – Current student
Brent Wisner – Kaplan LSAT instructor, graduate of Georgetown Law and clerk for federal judge, Helen Gillmor

The panel will discuss:
Getting a higher LSAT score and what role it plays in your admission
Putting together an application that gets you in
Exploring hot new legal careers

Pathway to Graduate School
Nov. 1-3, 2011
5–6:30 p.m.
Shidler College of Business
Room A-102
UH Mānoa Campus

This 3-day seminar hosted by the Honors Student Organization and co-sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and UHAA, will provide insight on the benefits of graduate school, how to apply, and tips on being a strong applicant.  Registration requested. All attendees will be eligible for door prizes as well as discounts off Kaplan Test Prep courses.

Day 1: Is Graduate School Right for Me?
Benefits of a graduate degree
Is it required for your career goals?
What type of program is right for you?
Financing graduate education
Day 2: Applying to Graduate School
A brief overview of the application process for graduate school, basic academic requirements, considerations for deciding which graduate programs to apply for, and insider tips from admission committee members.
Day 3: The New GRE & Other Exams
Kaplan Test Prep will be leading this session and sharing their knowledge about the standardized exams required for graduate school admission. They will also cover recent changes made to the GRE exam.
If you are interested in attending these events, please visit and find registration links under “Events”.

Parking available for $5 in the lower campus (main) parking structure.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at (808) 956-2586 or

Did you know UHAA Ha‘aheo and ‘Onipa‘a (paid) members receive 10% off select Kaplan courses? (Some restrictions apply.) Sign up today for lots of great discounts and benefits.
Kaplan Test Prep  (a division of Kaplan, Inc.) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books and software, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and college and graduate admissions consulting services.