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Carol Chang

Food Drive To Inspire Chancellor’s New Look

Windward Community College chancellor Doug Dykstra shows the growing mound of donations (with his growing mound of hair still intact). The college's food drive officially ends Friday when he gets his head shaved - a way to celebrate WCC beating all UH system schools in the amount of food and money raised for Hawaii Foodbank. Photo by Bonnie Beatson.

Funny what a man’s bald head can do to spark a food drive.

Windward Community College chancellor Doug Dykstra, a tall man with a neatly combed crop of white hair, will make good on his pledge to shave it all off at 1 p.m. Friday on campus. He had promised as much to students if they beat the other UH system colleges in either cash or can collections to help Hawaii Foodbank. The drive ends Friday, and victory is already assured, thanks to the enthusiasm of WCC students.

Visitors to the Paliku Arts Festival April 6 also noticed them working the crowd, and responded with quick gifts of cash.

At this point, we only know that their diligent efforts have brought in at least 7,000 pounds of food, or $7,000 – Dykstra’s pledge goal. The exact amount will be revealed on hair-shedding day.

“I’m happy to do it for this worthy cause,” Dykstra declared. When the time arrives, Jessie Aki of Honolulu Community College will do the honors.

Funny what a man’s bald head can do to spark a food drive.

Windward Community College chancellor Doug Dykstra, a tall man with a neatly combed crop of white hair, will make good on his pledge to shave it all off at 1 p.m. Friday on campus. He had promised as much to students if they beat the other UH system colleges in either cash or can collections to help Hawaii Foodbank. The drive ends Friday, and victory is already assured, thanks to the enthusiasm of WCC students.

Visitors to the Paliku Arts Festival April 6 also noticed them working the crowd, and responded with quick gifts of cash.

At this point, we only know that their diligent efforts have brought in at least 7,000 pounds of food, or $7,000 – Dykstra’s pledge goal. The exact amount will be revealed on hair-shedding day.

“I’m happy to do it for this worthy cause,” Dykstra declared. When the time arrives, Jessie Aki of Honolulu Community College will do the honors.

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