LCC Recognized For 45 Years Of Providing Affordable Education

City Councilmembers Ron Menor (front, fifth from left) and Breene Harimoto (third from left) presented members of LCC's administration and faculty with an honorary certificate in recognition of the school's 45th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Ron Menor's office.

The administration, faculty and staff of Leeward Community College recently were honored by Honolulu City Councilmembers Ron Menor and Breene Harimoto in recognition of the school’s 45th anniversary. Menor and Harimoto presented LCC with an honorary certificate Aug. 7 during a City Council meeting.

Accepting the award on behalf of LCC chancellor Manny Cabral were Michael H. Pecsok, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Mark Lane, vice chancellor of Administrative Services; Roberta Martel, program coordinator for the Associate of Arts in Teaching program; Donald Maruyama, culinary instructor; Ron Umehira, dean of the Career and Technical Education program; Auli’i Silva, coordinator of the Native Hawaiian Student Support Services Program; Jacob Darakjian, professor of Arts and Technology; and Roy Kamida, accounting professor.

“LCC offers truly a wonderful pathway for young people seeking a more rewarding personal and professional life,” said Councilman Harimoto.

Currently, about 8,000 students are enrolled at the college, which offers 15 associate’s degree programs.

“Whether a young person’s dream is to become a teacher, engineer, automotive tech, artist, nurse, culinary chef, digital media specialist, computer scientist, writer, accountant, pharmacologist, or economist – LCC provides these and many other career opportunities,” said Menor. “The Council extends its best wishes to LCC’s administration, faculty and staff for continued success in all of their endeavors.”