Windward CC and BYU-Hawaiʻi commit to higher education in Koʻolauloa

First-ever Ko'olauloa Educational Expo on July 23

Windward Community College
Bonnie J. Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing & Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jul 5, 2011

KANEOHE — Windward Community College (Windward CC) Chancellor Douglas Dykstra and Brigham Young University–Hawaiʻi (BYU–Hawai‘i) President Steven Wheelwright announced the commitment of the two institutions to expand post-secondary educational opportunities for residents of Ko‘olauloa (Ka‘a‘awa to Pupukea).
BYU–Hawai‘i and Windward CC will be working together to provide college prep and college level classes for students interested in beginning their college experience near their home. Windward CC is planning to offer interactive video classes in the Ko‘olauloa area this fall. BYU–Hawai‘i has confirmed that any college level classes taught by Windward CC in Ko‘olauloa will transfer to the university. Admission counselors and academic advisors at the two colleges are updating transfer agreements for courses and programs to ensure a smooth transition for students interested in starting at Windward CC and moving on to BYU–Hawai‘i.
To kickoff the collaboration of the new higher education options, Windward CC and BYU–Hawai‘i invite the community to the first-ever Ko‘olauloa Educational Expo at Kahuku District Park on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Information about a variety of colleges, programs and courses in the Ko‘olauloa (Ka‘a‘awa to Pupukea) area will be available. Participants will get helpful advice from counselors about applying for college, financial aid, scholarships, registering for classes, and more.
The event features:
  • Entertainment: Hawaiian music by Kahuku’s own Vaihi; Oriata Polynesian Dance Group
  • College representatives from: Windward, Leeward, Kapi‘olani and Honolulu Community Colleges, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Brigham Young University–Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hawaii Pacific University, Heald College and Chaminade University
  • Demonstrations: Digital music, aquaponics and more!
  • Keiki activities: Party bouncers and face painting. All free!
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Drawing for a free tuition waiver for 12 credits at Windward Community College 
Starting in August, Windward CC will offer a non-credit Digital Music class at Kahuku High School to begin promoting higher education options in the Ko‘olauloa area. More credit classes will be available in fall 2011.
The Ko‘olauloa Educational Expo is co-sponsored by Windward Community College, Brigham Young University–Hawai‘i and the Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA). For more information, call Gus Cobb-Adams at (808) 235-7385 or e-mail him at