Author: Jana Julian

Loreto Mendoza Jr.

Loreto Mendoza Jr., a 24-old future radiology technician, is currently enrolled in the Liberal Arts degree program.

“Here in the KCC Veterans Resource Center, my job is to help the veterans and dependents that attend school here,” Loreto said. “I help them by processing their enrollment certificate request form so that they can use their benefits like the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Vocational Rehabilitation.”

Loreto Mendoza Jr., a 24-old future radiology technician, is currently enrolled in the Liberal Arts degree program.

“Here in the KCC Veterans Resource Center, my job is to help the veterans and dependents that attend school here,” Loreto said. “I help them by processing their enrollment certificate request form so that they can use their benefits like the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Vocational Rehabilitation.”

Loreto is from Kahului, Maui and has lived on O‘ahu for two years. In his free time, he goes to the gym and enjoys to go spearfishing. He also plays Fortnite which he says is an “awesome game!” Loreto plans to be accepted into KCC’s radiology technician program this summer.

“This month I plan to go back to Maui to go camping and spearfishing,” Lorento said. “I’m really excited to go see family and friends.

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Yilin Wan

Yilin Wan, a 20-year old aspiring psychologist, is preparing to graduate from KCC and will be transferring to UH Mānoa to pursue a BA in Psychology next semester.

“I am very excited to go back to China for the summer,” Yilin said. “Most of my friends back in China who are in college will not be on summer break until July, but I will spend time with family before seeing them.”

Yilin is from Wuhan, China, and has lived on O‘ahu for almost four years. She currently spends her free time studying for upcoming finals but still makes time for watching anime, her current favorite being “Kino’s Journey.” Yilin also works as a note taker on campus and is currently taking Chinese 290 as a native Mandarin speaker.

“While I am home for the summer I will travel to Guangzhou, Liuzhou, and Shanghai,” Yilin said. “I hope to go to Disneyland while in Shanghai.”

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  • Desiree ManayanDesiree Manayan
    Desiree Manayan is a second-year student at KCC whose major is in nursing. She commutes to campus by bus from Kalihi and is so far, finishing up her pre-requisites for the  nursing program. Eventually Manayan hopes to one day be a registered nurse, specifically specializing in pediatrics. Her favorite class here at KCC is Creative Writing, which she took with Mrs. Harada. What she says she likes about it the most is how she would write multiple drafts to perfect the final pieces pieces, which would in turn help Manayan work out her story in the end. Manayan is also an avid reader. She will read whatever catches her interest, but mostly she will check in the Young Adult section of the library.