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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  • Keahi WilliamsKeahi Williams
    Keahi Williams is a first-year student at KCC and a single mother as well. After facing many obstacles in life and battling through homelessness since that age of 14, Keahi found the willpower to take herself out of that situation and do what was best for her and her son. “I had a backup plan…” Keahi said. “My life choices led me to fall back on my plan.” Keahi’s struggles led her to leave Hawai‘i and move to California twice, and she’s also stayed in countless shelters throughout her life. She even went through job programs, like the Job Corps. After settling down and enrolling her son in school, Keahi made a plan to enroll at KCC.