Recognized at the event were retirees, faculty and staff receiving years-of-service recognition, and UH Hilo award recipients for Outstanding University Support Employee, Professional Staff Award, Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation, and Student Employee of the Year.
Inside Climate News: “When you don’t have enough of something, having even less is a real problem,” said Don Straney, one of the principle investigators for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center at UH Hilo. “And we don’t have enough research on climate change. The more we discover, the more we need to know.”
The summit was attended by 110 educators and community members interested in developing and expanding applied learning opportunities for students.
The theme this year was “Back to the Farm! Our Roots in Sustainable Practice.” Conference events included speakers, workshops and a chance for participants to visit with students and staff at UH Hilo who are involved in sustainable practices.
The awards recognize the contributions students have made in their leadership roles on campus and acknowledge individuals who have shown strong evidence of future leadership potential.
Coach Estrella was presented with proclamations from Mayor Billy Kenoi, the County Council, and the State Senate and House of Representatives.
The Dorrance Scholarship is an innovative, four-year award designed to benefit local students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Professional Development Fund provides opportunities for professional growth and development for faculty and staff, with special emphasis on development with far-reaching impact on campus.
All food and monetary donations will be given to the Food Basket to serve our Big Island community. Collection bins have been placed in various locations around campus.
Chancellor Straney and UH President MRC Greenwood attended the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival held April 4-6 in Hilo.