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Month: June 2011

Seventeen students named UH Hilo Chancellor’s Scholars

Seventeen Hawai‘i high school graduates are recipients of Chancellor’s Scholarships from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The incoming freshman come from high schools located on Hawai‘i, Maui and O‘ahu. The prestigious award, estimated to be worth more than $22,000, is presented annually to outstanding graduates from Hawai‘i high schools.

“These graduates have distinguished themselves in two ways, by placing in the top 10% of their graduating class, and by demonstrating leadership abilities,” said Chancellor Donald Straney. “We’re very pleased that these outstanding students will be attending UH Hilo.”

In addition to receiving the scholarship, the students also will be called upon to work with other Chancellor Scholars in numerous leadership and community service activities. The 2011 Chancellor Scholarship recipients and their respective high schools are as follows:

  • Richard Abbley, Lanikila Baptist High School, O‘ahu
  • Goody Cacal,Waipahu High School, O‘ahu
  • Matt Chen, McKinley High School, O‘ahu
  • Erik Ferreira, St. Anthony High School, Maui
  • Carrie Ip, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • I‘inimaikalani Kahakalau, Kanu o ka ‘Aina, Hawai‘i
  • Christopher Kluzak, St. Joseph High School, Hawai‘i
  • Anjulie Larson, Ka‘u High School, Hawai‘i
  • Nicole Preston, Mililani High School, O‘ahu
  • Ethan Souza, Honoka‘a High School,Hawai‘i
  • Tristan Yoshida, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • Kadi Igawa, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • Blaine Luiz, Konawaena High School, Hawai‘i
  • Micha Rhobelyn Ramos, Kea‘au High School, Hawai‘i
  • Shelby Tanaka, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy, O‘ahu
  • Chelsea Sato, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • Taylor Escalona, Hilo High School, Hawai‘i

Chancellor accepts final draft of 2011-2015 Strategic Plan

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Strategic Planning Committee* announced today that Chancellor Straney has accepted the final draft of UH Hilo’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. The chancellor will outline processes to support its implementation at the start of the fall semester. The plan will be sent to the UH system Board of Regents this coming academic year.

The plan was endorsed by the three governance/advisory bodies represented on the Strategic Planning Committee: Faculty Congress, Hanakahi Council, and UH Hilo Student Association. From those people who completed the endorsement surveys, there was an indication of 88% endorsement from faculty and staff, and 84% from students.

The final draft is the culmination of many months of work and significant input from UH Hilo stakeholders. The Strategic Planning Committee’s final progress report summarizes the activities of the committee and next steps on approval and implementation of the plan.

For more information: email uhhplan@hawaii.edu

*Strategic Planning Committee:

  • Maria Haws (College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management)
  • Errol Yudko (College of Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences Division)
  • Mazen Hamad (College of Arts and Sciences: Natural Sciences Division)
  • Jackie Johnson (College of Arts and Sciences: Humanities Division)
  • Kelly Burke (College of Business and Economics, and Committee Chair)
  • Karen Pellegrin (College of Pharmacy)
  • Pila Wilson (Ka Haka ‘Ula of Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language)
  • Thora Abarca (Non-Instructional Faculty, Library)
  • Kainoa Ariola (Non-Instructional Faculty, Advising)
  • Harry Yada (Staff, Real Property)
  • Jim Cromwell (Staff, Admissions)
  • Marcia Sakai (Executive Representative, Committee Vice-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Stacy (Faculty Congress Representative)
  • Gail Makuakane-Lundin (Hanakahi Council Representative)
  • Dee Drozario (Student Representative)
  • Tracey Niimi (Student Alternate)
  • Barry Mark (Community Member)
  • Siān Millard (Strategic Planning Coordinator, Non-Voting Member)