UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai hosted event May 3 to recognize this year’s retirees and longtime employees’ service milestones.
Recent retirees and employees marking milestones of 10, 20, and 30 years at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo were recognized at the 2018 Awards and Recognition Celebration on May 3.
Photos by Bob Douglas, click to enlarge.
- Leomi Bergknut—Student Leadership Development Coordinator, Campus Center, 6 years.
- Susan Brown—Professor of Psychology, 31 years.
- Robert Hamilton—Instructor and Student Support, 21 years.
- Janis Iyo—Research Support, 30 years.
- Jackie Johnson—Professor of Drama, 37 years.
- Kolin Kettleson—Director of Auxiliary Services, 27 years.
- Ivy Losh—Office Assistant, Campus Center, 10 years.
- Eileen Lovell—Associate Professor of Nursing, total 20 years.
- Avis Masuda—Associate Professor of Education, 10 years.
- Barbara Meguro–Instructor of Computer Science, 15 years.
- Gordon Mitchell—Janitor, 31 years.
- Neal Nagao—Building Maintenance, 30 years.
- Hazel Reece—Junior Specialist Lab Coordinator, Nursing, 10 years.
- Bill Sakai—Professor of Horticulture, 41 years.
- Irene Sakamoto—Assistant, Human Resources, 23 years.
- Alan Sugiura—Supervisor, Auxiliary, 36 years.
- Mike Tanabe—Professor of Horticulture, 42 years.
- Erlinda Walker*—Office Assistant, Financial Aid, 19 years.
10 Years of Service
- Lee Barnette-Dombroski
- Lee Chee Chang
- Kurt Dela Cruz
- Tom Dewitt
- Kirk Flores
- Farrah-Marie Gomes
- Ken Hupp
- Gene Johnson
- Shana Kaneshiro
- Carolyn Ma
- Cindy Mohandie
- Jonathan Price
- Eric Rodrigues
- Dolly Roth
- Efren Ruiz
- Ghee Tan
- Veronica Tarleton
- Keri Ann Tomita
- Rebecca Yamashita
- Jing Yin
- Brian Wissman
20 Years of Service
- Cyrena Belaski
- Emmeline De Pillis
- Andrea Duyao
- Michelle Fernandez
- Andrew Grabar
- Amy Jones
- Sharon Kessinger
- Peter Mills
- Madeline Sehna
- Vladimir Skorikov
- Enbao Wang
30 Years of Service
- Erik Cleveland
- Alton Okinaka
- Dean Miyose
- Tammy Tanaka
About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories.