UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai hosted a celebratory event May 3 to recognize this year’s retirees and longtime employees’ service milestones.
Recent retirees and employees marking milestones of 10, 20, 30, and 40 years at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo were recognized at the 2019 Awards and Recognition Celebration on May 3.
Photos by Raiatea Arcuri for UH Hilo Stories.
- Thora Abarca, Librarian, 33 years.
- Mitch Anderson, Professor of Mathematics, 30 years.
- Kelly Burke, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, 19 years.
- Jerry Calton, Professor of Management, 24 years.
- Jerry Chang, Directory of University Relations, 5 years.
- John Cheng, Professor of Philosophy, 43 years.
- Erik Cleveland, Professor of Animal Science, 31 years.
- Sevki Erdogan, Professor of Computer Science, 15 years.
- Kenneth Fukamizu, Audio Visual Technician, 50 years.
- Ginger Hamilton, Student Support, 34 years.
- John Hamilton, Astronomy, 19 years.
- Marcia Heller, Secretary, 15 years.
- Ken Hupp, Public Information Officer, 19 years.
- Amy Mahealani Jones, Student Support, 20 years.
- Christine Kornet, Instructor of Biology, 14 years.
- Adele Koyama, Secretary, 28 years.
- Ellen Kusano, Director of Campus Center, 30 years.
- Bill Mautz, Professor of Biology, 21 years.
- Miles Nagata, Director of University Housing, 39 years.
- Janis Shairai, Student Affairs, 31 years.
- Jennifer Wheat, Associate Professor English, 22 years.
Years of Service
10 Years of Service
- Anna Almazan
- Norman Arancon
- Jonathan Awaya
- William Casart
- Daniela Guendisch
- Janice Hall
- Mazen Hamad
- Nadine Hara
- Betty Iokepa-Guerrero
- Miriam Jacobson
- Donnette Kapono
- Zorana Lazarevic
- Kirsten Møllegaard
- Timothy Moore
- Keisuke Nakao
- Adam Pack
- Roberto Pelayo
- Karen Pellegrin
- Yu Cheng Qin
- Scott Saft
- Sean Simmons
- Deborah Taira
- Shelby Wong
- Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit
20 Years of Service
- Catherine Becker
- Claire Isemoto
- Scott Kawachi
- Jon-Pierre Michaud
- James Oi
- Yoshiko Okuyama
- Cheryl Ramos
- Lorretta Santiago
- Annette Sugimoto
30 Years of Service
- James Anderson
- Ron Gordon
- Masafumi Honda
- Kevin Hopkins
- Levi Mangiboyat
- Kallen Miyataki
- Gary Nekoba
40 Years of Service
- William Wilson
About the photographer: Raiatea Arcuri is a professional photographer majoring in business at UH Hilo.