The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo released today the virtual 2021 UH Hilo End-of-Year Celebration, honoring retirees, years of service, and campus awardees.
The virtual event was hosted by UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin.
- Lukela Ruddle, 5 years, Office of Maunakea Management.
- Laurel Luth, 9 years, Center for Community Engagement.
- Alice Davis, 11 years, Professor of Nursing.
- Stephanie Nagata, 13 years, Office of Maunakea Management.
- Leonard Woods, 13 years, Upward Bound.
- Celeste Staton, 16 years, Instructor of Dance.
- Joanne Hulama, 18 years, Auxiliary Services.
- Gayleen Roldan, 20 years, Office of Minority Access.
- Ken Hon, 23 years, Professor of Geology.
- Un Suk Sugiura, 24 years, Auxiliary Services.
- Marilani Marciel, 27 years, Office Assistant, Academic Affairs.
- Richard Lee, 28 years, Associate Professor of Music.
- Lisa Mendoza, 28 years, Secretary, Social Sciences.
- Makalapua Alencastre, 29 years, Associate Professor, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language.
- Yolanda Andres, 29 years, Secretary, Office of the Dean.
- Frederick Dela Cruz, 34 years, Auxiliary Services.
- Jenny Wakida, 35 years, Secretary, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
- Audrey Hirayama, 38 years, Secretary, Athletics.
- Cynthia Reis, 47 years, Library.
Years of Service
- Lisa Ann Amaral
- Angelina Andrade-Morioka
- Kris Aoki
- Diane Barrett
- Steven Colbert
- Jiren Feng
- Roy Goo
- Kekoa Harman
- Heather Hirata
- Patricia Jusczak
- David Kaneshiro
- Sunyoung Kim
- Solomon Nihipali Jr.
- Mason Kuo
- Janet Ray
- Ka‘iu Kimura
- Sheri Tokumaru
- Katherine Young
- Jody Adviento-Turner
- Jason Cabral
- Erica Honda
- Yu Yok Pearring
- Susan Jarvi
- Lynn Morrison
- Hiapo Perreira
- Lily Pua-Kaipo
- Nina Segawa
- Susan Shirachi
- Robert Abe
- Darcy Bevins
- John Coney
- Ken Ikeda
- Alyson Kakugawa-Leong
- Karla McDermid-Smith
- Ricky Nakao
- Kauanoe Kamanā
Student Employee of the Year: Allison Dupre, Women’s Center.
Outstanding University Support Employee: Annette Sugimoto, Acting Director of Human Resources.
Professional Staff: Malia Callo, Records, Office of Registrar.
Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities: Shugeng Cao, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation: Norman Aracon, Professor of Horticulture.
Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Benjamin Zenk, Instructor of Business and Management.
Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Lissa Tsutsumi, Assistant Professor of Applied Agricultural Sciences.
UH Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching: Justina Mattos, Assistant Professor of Drama.