Watch: 2021 UH Hilo End-of-Year Award Celebration

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.

Retirees

  • 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

10 Years

  • 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

20 Years

  • Jody Adviento-Turner
  • Jason Cabral
  • Erica Honda
  • Yu Yok Pearring
  • Susan Jarvi
  • Lynn Morrison
  • Hiapo Perreira
  • Lily Pua-Kaipo
  • Nina Segawa
  • Susan Shirachi

30 Years

  • Robert Abe
  • Darcy Bevins
  • John Coney
  • Ken Ikeda
  • Alyson Kakugawa-Leong
  • Karla McDermid-Smith
  • Ricky Nakao

40 Years

  • Kauanoe Kamanā

Awards

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.

 

Congratulations!