For Associate Professor of Nursing Ayers-Kawakami, a UH Hilo alumna who grew up in Hilo, giving back to her home community is a massive part of her motivation to teach future nurses.
The beauty of the biannual dance performance taking place in a virtual format this year is that it actually expanded possibilities of human connection.
Seeing that some of her students were struggling with isolation and worry, Amy Horst began creating helpful and hopeful YouTube videos for them.
Professor of Education Diane Barrett, who teaches university students how to be K-12 teachers, is committed to overcoming hurdles faced during online classes.
Prof. of Japanese Language Yoshiko Okuyama’s transition to online teaching included countless hours of elective training, researching, and learning, going above and beyond to enhance the experience of her students.
Associate Professor Grabowski sees the inconveniences and discomforts of online learning as an opportunity for future conservation biologists to train for global teleconferencing and collaboration.
Despite the unexpected move to online teaching, UH Hilo alumna and now Spanish language instructor Monica Minnitt is a driving force within the language department, continuing to meet the needs of her students to help them perform to expectations.
Assistant Prof. Fa‘anunu challenges her students to reimagine the conventional mass tourism industry in favor of alternative, more regenerative models centered around agritourism and indigenous tourism.