UH Hilo recognizes campus award recipients in commemorative video

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Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo recently honored and recognized its 2020 recipients of various campus awards in a commemorative video. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UH Hilo decided to postpone its annual End of the Year Awards and Recognition Celebration event to a later date.

This year’s recipients are:

• Mirei Sugita, Center for Global Education and Exchange, Student Employee of the Year Award
• Mackenzie Slayton, Associate Director of Campus Recreation, Distinguished Service Award for Improving Student Life
• Levi Mangiboyat, Janitor, Auxiliary Services, Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance Award
• Dr. Norman Arancon, Professor of Horticulture and Chair of Performing Arts, Excellence in Service Award
• Dr. Francis Dumanig, Assistant Professor of English, Pulama `Ike Award
• Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies, Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
• Patsy Iwasaki, Instructor of English, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• Dr. John Burns, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• Dr. Kirsten Mollegaard, Professor and Chair of English, Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award

Retired employees and faculty and staff recognized for various years of service as of December 31, 2019 are also included in the video.

The commemorative video is available at: https://youtu.be/MjuQXqSZ1lU.

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