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University of Hawai╩╗i System Level Awards

UH Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching

UH Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research

  • Awarded annually (10-campus systemwide award as of 2016).
  • BOR award.
  • In recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.
  • Contact: Jenny Wakida, Secretary to the UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH Hilo.
  • Prior recipients of the Regents' Research Medal.

Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University

  • Awarded annually.
  • Administered by the UH Office of the President.
  • Recognizes exemplary service to the university by a UH employee in any occupational classification. This system-level award was established by the Board of Regents to honor the long-time UH employee and Board Secretary Willard Wilson.
  • Contact: Janelle Murakawa, Office of the President, UH System, (808) 956-6486.
  • Prior recipients of the Willard Wilson Award.

PresidentÔÇÖs Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance


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UH Hilo Annual Campus Level Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Awarded annually.
  • Chancellor's award. Established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Presented at Spring Commencement.
  • Honors excellence in teaching by a lecturer or instructor. Recognizes recipients for their teaching effectiveness, personal values beneficial to students, effectiveness as an academic advisor and subject mastery and creativity.
  • Contact: Jenny Wakida, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded annually.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Recognizes creativity in teaching, scholarship and artistic production at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.┬á
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Prior recipients of UH Hilo Annual Campus Level Awards.


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UH Hilo Biennial Campus Level Awards

Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor's award. Established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Honors outstanding achievement in scholarly and/or creative endeavors, including publication of well-reviewed books, publication in refereed journals, or performances or exhibitions at the state or national levels at the University of Hawai╩╗i.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Outstanding University Support Employee Award

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor's award.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a university support service employee who has made significant contributions to the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.┬á
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Professional Staff Award

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor's award. Established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a faculty/professional staff member who has made major professional contributions to his/her unit and to the university as a whole, and has made a positive impact on the welfare of students and colleagues at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Excellence in Building & Grounds Maintenance Award

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor’s award.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a building or ground maintenance employee who has made significant contributions to the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Excellence in Service Award

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor’s award. Established by Kormondy endowment.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to a UH Hilo tenure-track or full-time BOR-classified professional staff member who provides service related professional skills to the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo and their community.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

P┼źlama ‘Ike Award

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor’s award.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to developing and promoting the mission and spirit of the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Distinguished Service Award for Improving Student Life

  • Criteria.
  • Nomination form.
  • Awarded biennially (even-numbered years in the spring).
  • Chancellor’s award.
  • Presented at UH Hilo’s Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to student life beyond the boundaries of their official responsibilities at the University of Hawai╩╗i.
  • Contact: Gail Makuak─üne-Lundin, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

Prior recipients of UH Hilo Biennial Campus Level Awards.


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