UH Hilo Faculty and Staff Awards

Prior Recipients of Faculty and Staff Awards


University of Hawaiʻi System Level Awards

UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2018: Steven P. “Steve” Lundblad , Geology
  • 2017: Adam Pack , Psychology
  • 2016: Mazen Hamad , Chemistry
  • 2015: Norman Arancon , Horticulture
  • 2014: Alice Davis , Nursing
  • 2013: Kalena Silva , Hawaiian Language
  • 2012: Yucheng Qin , History
  • 2011: Robert Pelayo , Mathematics
  • 2010: Karla McDermid Smith , Marine Science
  • 2009: Michele Ebersole , Education
  • 2008: Mark Panek , English
  • 2007: Raina Ivanova , Mathematics
  • 2006: Judith Gersting, Computer Science
  • 2005: Rebecca Ostertag , Biology
  • 2004: Ronald Amundson, Philosophy
  • 2003: David Hammes, Economics
  • 2002: Michael Bitter , History
  • 2001: A. Didrick Castberg, Political Science
  • 2000: Terrance Jalbert , Finance
  • 1999: William , Hawaiian/Hawaiian Language
  • 1998: Craig Severance, Anthropology
  • 1997: Thomas Paradise, Geography
  • 1996: Brian Tissot, Marine Science
  • 1995: Joseph Halbig, Geology
  • 1994: April Komenaka, English
  • 1993: William Sakai, Horticulture
  • 1992: Mitchell Anderson, Mathematics
  • 1991: Michael Tanabe, Plant Science
  • 1990: Miyoko Sugano, English
  • 1989: Leon Hallacher, Biology
  • 1988: Lorna Arita-Tsutsumi , Entomology/Plant Protection
  • 1987: Jan Mejer, Sociology
  • 1986: Jackie Johnson, Drama
  • 1985: Stephen Damron, Animal Science
  • 1984: Kenith Simmons, English
  • 1983: Lawrence Heintz, Philosophy
  • 1982: Carole Miura, Mathematics
  • 1981: Walter Dudley, Oceanography/Marine Science
  • 1980: Barry Curtis, Philosophy
  • 1979: James Kelly, Geography
  • 1978: Gary Best, History
  • 1977: Richard Fleischman, History
  • 1976: Don Hemmes, Biology
  • 1975: Tazuko Monane, Japanese
  • 1974: Jerry Johnson, Psychology
  • 1973: Frank Nelson, English
  • 1972: James Juvik, Geography
  • 1971: David Purcell, History
  • 1971: John Chan, Biology
  • 1966: William Bonk, Anthropology

Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

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UH Hilo Annual Campus Level Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation

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UH Hilo Biennial Campus Level Awards

Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities

Outstanding University Support Employee Award

  • 2017: Janet Lindsey , North HawaiÊ»i Education and Research Center
  • 2015: Davelyn Cruz, Social Sciences Office
  • 2013: Shana Kaneshiro , Financial Aid Office
  • 2011: Kirk Mikami, Business Office
  • 2009: Erlinda Walker, Financial Aid Office
  • 2007: Yolanda Belog, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2005: Debra Lynn Scott, Natural Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2003: Michelle Miyagi, Library
  • 2001: Carole Kuba, Humanities Division, College of Arts and Sciences

Professional Staff Award

  • 2017: Lo-li Chih, Facilities Planning and Construction
  • 2015: Nadine Hara , Fiscal Office, College of Pharmacy
  • 2013: Corinne Tamashiro, College of Continuing Education and Community Service
  • 2011: Kolby Santiago , Financial Aid Office
  • 2009: Wesley Tanoue, Office of Campus Technology
  • 2005: Jeff Scofield, Financial Aid Office
  • 2003: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin , Office of Student Affairs
  • 2001: Junko Nowaki, Library
  • 1993: Corinne Tamashiro, College of Continuing Education and Community Service
  • 1992: Barbara Heintz, Office of Student Affairs

Excellence in Building & Grounds Maintenance Award

  • 2016: Kevin Hand
  • 2014: Neal Nagao
  • 2012: Gordon Mitchell
  • 2010: Janice Ho Chee
  • 2008: Neal Nagao
  • 2006: Dean Miyose
  • 2004: Alvin Miyashiro
  • 2002: Wesley Kahakua

Excellence in Service Award

  • 2018: Miles K. Nagata, Housing
  • 2016: Mitchell Anderson, Mathematics
  • 2014: Gary Nekoba , Computing Center
  • 2012: Seri Luangphinith , English
  • 2010: Barbara Leonard, Accounting, and Sevki Erdogan, Computer Science
  • 2006: Marilyn Brown , Sociology
  • 2004: Jackie Johnson, Performing Arts
  • 2002: Alton Okinaka , Sociology
  • 2000: Judith Gersting, Computer Science
  • 1994: Don Hemmes , Biology
  • 1994: Craig Severance, Anthropology
  • 1993: Larry Joseph, Theater
  • 1992: J. Anthony Fernandez, College of Agriculture

Pūlama ʻIke Award

  • 2018: Lee Barnette-Dombroski , Manager, Performing Arts Center
  • 2016: Gail Makuakāne-Lundin , Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • 2014: Emily Tarring, Counselor, Financial Aid
  • 2012: Tim Moore , Director, Department of Campus Recreation
  • 2010: Lorna Tsutsumi , Entomology, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
  • 2008: Lynette Egusa, Counselor, Financial Aid Office
  • 2002: Haunani Bernardino, Hawaiian Studies, Ka Haka Ê»Ula O KeÊ»elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language

Distinguished Service Award for Improving Student Life

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