UH Hilo Faculty and Staff Awards

Pūlama ʻIke

Award Criteria and Nomination Process

Pūlama ʻIke Award Description

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.

Eligibility and Nomination

  1. All UH Hilo employees are eligible for this award.
  2. Nominees who have retired within the academic year nominated will be considered.


The selection committee will evaluate nominations based on contributions to:

  1. Promoting the strength and potential of UH Hilo within the university and to the outside community.
  2. Creating a strong sense of campus community through building bridges between offices, departments, and colleges.
  3. Forging connections between the university and the external community.
  4. Initiating and supporting entrepreneurial projects and/or seeking external funding to extend the resources of the university.
  5. Expanding educational opportunities to residents of Hawai‘i and/or to the global community.


Administrators, faculty, staff, and/or students may nominate candidates for the award.

  1. A completed nomination form.
  2. A statement summarizing the extent to which the nominee meets award criteria.
  3. Optional materials may include letters of support and other pertinent information provided by the nominee or nominator(s).