2016 UH Hilo Awards and Recognition Celebration awardees

University of Hawaiʻi during Hilo


Posted: May 6, 2016

The University of Hawaiʻi during Hilo honored several members of a University village during a 2016 Awards and Recognition Celebration hold on Thursday, May 5.

Mathematics Professor Dr. Mitch Anderson was presented with a Excellence in Service Award, given to a expertise or veteran staff for service-related veteran skills to UH Hilo and a community. 

Anderson is one of a many active professors in a UH Hilo Faculty Congress and a go-to expertise member for module review, comment and accreditation, one nominator noted. He was a pivotal author of a new Program Review Handbook that went into outcome dual years ago, and also spearheaded one of a nation’s biggest mathematical curricular redesigns by operative with a State Department of Education to align a arithmetic curriculum to state Common Core Standards (CCSS). His efforts have helped make Hawai’i a indication for curricular fixing to CCSS. 

Kaliko Trapp, lecturer, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, perceived a Distinguished Service Award for Improving Student Life for creation superb contributions over a bounds of his central responsibilities. 

His tyro nominator, Vanessa Winchester-Sai, who is mostly cramped to a wheelchair, credits Trapp with assisting her get a many out of her educational experience. In further to being an instructor, he supposing a technical accommodations required for Winchester-Sai to attend in her other classes as well. She pronounced Trapp has done a surpassing disproportion in her life, for that she is evermore grateful. 

The Pūlama ʻIke Award, that recognizes a poignant grant to building and compelling a suggestion and goal of a University, was presented to Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, halt clamp chancellor for tyro affairs.

As a member of UH President David Lassner’s Hawai’i Papa O Ke Ao charge force to indigenize any campus, she has spearheaded activities to boost tyro success, expertise and staff development, and institutional and extramural funding. Makuakāne-Lundin has led a Kupa ʻĀina Summer Bridge module with Kamehameha Schools, that provides incoming students with a six-week residential knowledge focused on cultivating educational learning, personal growth and veteran ability sets. Her U.S. Department of Education grant-funded Ho’okahua beginning supposing $1 million in improvements and renovations to a Hale Kanilehua dormitory while appropriation a Scholars-in-Residence module that enclosed Dr. Manulani Meyer and Keali’i Reichel among a participants.

Dr. Mahavir Chougule, associate professor, dialect of curative sciences, was awarded a Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation, that recognizes creativity in teaching, grant and artistic prolongation during UH Hilo.

Chougule has contributed to UH Hilo’s training and investigate goal with innovative nanotechnology research, focusing on targeted smoothness to urge a healing outcomes of diseases such as cancer and asthma that resulted in filing a provisional focus for a patent. His investigate has led to investiture of a initial nanotechnology-based extramural saved lung cancer and asthma module in a State of Hawaiʻi, bringing inhabitant approval to a University in a form of a American Association of Cancer Research Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. 

The Excellence in Building Grounds Maintenance Award was presented to Kevin Hand, a University’s electrician.

Hand is now UH Hilo’s usually electrician, who is now operative on a campus-wide lighting conversion. The deputy of aged fluorescent light fixtures with complicated LED fixtures is enabling a University to say existent light levels with half as many lights, while saving an estimated 60 percent on electricity for lighting. He has also helped bedeck a drift and buildings by installing new conduits inside and underneath buildings. 

Jamie Ouye, Housing’s comparison proprietor tyro assistant, was named Student Employee of a Year.

Selected for a clever work ethic and courtesy to detail, Ouye skeleton and implements enchanting training and staff outreach, and has concurrent several informational overdo and recognition programs, such as suicidal ideation, a effects of bullying, highlight management, and a significance of village service. Ouye was also credited for going a additional mile for her co-workers by covering shifts during breaks and holidays to concede them to transport home to revisit family. 

The eventuality also famous late employees and those receiving several years of use awards.

Photo caption: Chancellor Don Straney (far right) congratulates a 2016 UH Hilo campus awardees (L-R): Jamie Ouye, Gail Makuakane-Lundin, Dr. Mitch Anderson, Dr. Mahavir Chougule, and Kaliko Trapp.

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