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Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients

Davis Award Winner

Mai Wong, headshot

Mai Wong

An associate professor of early childhood education at Hawai‘i Community College, Mai Wong fills her classes withf practical and hands-on experiences that create a fun learning environment for her students.

Wong is credited for setting up and coordinating the Professional and Career (PACE) Program on the Big Island, which helps students to further their professional career goals in working with young children. Her students say that her depth of knowledge, background and varied and creative teaching strategies provide for effective motivation.

The Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

Select a recipient for more about that individual, or view the most recent winners.


Anthony Kilbert, headshot
Anthony Kilberk
Mai Wong, headshot
Mai Wong


Colette Higgins, headshot
Colette Higgins
Barbara Hotta, headshot
Gordon Scott Lee
Leslie Lyum, headshot
Leslie Lyum
Employment Training Center
Mark Panek, headshot
Mark Panek