Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Kimo Chun, an instructor in the Native Hawaiian education program, tries to empower students to believe in themselves and provide them with tools for a successful life.
He sees his philosophy embodied in a simple olelo noeau (wise saying): I haaheo no ka lawaia i ka lako i ka upena - “The fisherman may well be proud when well supplied with nets.” In other words, “good tools help the worker to succeed.” Chun’s students laud his “dedication, pride and boundless aloha spirit.”
The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in 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.
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Mary Kay Tanka
Karyn Mo Wells
Past winners from 2002-2006.