Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Teresa Shurilla, an instructor in the culinary department has demonstrated excellence in her field on numerous occasions, ranging from the artisan breads to the sugar showpieces.
She provides a supportive, friendly lab environment through her warm personality, while maintaining a clean, highly professional classroom setting. Practical assignments involving sugar centerpieces, chocolate show pieces, holiday dessert items and wedding cakes portray evidence of Shurilla’s unique teaching abilities that inspire students to achieve their fullest potential. “She is most definitely an asset to the Culinary Arts Program and to Maui Community College,” a colleague noted.
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.