Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Taupouri Tangaro is an assistant professor and department chair of Hawaiian life styles and humanities at Hawaii Community College. He inspires students intellectually and spiritually to strive for excellence in whatever they do. Tangaro sees potential in all his students and takes time to support learning and success in and outside the classroom.
His classes are comprised of Hawaii CC and UH Hilo students, administrators, faculty, staff and community members. Tangaro “is charged with bridging not only generations, but our sister campuses and our community. He is a visionary.” Students that experienced his teaching style and creative genius say that he is “truly a bright and rising star.”
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.
Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2002-2006.
Mary Kay Tanka
Karyn Mo Wells
Past winners from 2002-2006.