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Chancellor’s Award Winner

Lorna Tsutsumi, headshot

Lorna Tsutsumi

Lorna Tsutsumi, a professor of entomology, is the recipient of the Pulama ‘Ike Award, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to developing and promoting the mission and spirit of the university.

Tsutsumi has the special ability to combine and blend all aspects of teaching, research and service, which is a true benefit to her students as well as the UH Hilo, local and global communities.

She has collaborated with students to develop a number of value added honey and beeswax products, many of which are now being sold under the UH trade name Kulanui.

Frequently published in journals and extension publications and featured at public presentations, Tsutsumi is an invaluable university and community resource in the areas of pest control and monitoring.

The Chancellor’s Awards honor outstanding service by UH Hilo employees.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

View 2005–2009 awardees.


Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a, headshot
Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a
Excellence and Innovation
Kirk Mikami, headshot
Kirk Mikami
Support Employee Award
Rebecca Ostertag, headshot
Rebecca Ostertag
Scholarly and/or Creative Activities
Lauri Sagle, headshot
Lauri Sagle
Excellence in Teaching
Kolby Santiago, headshot
Kolby Santiago
Professional Staff


Richard Crowe, headshot
Richard Crowe
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Sevki Erdogan, headshot
Sevki Erdogan
Excellence in Service Award
Iva Goldman, headshot
Iva Goldman
Improving Student Life
Amy Gregg, headshot
Amy Gregg
Excellence in Teaching
Janice Ho Chee, headshot
Janice Ho Chee
Building and Grounds Maintenance
Shawn Laatsch, headshot
Shawn Laatsch
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Barbara Leonard, headshot
Barbara Leonard
Excellence in Service
Lorna Tsutsumi, headshot
Lorna Tsutsumi
Pulama ‘Ike Award