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UH Hilo Chancellor’s Awards

Chancellor’s Award Winner

Karla Hayashi, headshot

Karla Hayashi

Karla Hayashi, an instructor in English, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Hayashi was born and raised in Hilo and returned to teach at Hawai‘i and Hilo after earning her MA from Manoa. Since she began at Hilo in 1992, Hayashi has worked to improve her teaching so students can relate classroom learning to issues in their lives.

Hayashi believes that students learn best when they are challenged, held to objective and high standards and encouraged to think beyond routine activities. "Karla is known as an outstanding teacher with strict guidelines," says Chancellor Rose Tseng.

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

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

2009

Phillipe Binder, headshot
Phillipe Binder
Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities
Keith Edwards, headshot
Keith Edwards
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Wesley Tanoue , headshot
Wesley Tanoue
Professional Staff Award
Erlinda Walker, headshot
Erlinda Walker
Outstanding University Support Staff

2008

Lorna Arita-Tsutsumi, headshot
Lorna Arita-Tsutsumi
Improving Student Life
Lynette Egusa, headshot
Lynette Egusa
Pulama ‘Ike Award
Neal Nagao Belog, headshot
Neal Nagao
Buildings and Grounds Maintenance
Cheryl Ramos, headshot
Cheryl Ramos
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Nadine Wolff, headshot
Nadine Wolff
Excellence in Teaching

2007

Yolanda Belog, headshot
Yolanda Belog
Outstanding Support Staff
Karla Hayashi, headshot
Karla Hayashi
Teaching Excellence
Cheryl Ramos, headshot
Cheryl Ramos
Outstanding Advisor/Mentor

2006

Marilyn Brown, headshot
Marilyn Brown
Service
Gail Makuakane-Lundin, headshot
Gail Makuakane –Lundin
Improving Student Life
Dean Miyose, headshot
Dean Miyose
Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

2005

Samuel Gaison, headshot
Samuel Gaison
Teaching Excellence
Alton Okinaka, headshot
Alton Okinaka
Outstanding Advisor/Mentor
Deboraa Scott, headshot
Deborah Scott
Outstanding Support Staff
Jeff Scofield, headshot
Jeff Scofield
Outstanding Professional Staff