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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Danny Aiu

An assistant professor of sheet metal and plastics, Danny Aiu weaves life lessons focused on strategies for achieving success into his daily assignments. His positive and encouraging approach to teaching inspire and challenge his students.

Beyond the classroom, Aiu has saved the college money by single-handedly replacing rusted and deteriorating rain gutters on many campus buildings.

A colleague noted that his contributions to the 9/11 Memorial "is the fruit of this nominee’s ideas, energy and determination" and that his skill and creativity were invaluable in the development of the monument.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


Danny Aiu

Manuel Cabral

Laurel Gregory

Keith Kashiwada

Albert Spencer