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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Shelley Ota, headshot

Shelley Ota

A professor of accounting, Shelley Ota looks for ways to engage students in the learning process, including hands-on activities. Ota once used Lego kits to demonstrate the accounting concept of costing the manufacturing process, and she also makes material relevant by providing connections to real world events.

Ota is an effective teacher who helps students reach their academic goals and is a role model for other faculty to become better teachers. Ota has been and continues to be an exceptional teacher, strong mentor, encouraging leader and an advocate for business students at Leeward Community College.

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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