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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service

Service Award Winner

John Awakuni, headshot

John Awakuni

As fiscal officer and institutional support specialist for Library Services, John Awakuni would be deserving of recognition "under normal circumstances," his supporters say.

This academic year, his initiative and expertise were tested in the wake of the October flood. He never missed a deadline despite the "triple burden" of handling his normal job while coordinating purchasing, documentation and follow-through required by state and university insurance agencies and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In 35 years with the university, 19 years with Library Services, he has honed highly specialized skills above and beyond those normally used by fiscal officers elsewhere in the UH system.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service honors Manoa staff members who demonstrate outstanding work performance, service and leadership. Criteria include record of competence and efficiency, exceptional contribution in the attainment of program objectives, creative solutions to difficult problems, integrity and dedication to the mission of a program.