UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service
Service Award Winner
Richard Chock is research support staff at the Pacific Biomedical Research Center at Kewalo Marine Laboratory. Chock is the facilities manager for the complex, modern marine research facility that serves a half-dozen labs accommodating 40 employees.
To keep the physical plant in top operating condition, Chock wears many different hats and utilizes a variety of skills. Chock collects and handles diverse species of sea animals. He maintains and repairs the lab’s state-of-the-art research appliances to keep them in optimal working condition. When researchers need unique, specialized equipment unavailable "off the shelf," Chock designs and builds it for them.
With all of this, his colleagues say he brings to the job a good measure of empathy, generosity and a great sense of humor.
The University of Hawaii 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.