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Leeward Professor Honored for Business Education

Posted on | May 6, 2011 | Comments Off

Ono receiving her award

Kay Fujimoto Ono, Leeward associate professor of business technology, was recognized with the highly competitive 2011 National Business Education Association Post Secondary Teacher of the Year Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions in Teaching Business. Ono was honored at an awards banquet was held at the 2011 National Business Education Association Annual Convention in New Orleans, La.

In addition to teaching, Ono helped develop a series of health-related business certificates based on community workforce needs. She worked closely with the grant’s principal investigator from Waiāanae Coast Comprehensive Healthcare Center to prepare front-line healthcare workers and help them obtain certification. Developing a unique preceptor model, Hawaiāi was the only site in the nation to offer this type of business certificate for college credit.

“We were ecstatic to hear the news about Kay! We all know what an extraordinary educator she is, and this national award just confirms it,” says Shelley Ota, business division chair. “This is not an easy award to get, and culminates years of dedication to business education. We are so proud of her in bringing national recognition to Leeward Community College by receiving this award.”

Read the news release.

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