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Joanne Cooper Honored with Mentoring Award

Posted on | July 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Joanne Cooper Honored with Mentoring Award

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Joanne Cooper, a professor in the Mānoa College of Education’s Department of Educational Administration, has been honored with the 2011 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. She mentored more than 70 graduate students to the successful completion of their advanced degrees. Her former graduate students include two high-level administrators at Mānoa and faculty at all levels of education employed throughout Hawai’i and the mainland.

Her students describe her as an inspirational guiding light and a friend who rigorously maintains standards while providing encouragement and support.

Cooper is an excellent role model and demonstrates daily her dedication to research. She pushes her students to think critically, question their own worldviews and seek out new perspectives and understanding.

Cooper will be recognized along with other UH award recipients at the annual Convocation ceremony to be held Tues., Sept. 27, 10 a.m. at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed.