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Welcome to The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Noreen Mokuau

Aloha pumehana,

Mahalo piha for your interest in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. As one of the premier schools of social work in the Pacific-Asia region, we are dedicated to providing an educational experience that is anchored in excellence. Challenges and opportunities abound for social workers in a global community that is increasingly more culturally diverse. Our principal responsibility is the creation and transmission of knowledge reflecting the advancement of social work and the achievement of social justice as the "noble cause." Our unique focus is on resolving critical social problems that challenge s multicultural world, with specific attention to indigenous wisdom and perspectives.

The BSW, MSW and PhD programs prepare students to be educated global citizens who advance social justice. Our BSW and MSW programs have been fully reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education for a maximum of 8 years, 2010-2018. Our faculty are highly knowledgeable, vastly experienced, and fully committed to the educational enterprise, and are well-known in endeavors of practice, policy and research. Faculty specialists in child and family, gerontology, health, and behavioral health, function as leaders in the School and the community. In broadening our educational reach beyond the Mānoa campus, our distance education option provides neighbor island residents with an opportunity to achieve their MSW degree via a blended approach of interactive television, computer-based technology, and face-to-face instruction.

I invite you to review our information and consider acquiring your education at our School in Hawaiʻi - one of the most culturally diverse communities in the world.

Me ka ʻoiaʻiʻo,

Noreen Mokuau, D.S.W.,
Dean and Professor


Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit 2015 On Friday April 17, 2015, the Manoa Assessment office hosted the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the Campus Center Ballroom. The purpose of this event was to have selected faculty and staff from various departments create a poster exhibit which showed successful assessment strategies, gather ideas for curricular and co-curricular assessment, and network with others. The various poster boards showed tools and techniques for program learning assessment, various ways to engage faculty, and how to use assessment for improvement. The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work was represented by Dr. Meripa Godinet (MSW Program chair), Dr. Seunghye Hong (Assessment chair), and Michael DeMattos (BSW Program chair). Their poster board was titled “(un)Common Core Competencies” and focused on Student Learning Outcomes and Core Competencies of the BSW and MSW programs.
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The 3rd Annual Student Poster Board Exhibition


L to R: Seunghye Hong, Michael DeMattos, Meripa Godinet, and Robin Arndt
The 3rd Annual Student Poster Board Exhibition

The 3rd Annual Student Poster Board Exhibition was held on April 28th at Gartley Hall at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. The Student Poster Board Exhibition showcased student research from the MSW program and PhD program. Coordinators for the event were Dr. Meripa Godinet, Dr. Seunghye Hong, and Mr. Michael DeMattos.

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Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders Honored

Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders Honored

The American Society on Aging, the nation's largest professional membership association in aging, has awarded the Administration on Community Living/Administration on Aging funded National Resource Centers for Native Aging the Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging. Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders located in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work is one of the three federally funded centers for native elders. The center was honored at their annual meeting in Chicago on March 24, 2015.

Pictured left to right at the ceremony: Cecelia Aldridge, Dr. Paula Carter, Karen Lowe Graham, Dr. Nancy Furlow, Dr. Kathryn Braun, Dr. Colette Browne, Mr. Robert Stein
Not pictured: Dr. Noreen Mokuau, Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Lana Ka`opua and Dr. Bum Jung Kim, researchers, all with Ha Kupuna --
Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit 2015


L to R: Dr. Godinet, Dr. Hong, Mr. DeMattos
Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit 2015

On Friday April 17, 2015, the Mānoa Assessment office hosted the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the Campus Center Ballroom. The purpose of this event was to have selected faculty and staff from various departments create a poster exhibit which showed successful assessment strategies, gather ideas for curricular and co-curricular assessment, and network with others. The various poster boards showed tools and techniques for program learning assessment, various ways to engage faculty, and how to use assessment for improvement.

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work was represented by Dr. Meripa Godinet (MSW Program chair), Dr. Seunghye Hong (Assessment chair), and Michael DeMattos (BSW Program chair). Their poster board was titled “(un)Common Core Competencies” and focused on Student Learning Outcomes and Core Competencies of the BSW and MSW programs.
PhD Student Successfully Defends Dissertation


Pictured Left to Right:
Dr. Jing Guo, Dr. Lois Yamauchi, Dr. Rebecca Stootzer (chair), Seiko Sato, Dr. Loriena Yancura, Dr. Seunghye Hong, and Dr. Bum Jung Kim
PhD Student Successfully Defends Dissertation

On Friday, April 10, 2015, Seiko Sato successfully defended her dissertation titled "The Impact of Gender and Cultural Factors on the Patterns of Elder Care Service Utilization Among Family Caregivers of Japanese Ancestry in the State of Hawai‘i". Here committee chair was Dr. Rebecca Stotzer. Other committee members included: Dr. Loriena Yancura, Dr.Jing Guo, Dr.Seunghye Hong, Dr.Bum Jung Kim and Dr.Lois Yamauchi.

Congratulations to Seiko!

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Dean Noreen Mokuau honored by Native Hawaiian Education Association

Dean Noreen Mokuau honored by Native Hawaiian Education Association

The Native Hawaiian Education Association has announced the winners of its prestigious Educator of the Year award—Noreen Mokuau, dean and professor at the University of Hawai‘i’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work; Maenette Benham, dean of UH Mānoa’s Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge; and Nawa‘a Napoleon, associate professor and chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literature at Kapi‘olani Community College.

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Former Dean, Jon Matsuoka Honored with Community Award

Former Dean, Jon Matsuoka Honored with Community Award

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) awarded Jon Matsuoka of the Consuelo Foundation with its 2015 Community Resilience Leadership Award at the Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

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MBTSSW and CoA Collaboration awarded TCARE Contract


Pictured: Jessica Jacobs, TailoredCare Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Christy Nishita, Dr. Colette Browne, and Dr. Rhonda Montgomery, TailoredCare Founder and Endowed Professor of Applied Gerontology, Social Welfare and Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
MBTSSW and CoA Collaboration awarded TCARE Contract

Colette Browne, working in collaboration with the UH Center on Aging's (CoA) Christy Nishita, together will serve as principal investigators for a new CoA and MBTSSW contract funded by the Administration on Community Living/Administration on Aging and the State Executive Office on Aging (EOA). Browne and Nishita will test the impact of TCARE, the Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral protocol on the Island of Maui. TCARE is a care management process designed to help family caregivers on care planning and caregiver outcomes. The contract is for one year.
Gerontology Informational Session

Gerontology Info Session
Windward Community College Students Visit MBTSSW

MBT SSW students who wanted to learn more about the Gerontology concentration were treated to an informational session and pizza. The event held on February 24th, was organized by the Gerontology concentration chair, Dr. Colette Browne with the help of Dr. Bum Jung Kim.

Windward Community College Students Visit MBTSSW

WCC students
Windward Community College Students Visit MBTSSW

Windward Community College students from the Hūlili Transfer Program (http://windward.hawaii.edu/Hulili/) and from Paipai o Ko‘olau at WCC (http://windward.hawaii.edu/paipai/) took a tour of the UH Manoa campus and stopped by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work on February 13, 2015. The students received information about our BSW program from the BSW Program Chair, Michael DeMattos. The students were then treated to a tour of Gartley Hall. Sarah Akina, a current lecturer and former MBT SSW student, organized the student visit.

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One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

On February 12, 2015, UHM hosted a "One Billion Rising" event, coordinated through the UHM PAU Violence Program and the Campus Center Board Activities Council. This worldwide movement seeks to raise awareness about ending all forms of violence against women. The MBT School of Social Work was well represented by members of our student organizations (BSWO, GSO and Nu Sigma Honor Society), practicum students, volunteers, faculty and alumni! We hope that more of us will become involved in this justice campaign next year too!

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Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Presentation


Dr. Bum Jung Kim introducing Dr. Ishikawa Hisanori
Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Presentation

Dr. Ishikawa Hisanori, a visiting scholar from Kwansei Gakuin University, presented to students, faculty, and staff: "Aging in Japan: Discussion from the social work perspective.".
SSW DE Instructor Honored

SSW DE Instructor Honored

Congratulations to lecturer and PhD student Christopher Rocchio who received the first annual UH Manoa Distance Education teaching award for his course "Social Work Practice in Mental Health" on Feb. 2, 2015. This award is student-nominated and awarded by a selection committee to an instructor at UH Manoa who demonstrates excellence in class delivery utilizing online and distance technologies.

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Fall 2014 Dean's List

Fall 2014 Dean's List

Congratulations to all of our BSW students who made the Dean's List for Fall 2014.

Click here to view the Fall 2014 Dean's List.
Gordon & June Ito Foundation Social Work Scholarship


(from left) Brent Nakihei, Mari Ono (Student Services Director), Cathy Iwai (Executive Director, Ito Foundation), Jennifer Chompko, Noreen Mokuau (Dean)
Gordon & June Ito Foundation Social Work Scholarship

The Gordon & June Ito Foundation Social Work Scholarship for graduate students began in 2011. It offers two $2,500 scholarships for MSW students. This year's recipients were honored at the Ito Foundation's annual holiday celebration held at the Mariposa: Jennifer Chompko (Advanced Standing, Oʻahu), and Brent Nakihei (MSW Distance Education Program, Molokaʻi). Congratulations, Jennifer & Brent!
Welina Mānoa New Legislator Event

Welina Manoa

B.J. Kim, Theresa Kreif, Kanelehua Kim, Britney Silva, Becky Stotzer, Kaʻala Coleman, Danelle Kealohilani, Hauʻoli Elarco
Welina Mānoa New Legislator Event

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work participated in the Pilot Welina Mānoa New Legislator Event coordinated by Dean Maenette Benham. The school was visited by a staff member from Senator Lorraine Inouye's office, Kaʻala Coleman. Senator Inouye is the island of Hawaiʻi senator from District 4 which covers Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, and Kona.

MBT SSW Student Ambassadors, Britney Silva from the BSW Program and Danelle Kealohilani Stone from the MSW Program, escorted Ms. Coleman around the UH campus including Gartley Hall where presentations were made to show what is happening at the school. Three presentations were made by: MSW student Charna Underwood presenting a student perspective of MBT SSW, Becky Stotzer presented on our Distance Education program, and Kanilehua Kim presented on a Hawaiian Place of Learning.

For more pictures of this event, please click on this link to go to our Factbook page.
2014 Summer Field Experience in the Philippines

Consuelo Students

Elena Gaborno, Ron Matayoshi, Jessica Ignacio, Michael Paeste, Kaelani Kubina, and Paula Morelli
2014 Summer Field Experience in the Philippines

In partnership with the Consuelo Foundation, MSW graduate students, Kaelani Kubina (Sama) and Jessica Ignacio (Baguio) spent ten weeks working with abused children and youth and Michael Paeste (Southville 7) at a resettlement community of 5,000 families. They worked in Eastern Sama in post-Haiyan activities. Students learned about indigenous social work practice and how social services can be provided with limited resource. They also learned a lot about themselves as future social workers.

On December 3, 2014 at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, the students presented to faculty, staff, and students, their memorable experiences in the Philippines and how those experiences affected them.

For more pictures of this event, please click on this link to go to our Factbook page.
Resource Website Developed by SW 722 Students

Resource Website Developed by SW 722 Students

The Patient Affordable Care Act (ACA) is landmark legislation that promises significant reforms to how people access health care. The ACA promotes integration of physical and behavioral health care—treating the whole person and not just managing symptoms. A greatly expanded role for social workers is anticipated! UHM students of SW 722: Social Work Practice in Health Care developed user-friendly resources for social work students and practitioners serving older adults and their caregivers, consumers of health/behavioral health services, teens aging out of foster care, and others who stand to benefit from the ACA.

Use our Social Work Quick Reference (SWQR) guide and for detailed info, including consumer materials-- visit: http://acahawaii.weebly.com/.
PhD Student Sucessfully Defends Dissertation

S. Tamang Defense

Suresh with dissertation committee Ty Tengan, chair Lana Kaʻupua, Charles Nagatoshi, Angela Sy & Peter Mataira
PhD Student Sucessfully Defends Dissertation

On November 26. 2014, PhD Student, Suresh Tamang, sucessfully defended his dissertation study: "Native Hawaiian Homestead Residents' Perceptions of Cultural Safety in Community-Based Health Research". His committee consisted of committee chair Lana Kaʻupua, Ty Tengan, Angela Sy, Peter Mataira, and Charles Nagatoshi. Congratulations to Suresh.

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PhD Student Sucessfully Defends Dissertation


Richelle Wakida with dissertation committee chair, Dr. Colette Browne
PhD Student Sucessfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Richelle Wakida on successfully defending her Dissertation titled "Examining Health Disparities in the Older Adult within a Managed Care Setting".

Her committee members included Colette Browne (Chair), Valli Kanuha, Fenfang Li, Becky Stotzer, & BJ Kim and took place on November 14, 2014.
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Welina Gartley Hall Grand Opening


Dean Mokuau with Myron Thompson Jr., Laura Thompson, and Chancellor Bley-Vroman

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Welina Gartley Hall Grand Opening

On Thursday November 6, 2014, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work celebrated the Grand Opening for Gartley Hall. This wonderful event was highlighted by messages from Interim Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman, Myron Thompson Jr. (son of Myron "Pinky" Thompson) with Haunani Apoliona, and our own Dean Noreen Mokuau. After the ceremony, guests were invited into the building to take a tour of Gartley Hall.

To see the UH news release and video click on this link.

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Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Welina Gartley Hall Open House



Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Welina Gartley Hall Open House

In the early evening of November 6, 2014, students, community partners, friends and families to the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work were welcomed to Gartley Hall to help celebrate the opening of the school's new home.

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Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Katie Bennett was the recipient of the Outstanding Pro Bono Service award. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission sponsored the 2014 Pro Bono Celebration with the support of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Foundation at the Hawaii Supreme Court Courtroom at Aliʻiolani Hale. Outstanding pro bono attorneys were recognized by legal services providers, attorneys who volunteer at the Access to Justice Rooms at the Honolulu District Court and at the Kapolei Court House, and essay award recipients (high school students) were honored. The theme for this year’s essay contest was “How to Inspire Others to Volunteer.”
20th Annual Men's March Against Violence


MBT SSW Students, Faculty, and Staff at the State Capitol Before the Walk
20th Annual Men's March Against Violence

Faculty, staff, and students of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work participated in this year's Men's March Against Violence. The march was held on October 23, 2014 and had over 850 participants this year.

The Men's March Against Violence held its 20th march in honor of the memory of the women of Hawaiʻi who have been victimized by domestic violence and thanks all those who have worked to increase safety for women in our community.

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2014 PAU Domestice Violence Fair


MBT SSW Students at the Fair
2014 PAU Domestice Violence Fair

Students from the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work helped with the PAU Domestic Violence Awareness fair that was held on Oct.22, 2014.

The PAU Violence Program celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by highlighting organizations from our campus and the larger community to educate and offer resources to our students regarding issues of domestic violence and healthy relationships. According to the 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll*, 58% of college students say they do not know what to do to help someone experiencing abuse.

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2014 MSW Orientation

2014 MSW Orientation

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work welcomed new MSW students at the 2014 MSW Orientation on August 4th and 5th. Good luck to all of the MSW students this new school year!

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2014 BSW Orientation


BSW Program Chair, Mike DeMattos addressing the new students
2014 BSW Orientation

On August 11, 2014, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work held the BSW New Student Orientation. This year's orentation welcomed one of the largest class of new students to the program. Good luck to all of the BSW students this new school year!

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2014 PhD Orientation


New PhD students ʻEleu Novikoff and Yoon Cha with
PhD Chair Dr. Paula Morelli
2014 PhD Orientation

On August 12, 2014, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work welcomed two new PhD students, ʻEleu Novikoff and Yoon Cha. Please give them a warm welcome to the school.

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2014 Distance Education E Komo Mai

2014 Distance Education E Komo Mai

On August 1st and 2nd, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, MSW Distance Education Option welcomed new and continuing MSW students from all over the state to the 2014 E Komo Mai. E Komo Mai is a new student orientaion for the Distance Education Option.

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Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work hosts EASP Conference


Dr. Bum Jung Kim with Dr. Jing Guo


EASP Planning Committee Members
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work hosts EASP Conference

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work proudly hosted the East Asian Social Policy (EASP) 11th Annual Conference in collaboration with Center for Korean Studies, on July 24-25, 2014. This year, the theme of the conference was, “Managing Changing Welfare Needs in a Growing Transborder East Asia: Social Policy Responses.” There were a total of 90 presentations ranging from topics such as: welfare state; migration and diversity; family and care; aging society and the elderly; education; social protection and income maintenance; and a special forum for graduate students. Approximately 120 participants attended representing 10 countries, with the majority from East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan) and others (UK, USA, Australia, Canada).

One of the core values in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work is to promote global social justice by recognizing global issues and their impact on social work, thereby addressing issues of oppression and injustice. East Asia is a primary target for achieving this core value for global social justice. The success of the EASP 11th Annual Conference confirms that the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and University of Hawaii at Manoa are visionary leaders in developing international research partnerships with schools and organizations in East Asia to enhance global social justice. Previous EASP annual conferences have been held in locales including China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and United Kingdom. The School will continue to pursue international activities enthusiastically.

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2014 Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Convocation



2014 Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Convocation

On May 16, 2014 the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work held it's annual convocation ceremony for the graduating undergraduate and graduate students. This student run event was very successful and was highlighted by two inspiring keynote speakers, Roy Sakuma and Kamuela Enos. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Faculty Receives Clopton Award

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Faculty Receives Clopton Award

On April 30, 2014, Dr. Colette Browne was awarded the Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. The Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community recognizes a UH Manoa faculty member for playing a socially significant role by applying intellectual leadership and academic expertise to the improvement of the community. The award was established as a memorial to longtime Mānoa College of Education Professor Robert Clopton and first awarded in 1977.

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The Alumni and Friends of the School of Social Work Student Essay

The Alumni and Friends of the School of Social Work Student Essay

The Alumni and Friends of the School of Social Work held its first student essay contest this past March. Students in the BSW and MSW programs were asked to submit essays that would “paint a picture of how your life will be as a professional social worker five years after graduation”. Winners of the essay contest were announced at a luncheon held in May at the Waioli Tea Room in Mānoa.

Tied for first place ($200) in the MSW category were Katie Caldwell and Yolanda Domingo. Winners in the BSW category were: Wendy Yoshioka, first place ($200); Chantel Keliihoomalu, second place ($100); Jossilyn Miller, third place ($50); and Audry Pascual and Noahlani Fata, honorable mention.

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UH Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award

UH Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award

The MBT School of Social Work is proudly offers its own congratulations to the husband and wife team of Dr. J. Kuhio Asam and Dr. Claire L. Asam for receiving the UH Foundation Distinguished Alumni Awards. Dr. (J) Kuhio Asam is the Administrator for Lunalilo Home and received his MD from the JABSOM. Dr. Claire Asam served as President and Executive Director of the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children Center before being named as Trustee for the Lili`uokalani Trust. Both are strong supporters of the MBT School of Social Work. Dr. Kuhio Asam served on the Ha Kupuna Advisory Council, and Dr. Claire Asam shares her expertise as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council. Congratulations!
Dean Mokuau Honored at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Ō ‘ō Awards Banquet

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Dean Mokuau Honored at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Ō ‘ō Awards Banquet

Dean Noreen Mokuau was recently honored at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Ō ‘ō Awards Banquet. This year’s theme, “E Ho‘oulu Lā hui,” Let the Hawaiian People Flourish, was the motto of King David Kalā kaua and spoke to the issue of empowerment through a resurgent, increased Native populace. The ‘ō‘ō is the NHCC’s symbol for recognizing Hawaiian individuals whose skillful use of their talent results in professional and industry success, and whose commitment to the community helps Hawaiians grow and thrive. The ‘ō‘ō is made from precious hardwoods firmly rooted in our ‘aina and was used for digging, planting and preparing the ground for strong growth. The NHCC presents its prestigious Ō ‘ō Award to the people who have devoted their lives to improving the health and well-being of Hawaiians. Along with our own Dean Mokuau, this year's honorees also included Dr. Clayton Chong and Nainoa Thompson.

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Dean Mokuau Honored at NASW Annual Awards Dinner


Dean Mokuau with MBT SSW Faculty
Dean Mokuau Honored at NASW Annual Awards Dinner

Dean Noreen Mokuau was honored at the NASW Annual Awards Dinner on March 13, 2014 as the Social Worker of the Year in the category of Lifetime Educator. She had previously won the Social Worker of the Year award in the area of Social Work Education and Training.

Other Social Worker of the Year honories that night included: Linda Santos (Lifetime Acheivement), Kathleen Mau (Practitioner of the Year), and Chiyomi Chow (Social Justice/Advocate).

Congratulations to Dr. Mokuau and all of the other outstanding social workers honored by NASW!

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MSW Student Awarded NASW Scholarship

MSW Student Awarded NASW Scholarship

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work student, Courtney Harrison was awarded a $1,000 NASW Scholarship at the NASW Annual Awards Dinner on March 13, 2014. Courtney is an MSW, Distance Education option student from Hilo. Congratulation to Courtney!

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Unversity of Hawaiʻi Foundation Scholarship Reception


Jossilyn Miller with Sally Kanehe
Unversity of Hawaiʻi Foundation Scholarship Reception

The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation held its annual Scholarship Reception on March 11 at the Stan Sheriff Center. The event honors both scholarship donors and awardees from all of the units at the UHM campus. In the picture on the left, donor Sally Kanehe is shown with Jossilyn Miller, a student in the BSW program who was awarded the Fred Markham Lampson Scholarship for AY 2013-14.
Practicum Instructor Appreciation Luncheon



Practicum Instructor Appreciation Luncheon

Nearly 100 social work practicum instructors, faculty and staff, gathered at the Willows Restaurant for the purpose of the School acknowledging the commitment and service of practicum instructors to our students.

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Ethel H. Yamane Endowed Scholarship Fund

mokuau_yamane signing
Ethel H. Yamane Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ethel Yamane, an alumni of the MBT School of Social Work (MSW, 1967), recently established an endowed scholarship for students in the MSW program. She retired from the Hawaiʻi state Department of Health in 1990 as the Chief of the Developmental Disabilities Division and served for many years on Board of Directors of the Alumni and Friends of the School of Social Work.

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