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Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Davis Award Winner

Terrence Bruns, headshot

Terrence Bruns

Terrence Bruns is an instructor of biological sciences in the Department of Science and Mathematics at Kaua‘i Community College.

Bruns has taught on the island of Kaua‘i since 1990 when he started teaching at Kapa‘a High School. He has taught chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology and botany, where part of the lab included teaching students about square foot gardening. In doing so, Bruns started a program in which students provide Kaua‘i CC’s Culinary Arts program with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Bruns’ hobbies include brewing beer, golfing, hiking and playing guitar.

The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

Current Winners
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2002 – 2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2007–2011 | 2002–2006.


Corey Adler, headshot
Corey Adler
Anne Chung, headshot
Anne Chung
LaVache Scanlan, headshot
LaVache Scanlan

Past winners from 2007–2011 and 2002–2006.