The Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service recognizes UH Mānoa employees for their sustained exceptional leadership and service to their departments/offices and the campus. Each year, the chancellor honors one employee in each of three categories:
- Administrative, Professional & Technical
- Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
- Civil Service
Gwen Nakamura, UH Mānoa’s assistant band director, also serves as assistant director of the marching band and director of the concert band. Working at UH Mānoa for over 18 years, the dedicated teacher writes shows for the marching band, serves as conductor of the pep band at events, and imparts values to students such as teamwork, self discipline, personal accountability and showmanship.
Her dedication to the University, and its athletics programs, has prompted some to recognize her as the Warriors’ No. 1 fan, as she enthusiastically energizes band and audience members with her dance moves, tambourine playing and game attire, including her signature balloon hat.
Stan Yoshida is UH Mānoa’s Working Supervisor-Janitor with Buildings and Grounds Maintenance, serving the campus for the past six years. Described as a dedicated and respectful worker, he often lends a hand during staff shortages or particularly arduous jobs such as stripping or waxing floors.
Under his leadership, he and his team have made it a priority to further the level of service and work quality of those they serve—including highly utilized buildings such as Marine Sciences, Kennedy Theatre, Watanabe Hall and the University Health Services clinic.
Angel Magno is an Agricultural Research Technician-Farm Foreman with UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). He is responsible for the management of a team that implements field experiments and collects research data in Hawaiʻi County, and does his job exceptionally well.
With 27 years of service, his leadership on the farm—and his dedication to the county and agriculture industry through education and training—are respected and appreciated. He applies his problem-solving and technical skills to repair and maintain farm equipment and facilities to better serve the community, efforts that have reduced operational costs.
Established in 1986, the Chancellor's Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes UH Mānoa faculty members for significant contributions to teaching and student learning. Below are the 2009 recipients of the award.
Kate Lingley is an assistant professor of art history in UH Mānoa’s Department of Art and Art History. She is recognized for her expertise in Chinese art, and teaches courses on early art of China, modern and contemporary art of China, Chinese sculpture and applied arts, traditional Chinese painting, and tomb sculpture and funerary art.
Lingley has taken it upon herself to develop an undergraduate art history list server that disseminates news about jobs, internships, and scholarships, so she and the program can keep better track of students and help them succeed in the field.
Lois Magnussen is a professor and director of faculty development in the UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. She is the point person for the Systemwide Nursing Consortium, which has developed an integrated, cohesive and uniform statewide curriculum for nursing.
Demonstrating exemplary leadership in administration, scholarship and instruction, Magnussen believes a nursing teacher should show students how to “think like a nurse” so they can effectively transition into the practice world. Magnussen has taught at all levels of the curriculum, with a current emphasis on working with doctoral students