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HNFAS’ Award Winning Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty Awards

CTAHR Outstanding Alumnus

Awards for Teaching

Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching

UH Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching

UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Awards

CTAHR Excellence in Teaching Award

Awards for Research

Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards in Research

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Award

Awards for Extension, Outreach and Service

Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards for Extension

Hawaii Cattlemans Council "Cattleman/Cattlewoman of the Year"

Hawaii Assoc. of Conservation Districts Outstanding Acheivement Award

Awards for Leadership

Alvin T. and Charlotte C. Nakamura "Hōkū" Award

Awards for Mentorship

Ka Pouhana (Mentor) Award


Staff Awards

Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards for Administrative Professional and Technical

  • 2010: Yoshie S. Weems, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
  • 2008: Wayne Y. Toma, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
  • 2004: Steven P. Spielman, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences

Governor’s Distinguished State Service Award – Team Excellence Award

Hawaii State Governor's Commendation


Student Awards

Ka Hana Po'okela Student Service Award

  • 2014:  Miho Fujii, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2014:  Wesley (Jay) Gibson, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2013:  Shelley Wong, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2010:  Brandy Love, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2009:  Nicole Tsutahara, Animal Sciences
  • 2008:  Nicole Sullivan, Animal Sciences
  • 2006:  Valerie Jackson, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2001:  Kaipo Pau, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 2000:  Kourtney Sato, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 1997:  Lori Oura, Animal Sciences
  • 1997:  Lee Ann Tsuzaki, Food Sciences and Human Nutrition
  • 1996:  Melissa Hon, Food Sciences and Human Nutrition
  • 1993:  Lisa Nagai, Food Sciences and Human Nutrition
  • 1992:  Donna Amaki, Food Sciences and Human Nutrition