HPU lauds assistant professor of nursing
, Hawaii Pacific University assistant professor of nursing, has been awarded the 2007 Trustees' Award for Teaching Excellence.
She joined HPU as an adjunct professor in 2001 and became an assistant professor in 2005. In addition to teaching critical care nursing full time for HPU, she also works at Kuakini Medical Center in the intensive care and cardiac care units, and coordinates the Basic Critical Care course for new registered nurses.
Downing previously worked for the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. This summer, she will train new nurses in critical care at Hawaii Medical Center in Liliha.
Lori S. Ing, an administrative support assistant at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, was one of three winners to be honored by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council in the Diversity Excellence category. Ing is an advocate of cultural diversity among her co-workers.
She mentors personnel in English as a second language and is a leader with a local disability organization. Ing also helps local residents of Asian-American and Pacific Island ancestry with business management practices, and serves as a leader in Boy Scout Troop 32, comprised mainly of young men of Asian and Pacific Island ancestry.
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