Yale awards outstanding Maui students
Six Maui students -- Chloe Edinger
of Baldwin High School, Kayla Meyer
of Kamehameha Schools-Maui, Mattie Ross
of King Kekaulike High, Tyler Land
of Maui High, Lydia Lund
of Seabury Hall and Sara Matasci
of St. Anthony School -- have received Yale Book Awards for 2007. The students were recognized for outstanding personal character and intellectual promise by the nationwide program, coordinated through local Yale University alumni.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo has recognized Jason Turner, professor of marine science, with the Frances Davis Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching; Karla Hayashi, instructor of English, with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching; and Errol Yudko, assistant professor of psychology, with the first Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation. Cheryl Ramos, adviser for the undergraduate psychology program, was given the Outstanding Advisor/Mentor Award.
UH-Hilo presented its Student Employee of the Year award to Jonathan Koch, who works in the admissions office; the Excellence for Scholarly and Creative Activities Award to Thomas K. Pinhey, professor of sociology; and the Outstanding University Support Employee Award to Yolanda Belog, Social Sciences Division secretary. National Society of Leadership and Success Awards went to Hayashi, Ramos and Yumiko Ohara, assistant professor of Japanese.
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