Flu vaccine program earns national honor
The state Department of Health
has received a national Immunization Excellence Award for 2007-2008 for its school immunization program. The National Influenza Vaccine Summit recognized the state's extraordinary efforts to improve adult and childhood influenza vaccination rates. The deparment was the first in the nation to provide a free, statewide, school-based program from October 2007 through January 2008. More than 60,000 elementary and middle school students and more than 9,000 faculty and staff were vaccinated.
Jeffrey L. Philpott has been promoted to vice president of the recently merged departments of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Hawaii Pacific University.
William J. Puette and Ross Prizzia recently were honored by the University of Hawaii at West Oahu for 30 years of hard work, dedication and commitment to educational excellence.
Puette is director for the Center for Labor Education and Research. In 2005, UH awarded him the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community. Prizzia is chairman of the division of Professional Studies for Public, Justice and Health Care Administration, and of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Business Administration and Accounting. He received the UH Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987.
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