Hospital honors outstanding volunteers
The Queen's Medical Center honored Tori Miyagi
, a senior at Hawaii Baptist Academy, as its student volunteer Kokua Po'okela Award winner; Suzanne Nakoa
is the adult recipient.
Miyagi has volunteered more than 420 hours since 2006. He was named Hawaii's first Page of the Year after spending time in Washington, D.C., last year as a congressional page. Nakoa has volunteered more than 850 hours at Queen's since 2005.
The Punahele Chapter of the American Business Women's Association has named Haunani Abdul its 2008 Woman of the Year and Aaron Dengler its 2008 Business Associate of the Year. Both at Punahou School, Abdul is a third-grade teacher, and Dengler is a curricular technology specialist and robotics teacher.
Dr. Erin Bigler, a clinical neuropsychologist, is the Morita Distinguished Fellow for 2008 at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. The fellowship is sponsored by the Akio and Yoshiko Endowment for Education and Training.
Bigler is a professor at Brigham Young University, an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah's School of Medicine and a faculty member of the Utah Brain Institute.
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