UH nominates Enoki, Nishijima for honors
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
nominated Sandra Enoki
as Employee of the Year and Dr. Wayne Nishijima
, Manager of the Year, as part of the 2008 Governor's Awards for Distinguished State Service.
Enoki has more than 30 years of service, including 25 years as secretary to the head of the American Studies Department. Nishijima has worked at UH for the past 29 years and is a world-renowned researcher in plant pathology. He is associate dean and associate director for the cooperative extension of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Krista Dusek of Honolulu is one of 62 students nationally to win a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation graduate scholarship award, worth up to $50,000 annually. She plans a career helping help at-risk girls and will attend graduate school at the University of Texas.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association awarded two $75,000 grants to support the Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center on the neighbor islands over the next two years. The funds will be used to hire more health care workers, conduct youth activities and develop a Web site resource center.
The AHEC program is funded by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to the University of Hawaii's medical school.
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