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President’s Award for Excellence in Building
and Grounds Maintenance

Maintenance Award Winner

Mark Nakayama, headshot

2008
Mark Nakayama

One of two maintenance personnel employed by West O‘ahu, Nakayama helps carry out all the building and grounds chores usually assigned to many different people on other campuses. Nakayama is known for his willing, pleasant and cooperative demeanor and efficiency. When faculty or other staff members make requests, the tasks are nearly done within 24 hours.

Not only does Nakayama have janitorial, grounds and maintenance responsibilities, but he also contributes ideas and improvements to new projects.

“Mark has made our small two-person maintenance staff an important part of the education team,” noted a colleague.

The President’s Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance honors UH employees who exhibit dedication and sustained superior performance in a maintenance, landscaping, custodial, shop or trucking position.

2014 Interim President’s Building and Grounds Award Memo (PDF)
2014 Building and Grounds Award Nomination Information (PDF)
2014 Building and Grounds Award Nomination Form (PDF)


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