Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community
Service Award Winner
An associate professor of music at UH Hilo, Ken Staton has been the guiding force in bringing excellent orchestral music to the Big Island.
He has a passion for music and for teaching. Staton created the first University of Hawaii at Hilo Orchestra, comprised of highly skilled students and community musicians. The orchestra is a sources of pride in the community.
He also coordinates activities for the Hilo Community Chorus and oversees the university’s chamber singers, an elite performance ensemble. Staton is instrumental in attaining major grants and donations to support his efforts in bringing professional musicians to Hilo to work with the students and community members.
For a decade, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award honored faculty members for significant contributions that strengthened ties between the University of Hawaii and the community. The award is no longer given.
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Charles H. Fletcher