Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community
Service Award Winner
Kapiolani Community College
Stephen Wehrman, a professor of respiratory therapy at Kapiolani Community College, has been consistently involved in the local health care community through his own volunteer work with the American Lung Association and through the sense of commitment he instills in his students to volunteer as well. While working with the association, he has been influential in strengthening the organization’s mission and was awarded the National Volunteer Excellence Award.
He is active in the Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care and has served as president, board member and committee chair. For many years, Wehrman has also given testimony on issues ranging from tobacco prevention to licensing of qualified health care practitioners.
Wehrman’s greatest skill is fostering lasting partnerships by bringing together individuals from education, industry and community agencies. He is the writer and host of a weekly television program, Planning for Life, which addresses ways members of the community can deal with aging family members. Wehrman constantly displays his ongoing commitment to community awareness and education.
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