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Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community

Service Award Winner

Elaine Yamashita, headshot

Elaine Yamashita
Maui Community College

A professor of humanities, Elaine Yamashita has made an impact at Maui Community College and the Maui County as a faculty member for more than 16 years.

While Yamashita has made considerable contributions locally, her current term as a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Governing Board has taken her influence to a national level. She is the first University of Hawai‘i Community College faculty member to serve on the NAEYC board, and she has put Hawai‘i’s unique accomplishments in early childhood education in the spotlight.

Yamashita has also served as president elect, president and past president of the Hawai‘i Association for the Education of Young Children. Her generosity and willingness to give her knowledge, time and personal resources have benefited the Hawai‘i communities enormously.

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 Hawai‘i and the community. The award is no longer given.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

2007

Linda Cox, headshot
Linda Cox
Manoa
Donnalyn Kalei, headshot
Donnalyn Kalei
Hawai‘i
Roy Kamida, headshot
Roy Kamida
Leeward

2003

Lee Stein, headshot
Lee Stein
Maui
Stephen Wehrman, headshot
Stephen Wehrman
Kapi‘olani

2002

Ralph Kouchi, headshot
Ralph Kouchi
Kaua‘i
Nelda Quensell, headshot
Nelda Quensell
Kapi‘olani