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Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Davis Award Winner

Victoria Mathis, headshot

Victoria Mathis

Victoria Mathis is an assistant professor of nursing at Kaua‘i Community College.

Mathis was born and raised in Bolton, Lancashire, England until she emigrated to New Zealand at 17 with her parents. She left home and went back to England at 19 and started her nursing training.

She had never really wanted to become a nurse but circumstances brought nursing to her and and she loved it from the minute she helped a patient. She arrived in Honolulu on June of 1992 and earned a masters degree in the nurse practitioner program at UH Manoa. She will receive a doctorate in clinical practice from UH Manoa in 2015.

After completing graduate school and becoming a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, she then spent four years in Columbus, Georgia and moved back to Hawai‘i and Kaua‘i in 2005.

Mathis also established Kaua‘i CC’s Medical Assisting Program where students earn a certificate of achievement. She is the program’s coordinator.

The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

Current Winners
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2002 – 2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2007–2011 | 2002–2006.


Corey Adler, headshot
Corey Adler
Anne Chung, headshot
Anne Chung
LaVache Scanlan, headshot
LaVache Scanlan

Past winners from 2007–2011 and 2002–2006.