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Chancellor’s Award Winner

Janice Ho Chee, headshot

Janice Ho Chee

Janice Ho Chee, a janitor, is the recipient of the UH Hilo Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance Award.

Ho Chee strives to always keep the buildings tidy and has been known to clean rooms from top to bottom—from washing walls to waxing floors. Ho Chee is also credited with making significant physical improvements to the building that houses the English Language Institute and its surrounding areas.

She takes pride in her job and goes way beyond the call of duty. UH Hilo staff and faculty appreciate that Ho Chee takes time to know the people in the buildings she cleans and is willing to work around their schedules and special requests.

Many concur that she is dependable, works hard and is very efficient. Ho Chee is always cheerful and never complains. Her pleasant attitude is infectious, and her presence makes UH Hilo a more joyful place.

The Chancellor’s Awards honor outstanding service by UH Hilo employees.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

View 2005–2009 awardees.


Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a, headshot
Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a
Excellence and Innovation
Kirk Mikami, headshot
Kirk Mikami
Support Employee Award
Rebecca Ostertag, headshot
Rebecca Ostertag
Scholarly and/or Creative Activities
Lauri Sagle, headshot
Lauri Sagle
Excellence in Teaching
Kolby Santiago, headshot
Kolby Santiago
Professional Staff


Richard Crowe, headshot
Richard Crowe
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Sevki Erdogan, headshot
Sevki Erdogan
Excellence in Service Award
Iva Goldman, headshot
Iva Goldman
Improving Student Life
Amy Gregg, headshot
Amy Gregg
Excellence in Teaching
Janice Ho Chee, headshot
Janice Ho Chee
Building and Grounds Maintenance
Shawn Laatsch, headshot
Shawn Laatsch
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Barbara Leonard, headshot
Barbara Leonard
Excellence in Service
Lorna Tsutsumi, headshot
Lorna Tsutsumi
Pulama ‘Ike Award