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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Lena Y.P. Low, headshot

Lena Y.P. Low

Lena Y.P. Low is an associate professor of economics at Honolulu Community College. Low is an exceptional teacher who shares with students her keen knowledge of and passion for her discipline. She engages and inspires them in their academic and career pursuits. Colleagues describe her as "embodying everything a teacher should be," always well prepared and organized, very resourceful and caring and never too busy to assist a student.

She is a dedicated teacher who maintains high standards and provides intense help to students, including countless hours of tutoring. Colleagues and students also emphasize her commitment to campus and community service. They note that she is "an awesome mentor, tireless worker and a true professional."

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students.

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Kauka de Silva, headshot
Kauka de Silva
David A. Krupp, headshot
David A. Krupp
Lena Y.P. Low, headshot
Lena Y.P. Low
Paul Lyons, headshot
Paul Lyons
Joni Onishi, headshot
Joni Onishi
Mary C. Summers, headshot
Mary C. Summers
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David Yang