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University of Hawaii celebrates 2006 Convocation Awards

Teaching, research, administrative and support employees recognized for achievements and service to the community

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Sep 19, 2006

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated its 13th annual systemwide Convocation Awards Ceremony at Orvis Music Auditorium today. More than 40 UH faculty and staff from all 10 campuses were recognized and presented with various teaching, research and service awards.

UH President David McClain praised the award winners for their commitment to excellence, and briefly reflected on the state of the university.

His speech continued on to highlight the accomplishments and progress made within the past year, as well as new initiatives the university is embarking on. The president‘s remarks can be viewed in its entirety at:

The Convocation Awards Ceremony is a formal awards ceremony that began in September 1993 by former President Kenneth Mortimer who wanted a traditional systemwide event that recognized outstanding employees of the University of Hawaiʻi. The event also provides an opportunity for the president to address the university community at the commencement of the new academic year.

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About the University of Hawaiʻi
Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit

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