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Five UH Manoa student leaders win leadership awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Bonnyjean Manini, (808) 956-4836
Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Development Programs
Posted: May 13, 2009

Five UH Mānoa student leaders have been awarded Undergraduate Leadership Distinction Awards for 2009.

The award is bestowed on students who demonstrate exemplary service to their fellow students and the campus community. The Student Life & Development Office received a record number of qualified nominations this year, making the selection process highly competitive.

This year's award recipients are:

Natalia Cardona, a psychology major from Mililani. She served as Co-Treasurer with the Golden Key International Honour Society and Cadet Command Sergeant Major with the Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC). Cardona also provided academic support to other students as a peer mentor, tutor and teaching assistant.Theodore Te Cheng Chang, a biology major from Kailua. Chang served as Senator and later Treasurer of the Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i, as President of the Mortar Board National Honor Society, and as Historian with the Golden Key International Honour Society. He also provided academic support as a teaching intern.Christopher Earl Chow, a biology major from Honolulu. Chow served as the Director of Alumni Relations with the Mortar Board National Honor Society, as an Executive Board member of the Biology Club, and in various leadership roles with the Pre-Medical Association. He also provided academic support by serving as a peer advisor, peer mentor and as a teaching intern.Iris Miji Lim, a travel industry management major from Mililani. Lim served as Historian and later as President of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She also served as Vice President of Eta Sigma Delta.Jaime Michael Sohn, an accounting and finance major from Greenwood, Indiana. Sohn served as the Oahu-At-Large Representative on the University of Hawaiʻi Student Caucus, and, most recently, as President of the Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He also served with the Colleges Against Cancer student organization. During his tenure at UH Manoa, Sohn has been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and is a three-year letter winner in Warrior Men‘s Swimming.