Author Archives: Louise Pagotto

Reminder: Spring 2022 Faculty and Staff Appreciation BBQ 5/17/22

Spring 2022 is over. Time to celebrate our faculty and staff. The Executive Leadership Team invites all faculty and staff to a BBQ. We’ll be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, and freshly made popcorn. Please join us under the tent on the Great Lawn on Tuesday, May 17, from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm or the food runs out … whichever comes first!

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Kapi‘olani CC has the distinction of recognizing two excellent faculty each year through the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Excellence in Online Teaching Award.

For 2021-2022, the finalists for the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award are Marci Amii (Chemistry, Math/Sciences), Lauren Tamamoto (Culinary Arts) and Bennett Zazzera.(Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Sciences). The award goes to Bennett. Yay!

For 2021-2022, the finalists for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Excellence in Online Teaching Award are Kuan-Hung Chen (Philosophy, Arts & Humanities), Mark Nartatez (Dental Assistant, Health Sciences), Kawehi Sellers (HOST) and Maegen Walker (Psychology, Social Sciences). The award goes to Kawehi. Yay!

Congratulations to the awardees, the finalists, and all the many deserving faculty who were recognized for their good work through the nominations. Louise

For All Employees: 2022 Conflicts Interest and Commitment Disclosures

Pursuant to Executive Policy EP 12.214, Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, University of Hawaiʻi (UH) employees are required to file a Conflicts of Interest (COI) disclosure form each year and update the form when changes occur.

Effective in 2022, employees will complete the COI Disclosure Form via Kuali Build (KB) using the link:

Once completed, the forms route to the individual’s immediate supervisor and then to the next level higher supervisor for approval. Following approval, a copy of the approved form is sent to the HR Department for record keeping.

Forms must be submitted on/before April 15, 2022.

UHF Calling Campaign For Kapi‘olani CC

The annual UH Foundation Calling Campaign has begun this month. I personally zoomed with the student fundraisers to share information about our various programs and activities here at Kapio‘lani CC. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know you may receive a call from our UHF students, who will begin the call by confirming or asking to update your contact information and then transition to a message of support our campus initiatives. I encourage you to please donate and support. Should you have any questions, please call Dale Hagadone, Director of Annual Giving at the Foundation ph.808 956-7357.

Ne‘epapa Kalāhū Awards: Results

The Ne‘epapa Kalāhū awards are sponsored by ‘Ahā Kalāualani and recognize employees and students who reflect the College’s values with humility. Nominated by their peers, the awardees represent the best of who we are. The 2021 awardees are:

I’m happy to say that the request for nominations garnered many more worthy employees and students:

Employees: Lisa Aganon, Jennifer Bradley, Sherrie Emerson, Mona Fung, Brian Furuto, Grant Itomitsu, Kristy Kiesel, Deneen Kawamura, Mackenzie Manning, Wanda Mita, Cheryl Miyahira, Michaelyn Nakoa, Alison Ohata, David Perdriel, Romyn Sabatchi, Joyce Tokuda, Kara Plamann Wagoner, Lisa Yamamoto, Louise Yamamoto and Youxin Zhang.

Students: Chris Fujimoto and Hojun Hwang.

Please congratulate all these folks when you see them.

On behalf of ‘Aha Kalāualani, I would like to sincerely thank all the nominators who so generously and wonderfully wrote about their colleagues. And on behalf of the Colleges, I would like to thank ‘Aha Kalāualani for giving us an opportunity to celebrate our colleagues. Louise

Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an appropriate time to reflect on our situation, count our blessings, and express gratitude for the positive forces in our lives. This last year, our first full year of living through a pandemic, has again helped us to understand what is important. It’s the people in our lives and our relationships to them that matter most. I am grateful for you, the dedicated faculty and staff, who, every day,  work to support students, each other, and the College. I hope you are having a fabulous Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Louise