Each year, the Co-Curricular Awards are presented to outstanding members of the Chaminade community who go above and beyond to make our campus a better place. While the awards are typically presented at a dinner ceremony, this year’s 15th Annual Co-Curricular Awards were presented via video announcement due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Three notable awards carry on the legacy of individuals who have provided exemplary service to the Chaminade ‘ohana—Bro. Joseph Becker, Rev. David Schuyler and Fr. Stephen Tutas. These awards recognize individuals and organizations who continue to go above and beyond to serve their campus community and carry on the spirit of their namesake.
Bro. Joseph Becker was one of the founders of Chaminade University of Honolulu and was highly regarded as the chairman of the English department. He was known for his humor and bringing the fun to campus. The Bro. Joseph Becker Awards of Excellence are presented each year to Chaminade students who display exceptional leadership through involvement in co-curricular activities. These students embody the characteristics of leadership: initiative, motivation, character, integrity, service and scholarship. They are actively involved in the campus community and contribute their time and energy to the improvement of student and campus life. This year brought two freshmen recipients of the award: Jacqueline Martinez and Eri Leong. The sophomore recipient was Josephine Iose, Melissa De La Cruz was the junior recipient, and Cami Naomi Keli’inui received the award as a senior.
Rev. David Schuyler became the fifth president of Chaminade University, after serving the institution as dean and vice president. His career was spent in service to Marianist educational institutions as a teacher, mentor and advisor. The Rev. David Schuyler Advisor of the Year Award is awarded each year to a staff, faculty member or administrator who advises a student organization and consistently helps identify, encourage and support students in their campus involvement and leadership opportunities. This person expands the horizons, skills and value systems of Chaminade students through their support and guidance. The 2020 award was presented to professor Hans Chun for his work advising the Korean Club.
Fr. Tutas was a teacher and administrator at Chaminade in the 1950s, and served as the director of the Marianist community in Honolulu. He spent 16 years serving communities in Hawaii. The Fr. Stephen Tutas Program Award for Excellence recognizes a student program that has demonstrated exceptional creativity, planning and execution and has significantly contributed to the quality of life at Chaminade. This year’s award was presented to Tales & Treats, a service learning program where students from Luminai O Samoa, Micronesian Club and Marianas Club work with the Hawaii Literacy Program to teach low income housing students the skills of literacy.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 awardees—your commitment, dedication and service are what make Chaminade so unique and special.
2020 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS
AWARDS PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP (OSAL)
Bro. Joseph Becker Awards of Excellence
Awarded annually to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior who displayed exceptional leadership through involvement in co-curricular activities.
Freshman: Jacqueline Martinez, Communication ‘23 and Eri Leong, Communication ‘23
Sophomore: Josephine Iose, Psychology ‘22
Junior: Melissa “Ezzie” Dela Cruz, Biology ‘21
Senior: Cami Naomi Keli’inui, Biology ‘22
Bro. Elmer Dunsky Outstanding Student Organization Award
Awarded annually to a student organization that has gone beyond the bounds of their membership by helping to create a positive campus environment for all students and made an outstanding contribution to Chaminade University as an organization.
Residence Hall Association
Fr. Stephen Tutas Program Award for Excellence
Awarded annually to a student or student organization who has exceptional creativity, planning, and execution of a university program which significantly contributed to the quality of life at Chaminade.
Tales & Treats (Lumanai O Samoa/Micronesian Club)
Rev. David Schuyler Advisor of the Year Award
Awarded annually to a member of faculty, staff or administration who advises a student club/organization and consistently helped to identify, encourage, and support students in their leadership development and campus involvement, repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to the community and its needs and expanded the horizons, skills and value systems of Chaminade students by providing support and guidance within co-curricular life.
Dr. Hans Chun (School of Education and Behavioral Sciences)
AWARDS PRESENTED BY ATHLETICS
Male Athlete of the Year
Awarded annually to a student-athlete who represents Chaminade University in a prideful and honorable manner during his season.
Tyler Cartaino, MBA program (Men’s Basketball)
Female Athlete of the Year
Awarded annually to a student-athlete who represents Chaminade University in a prideful and honorable manner during her season.
Rachel Reedy, Nursing 2021 (Women’s Volleyball)
Recognizes an act or series of acts associated with an athletic activity that represents the spirit of the Marianist philosophy to include sportsmanship, integrity, honesty, truthfulness and respect for self and others.
Rachel Arakawa, Biology ‘20 (Women’s Soccer)
AWARDS PRESENTED BY CAMPUS MINISTRY
Campus Ministry Award
Awarded to a student who has participated in all areas of Campus Ministry (liturgy, community service and retreats). This person is an all-around amazing member of the Campus Ministry ‘ohana.
Angel Felise-Vitale, Historical & Political Studies ‘20
Awarded to an individual who has willingly volunteered his or her time and talent to contribute to the quality and spirituality of our weekend and special liturgies and prayer experiences.
Mica Mariano, Nursing ‘20
Martina Segura, Environmental Studies ‘23
Retreat Leader of the Year
Acknowledges the overwhelming commitment and dedication shown by a retreat leader in creating communities of support, faith, and love on campus.
Andrew Trapsi, Biochemistry ‘20
Samantha Diaz, Elementary Education ‘20
Acknowledges outstanding servant leadership in the area of restorative justice and service for the people and the `āina (land) of Hawaii.
Eddie Adachi, Environmental Studies ‘21
Andrew Ancheta II, Biology ‘21
AWARDS PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF ADVISING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Distinguished Tutor of the Year
Acknowledges the outstanding commitment and dedication shown by a tutor to serve the Chaminade University of Honolulu community.
Keahealailani Takushi, Biochemistry ‘21
Outstanding Orientation Leader
Awarded to an Orientation Leader who has displayed exemplary performance of their duties.
Charlynn Adversalo, Psychology ‘20
Outstanding Peer Mentor
Awarded to a Peer Mentor who has displayed exemplary performance of their duties.
Marvin Trantham, Business Administration ‘20
AWARDS PRESENTED BY RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Residence Hall Association Award of Excellence
Awarded to a Resident Hall Association Representative who is a role model for other representatives, has demonstrated strong leadership skills and who positively impacted the organization and residential community.
Tanisha Taualai, Criminology and Criminal Justice ‘22
Resident Assistant Award of Excellence
Awarded to a Resident Assistant who has a high-level of maturity, exhibits the ability to work as an individual community leader as well as an active participant on the Residential Life team.
Marianna ‘Aulani Oka, Environmental Studies ‘23
Shane Cobacha, Psychology ‘22
Cayanne Gabaylo, Biology ‘22
Dominic Coffey, Criminology and Criminal Justice ‘21
Mystique Gaspar-Kekume, Criminology and Criminal Justice ‘21
Jemima Telesia Nafatali, Accounting ‘21
Jason Nowak, Criminology and Criminal Justice ‘21
Tihani Rivera, Forensic Sciences ‘21
Andrew Trapsi, Biochemistry ‘20
AWARDS PRESENTED BY DEAN OF STUDENTS
Dean of Students’ Special Recognition
Recognizes a student who in his or her time at Chaminade has continuously contributed to the betterment of the overall community.
Sierra Murobayashi, Criminology and Criminal Justice ‘21
Frederick K.K. Kauhane, Sr. Aloha Spirit Award
Awarded annually to students who exhibit a humble, cheerful, and generous spirit; a dedication to fostering a sense of `ohana around campus and the ability to raise other’s spirits by consistently improving the environment around them.
Kiso Skelton, Historical and Political Studies ‘20
Henry Halenani Gomes Alaka‘i Award
Recognizes a Chaminade undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and service to the Native Hawaiian community.
Pohaikealoha Artates, Environmental Studies ‘20