Service-Learning Awards & Accolades

Western Region Engaged Campus Award – 2017
Campus Compact

Engaged Campus Award

HI Campus Compact Director Atina Pascua & Chaminade’s Bro. Tom Spring

Chaminade was honored to be selected for this award, in recognition of the University’s commitment to the public good.  The Engaged Campus Award places emphasis on an institution-wide focus on service through student learning, mission-centered engagement, and meaningful campus and community partnerships.


E Pluribus Unum Prize – 2011
Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Project SHINE received the prestigious E Pluribus Unum Prize for its work in promoting immigrant Integration. This award recognizes the contributions of all SHINE partners (including Chaminade University, KCC and UH Manoa) in ensuring that both immigrants and the receiving communities adapt to each other and work together to build stronger communities and define the future of America.

Environmental Community Hero – 2009
Department of Environmental Services
Chaminade was honored for its participation in the Adopt-A-Stream program.

Partnership in Education Award – 2008
Hawaii State Board of Education and Department of Education
Chaminade was recognized for its student participation in a Service-Learning Umbrella Program, created to benefit the university’s five main community partners: Palolo Housing, Head Start, as well as Palolo Elementary, Jarrett Middle and Kaimuki High schools.

Commendation by City and County of Honolulu – 2008

City Council Commendation
The City and County of Honolulu presented Chaminade with a commendation at Honolulu Hale.




Special Commendation at Hawaii State Legislature – 2008

Legislature Commendation
At the Hawai’i State Capitol, the legislature recognized Chaminade’s service-learning program for its work with Palolo communities and its Presidential Award.

The Presidential Award – 2008
The President’s
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. We received this prestigious award in 2008.

Presidential Award

The Presidential Award

Presidential Award CUH

Chaminade representatives receive the Presidential Award








The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – 2007
This federal recognition is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Chaminade University of Honolulu was inducted into the Honor Roll in 2007.

Student Awards

Chelsea Taketa and Eugenia Lutali  (Business)
Winners, Proposal Writing Competition 2011
Hawai’i Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Tanya Alvino
Community Impact Student Award 2010

Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference

Rachel San Agustin
Community Impact Student Award 2008

Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference

Chelcy Reyes and Crystal Weseman
Community Impact Student Award 2007
Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference

Faculty Awards

Wayne Tanna, Professor, Business
The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2008
President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
The award recognizes exemplary volunteer service to the community and country.

Wayne Tanna, Professor, Business
Finalist, Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning 2008

Wayne Tanna, Professor, Business
Finalist, Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Award 2008
Recognizes individuals and organizations for their dedication, commitment, and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism throughout Hawai’i.

Wayne Tanna, Professor, Business
Above and Beyond Award – May 2008
Aloha United Way Family and Individual Self-Sufficiency Program

Wayne Tanna, Professor, Business
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2007
International Society of Business Disciplines

Pete Steiger, Professor, Religious Studies
Winner, Service-Learning “Wet Feet” Contest 2007

Candice Sakuda, Director, Service-Learning
Volunteer Leader of the Year Award 2005

Network of Volunteer Leaders (NOVL)