Student Awards & Honors
Dental Hygiene students vote for a student to receive the Leadership award. The student selected for this award from the graduating class demonstrates consistent outstanding leadership ability in providing service to Department of Dental Hygiene and to other students.
Dental Hygiene students vote for a student to receive the Lokomaikai award. Lokomaikai is a Hawaiian word that means to always act with generosity and kindness towards others. The student selected for this award has consistently demonstrated the personal quality of selfless toward the student community.
Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award
The Golden Scaler Award is presented by the faculty to a senior dental hygiene student in recognition of his or her outstanding clinical skills and professional judgment.
Sigma Phi Alpha
Alpha Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha is the national dental hygiene honor society at the UH. Senior dental hygiene students who rank high in scholarship and character and exhibit potential qualities for future growth are recommended by faculty members for election to membership.
Dental Hygiene Faculty Award
An outstanding dental hygiene student who has maintained high scholarship and made contributions to the department is recognized by the faculty of the Department of Dental Hygiene at graduation.
Faculty Recognition Award
Dental Hygiene students vote for two faculty members: A) dentist and B) dental hygienist to receive the Faculty Recognition Award. Students select faculty who have demonstrated consistent interest in the respect for students, both as learners and individuals, and who have acted as role models for students.