Hawai‘i Community College professor named HBEA Educator of the Year

 

Anne Chung, an assistant professor in Business Technology at Hawai‘i Community College (center), accepts the Hawai‘i Business Education Association Educator of the Year Award in Honolulu on January 31. At left is Robert Yamane, Hawai‘i Community College professor and chair of the college’s Business Technology and Hospitality divisions. At right is Warren Kawano, an instructor at Leeward Community College, who received the HBEA award for Outstanding Career and Technical Student Organization Advisor.

Anne Chung, an assistant professor in Business Technology at Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC), has been named the Hawai‘i Business Education Association (HBEA) Educator of the Year.

Chung was presented with the award at the HBEA state conference in Honolulu on January 31, 2015.

Chung graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies, a minor in Business Administration, and a teaching certificate. She began her teaching career in 1993 as a high school teacher and worked for the Department of Education for 16 years. While teaching full time at the high school level, she earned her master’s degree in Occupational Studies from California State University at Long Beach.

Chung has taught at Hawai‘i CC since 2009. She is a Gen VII Wo Learning Champion and a Gen VIII Community Colleges Leadership Champion, and in 2014 she received the Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Chung is an active HBEA member and is currently the HBEA president. She has served as HBEA President-elect, Vice President, Awards Committee Chair, and State Conference Chair. She also serves on the Western Business Education Association (WBEA) Executive Board and this year will serve on the WBEA Nominating Committee.

Chung aims to challenge and inspire students to achieve their objectives by celebrating their successes while encouraging them to improve. Her teaching style encourages application of course content to real-world contexts to make the Hawai‘i CC Business Technology (BTEC) Program relevant and attractive to students and valuable to employers.

She is a lifelong Hawai‘i Island resident, and enjoys eating, traveling, and spending time with her family.  Her two children attempt to monopolize her time, but she still manages to exercise, read, and celebrate life with friends.

 

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