UH Manoa Gives Teaching Excellence Award to EWC Alumna

Source: University of Hawai’i at Manoa website.

Chhany Sak-Humphry (OG: 79-81, 92) is among the 12 recipients of the 2010’s Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students.

Chhany is an associate professor in the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at UH Manoa. Sak-Humphry believes that the benefit of learning any foreign language is immeasurable.

She began teaching Khmer at UH in 1983 and has single-handedly developed the Khmer language program into the excellent and internationally recognized program that it is today. She also developed and directed the Advanced Study of Khmer Abroad Program which serves students in the United States and abroad.

Sak-Humphry’s approach to teaching has been to integrate outstanding instruction with innovative research on Khmer language, linguistics and literature.