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Hawai’i CC Professor Named HBEA Educator of the Year

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Hawai’i Community College Business Technology Assistant Professor Anne Chung has been named Educator of the Year by the Hawai’i Business Education Association.

The award was presented to Chung at the HBEA state conference in Honolulu on Jan. 31.

A University of Hawai’i at Hilo graduate, Chung earned her bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies and a minor in Business Administration, as well as a teaching certificate.

In 1993, Chung began her teaching career as a high school teacher, where she continued to work for 16 years. During her career as a high school teacher, she earned her master’s degree in Occupational Studies from California State University at Long Beach.


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

In addition to her educational career, Chung is an active HBEA member and currently serves at the association’s president. Other roles in the organization she has served include President-elect, Vice President, Awards Committee Chair, and State Conference Chair.

Chung also serves on the Western Business Education Association Executive Board. This year, she will have the opportunity to serve on the WBEA Nominating Committee.


With the aim to challenge and inspire students to achieve their objectives, Chung teaches student to celebrate their success as she encourages them to improve.

Through her teaching style, Chung encourages the application of course content to real-world contexts which makes the Hawai’i CC Business Technology Program relevant and attractive to students and valuable to employers.

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