Chaminade University honored on January 25, three of its own — a faculty member, a staff member and a student– for their exemplary commitment to Marianist values.

  • Henry Gomes,’74, director of Native Hawaiian Partnerships and former associate provost and biology professor, received the Chaminade Award, which acknowledges a faculty or professional staff member who exhibits a continuous commitment to the Marianist values in education by promoting the dignity and rights of all people, accepting others with love and respect, being dedicated to a collaborative and honest search for truth, undertaking the intellectual life as a former of service in the interest of justice and truth, and exhibiting the Marian traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness, and faith in a loving God.
  • Ginger Miller, secretary for Professional Studies and the Hogan Entrepreneurs program, received the Marianist Award, presented to a staff member who exhibits a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit in a loving God, and who draws others into the challenge of building a collaborative community based on living acceptance of others and a commitment to the vision and mission of Chaminade University.
  • Angela Leilani Salas, a senior majoring in business administration who is very active with Campus Ministry, received the Founder’s Award, given to a member of Chaminade’s student body whose outstanding generosity, respect for others, and spirit of faith exhibit a continued commitment to Marianist values and who is an exemplary role model for the Chaminade community.
Chaminade University honored Ginger Miller (Marianist Award), Henry Gomes (Chaminade Award) and Angela Leilani Salas (Founder’s Award) at its Founder’s Day Celebration on January 25.


Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. Chaminade is also a Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution. Its main campus is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, and has nine satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711.

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