Honors, Awards, & Recognition

  • Full Graduate Assistantship in the Hawai‘i English Language Program (HELP),
    Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa — 2012-2014
  • Department Merit Based Scholarship, Department  of Second Language Studies,
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa — 2011-2013
  • Workshop for the Eiken Foundation (of Japan) English Teachers Training Course
    (2012年度 英検 ハワイ大学英語教員研修) received the highest satisfaction rating
    of all of the program’s workshops — 2012
  • Among the first participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
    (JET Programme) to be selected for a fourth and fifth year of employment with their
    contracting organization, a distinction that is only possible in special cases when
    “the contracting organisation deems [the participant’s] work performance, level of
    experience, and ability to be of an exceptionally high standard” (JET Programme
    General Information Handbook; available online) — 2008 & 2009
  • Chosen to serve as the sole special coordinator for the Saga Prefecture
    Summer English Activities Seminar in Karatsu, Japan, a special seminar for training
    Japanese elementary school teachers to manage English activity classes, in response
    to new education legislation that was passed at the time — 2007
  • Founding member and resident of the Vista House at Furman University
    (http://www.mcfinc.org/vistahouse/), with service learning as an instructor
    for the Greenville Literacy Association, teaching English as a second language
    to immigrants in Greenville, South Carolina — 2003-2004