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Cheryl Maeda and Joyce Yamada nominated for making masks

Submitted Nomination:

NameCheryl Maeda and Joyce Yamada
Campus, DeptUH Maui (Cheryl – Fashion Technology Program Coordinator); Joyce (Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator, Associate Professor)
CategorySewing custom-designed non-surgical masks for front line workers
Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?The UHMC Mask Making Project is led by Fashion Technology Program Coordinator Cheryl Maeda and includes mask makers from Maui College Fashion Technology (FT) students (Current students: Emily Engh, Joy Tabon, Lia King and Alma Hieda; Other students and alumni are also sewing masks independently for the community), UHMC faculty Joyce Yamada, retired UHMC staff June Iwamoto, and UHMC alumni Emily Wong. The recipients are UH Maui College Campus and community members, including Hale Makua, Hale Mahaolu, Hospice Maui, Doctors on Call, Pukalani Superette, UHMC Student Center, IT Department, and UHMC faculty and staff and their families.
Any other comments?Cheryl custom-designed the mask pattern with input from healthcare professionals. The mask features elastic at the chin area, metal nose strips and either back of the head straps or ear loops, creating a close fit to the wearer’s face. The group is pleased to contribute to UH Maui College and our Maui Nui ʻohana by providing fabric masks in the spirit of A ʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia – Together, we will get this done.

Please note that this published nomination has been minimally edited, if at all, and strictly reflects the views of the submitting author and not UHPA.

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