Buddy Burniske Award & Endowment

buddy burniske

In honor of Buddy Burniske, the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has established the Buddy Burniske Memorial Fund.

Burniske Outstanding LTEC Master’s Project Award

Each year, an LTEC graduate student is awarded a monetary gift in honor of Buddy. A plaque representing the Burniske Outstanding LTEC Master’s Project Award with the name of the student recipient and the year is displayed in the College of Education.

The Burniske Outstanding LTEC Master’s Project Award is given to an LTEC student whose master’s project and other graduate work in the department best exemplify what Buddy valued in his students’ work: innovation, high-quality research and writing, and significance to the field.

Nominees for the award are reviewed by a faculty selection committee and a recipient is recommended to the department for approval. A plaque representing this annual award with the name of the student recipient and the year is displayed in the College of Education.

View Burniske Award Winners

buddy in Jordan, fronting a building relief cut into a mountain

The Burniske Family

The Burniske family, including Buddy’s parents, son and niece oversee the Burniske Memorial Fund.

Buddy's parents
Nick & Penny Burniske ( Buddy's Parents)
Christopher Burniske
Christopher Burniske (Buddy's Son)
Talula Belle Thibault
Talula Belle Thibault (Buddy’s niece)

Clarence the Turtle

Also, this delightful e-book for children, Clarence the Turtle, written by Buddy. It teaches about bullying and is selling for $1.99 with all of the profits going to the memorial fund.

book cover

To Contribute

To contribute online directly to the Burniske Memorial Fund, select “University of Hawaii at Manoa –  College of Education” from the first drop-down menu and “Burniske Memorial Fund” from the second drop-down menu on the UH Foundation website. Or, if you prefer, mail to the address below a check payable to the UH Foundation and with “Burniske Memorial Fund” in the memo section. Inquires: Call Mark Fukeda at 808-956-7988.

College of Education Development Office
1776 University Avenue, Everly Hall 131
Honolulu, HI 96822