Aida Ramiscal Martin was named the 2014 Hawaiʻi Filipino Women’s Club (HFWC) Outstanding Woman Achiever in Education. She was honored in March at the Ala Moana Hotel during HFWC’s 60th Anniversary and 40th Annual Terno Ball. Martin was among six women from different fields who were selected based upon the length of and dedication to their profession, innovativeness of their services, and contributions to their community.
A doctoral graduate of the College of Education (COE) Department of Curriculum Studies, Martin was inducted into the Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame in 2007, the same year she was named one of Twenty Outstanding Filipinos Abroad.
Dean Donald B. Young said, “We are very excited and pleased to learn that Aida has received this distinguished award. She has been a strong supporter and active member of the College of Education Alumni Association. This award recognizes her leadership in the community as well as in education and our alumni association. We are proud to join in recognition of Aida’s achievements as a graduate of the college.”
Martin spent most of her teaching career at Fern Elementary School where she retired as an English Language Learner coordinator. In 2005, she established the annual Dr. Aida Ramiscal Martin Scholarship for students in the University of Hawaiʻi Philippine Language and Literature Program. Today, she remains active as a COE Alumni Association board member.