UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers
2015-2016 UOG Alumni Association Officers, L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

UOG Charter Day - March 14

The University of Guam will celebrate its 49th Charter Day on Tuesday, March 14,2017! Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. in the Center Courtyard, and activities run throughout the day until 5 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Each year, Charter Day is the largest public event at the University with nearly 5,000 people visiting the campus. This year’s theme is "Tritons United." Be on the lookout for the Trident, the University’s official hand sign, which helps unite us as a campus community.

The entire campus will have activities and events for the whole family including food, games, live entertainment, campus tours, presentations at the Marine Lab and WERI, the CHamoru Language Competition, agricultural displays, Isla Center for the Arts annual Art-A-Thon, President's Cup finals, and more!

For details and a list of activities, visit www.uog.edu/charterday.

NOTE: Charter Day Shirts are available for sale from the IMC Office. Limited sizes and quantities are available for $20 per shirt. Please contact jmac@triton.uog.edu for more information.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Triton Athletics Hall of Fame

Hafa Adai, Fellow Tritons! The University of Guam's Triton Athletics Department is looking for individuals to induct into the newly formed “Triton Athletics Hall of Fame." The organizing committee is looking to establish a list of potential awardees in the following sports: Football, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Baseball and two female student-athletes (any sport to include Cheerleading Squad). 

One award will be given to an athlete in each of the categories during a reception held on Sunday, March 26th beginning at 12:30pm at the UOG Calvo Field House. A total of (6) awards will be given. Individuals must have excelled in the abovementioned sports for at least two years and attended the University of Guam for at least a semester. 

For more information, please contact Doug Palmer, Director, Triton Athletics Department at T: 735-2861 F: 734-2170, or palmerd@triton.uog.edu.

PS. The nominations can be for players, coaches, administrators, even supporters of the program or department.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2017 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

Image source: howtolearn.com

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

242 Graduate During UOG's Fall Commencement Ceremony

The University of Guam celebrated the accomplishments of 242 graduates during Fanuchånan (Fall) 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the UOG Calvo Field House today. UOG conferred 185 undergraduate degrees and 57 graduate degrees.
In his welcoming remarks, President Robert Underwood encouraged the students to serve a higher purpose and quoted journalist Tom Brokaw:  “You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.”
President Shows the Triton TridentUOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood delivers welcoming remarks and unveils the Trident hand signal—a new tradition for UOG Tritons.
At the end of his remarks, Underwood revealed a new hand signal that is unique to the University of Guam. Mentioning the “shaka” of the University of Hawaii and the “Hook’em Horns” of the University of Texas, Underwood held three fingers up to symbolize the Trident of the University of Guam Tritons.
“We are all Tritons, and we know we are supposed to fulfill the mission of UOG in ina, deskubre, setbi (to enlighten, to discover, to serve), Underwood declared. “We know that our mascot the Triton carries a trident which represents this three-pronged approach to learning and meaning in our lives. But we must awaken that spirit in us with a hand gesture that unites us all as Tritons, especially as we look to the future and as we go our separate ways.”
The Trident hand signal was met with enthusiastic cheers from the graduates and audience.
Commencement speaker Brigadier General Tracy L. Smith, an alumna of the University of Guam, shared some of her lessons learned throughout her career in the U.S. Army Reserve. One lesson was on “212 Leadership.” She explained that water is hot at 211 degrees, but boils at 212 degrees.
“Water boils and creates steam and gets the engine going,” she said. “Find your passion, find what it takes for you to get to that boiling point. It takes that extra degree to get things done….strive for that extra degree. 
Class Valedictorian Sean Rios Rupley challenged his fellow graduates to give back. “The challenge…is to take everything we’ve learned from this experience—the formal lessons from the classrooms and the informal lessons from our interactions—and pay them back to everyone who has invested in us. What we’re doing makes Guam a better place to live.”
Rupley, who is from Agana Heights, double majored in Sociology and Communication.
The largest number of graduates came from the UOG School of Business and Public Administration, which conferred a combined  92 undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration and Criminal Justice and a combined 23 graduate degrees from its Professional Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs.
The School of Education conferred the most graduate degrees with a combined 29 in its Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education programs.
Source:  www.uog.edu