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.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Felis Pasgua ~ Feliz Navidad

May the Lord richly bless you with a memorable Christmas to cherish with family and friends. Felis Pasgua! Feliz Navidad! Have a blessed Christmas filled much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Congratulations Fall 2009 UOG Graduates

Congratulations to all of the Fall 2009 UOG graduates, especially those graduating from the School of Education! We are very proud of all of you, and we're confident that you'll do great things for our community! Remember, together we can make a difference! I would also like to encourage all UOG graduates to join the UOG Alumni Association, and for those who graduated from the School of Education, I especially encourage you to join the SOE Alumni Association. You can access the alumni membership forms on the respective alumni websites located below.





















Pictured above left to right: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Language and Literacy/TESOL Adjunct Professor, UOG Alumni Association Vice President, and SOE Alumni Association President; Richardson "Rick" Chiwi, Language and Literacy graduate; and Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Language and Literacy/TESOL Program Advisor and Professor.
















Pictured above left to right: Mae Mendiola, Special Education M.Ed. graduate and SOE Alumni Association Treasurer; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Language and Literacy/TESOL Adjunct Professor, UOG Alumni Association Vice President, SOE Alumni Association President, and ACEI Co-Advisor; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Special Education M.Ed. graduate and SOE Alumni Association Vice President.


















Pictured above left to right: Liwanag Dominguez, SOE Alumni Association Secretary; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Special Education M.Ed. graduate and SOE Alumni Association Vice President; Lolita Sigueza, Special Education M.Ed. graduate; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Language and Literacy Adjunct/TESOL Professor, UOG Alumni Association Vice President, SOE Alumni Association President, and ACEI Co-Advisor.

Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu'os Ma'ase'! BIBA UOG!



COMMENCEMENT FACTS:
●Forty-six received master's degrees this year, and 131 received bachelor's degrees.
●Valedictorian: Geralyn Marie Dydasco Pablo
●The graduates earned degrees in the areas of Language and Literacy, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Administration and Supervision, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Counseling, English, Communication, Biology, Accounting, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Information Systems, Finance and Economics, International Tourism and Hospitality, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and more!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

UOG Alumni Update

SBPA Recognition & Awards Ceremony – Dec. 18
The SBPA Graduates Recognition and Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, December 18, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., in the IT&E Lecture Hall, Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business and Public Administration Building , UOG Campus. Lunch will be provided immediately afterward the ceremony.


Planetarium – Dec. 10, 11 and 12

The Planetarium will host its December shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10, 11 and 12 December at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The 6:30 show will be 'The Star', the Planetarium Christmas show and the 7:00 show will be one of the ‘pretty picture shows’.


College of Natural & Applied Sciences 2nd Annual Research Conference

Final Call for PapersDeadline: Dec. 18

The extended deadline for the 2nd CNAS Research Conference Call for Papers is December 18, 2009. The committee invites papers on agriculture and natural resources. Contact event coordinators gwall@uguam.uog.eduor mgolabi@uguam.uog.edufor more information. Click here for author instructions. The conference will be held on January 13, 2010, and will be followed by a grant writing workshop on Jan. 14 and 15 with Dr. Mike Harrington. The grant writing workshop is organized by T-STAR.


UOG Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony – Dec. 19
The UOG Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held in the CLASS Lecture Hall on Dec. 19 at 4pm.


Fall Commencement – Dec. 20
Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 2pm in the Field House.

Friday, November 27, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - November 28

Ferrer Guam 2009 Professor of the Year
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and support of Education have named Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at the University of Guam the 2009 Professor of the Year. For more details visit: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=374

Water and Environmental Research Institute Call for Proposals
The University of Guam Water and Environmental Research Institute is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the FY 2010, USGS 104(B), Water Institutes Water Resources Research Program. Visit
http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=369 for more information.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

Fighting the Battle Against Poverty & Malnutrition: By Diversifying with Fruit and Vegetables” – Nov. 30
Dr J.D.H. Keatinge, Director General of AVDRC-the World vegetable Center, will present a seminar entitled “Fighting the Battle Against Poverty & Malnutrition: By Diversifying with Fruit and Vegetables” on Monday, 30 November 2009 in ALS 127 at 4 PM. Please contact Ross Miller for more information, and if you wish, to schedule a meeting with Dr. Keatinge, who is an agronomist with a Doctorate in Agriculture from Queen’s University, Belfast , Northern Ireland and is Visiting Professor of Tropical Agriculture at the University of Reading, UK. He has global expertise in crop agronomy having worked at ICARDA in Syria , Pakistan and Turkey , IITA in Nigeria and Cameroon and ICRISAT in India and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa . He was also Professor of Agricultural Systems and Management at Reading University for much of the 1990s and claims to have worked professionally in every continent on earth except Antartica! Presently, he is Director General of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Research and Development Center based in Taiwan .

University Music Presents: Songs of the Season, a Collection of Holiday Favorites

When: December 3 and 4, Thursday and Friday, 8:00pm

Where: UOG Fine Arts Theater

Cost: Individual admission: $5.00

Family admission: $10.00

Performing groups: The University Singers and the University Jazz Band. The University Singers will perform a tribute to the arrangements of Robert Shaw and Alice Parker.

SBPA Research Symposium - December 4
The SBPA Research Symposium will be held on December 4, from 9 am to 3 pm in the School of Business and Public Administration. Daniel Moffat from GTA is keynote speaker. Please visit http://researchf09.sbpauog.us/ for more information.

College of Natural & Applied Sciences 2nd Annual Research Conference

Final Call for Papers – Deadline: Dec. 18

The extended deadline for the 2nd CNAS Research Conference Call for Papers is December 18, 2009. The committee invites papers on agriculture and natural resources. Contact event coordinators gwall@uguam.uog.eduor mgolabi@uguam.uog.edufor more information.

Click here for author instructions. The conference will be held on January 13, 2010, and will be followed by a grant writing workshop on Jan. 14 and 15 with Dr. Mike Harrington. The grant writing workshop is organized by T-STAR.

UOG Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony – Dec. 19
The UOG Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held in the CLASS Lecture Hall on Dec. 19 at 4pm.

Fall Commencement – Dec. 20
Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 2pm in the Field House.

CEDDERS Seeking Evaluators
Guam CEDDERS wishes to establish a list of individual (s) or organization (s) interested in conducting evaluations for the University of Guam , Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS) for various projects within the organization. Payment for services will be through contractual agreement. Evaluations may include on-site visits, interviews, and/or surveying of individuals involved in the projects as well as a review of project documents. Interested individuals and/or organizations should submit vita as well as letter of introduction/interest outlining experiences in conducting formative and summative project evaluations to Ms. Julie Celeste at Deans Circle House #11 or e-mail her at Julie.celeste@guamcedders.org.

The Dolls of Japan : Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love – through Jan. 8, 2010
The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam presents The Dolls of Japan : Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love through January 8, 2010. As stated in the exhibition catalog, “In Japan, dolls have been a part of everyday life since ancient times. Japanese dolls reflect the customs of Japan and the aspirations of its people, possess distinctive regional attributes, and over the centuries have developed in many diverse forms. Dolls also provide a showcase for traditional Japanese craft products, such as textiles.” The Isla Center for the Arts is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Groups are cordially invited to call the Isla Center at 735-2965/6 to schedule tours of the exhibit.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Language Arts Conference a Success!

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The University of Guam's 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC), which was held Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009 at UOG and the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa was a success! The theme of the conference was "Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education." The LAC is an opportunity for professional growth and enrichment in literacy for educators in the Western Pacific region. Presentations focused on reading and writing across the content areas with particular attention on approaches in the multicultural context. Thus, it offered workshops and presentations that promote creative multicultural approaches to language arts, technology, assessment, literacy, and more!

The participants were treated to insightful speeches conducted by Keynote Speakers Drs. Nancy Updegraff and Nancy Hayward. Updegraff, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Special Consultant, proudly holds three doctorate degrees and eight master's degrees in the areas of Urban Education, English, Learning Disabilities, Reading Psychology, and Professional Development. Hayward is Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and on the faculty in the Composition and TESOL Graduate programs. Her professional expertise includes composition theory and practice, multiculturalism, and sociolinguistics.

The various meaningful presentations and workshops included the following:

*Digital Storytelling Made Easy! By Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, & Professor Julie Fee

*The (His)Story Of English & The Language Arts Teacher By Dr. Clarisa Quan

*Conceptualization Of High And Low Cultures On The Island Of Guam: A Case Study With Micronesian Educators On Their Perceptions, Attitudes, Beliefs, And Performance Of Multi-Cultures In School And Community Contexts By Dr. Ye Kyoung Kim

*Class Exercise Tools On The Internet: Quia By Toyoko Kang

*What All Teachers Need To Know About English Language Learners By Elizabeth Hamilton

*Kairos & Multiculturalism By Mr. Tom Maxedon

*Using Internet Tools To Enhance Multicultural Education By Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, With UOG Students Josephine Mesa Cruz, Nadine Cruz, Marife Fernandez, Cindy Galvez, Alan Jamison, Devin Paciente, Tessa Pfahler, Darlene Quichocho, Angela Sablan, Ceria Santos, & Yolanda Tabayoyong

*Engaging With Google Interactive Docs By Dr. Jacqui Cyrus

*Mathematics - The Universal Language. Is It Really? By Grazyna Badowski

*A Panel Of Poets By Dr. Chris Schreiner, With Travis Brown, Joanna Caqsi, Jolene Mendiola, Jajae Sabangan, Heather Peredo, Faith Realica, Johnavan Tamayo

*Myths About Dyslexia By Dr. Deane Jesse-Jones

*Putting The Spotlight On Readers’ Theater By Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, With Faye Kaible, Mary Jane Alegre, Christine Joy Borja, Marife Fernandez, & Geraldine Sablan

*Second Language Teaching Methodology: A Discourse Analysis Siop Teacher Talk In Secondary Classrooms Based Ona Text Coding Method By Dr. Ye Kyoung Kim, Julia Shore, Toni Salas, & Roy Leon Guerrero

Project H├ątsa and UOG’s English Curriculum: Course Objectives and Motives To Teach As Predictors Of Pre-Service Success By Professor Sharleen Santos-Bamba & Dr. Kyle Smith

Interdisciplianry Reading Strategies Through The Use Of Technology By Dr. Kelle Murphy & Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

*Using Culture to Teach Comprehension by Dr. Nancy Updegraff

*The Problem With Word Problems Is The Words! By Maria C. Gozum, Cecilia Padios, Arleen B. Suplido

*The I-Search Process: A Culturally Responsive Approach To Develop Student Writing Skills By Dr. Velma Sablan

*Three Essential Practices For Teaching English Language Learners Effectively By Elizabeth Hamilton

*Pronunciations: Common And Humorous Mistakes By Dr. Mike Griffin

*UOG’s M.A. In English Program: An Introduction To The University Of Guam’s Master Of Arts Program In English By Dr. Jason Vest

*Critical Reading And Effective Writing In The Multicultural Classroom By Grace Griffin

*Teaching And Learning, Up Close And Personal: When Technology Is Not Enough! By Professor Pauline Baird

*Assessing Student Achievement: The Tamuning Elementary School’s, Reaching For Excellence Award By Dr. Jose Q. Cruz & Mrs. Kathy Reyes, Principal, Tamuning Elementary School.

*Secrets Of Success On The English Placement Test By Rick Zimmerman

*Language Backpack: Using Culture To Develop Strategies For Second Language Learners

*Sociolinguistics Of Language Teaching: Issues & Polemics

*Teaching And Learning Language Arts In Diverse Populations:

*What Is Unique And Special About It? By Dr. George Kallingal

*What Every Teacher Should Know About Criminal Law By Professor Mylene Lopez, Esq.

*Teaching Literature To High School Students By Dr. Yao Xin Chang


A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL THE EDUCATORS, PRESENTERS, SPONSORS, COMPANIES, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO MADE THE LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!



LAC SNAPSHOTS...

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IRA Donation to LAC: The International Reading Association (IRA) Guam Council donated $1,500 to the Language Arts Conference. Pictured above L-R: Grace Griffin, IRA Guam Council President; Dr. James Sellmann, Acting Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS); Dr. Clarisa Quan, LAC Co-Chair; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair. Not pictured are LAC Co-Chairs Dr. Catherine Stoicovy; Dr. Beth Somera; Troy McVey, CLASS Associate Dean; Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne, SOE Dean; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator.



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LAC Volunteers: Pictured above L-R: Frederick Varias, LAC Volunteer; Isabella Dendy, LAC Volunteer; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair and Presenter; Kaori Isozaki, LAC Volunteer; and Robert Kilgore, LAC Volunteer.

UOG Alumni Update - Upcoming Courses at PIP


















Note: Click on the image above to get a clearer view of the courses.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guam Community and Economic Development Forum

UOG ALUMNI-----REGISTER FOR THE GUAM COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM----NOW $95.00




Engage in dialog that will help shape our economic future! Register today for the Guam Community and Economic Development Forum at www.uog.edu/economicforum

$125 early bird registration ends Oct. 30th. UOG alumni $100.





8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: The Guam Situation

The Honorable Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

The Honorable Governor Felix P. Camacho



9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Overview of Guam’s Role in Asia and the Current State of the Guam Build Up

Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs



10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Break



10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m. Socio-Economic Impact

Panel A - Economic Impact

The Guam Story: What this Growth will Entail

Expected shifts in income distribution, fiscal impacts/revenue growth,

plans for expenditures of increased revenues, policy implications

· Anthony C. Blaz, Administrator, Guam Economic Development & Commerce Authority

· Bertha Duenas, Director, Bureau of Budget & Management Research

Moderator: Rita Nauta, GEDA



11:15a.m.-12 noon Panel B - Social/Cultural - Community Perspectives on the Buildup

Impacts on Local Community/Villages

· Antonio M. Palomo, Historian

· Lisalinda Natividad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Guam

· Anne Perez Hattori, Ph.D., Professor, Pacific History, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Jose U. Garrido, Historic Preservation Specialist, Department of Parks & Recreation Guam Historic Resources Division

Moderator: Clifford Guzman, Galaide Group



12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. Lunch- Keynote Speaker – Republic of the Philippines Senator Richard Gordon: “Overall Asian Economies and the Redevelopment of Economic Zones”



1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. Panel C - Health and Social Services

· J. Peter Roberto, Director, Public Health & Social Services

· Sarah Thomas Nededog, Executive Director, Sanctuary, Inc.

· Peter Sgro, Guam Hospital Health Care Development Foundation

· Saied Safa, MD, FACP, FASN, Pacific Medical Group

· Captain David B. Miller, Commanding Officer, Department of the U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital

Moderator –



2:30p.m.-3:30p.m. Panel D – Housing

· Siska Hutapea, Vice President/Chief Appraiser, Captain Real Estate

· Benny Pinaula, Executive Director (Acting), Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority

· Steven Cruz, USDA Rural Development Office (Representing Joe Diego)

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractor’s Association

· Jeremy Rojas, President, Guam Housing Corporation

Moderator – Nora Camacho



3:30p.m.-3:45p.m. Afternoon Break



3:45p.m.-4:30 p.m. Panel E – Public Safety

· Alicia Limtiaco, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

· Paul Suba, Chief of Police, Guam Police Department

· Leonard M. Rapadas, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

· Robert Camacho, Chief of Airport Police, Guam International Airport Authority

Moderator – Dave Okada



4:30p.m.-5:00p.m. Renewable Energy/Energy Efficient Solutions for Guam

· Steve Ricci , Battelle Institute

· Joaquin Flores, General Manager, Guam Power Authority

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson ,UOG



Day II



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check in/Registration/Breakfast



8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel F – Utility and Infrastructure Requirements

· John Benevente, General Manager, Consolidated Utility Service

· Simon Sanchez, Chairman, Consolidation Commission on Utilities

· Lawrence Perez, Director, Department of Public Works

· John J. Jackson, Director, Joint Guam Program Office (Forward)

· Frederick E. LaCroix, Chief Executive Officer, The Powersource Group LLC

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. Panel G - Impacts on the Environment

“Impact s on Guam ’s Natural Environment and Marine Resources”

· Lorilee Crisostomo, Administrator, Guam Environmental Protection Agency

· Jason S. Biggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Gary Denton, Ph.D, Director, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

· John Jenson, Ph.D, Professor, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



10:30 a.m. – 10:45a.m. Morning Break



10:45a.m. – 11:30a.m. Buildup and Post-Buildup Economic Development Opportunities

· Tourism Development : David Tydingco, Chairman, Guam Visitors Bureau

· Small Business Development (Inside and Outside the Fence):

o Michael R. Ady, President-M80 Systems, Inc.

o Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office

· New Industries: Carlos H. Salas-Executive Manager, A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority

· New Industries: Glen Leon Guerrero-General Manager, Port Authority Guam

Moderator – Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG



11:30p.m.-1:00p.m. Lunch

The Honorable Judith Won Pat, Speaker 30th Guam Legislature

Public Sector Reforms and Fiscal Discipline, Accountability, Land Use



Bob Cook, CEO/President, El Paso Regional Economic Development Corp.

How El Paso is Planning for the Ft. Bliss build Up



1:00p.m.-1:45p.m. Workforce Development/Employment Needs

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractors Association

· Maria Connelley, Director, Guam Department of Labor

· Mary P. Torre, President, Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association

· Carl Peterson, Chairman of the Chamber Education/Workforce Development Committee, Guam Chamber of Commerce

Moderator – Dr. Karri T. Perez, UOG



1:45 p.m.-3:00p.m. Education: Investment in Human Capital, Building Capacity

· Nerissa Bretania Underwood, Ph.D., Superintendent, Guam Department of Education

· Elizabeth Hawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education , University of Guam

· Mary A.Y. Okada, Ed.D., President, Guam Community College

· Herbert Johnston, Education Director, GCA Trades Academy

Moderator – Karri T. Perez, UOG



3:00p.m.-3:15p.m. Afternoon Break



3:15p.m.-4:15p.m. Preparing for the Economic Growth and Beyond– “ Guam : The Making of a

Pacific Tiger”

Gayle M. Cooper, Certified Economic Developer and Executive Director, Economic Development Group of Eloy , Arizona

-Posturing Economic Policies and Strategies to diversify development



Community Development: Resources for Managing Growth and Sustainability

-Federal Resources, Policy Makers, Public and Private Partners

Presentation by Federal Partners:

· Joseph M. Diego, Area II Director, USDA Rural Development

· Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office



4:15p.m.-5:00p.m. Next Steps and Conclusion

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood

Guam Community and Economic Development Forum

UOG ALUMNI-----REGISTER FOR THE GUAM COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM----NOW $95.00


Engage in dialog that will help shape our economic future! Register today for the Guam Community and Economic Development Forum at www.uog.edu/economicforum

$125 early bird registration ends Oct. 30th. UOG alumni $100.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: The Guam Situation

The Honorable Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

The Honorable Governor Felix P. Camacho



9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Overview of Guam’s Role in Asia and the Current State of the Guam Build Up

Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs



10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Break



10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m. Socio-Economic Impact

Panel A - Economic Impact

The Guam Story: What this Growth will Entail

Expected shifts in income distribution, fiscal impacts/revenue growth,

plans for expenditures of increased revenues, policy implications

· Anthony C. Blaz, Administrator, Guam Economic Development & Commerce Authority

· Bertha Duenas, Director, Bureau of Budget & Management Research

Moderator: Rita Nauta, GEDA



11:15a.m.-12 noon Panel B - Social/Cultural - Community Perspectives on the Buildup

Impacts on Local Community/Villages

· Antonio M. Palomo, Historian

· Lisalinda Natividad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Guam

· Anne Perez Hattori, Ph.D., Professor, Pacific History, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Jose U. Garrido, Historic Preservation Specialist, Department of Parks & Recreation Guam Historic Resources Division

Moderator: Clifford Guzman, Galaide Group



12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. Lunch- Keynote Speaker – Republic of the Philippines Senator Richard Gordon: “Overall Asian Economies and the Redevelopment of Economic Zones”



1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. Panel C - Health and Social Services

· J. Peter Roberto, Director, Public Health & Social Services

· Sarah Thomas Nededog, Executive Director, Sanctuary, Inc.

· Peter Sgro, Guam Hospital Health Care Development Foundation

· Saied Safa, MD, FACP, FASN, Pacific Medical Group

· Captain David B. Miller, Commanding Officer, Department of the U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital

Moderator –



2:30p.m.-3:30p.m. Panel D – Housing

· Siska Hutapea, Vice President/Chief Appraiser, Captain Real Estate

· Benny Pinaula, Executive Director (Acting), Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority

· Steven Cruz, USDA Rural Development Office (Representing Joe Diego)

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractor’s Association

· Jeremy Rojas, President, Guam Housing Corporation

Moderator – Nora Camacho



3:30p.m.-3:45p.m. Afternoon Break



3:45p.m.-4:30 p.m. Panel E – Public Safety

· Alicia Limtiaco, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

· Paul Suba, Chief of Police, Guam Police Department

· Leonard M. Rapadas, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

· Robert Camacho, Chief of Airport Police, Guam International Airport Authority

Moderator – Dave Okada



4:30p.m.-5:00p.m. Renewable Energy/Energy Efficient Solutions for Guam

· Steve Ricci , Battelle Institute

· Joaquin Flores, General Manager, Guam Power Authority

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson ,UOG



Day II



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check in/Registration/Breakfast



8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel F – Utility and Infrastructure Requirements

· John Benevente, General Manager, Consolidated Utility Service

· Simon Sanchez, Chairman, Consolidation Commission on Utilities

· Lawrence Perez, Director, Department of Public Works

· John J. Jackson, Director, Joint Guam Program Office (Forward)

· Frederick E. LaCroix, Chief Executive Officer, The Powersource Group LLC

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. Panel G - Impacts on the Environment

“Impact s on Guam ’s Natural Environment and Marine Resources”

· Lorilee Crisostomo, Administrator, Guam Environmental Protection Agency

· Jason S. Biggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Guam

· Tony Lamorena, Director, Bureau of Statistics & Plans

· Gary Denton, Ph.D, Director, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

· John Jenson, Ph.D, Professor, UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

Moderator – Dr. John Peterson, UOG



10:30 a.m. – 10:45a.m. Morning Break



10:45a.m. – 11:30a.m. Buildup and Post-Buildup Economic Development Opportunities

· Tourism Development : David Tydingco, Chairman, Guam Visitors Bureau

· Small Business Development (Inside and Outside the Fence):

o Michael R. Ady, President-M80 Systems, Inc.

o Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office

· New Industries: Carlos H. Salas-Executive Manager, A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority

· New Industries: Glen Leon Guerrero-General Manager, Port Authority Guam

Moderator – Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG



11:30p.m.-1:00p.m. Lunch

The Honorable Judith Won Pat, Speaker 30th Guam Legislature

Public Sector Reforms and Fiscal Discipline, Accountability, Land Use



Bob Cook, CEO/President, El Paso Regional Economic Development Corp.

How El Paso is Planning for the Ft. Bliss build Up



1:00p.m.-1:45p.m. Workforce Development/Employment Needs

· James Martinez, Executive Director, Guam Contractors Association

· Maria Connelley, Director, Guam Department of Labor

· Mary P. Torre, President, Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association

· Carl Peterson, Chairman of the Chamber Education/Workforce Development Committee, Guam Chamber of Commerce

Moderator – Dr. Karri T. Perez, UOG



1:45 p.m.-3:00p.m. Education: Investment in Human Capital, Building Capacity

· Nerissa Bretania Underwood, Ph.D., Superintendent, Guam Department of Education

· Elizabeth Hawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education , University of Guam

· Mary A.Y. Okada, Ed.D., President, Guam Community College

· Herbert Johnston, Education Director, GCA Trades Academy

Moderator – Karri T. Perez, UOG



3:00p.m.-3:15p.m. Afternoon Break



3:15p.m.-4:15p.m. Preparing for the Economic Growth and Beyond– “ Guam : The Making of a

Pacific Tiger”

Gayle M. Cooper, Certified Economic Developer and Executive Director, Economic Development Group of Eloy , Arizona

-Posturing Economic Policies and Strategies to diversify development



Community Development: Resources for Managing Growth and Sustainability

-Federal Resources, Policy Makers, Public and Private Partners

Presentation by Federal Partners:

· Joseph M. Diego, Area II Director, USDA Rural Development

· Kenneth Q. Lujan, SBA Guam Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Guam Branch Office



4:15p.m.-5:00p.m. Next Steps and Conclusion

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood

Friday, October 23, 2009

UOG’s Language Arts Conference Offers 2 Graduate Credits/3 CEUs










The University of Guam’s 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will offer 2 graduate credits for those who possess at least a bachelor's degree or 3 CEUs for those who do not hold a degree. The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. As part of the course requirements, students must complete the following: Full attendance at the conference, classroom application of one or more of the strategies/techniques learned at the conference, write a brief summary for each session attended, and write a five-page, typed, double-spaced paper explaining how the Language Arts Conference has increased their knowledge and understanding of using multicultural approaches in language arts education.


LAC Forms are available online at http://www.uog.edu/languageartsconference


Students must register for the conference before they register for the graduate credits/CEUs at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor/MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, students may call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. They may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.


This course is also eligible for the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) support available for qualified Guam Department of Education teachers who have officially been processed through the YEC. For additional information from YEC, participants may call 735-2470.


The LAC registration fee includes the following:

*IRA members, UOG students, presenters – $40

*On-site registration or after October 23 - $55


For additional information regarding the conference, participants/presenters may call Debbie at 735-2725 or e-mail her at languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu.