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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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - April 22

APRIL EVENTS

UOG Green Earth Day Activity Rotunda, UOG Student Center - April 22

9am to 3pm

UOG celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with the following events.

Contests:

* Go Greener Contest: from now until April 22, 2009, send your suggestions regarding how UOG can go greener to uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu – be sure to indicate “go greener contest” in the subject line. A panel of judges will select the top three suggestions in three categories: Recycling; Sustainability Practices; and Local/Regional/Global Outreach. The suggestions will be evaluated on originality, feasibility and potential impact. The winners will receive a potted fruit tree as a prize.
* Triton’s Quest: Complete a quest for knowledge and awareness. Find the facts ‘hidden’ in the displays at the rotunda to win a prize on site. Sponsored by the UOG Green Army.
* The Butt Hunt: Help clean up the residue left by smokers and keep UOG Tobacco free by hunting and collecting cigarette butts that are trashing our campus. The person who collects the most butts will win a gift card to the movies. Collection bags and gloves will be provided at the rotunda. Sponsored by the Student Life Office.



Activities:

* Make an Earth Day Pledge, and then blog about how you live your pledge on the Apathy is Easy website.
* Complete a short survey about your awareness and behavior when it comes to going green.

* The UOG Green Army will be collecting used household batteries including cylindrical AAA to D and 9-volt.
* Art work created in UOG’s Environmental Art class will be on display.



Communication Careers – April 22

Students can meet Communication professionals, learn what some of our CO alumni are doing, and find out about Communication careers! Guest speakers are coming from the Bank of Guam, KUAM, Marianas Business Journal, the Office of the Governor, the Pacific Daily News, and Power 98! The panel discussion will be held in the School of Business and Public Administration Anthony Leon Guerrero Multipurpose Room, #129 from 2 to 4 pm.

John Dierking’s Masters Retrospective Art Exhibit - April 22
The exhibit will feature a variety of works created by Dierking as a student in the UOG graduate art program. Artworks on display will include a variety of two- and three-dimensional works of art. LOCATION The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam #15 Dean’s Circle. EXHIBITION DATES April 22, 2009 – April 29, 2009; OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

University Island Theatre Presents Neil Simon’s California Suite – Opens April 23
UOG's Island Theatre announces the final production of its current season, Neil Simon's California Suite. Featuring university theatre professors Michelle Bednarzyk, Troy McVey, and Jim Seymour , this hilarious Broadway farce also brings back to the UOG stage local actors Sam Bailey, Jennifer Lander, and Amber Robinson.



CALIFORNIA SUITE opens Thursday, April 23 and runs thru Saturday, April 25, running the following week from Wednesday, April 29 thru Saturday, May 2. Tickets are available at the door at 7:30 for an 8:00 curtain. Tickets are $7.50 (adults), $5.00 (students), and FREE TO ALL UOG STUDENTS!



Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony – April 23

The ceremony will be held on April 23, 2009, 11:30 am at the Multi-purpose Hall, SBPA Bldg. The 2008 Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year will be announced.



UOG College Night – April 23rd 6:00 p.m.

Enrollment Management and Student Services will host its final College Night of the semester on April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center . Attendees will learn about academic programs, the admissions process, registration, and financial aid. For more information email: julieuh@uguam.uog.edu.



“One Show, Two Dimensional & Three Dimensional Art” - On display now

Artwork by students in Ric Castro’s Drawing I Class and Lewis Rifkowitz’s and Yvonne Harper’s ceramic classes is on display on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building. The exhibit will run from April 14 thru May 15, 2009. Drop by and see what UOG Art majors are creating.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
University of Guam students interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholarship must contact Dr. Todd Ames, the University of Guam ’s Fulbright Program Advisor. Fulbright Program advisors provide information and guidance to U.S. students interested in applying for IIE-administered Fulbright awards for study, research, or teaching assistantships abroad; convene a faculty committee to evaluate applications, interview candidates, and transmit applications electronically and in hard copy to IIE with written evaluations and ratings of each candidate. Students interested in finding out more about the Fulbright Program can visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html or contact: Dr. Todd Ames , Fulbright Program Adviser, at 671-735-2884 or tames@uguam.uog.edu



UOG Triton Farm offers seedlings and seeds ready to plant in your garden

Seedlings:

Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) cv. Chivalry in 4 inch pot ($2/plant)



Trial Sample Seeds:

corn seeds (Zea mays) cv. Guam White Corn (free)

okra seeds (Abelmoschus esculentus) cv. Charlie (free)



Please contact Von at 688-6979 for hot pepper seedlings, and Mari x2131 for corn and okra seeds.



UOG Biology Majors to Study in Costa Rica this Summer
Three University of Guam biology majors have been accepted into the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) NAPIRE 2009 summer program. Maia Raymundo, Kaylyn Knaeble and Laura Barnhart are interested in field ecology and will they will have the opportunity to conduct research and experience the incredible biodiversity of Central America . Dr. Miller will also be going to Costa Rica as a faculty mentor to work on ant biodiversity and invasiveness. Julie Duay, the UOG student who was awarded this same internship last year, is going to Costa Rica again this summer, this time as a teaching assistant in the NAPIRE program. To read the full story visit: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=254



Math Day and Mathematics Problem Solving Competition Winners

Renwu Zheng, John F. Kennedy High School , and Anran Li, St. John's School , tied for first place in the University of Guam 's Mathematics Problem Solving Competition. The competition was held monthly from October 2008 to March 2009. Winners were recognized during Mathematics Day, which was held April 18 at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences lecture hall. Special recognition goes to the Math Activities committee for organizing a successful event. For more information click here:

http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=241



MAY EVENTS

UOG Career/Job Fair – May 1

http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=239



MLI Certification Plus Project Seeks Applicants – Deadline to Apply: May 1.

http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=242

Presidential Lecture Series
"Mapping the Terrain of Chamorro Diaspora and Indigeneity" – May 5
Michael P. Perez is Chamorro born and raised in Los Angeles County . He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Riverside , upon conducting fieldwork and completing his dissertation on indigenous identity in Guam . Michael was previously an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Guam , and is currently Professor of Sociology at California State University Fullerton. More information forthcoming.

University Music Presents
Fall 2009 Joint Music Recital – May 6
Featuring all of the Fine Arts/Music Majors
May 6, Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Theater
Admission is free A reception will follow in room FA127

University Music Presents
Shizuoka Farewell Concerts – May 8 and 9
Two "Farewell Concerts" to send the University Jazz Band on their way to attend the Shizuoka Youth Musicale in Shizuoka , Japan.The band will be performing all of their repertoirefor the festival which includes classic Big Band music from Glenn Miller up through funk and Brecker Brothers. The University Singers will also be performing selections of modern a cappella.
When: May 8 and 9, 2009, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
Where: UOG Fine Arts Theater
Admission: $5.00 General - $3.00 Student and senior



The Isla Center for the Arts Presents Pieces of M.E. (Multicultural Expressions) UOG Senior Exhibit 2009 – May 7 – June 19

An exhibition by six graduates from the Fine Arts Program. The show will consist of diverse media including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings, block prints, pastel and charcoal drawings, ceramics, and sculptures. The exhibit will be held at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam , #15 Dean’s Circle from May 7, 2009 – June 19, 2009



Graduate English Proficiency Exam (GEPE) May 8

Individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree must take the Graduate English Proficiency Exam. The exam will be given on May 08, 2009 at 10:00 am in Dorm 1, 2nd Floor, ROTC Classrooms 1and 2. For additional information, please call the Office of Graduate Studies, Research & Sponsored Programs @ 735-2169/70.



UOG Career Development Office 5K Run/Walk Pathway to Success, Saturday May 9

Runners can pre-register at Hornet Sporting Goods in Tamuning or the Career Development Office during regular office hours. $6.00 per person; $20 for a family of four. Race Day Registration will be $7.00 per person.





May is Nurses Month

Month of May is Nurses Month, celebrated in conjunction with the Guam Nurses Association activities. The theme is Nurses: Building a Healthy America, starting in Guam . Activities: Proclamation signing April 30, 2:30 in Adelup Governor’s conference room; May 2 is SNHS supported Conference for Health Professionals, hosted by the Guam Nurses Association and sponsored by TakeCare; May 9 is 5K walk run at Chamorro Village; May 29 Pinning Ceremony for University of Guam nursing graduates, by invitation. Pinning marks the completion of the BSN program and welcoming of new graduates to the nursing profession. May 30- GNA banquet. Information- Maria Salomon 735-2650/3; Tina Blas 637-7787; Glynis Almonte 787-4148.



Field House Happy Labor Day – May 16

On May 16 the parking lot across from the Field House will be closed for happy laborday improvements. Community groups who use the field house will be repainting the parking stall lines. Volunteers are welcome.



JUNE EVENTS

Micronesian Anthology

Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2009

We seek writing by indigenous writers from Micronesia for possible inclusion in this first anthology focused specifically on this region of the Pacific Islands (including the islands of Guam, Saipan and the Northern Marianas Islands, Belau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap , Kiribati , the Marshall Islands and Nauru ). E-Mail Submissions: E-mail is the preferred way of submission. Send your Submission Packet by Monday, June 1, 2009, to the editors, Dr. Evelyn Flores or Emelihter Kihleng, at microanthology@gmail.com.

For more information visit:

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Annual PIBBA Conference

INVIGORATING LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF THE PACIFIC

L├ísu’on i Kinalamten i Fino’ yan Lina’la’ i Pasifiku Siha

Monday-Thursday, June 22 - 25, 2009

University of Guam , Guam Marriott Resort & Merlyn Cook School in Malesso

For more information, and to download registration forms visit: http://www.geocities.com/pibba.international/

Saturday, April 18, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - April 18, 2009

UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Child Caregivers 2009 Professional Leadership Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, at the University of Guam Lecture Hall and School of Education. The theme is “Success Beyond Imagination: Managing the Environment for Young Children.” All child care givers, early childhood teachers, home care educators, and anyone interested in young children and their welfare are invited and welcomed. PRE-REGISTRATION ends April 29. Pre-registration can be made with Anita at the UOG School of Education building, 2nd floor or Joaquin Rivera at My School CDC in Tamuning, 646-2912. For more information, contact Jana Mendiola, 632-2395 or email janamendiola@yahoo.com. If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please contact Dr. Marilyn Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com.


PIBBA CONFERENCE
The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." Visit the PIBBA Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=251 or http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits or CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PDLLC Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.

Please note that the PIBBA course is free to qualified GPSS educators who have an approved contract on file with the Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) office or who apply by May 1, 2009. For additional information about the YEC Recertification Program, call 735-2470.


PEC

The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” You can register for the PEC at http://www.prel.org/pec/pec-2009-registration.aspx.


FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The School of Education will host its First International Conference on Current Trends and Challenges in Education from December 14-16, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Visit the conference website at http://www.geocities.com/uog_soe. For more information contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Lou Ferrer at (671) 735-2440, or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.


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OTHER UDPATES:

9am to 3pm

UOG celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with the following events.

Contests:

* Go Greener Contest: from now until April 22, 2009, send your
suggestions regarding how UOG can go greener to http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu> http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu - be sure to indicate "go greener contest" in the subject line. A panel of judges will select the top three suggestions in three categories: Recycling; Sustainability Practices; and Local/Regional/Global Outreach. The suggestions will be evaluated on originality, feasibility and potential impact. The winners will receive a potted fruit tree as a prize. * Triton's Quest: Complete a quest for knowledge and awareness. Find the facts 'hidden' in the displays at the rotunda to win a prize on site.
Sponsored by the UOG Green Army.
* The Butt Hunt: Help clean up the residue left by smokers and keep UOG Tobacco free by hunting and collecting cigarette butts that are trashing our campus. The person who collects the most butts will win a gift card to the movies. Collection bags and gloves will be provided at the rotunda.
Sponsored by the Student Life Office.



Activities:

* Make an Earth Day Pledge, and then blog about how you live your pledge on the Apathy is Easy website.
* Complete a short survey about your awareness and behavior when it comes to going green.



Four Students and Ross Miller to Head to Costa Rica in June

Three UOG students were accepted into the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) NAPIRE program this year at the Wilson Botanical Garden at Las Cruces, Costa Rica. This is the same program that Julie Duay participated in last summer. The students for this year are Maia Raymundo, Kaylyn Knaeble and Laura Barnhart, all undergrad Biology majors. In addition, Julie Duay is going to Costa Rica again this summer, this time as a teaching assistant in the NAPIRE program and Ross Miller is going as one of the faculty mentors. The students will work with one of the faculty mentors on projects of their choosing in the general field of tropical ecology. Ross says, "These students are all excellent in my opinion. All have worked in my lab at one time or another, or are currently working with me and Aubrey Moore. I think their selection reflects well on them individually, as well as on the undergraduate Biology program in general and on Chris Lobban, Lynn Raulerson, Kathy Lofdahl among the faculty in that program in particular."
Congratulations to all!



Lunch with Robert

Chat with President Underwood over lunch on April 22. Email http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lunchwithrobert@uguam.uog.edu> http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lunchwithrobert@uguam.uog.edu to reserve your space.



University Island Theatre Presents Neil Simon's California Suite

Opening Weekend: April 23, 24, 25

Continues: April 29, 30 and May 1, 2

Curtain is at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30.

Tickets $7.50 adults / $5.00 students



UOG Triton Farm offers seedlings and seeds ready to plant in your garden

Seedlings:

Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) cv. Chivalry in 4 inch pot ($2/plant)



Trial Sample Seeds:

corn seeds (Zea mays) cv. Guam White Corn (a traditional Guam's own corn) (free)

okra seeds (Abelmoschus esculentus) cv. Charlie (a selection for Guam) (free)

Please contact Von at 688-6979 for hot pepper seedlings, and Mari x2131 for corn and okra seeds.


UOG College Night - April 23rd 6:00 p.m.

Enrollment Management and Student Services will host its final College Night of the semester on April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center. If you would like to be there to recruit students for your program, email Dean Julie Ulloa-Heath at http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=julieuh@uguam.uog.edu.

The Violence Against Women Prevention
The Violence Against Women Prevention Program will be holding a "Clothesline Project" event from April 13-17, 2009 at the grassy area behind the HSS and EC buildings. The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. The previously-decorated shirts will be on display from 8:00am - 5:00pm for that week in the grassy area behind the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the UOG Campus.

Career Development Office Ice Cream Day - April 16

There will be an Ice Cream day on April 16, 2009 at the Student Center for all student workers and their supervisors



Communication Careers - April 22

Students can meet Communication professionals, learn what some of our CO alumni are doing, and find out about Communication careers! Guest speakers are coming from the Bank of Guam, KUAM, Marianas Business Journal, the Office of the Governor, the Pacific Daily News, and Power 98! The panel discussion will be held in the School of Business and Public Administration Anthony Leon Guerrero Multipurpose Room, #129 from 2 to 4 pm.

John Dierking's Masters Retrospective Art Exhibit - April 22 The exhibit will feature a variety of works created by Dierking as a student in the UOG graduate art program. Artworks on display will include a variety of two- and three-dimensional works of art. LOCATION The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam #15 Dean's Circle. EXHIBITION DATES April 22, 2009 - April 29, 2009; OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony - April 23

The ceremony will be held on April 23, 2009, 11:30 am at the Multi-purpose Hall, SBPA Bldg. The 2008 Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year will be announced.



UOG Career/Job Fair - May 1

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MLI Certification Plus Project Seeks Applicants - Deadline to Apply: May 1.



<http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=242> http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=242Graduate English Proficiency Exam (GEPE) May 8

Individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree must take the Graduate English Proficiency Exam. The exam will be given on May 08, 2009 at 10:00 am in Dorm 1, 2nd Floor, ROTC Classrooms 1and 2. For additional information, please call the Office of Graduate Studies, Research & Sponsored Programs @ 735-2169/70.



UOG Career Development Office 5K Run/Walk Pathway to Success, Saturday May 9


Runners can pre-register at Hornet Sporting Goods in Tamuning or the Career Development Office during regular office hours. $6.00 per person; $20 for a family of four. Race Day registration will be $7.00 per person.



May is Nurses Month

Month of May is Nurses Month, celebrated in conjunction with the Guam Nurses Association activities. The theme is Nurses: Building a Healthy America, starting in Guam. Activities: Proclamation signing April 30, 2:30 in Adelup Governor's conference room; May 2 is SNHS supported Conference for Health Professionals, hosted by the Guam Nurses Association and sponsored by TakeCare; May 9 is 5K walk run at Chamorro Village; May 29 Pinning Ceremony for University of Guam nursing graduates, by invitation. Pinning marks the completion of the BSN program and welcoming of new graduates to the nursing profession. May 30- GNA banquet. Information- Maria Salomon 735-2650/3; Tina Blas 637-7787; Glynis Almonte 787-4148.

Guam Rhino Beetles Got Rhythm
In May 2008 the island of Guam became a living laboratory for scientists as they attached acoustic equipment to coconut trees in order to listen for rhinoceros beetles. A grant from USDA Western Integrated Pest Management Center allowed Richard Mankin, a recognized world-class expert on acoustic detection of insects, to travel to Guam to collaborate with island scientists on the Guam Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Eradication Project. The results of this research were recently published in the journal Florida Entomologist.

The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a serious pest of coconut palms and was discovered on Guam September 11, 2007. University of Guam entomologist, Aubrey Moore worked with Mankin to analyze the spectral and temporal patterns of stridulations produced by the rhino beetles. Recordings were made of beetles and larvae that were reared at the university. Field recordings were also made of beetles and larvae in coconut trees and logs.



Digitized signals were analyzed with several types of software, which distinguished intervals and amplitudes of chirps. The stridulations have distinct, easily recognizable temporal patterns. Results of these studies favor the hypotheses that beetles use stridulations to communicate with other beetles in hidden environments and that acoustic monitoring devices can be useful in mitigating the damage to coconut trees through monitoring and early detection.



"This method of acoustic detection allowed Guam 'rhino hunters' to quickly and efficiently locate feeding grubs in an area thought to be rhino-beetle free," says Aubrey Moore, "and as the beetle broadens its range the acoustic approach to detection may save money and the lives of many coconut trees."



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Mankin, R.W., A. Moore, P. R. Samson & K. J. Chandler 2009. Acoustic
characteristics of dynastid beetle stridulations. Florida Entomologist 92(1): 123-133.



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SOE Alumni Donation

The SOE Alumni Association donated a $100 color copy gift certificate from Xerox Corporation to the School of Education at the University of Guam.



Dr. Tom Tinkham's Memorial Service

Dr. Tom Tinkham of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of English and Applied Linguistics passed away on April 9. Dr. Tinkham's Memorial Service will be this Saturday, April 18th, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Top of the Mar. Family
and friends will have an pportunity to share their thoughts during the service. He is survived by
his wife Monica and his two sons, Christopher and Neil.


Dr. Robert Allen Burns Memorial Service

Dr. Burns passed away on March 18 in Arizona. He lived in Guam from 1988 to 2006 and was a tenured professor at UOG. A memorial service will be held April 18 in Camden, Maine. Details of a memorial service to be held on Guam are forthcoming. He is survived by his wife Betty.



Mariano Mesngon Rosary and Funeral Services

Mariano Mesngon, former UOG employee and the Planetarium's best friend, passed away on 9 April. Nightly rosary and mass are being said at the Toto church immediately following the 6:00 p.m. mass. The services will be this Saturday at the Toto church. Viewing begins at 9:00 a.m. and will end shortly after noon. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. and burial will follow in Guam Memorial Park in Barrigada. He is survived by Pam Eastlick, children and grandchildren.


April's public Planetarium shows are canceled.

SOE Alumni Association Donates $100 Color Copy Gift Certificate from Xerox Corp. to the School of Education















Alumni Donation:
The SOE Alumni Association donated a $100 color copy gift certificate from Xerox Corporation to the School of Education at the University of Guam. Pictured L-R: Peter Roy Martinez, Director of UOG Alumni Affairs; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Association President; Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, SOE Alumni Association Advisor; and Dr. Patrick Leddy, Acting Dean of the School of Education.

Newly Elected Officers Meet with UOG President Underwood















The newly elected UOG Alumni Association Officers met with the University's President, Dr. Robert Underwood, to discuss alumni activities and various goals to strengthen alumni ties.

Alumni Presentation by UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood

















University of Guam President Robert Underwood, right, presented a UOG Alumni T-shirt to Federated States of Micronesia President and UOG alumni member Emanuel Mori on July 9. Mori is the seventh president of the FSM, who was born on Fefan island in Chuuk State. He graduated from the Xavier High School in Chuuk and earned a bachelor of arts degree in business management from the University of Guam.

PDN publication: http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080830/LIFESTYLE02/80830001

Congratulations to UOG Alumni Association’s 2007 Distinguished Alumni Recipients and Newly Elected Alumni Association Officers!











SOE Adjunct Professor is honored with the 2007 Alumni Distinguished Service Award and Sworn in as UOG Alumni Association’s Vice President


The UOG Alumni Association hosted its 2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Inauguration Ceremony at the Guam Hilton Resort and Spa on October 3, 2008.

Three of UOG’s School of Education faculty were nominated for the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. They are Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, Associate Professor; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy , Associate Professor; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, GPSS ESL Teacher/Coordinator and UOG Adjunct Professor.

Dr. Rivera was honored with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for 2007. She was selected by a panel of four judges, including Speaker Judith Won Pat; Col. James Montague, Commander Air Guard; Al Almira, Comptroller, TakeCare Asia; and Cathleen Moore-Linn, Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications. Dr. Rivera was also sworn in as the assocation's incoming Vice President.

The other four award categories featured during the event include the Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award, Young Alumni Achievement Award, Honorary Alumni Award, and 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nominees for the Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award were Marie Lizama , Sales Manager, Northwest Airlines; Lolita Reyes, Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations, GCC; and Jude Anita Sukola, Superior Court Guam. Lizama was honored with the 2007 Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award nominees were Marcos Fong, Managing Director, Nakicos Corporation & Glimpses Advertising; Michael San Nicolas, Financial Services Officer/Investment Executive for Bank of Guam & PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc.; and Jason Tedtaotao, Special Assistant for Policy Clarification and Training Facilitator for the Guam State Clearing House. Fong was honored with the 2007 Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Nominees for the Honorary Alumni Award were Bank of Guam; Continental Airlines; Foremost; Northwest Airlines; South Pacific Petroleum Company; and Take Care Asia Pacific. Bank of Guam was honored with the 2007 Honorary Alumni Award.

The 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award nominees were Senator Frank Ishizaki, 29th Guam Legislature; Carlos Camacho, Businessman; and Mary Okada, President, Guam Community College. Camacho was honored with the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award.

The newly elected UOG Alumni Association Officers were also sworn in by Judge Steven Unpingco during a special alumni inauguration ceremony. The incoming officers are Jennifer Sanchez, President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; Toni Aflague, Secretary; and James Underwood, Treasurer.

Friday, April 17, 2009

UOG Alumni Induction














Superior Court Steven Unpingco swore in the new officers of the University of Guam Alumni Association during the association’s Awards/Inauguration ceremony held October 3, 2008 at the Guam Hilton Resort and Spa. Pictured L-R: Toni Aflague, Secretary; Jennifer Sanchez, President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; and James Underwood, Treasurer.