UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers

Monday, July 26, 2010

Presidential Lecture Series – July 27
the Honorable William J. Lynn III, Deputy Secretary of Defense, will be the featured speaker at the University of Guam Presidential Lecture Series to be held July 27, 11:10 a.m. at the University of Guam IT&E Lecture Hall. The public is invited to attend and will be offered the opportunity to ask questions. He will speak on strategic issues in the area. The Deputy Secretary of Defense is the second-highest ranking official in the Department of Defense and oversees the day-to-day business and management of the department. Mr. Lynn is the 30th Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Primary Great Debate Tickets on Sale Now
The Primary Great Debate on September 2 is sure to be one of the most exciting debates of the election season. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. Purchase your ticket and guarantee your place at the Primary Great Debate. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 and features all of the candidate teams for Governor and Lt. Governor of Guam in an interactive format focusing on the most critical issues facing Guam today.
The Great Debate series is a special public service project organized by the students and faculty of the Public Administration and Legal Studies Program, SBPA. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.

FHB Contributes $40K in Scholarships – Deadline to apply: July 31
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary in Micronesia, First Hawaiian Bank donated 40 $1K scholarships to 2010 high school graduates. Visit www.uog.edu to download the application

Applications for 2010 Businesswoman of the Year Scholarships – Deadline: July 31
First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2010 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall or Spring 2010 Semesters. The program provides student scholarships at three higher education institutions in the Mariana Islands: University of Guam, Guam Community College and Northern Marianas College. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, a written essay, and financial need. Applicants should have a high school or college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Click Here for Application Form.
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Parsons, an engineering and construction firm with offices on Guam, contributed $15,000 to support scholarships for the University of Guam’s pre-engineering students. The gift was made on July 8.


Conference on Island Sustainability
The University of Guam will host a “Conference on Island Sustainability” for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Visit www.uog.edu/islandsustainabilityconference


The Evolutionary Origins of Coral Sex
University of Guam Marine Lab associate professor, Alexander Kerr, is senior author of a paper on the evolutionary origins of coral sex published in the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, “Correlated evolution of sex and reproductive mode in corals” finds that ancient corals consisted of mostly separate sexes and needed to pass through an
evolutionarily period in which they brooded their young before they could become spawning


DOI Assistant Secretary Awards $300K Grant to UOG in Support of Green Initiative
Tony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas, signed off on a grant award of $300k to the University of Guam in support of its green initiative. The funding will allow UOG to expand and elaborate the efforts achieved through first-year funding on the green initiative, and support the launch of the Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) at the University of Guam. The CIS will conduct outreach programs, faculty curriculum development, and a green media campaign. Additionally, CIS will conduct a socio-cultural baseline survey to assist in identifying those issues that are of the greatest concern to island residents during the Guam Buildup.

Clinical Psychology Cohort
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has accepted 15 new graduate students into the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program. These students represent the program’s second cohort and upon completion of program requirements will help to address the critical issues within the island’s mental health field. The selective program accepts a maximum of 15 graduate students every two years. Graduate students are:  Christine Camacho, April Manibusan, Tami Ahn, Jacqueline Gouniai, Joanna Caasi, Dina Marie Fegurgur, Maresa Aguon, Bernadette Matthews, Colleen San Agustin, Camarin Meno, Joleen Aguon; and Maira Rios, Emma Gatewood, Denise Ola, and Julie Murrell.  
Online Renewal Feature at the RFK Library
The library has implemented the online renewal feature. You are now able to get additional time for books borrowed from the Library without bringing the items to the Library. This feature is for book loans only. If a student's library account is in good standing - no overdue materials, no fines, no fees - you can make a renewal online starting about one week before the due date (NOTE: if done earlier the system will register a renewal but the due date remains the same). Read more in scrolling news at www.uog.edu


Saturday, July 24, 2010

SOE Alumni Association Awards Hamilton

The SOE Alumni Association awarded Elizabeth "Liz" Hamilton as its first ever SOE Alumni of the Quarter. Congratulations, Liz, on receiving the association's historical prestigious award! Pictured L-R: Mae Mendiola, SOE Alumni Secretary; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni President; Ken Duenas, SOE Alumni Member and Hamilton's husband; Hamilton; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, SOE Alumni Vice President; and Liwanag Dominguez, SOE Alumni Secretary.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SOE Alumni of the Quarter: Elizabeth Hamilton

SOE Alumni of the Quarter

The SOE Alumni Association would like to congratulate Elizabeth "Liz" Hamilton for being selected as the association's first ever SOE Alumni of the Quarter. Hamilton is an outstanding SOE alumni member who has made a difference in the community of Guam. She is an ESL teacher at George Washington High School with 20 years of professional teaching experience. She has served as President of the International Reading Association, Guam Council and a columnist for Marianas Variety's Helping Your Child Succeed column. She received her M.Ed. in Reading Specialization from the University of Guam.

Monday, July 19, 2010

UOG Alumni Update: Happy 66th Liberation Day, Guam!

Tomorrow marks Guam's 66th Liberation Day! The island's annual liberation parade on July 21 is traditionally packed with crowds to celebrate Guam's freedom from Japan's cruel occupation. As part of our patriotism, we continue to celebrate and thank our Dear Uncle Sam - the United States and to those who serve in the Armed Forces who continue to fight for our freedom!

Happy 66th Liberation Day, Guam! Biba Guam! Biba UOG!