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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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!



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)

Friday, November 9, 2012

UOG Alumni Reunion a Success!

The UOG Alumni Reunion "Celebrate Good Times!" event held Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was memorable.  The SOE Alumni Officers also took a number of mini-studio photos to make a lasting impression.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

UOG ROTC Drill Tream Performance

SOE Alumni Officers strike a pose!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; Grace Griffin, President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.  Not pictured are Martha Sudo, Secretary; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 2!
Pictured L-R left photo:  Margaret Beem, SOE VP; Rose Marie Castro, SOE Alumni Treasurer; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster.  Right photos:  Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary; VP Beem; Treasurer Castro; Webmaster Dr. Rivera; and Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 3!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster.  Not pictured are Grace Griffin, President; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 4!
Pictured L-R:  Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Martha Sudo,  Secretary; and Margaret Beem, Vice President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor; Grace Grfiffin, President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 5!
Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Rose Marie Castro,  Treasurer; and Grace Griffin, President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.


SOE Alumni Officers Finale Photo!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Grace Griffin, President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

UOG Alumni President with McDonald's Pal at the Family Expo

UOG Alumni President, Robert Paulino, poses with his McDonald's pal during the Family Expo held October 13, 2012 at the UOG Field House.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

UOG Alumni Reunion - Fri., Nov. 9 at the Hyatt Regency

Hafa Adai, to All Our Alumni and Friends of the University!
I hope all is well with you! See you at the UOG Alumni Reunion which is just 8 days away! This event is open to the public – all are welcome to celebrate with us, alum or not.
Don’t delay, purchase your tickets today to take advantage of special pricing. Tickets are available at Pay-Less and Primo Surf in the Agana Shopping Center and Pay-Less in the Micronesia Mall. $30 per person or $25 each for a pair (if purchased in advance), $35 at the door.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

UOG Culture and Learning Program

The University of Guam's Enrollment & Student Services in collaboration with the School of Education and Human Resources Office held a meaningful Culture & Learning Forum on October 19, 2012 with focus on "enriching and contextualizing teaching and learning in Pacific Island settings to improve achievement."

Participants were enlightened by various cultural speeches. Among a few of the highlights are the following:

"I have my own story, my own identity, and I need to accept that," said Dr. Isebong Asang, Palau Community College. Asang said that it's essential to have "knowledge, history and truth specific to Palau." MESULANG, Dr. Asang, for the inspirational speech!

Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt shared that we must genuinely focus on ethnomathematics, the language of numbers. He said that it "requires different people around the world, and in this case the Pacific, to adapt (relevant mathemathetics)."

Traditional ethnomathematics in the Pacific involve "navigators of the past, navigators of the present, and values to live on," Goetzfridt said. He stressed the traditional ideas of patterns and that if the indigenous mathematics is unable to be carried out, it is done through imperial colonial means.

Our traditional mathematics need to be preserved in education, because it is the essence of communal identity. In fact, the UH Project MACIMISE is doing research to recover mathematical ideas and curriculum ideas to be used in schools. This will allow us to imagine with purpose and resolve for our own ethnomathematical identity. To get an insight of the experience on one of the UH candidates' first phase of Project MACIMISE, visit http://projectmacimise-rivera.blogspot.com.

Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan, SOE Dean focused on "Sieving Through Asian and Pacific Island Data on Culture Variation and Achievement." He mentioned about the importance of STEM. He further shared videos and websites to provide explicit, yet meaningful visuals pertaining to its relevance. Check out Pathway2.stemdegree.org for more information.

Students in the videos shared powerful messages, such as the following: "I'm just as good as anyone else in college." Another student said, "I deserve to be here. I work just as hard as anyone here."
The CARE was also highlighted and its relevance in research regarding Asian Americans, risk factors of AAPI students, and other critical areas of research. Laanan also presented statistics and terminologies, such as MSI-Minority serving institution and AANAPSI-Asian Americans Native Americans Pacific Islanders.

Laanan expressed the need to expand knowledge, broaden awareness, and build institutional capacity. He shared DOE and UOG data to stress the critical needs. He mentioned that of the 31,000 students in DOE, there is a high ESL population. This entails that we are faced with the challenge to meet the unique needs of ELLs.

Unfortunately, Guam's latest SAT10 performance data shows low scores. This makes us question what's happening in these areas. "What are we going to do about it? How do we serve these students? What do we do to ensure that they understand?" Laanan asked.

He presented student demographics, trends, enrollment by ethnicity, gender, and status. He also shared that for the UOG English placement, 2/3 placed in developmental English (EN085 and EN100).
Laanan further shared retention and graduation tracking by program statistics, so that we can reflect and analyze the data. He then showed a Robert Feldman video that mentioned we need to take action, so that we don't endanger college student success. We need to provide opportunities for first year experiences before college students arrive on campus.

Dr. Michael Bevacqua focused on decolonization. He said that Guam is a colony and shared the expansive definition of decolonization. He stated that some people think that "if he (colonial power) ever leaves, all the things disappear" or "so long as the colonizer is in power, you are out of luck."
He questioned, "What is the role the university should take in regards to this situation?" He stressed that we should "look more regional for things," because it's important that we tap on our own resources that are within reach.

UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood, also highlighted the importance of culture and education. "Education is one through which cultural knowledge is formulated," he said.

Underwood said, "It takes the strength of soul for a child to struggle, to travel, to succeed." He reminded participants to make a difference. "As you navigate, you must help them learn," he said.
He highlighted culture as a process and that we must understand where those places are. Underwood further questioned, "What do we do about our students? What do we know about our students? Did we do anything about it (data performance)?"

Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the forum!

Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President, says his speech on culture and learning.

Dr. Isebong Asang, Palau Community College Professor, conducts her presentation titled, "Palauan Epistemology: Implications on Teaching & Learning."

Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan, SOE Dean, conducts his presentation titled, "Sieving Through Asian and Pacific Island Data on Culture Variation and Achievement."

Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua conducts his presentation titled, "Decolonization at the University of Guam."

Larry Gamboa, UOG Chief Human Resources Officer, welcomes the participants of the Culture & Learning Forum.

Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt conducts his presentation titled, "Ethnomathematics in Micronesia."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Community invited to UOG Alumni Association Family Expo

The University of Guam Alumni Association invites the community to a Family Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the UOG Field House. There will be games and activities, jumpers, a photo booth, food and drink sampling, raffle prizes and more. For more information, call UOG Alumni Association President, Robert Paulino, at 647-6841 or email robert.paulino@pfcguam.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UOG Alumni Update - Sept. 21

2012 UOG ALUMNI REUNION: SAVE THE DATE, NOVEMBER 9TH!
Theme: “Celebrate Good Times!” Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, Hyatt Regency Guam from 6p.m. to 10p.m.
Take advantage of special pricing today! $30 per person or $25 each for a pair (if purchased in advance), $35 at the door.
When you purchase a ticket, you will be entered into our door prize raffle. The grand prize for this raffle is a roundtrip ticket for one to Japan, courtesy of Delta Air Lines!
We will have a separate raffle where you will have the chance to win a roundtrip ticket for one to the US mainland, also courtesy of Delta Air Lines!
 
Be a part of the action and join one of our committees by emailing me or calling 735-2586. Thank you to all the committee members listed below who have signed up to date!
 
Speed Networking Committee: Provide input on who you want to network with and help us to make the connections.
·         Kris Torres
·         Kyla Marie Aquino
·         Mark Mendiola
·         Maryanne Pascua
·         Nicole Andre
 
Talent Showcase Committee: Organize and participate in a variety of singing and dance performances by our alumni.
We are working with the SKIP Entertainment Company to choreograph our routines. Expect to see some fun and exciting performances!
·         Billy Navarrete
·         Chelo Paulino
·         Danny Bungcayao
·         Eileen Agahan
·         Elvie Tyler
·         Fran Fernandez
·         Irish Olivares
·         June Calvo
·         Larry Gamboa
·         Michele Manosa
·         Oly Ancheta
·         Shiela Concepcion
·         Star Mercado
·         Tabitha Espina
 
Karaoke Contest Committee: Help us find contestants and collect prizes. This activity is sponsored by the School of Business and Public Administration.
·         Eileen Agahan
·         Mhonn Perez
·         Renee Jasmin
·         Russell Ocampo

New to You Bazaar Committee: This indoor bazaar will feature gently used items such as leather goods, clothing, electronics, etc. This will be a great opportunity to find a bargain and clean out your closets. Help us find interested alumni and vendors.
·         Dave Okada
·         Debbie Toves
·         Jonas Macapinlac
·         Dr. Michelle Santos
                                                                                                                                                                                
Ticket Sales Committee: Help us reach out to your fellow alumni, friends and family to support this exciting event!
·         Dave Okada
·         Gloria Travis
·         Louise Toves
·         Renee Jasmin
 
 
 
TRITON PLANNERS ANNOUNCED!
At The G Factor Alumni mixer, held June 1 at the Westin Resort, we introduced our first set of Triton Planners! This is a designation for generous individuals who each pledge to give the University $600 over the course of five years. All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.
If you want to join this effort and be recognized as a Triton Planner at the upcoming reunion, please contact me ASAP.
Triton Planners will be given FREE entrance to the reunion!
Check out our youtube page to see our first group of Triton Planners:
 
 
 
UOG ALUMNI AFFAIRS YOUTUBE PAGE LAUNCHED!
The official Youtube channel for the UOG Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is now live! Take a look at performances from past events as well as featured alumni in our series: “60 Triton Stories.”

Above: The University Singers performed at the Founders Day Gala. Catch a glimpse of this performance and more through the link below:
 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FIRST-EVER FOUNDERS DAY GALA!
As a result of the support we received from our sponsors and guests, we raised close to $60,000! Thank you!!! All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.


For more pictures from this special event, please visit the link below:
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

SOE Display Successful at UOG's 60th Anniversary: Celebrating the Triton Spirit and the Center for Island Sustainability Green Energy Career Expo

SOE held a meaningful display of its education programs at the University of Guam's 60th Anniversary: Celebrating the Triton Spirit and the Center for Island Sustainability Green Energy Career Expo on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Micronesia Mall. Several local business organizations were on hand to meet with students to discuss career opportunities. The University of Guam's colleges and programs were also available to provide information.  Entertainment was provided by the Alumni. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event.

SOE Family with UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood, SVP Dr. Helen Whippy, and SOE Dean Frankie Laanan.

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Geri James, UOG SVP Dr. Helen Whippy, Dr. Lourdes Ferrer, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Pictured L-R:  SOE Dean Frankie Laanan, Dr. Geri James, Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, UOG SVP Dr. Helen Whippy, Dr. Lourdes Ferrer, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Michelle Santos, and Dr. Jacqui Cyrus.

UOG students are all smiles at the SOE display table.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Alumni General Membership Meeting

UOG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Please join us on September 13, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm, School of Business and Public Administration Multipurpose Room for a general membership meeting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at Tel: (671) 647.6841 or Email: robert.paulino@pfcguam.com

UOG Alumni Update - Sept. 10

The University of Guam 60th Anniversary: Celebrating the Triton Spirit and the Center for Island Sustainability Green Energy Career Expo will be at the Micronesia Mall on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10am - 3pm.
 
Several local business organizations will be on hand to meet with students to discuss career opportunities they have to offer.  These companies will be at the Theatre Wing side of the mall.  The University of Guam's colleges and programs will also be available for students to visit at the Center Court.  There will also be entertainment provided by the Alumni.

Friday, September 7, 2012

UOG Alumni Update - 9-7-12



SPECIAL NOTICE: UOG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Please join us on September 13, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm, School of Business and Public Administration Multipurpose Room for a general membership meeting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at Tel: (671) 647.6841 or  Email: robert.paulino@pfcguam.com


2012 UOG ALUMNI REUNION: SAVE THE DATE, NOVEMBER 9TH!

Theme: “Celebrate Good Times!” Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, Hyatt Regency Guam from 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Take advantage of special pricing today! $30 per person or $25 each for a pair (if purchased in advance), $35 at the door. If you want to perform at this event or be a part of our planning committee, please contact me at 735-2586 or email,nanalista@uguam.uog.edu for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Visit our official event page on facebook to see who’s planning to attend and to also send out invitations to your fellow alumni!Next update will have a list of committee members you can contact.


UOG ALUMNI AFFAIRS YOUTUBE PAGE LAUNCHED!
The official Youtube channel for the UOG Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is now live! Take a look at performances from past events as well as featured alumni in our series: “60 Triton Stories.”
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Above: UOG Alumni perform to a set of 90’smusic. Catch a glimpse of this performance and more through the link below:



FIRST GROUP OF TRITON PLANNERS ANNOUNCED!
At The G Factor Alumni mixer, held June 1at the Westin Resort, we introduced our first set of Triton Planners! This is a designation for generous individuals who each pledge to give the University $600 over the course of five years. All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan. If you want to join this effort and be recognized as a Triton Planner, please contact me ASAP.

Check out our youtube page to see our first group of Triton Planners:



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FIRST-EVER FOUNDERS DAY GALA!
As a result of the support we received from our sponsors and guests, we raised close to $60,000! Thank you!!! All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.

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For more pictures from this special event, please visit the link below:

UOG Alumni Update - 9-7-12



SPECIAL NOTICE: UOG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Please join us on September 13, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm, School of Business and Public Administration Multipurpose Room for a general membership meeting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at Tel: (671) 647.6841 or  Email: robert.paulino@pfcguam.com


2012 UOG ALUMNI REUNION: SAVE THE DATE, NOVEMBER 9TH!

Theme: “Celebrate Good Times!” Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, Hyatt Regency Guam from 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Take advantage of special pricing today! $30 per person or $25 each for a pair (if purchased in advance), $35 at the door. If you want to perform at this event or be a part of our planning committee, please contact me at 735-2586 or email,nanalista@uguam.uog.edu for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Visit our official event page on facebook to see who’s planning to attend and to also send out invitations to your fellow alumni!Next update will have a list of committee members you can contact.


UOG ALUMNI AFFAIRS YOUTUBE PAGE LAUNCHED!
The official Youtube channel for the UOG Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is now live! Take a look at performances from past events as well as featured alumni in our series: “60 Triton Stories.”
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Above: UOG Alumni perform to a set of 90’smusic. Catch a glimpse of this performance and more through the link below:



FIRST GROUP OF TRITON PLANNERS ANNOUNCED!
At The G Factor Alumni mixer, held June 1at the Westin Resort, we introduced our first set of Triton Planners! This is a designation for generous individuals who each pledge to give the University $600 over the course of five years. All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan. If you want to join this effort and be recognized as a Triton Planner, please contact me ASAP.

Check out our youtube page to see our first group of Triton Planners:



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FIRST-EVER FOUNDERS DAY GALA!
As a result of the support we received from our sponsors and guests, we raised close to $60,000! Thank you!!! All funds raised from this effort will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.

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For more pictures from this special event, please visit the link below:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Newly-Elected SOE Alumni Officers Take Oath

Congratulations to the newly-elected SOE Alumni Officers who were officially sworn in August 25, 2012 at the Alize Restaurant in Tumon, Guam!
Pictured above L-R front row:  Graziella "Grace" Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary.  Back row L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Public Information Officer; Rose Marie Cruz Castro, Treasurer; and Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Advisor.