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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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Congratulations Fall 2015 Graduates!

The University of Guam celebrated the graduation of its 262 students on December 20, 2015 at the UOG Calvo Field House. The Commencement Ceremonies featured keynote speaker MSNBC and NBC News Anchor Richard Lui. Lui impressed upon the need for the graduates to tell their own stories and look for unique angles, as they write the chapter of their lives. Congratulations Fall 2015 graduates! God Bless, and we wish you the best in your future endeavors!


Lorenzo Naputi Reyes proudly holds his diploma


UOG's Dr. Rivera's 


Pictured L-R:  Jacqueline Naputi Reyes, Lorenzo Naputi Reyes, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.


Lorenzo Naputi Reyes (center) is surrounded by family members 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

2015 UOG Distinguished Alumni Winners Awarded

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 University of Guam Distinguished Alumni Award! They were honored with a special legislative resolution, alumni award & other gifts on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lotte Hotel during the annual UOG Alumni Reunion. The reunion theme of "No Place I'd Rather Be" was a fitting one, as the audience were actively engaged throughout the night. The distinguished alumni include the following:
*Alpha Espina, School of Education
*Carmelita Gogue, School of Business and Public Administration
*Brigadier General Roderick R. Leon Guerrero, Military Award
*Attorney William Pesch, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
*Roy Tsutsui, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
*Zennia Cruz Pecina, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

 We applaud you for making a difference! BIBA UOG! Enjoy the following snapshots!








Friday, November 13, 2015

Triton's Call Celebrates 50 Years!

Congratulations to the University of Guam's Triton's Call for informing our UOG community for 50 years! It's hard to believe, but it's been over two decades since Joanne Guanlao and I served as editorial interns for the Triton's Call! I recall how we would edit stories, meet stressful deadlines, finalize layouts using the Adobe software on the Mac computer, make Micro Call copies at the Fine Arts Theatre as a last resort, stay up late nights to make sure we get the job done, and the list goes on! Being a journalist is no easy task! I applaud all former TC Editors, Assistant Editors, staff writers, and all who were instrumental in making Triton's Call a success!

Triton's Call celebrates 50 years!

TC Editors celebrate 50 years!  Pictured L-R:  John Mugol (2015), Maureen Maratita (1999-2000), Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (1993-1994), and Carlo Carino (1995-1997, 1999).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Support to CNMI - Container for Relief Effort

Hafa Adai UOG Tritons,


As you are aware, CNMI has been declared an emergency disaster area due to the severe damages done by Typhoon Soudelor 13W.  We will be serving as a site for a container that will be filled with needed items such as water, non-perishable food items, and other supplies.  

The container that will be going to Saipan is scheduled to arrive at the UOG Calvo Field House on Saturday, August 8, 2015, sometime late morning.  Projected hours for donations are Aug 8, 12pm-5pm and Aug 10, 8am-5pm.  

We encourage our community to help by providing generous donations.  Donations can be taken directly to the UOG Calvo Field House. 

Thank you for your generous support in advance. 
For Immediate Release
The Search for the Recipients of the 2015 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards is on!
(Mangilao, Today) The University of Guam Alumni Association in cooperation with the University of Guam Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is excited to announce that nominations for the 2015 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards will be accepted from August 10 to October 16, 2015, no later than 4p.m. A total of (6) awards will be given to deserving individuals. Five awards will be given to one individual from each of the University’s schools and colleges: (1) College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, (1) College of Natural & Applied Sciences, (1) School of Business & Public Administration, (1) School of Education and (1) School of Nursing and Health Sciences. (1) Award will be given to an alumnus/alumna who is currently serving or is retired from military service.
Awards
All recipients will be recognized at the UOG Alumni Reunion scheduled for November 14, 2015 at the Lotte Hotel from 6p.m. to 9p.m. They will each receive a plaque, a certificate of recognition from the President of the University of Guam; and will be featured in a news release distributed to all local media. Awardees will be featured on the University’s website and social media channels.
Eligibility
Any individual who has graduated earlier than 2008 is eligible to be nominated. The nominee must consent to being included in the selection process.
Nomination Process
Nominations may be submitted by any individual, independently or on behalf of a group or institution. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Requirements:
Submit an official Nomination Form highlighting the nominee's achievements, and explaining how the nominee meets the criteria for the Award.
Submit a CV/resume and two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work addressing the eligibility criteria (see below).
Supporting documents: depending on the nominee's field of endeavor, such documents could include notices and reviews of the nominee's work, sample publications, samples of media coverage, personal citations and testimonials, etc.
Nominees will be contacted as soon as the Nomination Form is received. If a nominee cannot be contacted and their consent is not given by October 16, 2015, no later than 4p.m., the individual will not be considered for the award.
Upon acceptance of the nomination, nominees may submit specific evidence of their accomplishments in the following areas, limited to five pages.
Judging Criteria
Professional accomplishment in the field. The nominee has attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts (comprising Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Business) or sciences (comprising Science, Engineering and Health Sciences) and/or service to society.
Candidate exhibits a high degree of character and integrity.
Civic and University involvement, awareness and concern.
Nominee's achievements have local, national and/or international significance.
For Military Nominees:
Professional accomplishment in their field. The nominee held critical positions of responsibility and authority (i.e. command and key staff positions).
Nominee attained above normal promotion achievements.
Level of rank achieved or level of elected official capacity.
Awards that have been earned exhibiting exemplary performance.
Significant community service or civic involvements that have been achieved.
Submission of Forms
All nomination forms, CV/Resume and two letters of support (due October 16, no later than 4p.m.) may be transmitted through any of the three methods below. Submissions received after the abovementioned deadline will not be considered.
The form will be available for download soon. In the meantime, email nanalista@uguam.uog.edu to get the form.
Mail to/Hand Delivery:
University of Guam President’s Office – ATTN: Norman Analista
UOG Station 2nd Floor, Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Building
Mangilao, Guam 96923
For more information, please contact Norman Analista, Director, Development & Alumni Affairs at 797-3333 or email nanalista@uguam.uog.edu.





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TWO OVERFLOW PARKING AREAS ON CAMPUS

To better serve students, faculty, and staff, the University of Guam has created two overflow parking lots. The lots are located next to the UOG Calvo Field House and near Dean’s Circle and provide 700+ spaces for those commuting to campus. 

The UOG Board of Regents has also adopted a new parking policy on July 16. All persons must use clearly marked parking spaces within a designated parking or overflow parking area to prevent vehicles from being ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. 

For more information please visit www.uog.edu/parking

Thursday, July 16, 2015

UOG Endowment Foundation Names Sablan as Executive Director

Janiece Sablan, Executive Director, UOG Endowment Foundation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduates!

The University of Guam celebrated the accomplishments of the largest graduating class in its history. UOG conferred 328 degrees, of which, 270 were undergraduate degrees and 58 were graduate degrees during Spring 2015 Commencement at the UOG Calvo Field House today.
The largest number of graduates came from the UOG School of Business and Public Administration, which conferred 99 combined undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration and Criminal Justice and 31 combined graduate degrees from its Professional Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs.
The School of Education conferred 47 total degrees one of which belonged to the valedictorian. Special Education major Cassandra Dimla noted in her valedictorian speech the importance of working with others and learning how to succeed together. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. None of us would be where we are today without our constant supporters pushing us,” she said.
During the ceremony, Frank Rabon received an honorary Master of Creative and Traditional Micronesian Knowledge for his lifetime of work in Chamorro dance. After brief remarks, his group Fafanaguen Pa'a Taotao Tano’ performed a chant which stirred the capacity crowd in the Calvo Field House.
Commencement speaker David Cruz, a cast member of Bravo TV’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, exhorted students to “Never let anyone tell you that your voice is not important or that your voice is ridiculous or too small. Each of your voices were carefully crafted and polished in these halls for you to take out into the world…Never apologize for using that voice either. Being able to challenge the status quo is the cornerstone of change in history.“
The second commencement speaker was Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark marriage equality case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Recalling his remarkable journey beginning as a teacher of the German language to walking through the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court and presenting his testimony, Obergefell said, “My younger self would be surprised at what I've done, and the fact that I've had an impact far beyond a high school classroom. I’m pretty sure my younger self would be proud of the man I’ve become.” His hope for each student was they would be proud of the man or woman they become.
Enjoy the following snapshots!



DEAL Faculty with UOG President Robert A. Underwood.
DEAL Faculty are all smiles.
SOE Faculty pose for the camera.
A Celebration of Lasting Friendship
UOG's Dr. Rivera's!
Spring 2015 UOG Commencement Exercise 
UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood awards Master Frank Rabon with an honorary Master of Creative and Traditional Micronesian Knowledge for his lifetime of work in Chamorro dance.

TESOL graduates pose for the camera!



Source:  www.uog.edu

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Special Alumni Mixer - May 21, 2015

You are invited to attend an alumni special mixer on Thursday, 5/21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Tapanade in the Agana Shopping Center. There is no entrance fee, but an RSVP is required. The deadline to confirm your attendance is 10 a.m. on 5/21.  Call Norm Analista, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, at 797-3333.

Monday, May 11, 2015

UOG-SOE Convocation Meaningful

Congratulations to all the University of Guam's School of Education students who were honored for their achievement during the SOE Convocation held May 9, 2015 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort. We wish you continued success!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 UOG Alumni Reunion Feature

All-Class 2015 UOG Alumni Reunion: Featuring the Distinguished Alumni Awards Saturday, 11/14, 6p-10p, Lotte Hotel, more details coming soon. Review photos from previous events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uogalumnipics/sets/72157647116220973/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uogalumnipics/sets/72157637805761174/

UOG Distinguished Alumni Search

2015 Search for Distinguished Alumni: Monday, 7/6, nomination packets will be released Friday, 10/2, deadline for the submission of packets

2015-2016 UOG Alumni Association Officers

Congratulations to the 2015-16 UOG Alumni Association Officers who were introduced at the picnic. L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.

UOG 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala


This is the University’s signature formal, “Green Tie” event for the year. We will celebrate our 63rd year as an institution of higher education. You don’t want to miss out! Saturday, 6/27, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Hyatt Regency Guam. Tickets are $150 per person and it includes a four-course meal, world-class entertainment and the chance to win exciting prizes! This year, Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated group 98° we will performing! Space is limited, please get your tickets today. See performances featuring Jeff Timmons: Invisible Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKgQPVoN088 The Hardest Thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzTNsFcbdmI Because of You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gAsPT-vgeM

The G Factor IV - May 2


This Saturday! The G Factor IV, UOG Senior/Alumni Reception and Talent Showcase: University seniors and successful alumni connect to engage in meaningful conversations about preparing for the workforce. Saturday, 5/2, 6p.m. to 9p.m. Tapanade, Agana Shopping Center. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Review photos from previous events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uogalumnipics/sets/72157634243564798/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uogalumnipics/sets/72157630523520062/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 UOGFF - April 18



The following is the schedule of events for the 2015 UOGFF, Saturday, April 18:


11:00am DOORS OPEN

11:15am "GUAM: THE OCEAN OASIS" (Opening Film - documentary)

12:00pm "NOT FAR AWAY", "STRAY" (drama), "CHRONICLES OF TRE" (action)

1:20pm WORKSHOP - ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (by Jefferson Cronin)

2:35pm "PAKTO: I HINEKKA", "A PROXIMITY" (comedy)

3:40pm "COSPLAY ON GUAM", "BEING A FILMMAKER", "HANDS OF STEEL", "BEAT THE BEETLE" (documentary)

5:25pm PANEL DISCUSSION - THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT FILM ON GUAM AND THE MARIANAS

6:40pm "INDIGO", "DAYS OF REVELATION", "UNVEIL" (music videos)

7:40pm "GRENDEL", "BITTERSWEET", "MOB", "LUTHER" (action/suspense)

9:20pm "MADAM" (Closing Film - drama)

UOG Alumni to Lead Guam Guard

http://www.kuam.com/story/28726608/2015/04/06/huge-support-for-leon-guerrero-to-lead-guam-guard
Huge support for Leon Guerrero to lead Guam Guard
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

G Factor IV - May 2

The G Factor IV, UOG Senior/Alumni Reception and Talent Showcase:
University seniors and successful alumni connect to engage in meaningful conversations about preparing for the workforce.
Saturday, 5/2, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Venue:  Tapanade in Hagatna
Review photos from previous events:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Greetings!


Have a blessed Easter with family and friends!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Operation Maysak Relief

Our sister islands of Chuuk and Yap have experienced extensive damage due to Typhoon Maysak. UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood has initiated a University-wide campaign to assist our friends and neighbors who are in dire need of our help. Please be generous in your support.

Below are areas of support where you can make a difference:

*Food/Water and Clothing/Supply Drive.

*Donations need to received by April 6 and April 10 in order to make it in time for the first two shipments going out to Chuuk and Yap.

*Fund Drive. The monetary goal is $3,000. If donating by check, make it payable to “University of Guam."

Communications Services. TADEO is available for students and community members who need to make contact with family members in the impacted areas. Point of contact is Manny Hechanova at 735-2620/1 or mannyh@uguam.uog.edu. All donations will be consolidated and provided to the Ayuda Foundation. For more information, contact David Okada at 735-2902 or email dsokada@triton.uog.edu

Sunday, March 29, 2015

63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala to feature Timmons

This year, Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated & multi-platinum-selling group 98° will be performing at UOG's 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Guam from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, email Norm Analista at nanalista@uguam.uog.edu or call 797-3333.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lina'la 2 Odyssey Performed at UOG a Success!

It was a beautiful night of Chamorro melodies, history, and so much more!  God Bless all who made the Lina'la-ta 2 musical odyssey a huge success!  BIBA GUAHAN!  BIBA CHAMORRO!

Monday, March 16, 2015

UOG Alumni Update - March 17

Triton Alumni Family Picnic

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who attended this special event!

2015 Charter Day Alumni Picnic-THANKS

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Congratulations to the 2015-16 UOG Alumni Association Officers who were introduced at the picnic. 
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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Winner of FIAT donated by CarsPlus is… 

Congratulations to Philsan Kim (holding the G) for winning the new FIAT donated by CarsPlus in the recent raffle which benefited the UOG Endowment Foundation! Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets!

FIAT Winner

UPCOMING TRITON ALUMNI ACTIVITIES, PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES:

a)The G Factor IV, UOG Senior/Alumni Reception and Talent Showcase:
University seniors and successful alumni connect to engage in meaningful conversations about preparing for the workforce.
Saturday, 5/2, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Venue TBD, more details coming soon
Review photos from previous events:

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b)University of Guam 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala:
This is the University’s signature formal, “Green Tie” event for the year. We will celebrate our 63rd year as an institution of higher education. You don’t want to miss out!
Saturday, 6/27, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Hyatt Regency Guam, more details coming soon
Review photos from our 62nd Anniversary celebration:

c)2015 Search for Distinguished Alumni:
Monday, 7/6, nomination packets will be released
Friday, 10/2, deadline for the submission of packets

d)All-Class 2015 UOG Alumni Reunion: Featuring the Distinguished Alumni Awards
Saturday, 11/14, 6p-10p, Lotte Hotel, more details coming soon.
Review photos from previous events:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference Presentation

NABE Conference Presentation:  The Asian-Pacific Islander Special Interest Group (SIG) Institute was held March 6, 2015 at the 44th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pictured L-R:  Shu-Yuan Lin, Presenter and API SIG Co-Chair-Idaho State University; Rosa Salas Palomo, API SIG Chair-University of Guam, and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Treasurer; Clara C.  Park, NABE Executive Board Member At-Large-California State University-Northridge; Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter-University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences & PIBBA Webmaster.

UOG Charter Day 2015 Meaningful


The University of Guam celebrated its 47th Charter Day on March 10, 2015.  This year’s theme is No Place Like Home.  Thousands of young and old alike participated in the annual event.  The 36th Annual Research Conference (ARC) hosted by UOG’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences also held its insightful workshops.  

There were cultural displays, CHamoru Language Competition, SOE activities/shows, chemistry titration competition, food vendors, dance performances, live music, obstacle course, carnival games, and more!  We hope to see you at next year’s celebration!