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SOE Alumni Association

The SOE Alumni Association supports SOE’s mission of effectively preparing educators and other education personnel for professional performance in diverse cultural contexts. It serves as a connection for which SOE alumni can give back to their alma mater by sharing their talents, resources, etc. in different SOE events. It further serves as a source for developing alumni pride, spirit, and life-long commitments to the School of Education.


SOE Alumni Officers: Pictured L-R front row: Graziella "Grace" Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary. Back row L-R: Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Public Information Officer; Rose Marie Cruz Castro, Treasurer; and Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Advisor.
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SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

Click on the following links to access the SOE Alumni Association scholarship and grant forms:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

UOG Alumni Association Seeks Candidates

The UOG Alumni Association will be holding elections to fill three key position in the organization. Individuals must have earned their undergraduate or graduate degree(s) from the University to qualify for office.

Candidates should have proven leadership experience, are able to communicate and work with a large group, possess great organizational skills, are results-driven, and are motivated towards continuing efforts to foster fraternity and support for the University. Prior community or group volunteer experiences are a plus for all positions. For the position of Treasurer, it is recommended that the individual have professional experience in finance.
Responsibilities for each position are as follows:
  1. Vice President/President-ElectThe Vice President/President Elect acts in the place of the President in his or her absence or disability. The Vice President/President-Elect shall become the Incoming President in the following term.
  2. Secretary
    The Secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes at the principal office or such other place as the Executive Committee may order, of all meetings of the Association. The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given place of all the meetings of the Association required by the By-Laws to be given and shall keep a list of the members and the seal of the Association in safe custody, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the By-Laws.
  3. Treasurer
    The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of the corporation, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital, surplus and shares. Any surplus, including earned surplus, shall be classified according to source and shown in a separate account. The books of account shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by any active member. The Treasurer shall deposit all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the Association with such depositories as may be designated by the Executive Committee. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Executive Committee, shall render to the Executive Committee, whenever they request it, an account of all transactions and of the financial conditions of the Association and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the By-Laws. A petty cash fund may be established upon approval of the Executive Committee. Treasurer shall coordinate with the established financial accounting firm, tax preparer or other established persons to prepare and reconcile monthly and yearly financial records and reports them to the Executive Committee accordingly.
The term of office for all positions is one year.
The deadline to file for candidacy is Friday, February 26 through UOG Alumni Association President, Chelo Paulino through 735-2586 or uogalumniassociation@gmail.com
Candidates must submit a written statement that explains what position they are seeking as well as their bio to be posted for other alumni to view prior to voting.
Ballots may be cast on Friday, March 11 from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building at the University of Guam, 2nd Floor, Room 261. Please bring a picture ID.
Results will be posted the same day by 8 p.m.
***Current president, Chelo Paulino will remain in the executive board as immediate past president and current VP/President-elect, Jose Untalan will automatically serve as president.

UOG Announces 8 Years of Accreditation from WASC

WASC Commends UOG's Good to Great Initiative,
Board of Regents, and Fiscal Responsibility
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed another eight years of accreditation for the University of Guam, guaranteeing that UOG has met the Commission’s high standards of quality and effectiveness.
“We are extremely proud to announce the reaffirmation of another eight years of accreditation,” said UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood. “We received our first eight years of accreditation in 2009, and our new term will last until 2024. This accomplishment will mark an unprecedented 16 years of continuous accreditation for UOG.”

For more information and to view the WASC Senior College and University Commission action letter and report, visit www.uog.edu/accreditation or on the WASC website at www.wascsenior.org.

COMMENDATIONS
The Commission commended the University in seven areas:
  1. Taking steps to implement each of the team's recommendations immediately after the visit. The Commission is pleased to learn of the university's efforts to: strengthen graduation rates; invest in data management; hire additional staff to support institutional research; institutionalize SSIT; enhance program review; and undertake co-curricular assessment.
     
  2. Designing and carrying out the Good to Great (G2G) initiative.  The Commission is impressed by this ambitious, progressive, comprehensive, and successful endeavor. The stated objective of prioritization is particularly commendable, as is the inclusion of the university's stakeholders, internal and external, in shaping the initiative.
     
  3. Demonstrating strong fiscal stewardship.  In the face of challenging resource constraints, the university has achieved multi-year financial surpluses.  The diversification of revenue streams has been critical to the university's financial sustainability. The Commission applauds senior leadership for its fiscal discipline and for aligning resources with institutional priorities.
     
  4. Developing an effective relationship with the Board of Regents.  As reported by the team, the board is actively engaged, strongly independent, fully autonomous, and highly supportive of the University of Guam.
     
  5. Focusing on regional needs.  The university has demonstrated a deep commitment to regional needs and the public good through education, research and service.
     
  6. Strengthening first-year retention to 74.5%.  The University of Guam has implemented a range activities and practices that are leading to student success.
     
  7. Creating a remarkably inclusive, collaborative culture focused on good university citizenship. The G2G process, in addition to a number of university initiatives, reflects this approach to collaborating across constituencies, in order to break down silos, create synergies, and forge a new unified direction for the university.

Source:  www.uog.edu

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UOG-SOE Alumni Represent Guam at the ILA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

Pictured L-R:  April Cordova, UOG Alumna and IRA Board Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, UOG Alumna, SOE Alumni Webmaster, and 2016-2017 Guam IRA President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, UOG Alumna and IRA Board Member; Vangie Chaco, 2015-2016 Guam IRA President; Dylan Orot, UOG Alumnus and IRA Board Member; and Annette Raguindin, UOG Alumna and IRA Board Member.

UOG Founders Day Gala A Success


Thank you to all those who shared in the celebration of UOG’s 64th Anniversary as an institution as a higher education.  This year’s theme was “I’m Coming Home.”  The gala was held on July 2, 2016 at the UOG Calvo Field House.  Biba UOG!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

SOE Alumni's Griffin Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

GDOE Teacher of the Year Finalists (seated)

Grace Griffin
2016 GDOE Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist and SOE Alumni Association Treasurer

Every year, teachers are nominated by parents, students, fellow teachers, or administrators for Teacher of the Year. GDOE Deputy Superintendent Erika Cruz says that this year, they received 67 nominations and 21 candidates who accepted the nominations. After a panel of judges conducted interviews and evaluated the teachers, the list is now down to six Teacher of the Year semi-finalists, two from each grade level. The semi-finalists are Graziella Griffin from GW High, Leonora Balajadia from Okkodo High, Gracelle Canar from UPI Elementary, Dr. Rochelle Diaz from Maria Ulloa Elementary, Richard Velasco from FBLG Middle and Patricia Abub also from FBLG Middle.

Source:  http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/local/8611

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Language Arts Conference a Success!

Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held Feb. 19 and 20 at the Pacific Star Hotel.