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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.

Friday, January 23, 2015

SOE Alumni Officers Coordinate IRA Course Jan. 24, 2015

Pictured L-R:  Grace Griffin, President; Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Senator Nerissa Bretania Underwood; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary.

Pictured L-R sitting:  Margaret Beem, Vice President and Grace Griffin, President.
Back row L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; and Martha Sudo, Secretary.


Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Frances Blanco, Member.


Pictured L-R sitting:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Grace Griffin, President.  Back row L-R: Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SOE Alumni Update - Jan. 21

1)2015 TRITON ALUMNI ACTIVITIES, PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES:

a)UOG Alumni Association Election (see additional details below, item #2):
Friday, 2/27, Deadline to file for candidacy
Friday, 3/6, Election, 1p.m. to 5p.m., Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building at the University of Guam, 2nd Floor, Room 261. Please bring a picture ID.

b)Triton Alumni Family Picnic (FREE Event)
Activities will coincide with the upcoming celebration of Charter Day 2015 held on March 11. Theme: There’s no place like home! Fun for the family: games, entertainment, prizes, refreshments and more!
Sunday, 3/8, 12p.m. to 4p.m., UOG Fieldhouse.

c)Charter Day (FREE Event)
Established in 1952 as the Territorial College of Guam, the institution was renamed the University of Guam in 1968. In 2015, we celebrate our 47th Charter Day and our 63rd year as an institution of higher education.
Tuesday, 3/10, 8:30a.m. to 4p.m. The schedule of events for Charter Day 2015 is being finalized, in the meantime, you can review information from last year to give you an idea of what to expect for this year:
Calling all interested alumni to form teams to compete in “President’s Cup Activities”:
5K Run, Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Golf, Pingpong, Tug of War, Volleyball, Engagement Skills Trainer (EST), Wild Card Event (TBD)

d)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:

e)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:

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

g)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:


2)UNIVERSITY OF GUAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, 2015-2016 ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The UOG Alumni Association is looking for interested candidates to fill three positions 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:

Vice President/President-Elect
The 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. (The President is the chief executive officer of the Association and shall have the general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the Association.

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.

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. Current President-Elect Chelo Paulino will become President. Current President, Star Mercado will serve as Immediate Past President.

The deadline to file for candidacy is Friday, February 27th through UOG Alumni Association President, Star Mercado via email,uogalumniassociation@gmail.com or through Norman Analista, Dir. Development and Alumni Affairs, UOG, nanalista@uguam.uog.edu

Candidates must submit a written statement that explains what position they are pursuing as well as their bio-data to be posted on the uogalumni.org for other alumni to view prior to voting.

Ballots may be cast on Friday, March 6th, 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. An option to cast a ballot electronically will be announced at a later date.


3)SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A NEW FIAT!!!
See the details in the flier below. Call Norman Analista at 735-2586 for more information.



Thursday, January 8, 2015


1)UNIVERSITY OF GUAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, 2015-2016 ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The UOG Alumni Association is looking for interested candidates to fill three positions 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:

Vice President/President-Elect
The 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.

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.

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. Current President-Elect Chelo Paulino will become President. Current President, Star Mercado will serve as Immediate Past President. 

The deadline to file for candidacy is Friday, February 27th through UOG Alumni Association President, Star Mercado via email, uogalumniassociation@gmail.com or through Norman Analista, Dir. Development and Alumni Affairs, UOG, nanalista@uguam.uog.edu

Candidates must submit a written statement that explains what position they are pursuing as well as their bio-data to be posted on the uogalumni.org for other alumni to view prior to voting.

Ballots may be cast on Friday, March 6th, 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. An option to cast a ballot electronically will be announced at a later date.


2)SAVE THE DATE, SUNDAY, 3/8: TRITON ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC 
The UOG Alumni Association will be hosting a TRITON ALUMNI FAMILY PICNIC (free event) on campus to coincide with the upcoming celebration of Charter Day 2015 (held on March 11). More details to follow.


3)SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A NEW FIAT!!!
See the details in the flier below. Tickets are available at my office. Call 735-2586 for more information.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SOE Alumni Officers Re-elected

Congratulations to SOE Alumni Officers who have been re-elected for another term!

Grace Griffin
President


Margaret Beem
Vice President



Martha Sudo
Secretary


Rose Cruz Castro
Treasurer


Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Treasurer

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2015 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro

Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan

Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian

Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog

Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

Image source: howtolearn.com

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Klitzkie on your SOE Distinguished Alumni Award!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

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)