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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:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SOE Alumni Executive Team Celebrates the Guam IRA Read-A-Thon 2016

The SOE Alumni Executive Team & IRA members celebrated the Read-A-Thon 2016 Kick Off:  "Get Connected, Read More" on February 6, 2016 with interactive Read Alouds conducted by students of Liguan Elementary School; singing performances by Marc LaPlante and the Adacao Honor Choir; meaningful workshops by Lola-Victoria Leon Guerrero, Kisha Borja-Quichocho, and Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary and Guam IRA Grant Chairperson.  Countless ed tech gadgets/tools were also raffled off.  


SOE Alumni Executive Team at Read-A-Thon (RAT) 2016 Kick Off.  The Executive Team also serve  as the RAT 2016 Committee Members.  Pictured L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, SOE Alumni President; Martha Sudo, Alumni Secretary; Margaret Beem, Alumni Vice President; Marc LaPlante, composer of the RAT 2016 theme song, "Get Connected, Read More!"; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Alumni Webmaster and RAT 2016 Chairperson.  Not pictured is Grace Griffin, Alumni Treasurer.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year from around the Pacific!


Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2016 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

Image source: howtolearn.com

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, December 5, 2015

Lastimoza joins the SOE Alumni Association

Meet our newest SOE Alumni Association Member!

Rosanne Lastimoza

SOE Convocation - Dec. 5

Congratulions to the SOE candidates who were recognized during this semester's SOE Convocation! The UOG Commencement will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the UOG Field House. We wish the candidates all the best, and may they be blessed with continued success!

SOE candidates are all smiles!

SOE Alumni Association Holds its Annual Election

The SOE Alumni Association held a meaningful election and general membership drive December 5, 2015 at IRA's Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center.  Congratulations to the following officers:

President:  Rose Marie Cruz Castro
Vice-President:  Margaret Beem
Secretary:  Martha Sudo
Treasurer:   Graziella "Grace" Griffin
Webmaster:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera