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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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

PIBBA Announces Newly-elected Officers!

Congratulations newly-elected Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Officers! Pictured L-R: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Historian & SOE Alumni; Gloriana M. Sepe Teuira, Secretary; Rosa Salas Palomo, Treasurer & SOE Alumni; Alister Tolenoa, President; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, President-Elect & SOE Alumni; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster & SOE Alumni.  Not pictured is Masa-Aki Emesiochl, Immediate Past President.

UOG 62nd Anniversary Founders Day Gala: THANK YOU!

Hafa Adai, to all our Alumni, University Citizens and Generous Sponsors! Thank you to everyone who helped make our 62nd Anniversary Founders Day Gala a success! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we raised close to $32,000! Funds raised will go toward realizing the university's 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sanchez is New Dean of SOE

Dr. John Sanchez
Dean, School of Education
Congratulations to Dr. John Sanchez for being named the new Dean for the School of Education (SOE).  Dr. Sanchez joined UOG's School of Education in 2002 and has served as Professor and Interim Dean of SOE since August 2013.  He has a strong history of collaboration on research and service at UOG and a career in education that spans nearly 30 years.

Congratulations PIBBA Guam TOY and POY!

Congratulations to this year's Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Pioneer of the Year (POY)!  Barbara Manibusan was selected for the prestigious 2014 TOY and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera was selected for the distinguished 2014 POY.  Manibusan, who serves as a Chamorro teacher, has held various PIBBA Guam executive positions.  Dr. Rivera, who serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Guam, is the webmaster for both local and PIBBA International organizations.

Barbara Manibusan
PIBBA Guam 2014 Teacher of the Year
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
PIBBA Guam 2014 Pioneer of the Year

Monday, June 9, 2014

University Singers Win Gold!


Congratulations to Julia Naputi Rivera and the rest of the University Singers for winning Gold during the Festa Musicale 42nd Festival of Songs International Choir Competition in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  We're so proud of all of you!  Way to go!

Monday, June 2, 2014

John Kline, Congressman and Education Committee Chair, gets introduced to the Big G

Courtesy of Congresswoman Bordallo, UOG President Underwood was able to have breakfast with Chairman Kline and six other members of Congress yesterday morning.




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