Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
SOE Alumni Update: ACEI and PDK-FEGA Coordinate Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive and Clothing Donation
Pictured during the donation held on November 26 , 2008 are L-R: Dot Chargualaf; Rev. Frank Tenorio; Tita Tenorio; Ewalani Escrupulo, ACEI Vice-President; Alicia Quintanilla, ACEI President and PDK-FEGA member; Kimberlie Castro, ACEI Secretary; and Vaughn Baisa, ACEI Public Relations Officer.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Pictured front row L-R: Kimberlie Castro, Treasurer; Mariana Santos, Co-Chair; Ewalani Escrupulo, Vice-President; and Joy Rivera, Member. Back row L-R: Vaughn Baisa, Public Relations Officer; Donna Purcell, Chairperson; Alicia Quintanilla, President; Beauty Letewasiyal, Secretary; and Ria Torres, Bishop Counselor.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
SOE Alumni Update: GPSS ELL/ESL Standards Cadre 2008 Presents at UOG's 21st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference
Cadre members who presented were Rosa Salas Palomo, Project Director/Coordinator of the Guam ESL Certification Plus Project; Zander David Refilong, Program Coordinator; Gene Dydasco, Education Specialist with the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL); Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ESL Teacher/Coordinator with the Guam Public School System (GPSS) & adjunct professor for the Language and Literacy, TESOL, and Instructional Technology Programs & Department of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Guam; Keith Juarez, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) teacher with GPSS; and Guadalupe (Faye) Camacho Kaible, school program consultant with GPSS. Among the audience members who attended the presentation were Maydelene C. Ganan-Flores and Risa Jade S. Miguel, administrative staff of the Micronesian Language Institute; Menang Diaz, GPSS State Program Officer; GPSS teachers Bobbie Manibusan, Dawn Maka, Cynthia Manibusan & Vina Johnson. Cadre members not pictured are Dr. Margo Gottlieb, LN494/G Instructor & Illinois Resource Center; Lucia C. Leon Guerrero, GPSS School Administrator; Chamoru teachers Teresita C. Flores, Cecilia C. Bermudes, Marilyn R. Perez, Roy M. Leon Guerrero, Jocelyn T.Santos, Rufina F. Mendiola; June E. Taitano from GPSS Special Education; Kirk S. Drygas from Project Hatsa; Dr. Jose Q. Cruz from the Guam Education Policy Board; GPSS ESL teachers, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Lorena M. Montague, Priscilla C.T. Perez, Melissa R. Pablo, and Marife G. Fernandez.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
University of Guam School of Education professors presented at the university’s 21st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held November 14 and 15 at the University of Guam and Holiday Resort & Spa. The theme of the conference was Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas: Empowering English Language Learners. The professors’ presentation titled Jumpstarting Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners introduced the reader’s schema and its importance in comprehending, learning, and remembering ideas in stories and text.
Pictured L-R: Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, conference keynote speaker and associate professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the departments of foreign languages and curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Dr. Kelle Murphy, and Professor Julie Fee (sitting) from the University of Guam.
Pictured L-R: Lorna Gonzalez; Kate Pappano; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, instructor; Lucille Linder; and Ceferino Duarosan Jr.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Praxis Examination: School of Education students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education have recently passed the Praxis 1 exam required for teacher certification. The Praxis 1 exam consists of Academic Skills Assessments which measure proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Pictured L-R: Jodi Borja, Erika Flores Arceo, Lisa Taitano, Joshua C. Damian, Mara Andrada, Brianne Naputi, and Joleen Gay.
ACEI Visit: The University of Guam’s Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) recently made a courtesy visit with the Guam Public School System Superintendent, Dr. Nerissa Bretania-Shafer. Pictured L-R: Vaughn Baisa, Public Relations Officer; Beauty Letewasiyal, Secretary; Dr. Marilyn M. Jackson, ACEI Advisor; Kimberlie Castro, Treasurer; Dr. Nerissa Bretania-Shafer, Guam Public School System Superintendent; Alicia Quintanilla, President; Ewalani Escrupulo, Vice President; and Nakita Braganza, Public Relations Officer. Not pictured are ACEI Advisors Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Asherdee Rosete.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
SOE Alumni Update: Congratulations to UOG Alumni Association’s 2007 Distinguished Alumni Recipients and Newly Elected Alumni Association Officers!
The UOG Alumni Association hosted its 2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Inauguration Ceremony at the Guam Hilton Resort and Spa on October 3, 2008.
Three of UOG’s School of Education faculty were nominated for the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. They are Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, Associate Professor; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy , Associate Professor; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, GPSS ESL Teacher/Coordinator and UOG Adjunct Professor.
Dr. Rivera was honored with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for 2007. She was selected by a panel of four judges, including Speaker Judith Won Pat; Col. James Montague, Commander Air Guard; Al Almira, Comptroller, TakeCare Asia; and Cathleen Moore-Linn, Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications. Dr. Rivera was also sworn in as the assocation's incoming Vice President.
The other four award categories featured during the event include the Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award, Young Alumni Achievement Award, Honorary Alumni Award, and 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Nominees for the Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award were Marie Lizama , Sales Manager, Northwest Airlines; Lolita Reyes, Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations, GCC; and Jude Anita Sukola, Superior Court Guam. Lizama was honored with the 2007 Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award nominees were Marcos Fong, Managing Director, Nakicos Corporation & Glimpses Advertising; Michael San Nicolas, Financial Services Officer/Investment Executive for Bank of Guam & PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc.; and Jason Tedtaotao, Special Assistant for Policy Clarification and Training Facilitator for the Guam State Clearing House. Fong was honored with the 2007 Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Nominees for the Honorary Alumni Award were Bank of Guam; Continental Airlines; Foremost; Northwest Airlines; South Pacific Petroleum Company; and Take Care Asia Pacific. Bank of Guam was honored with the 2007 Honorary Alumni Award.
The 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award nominees were Senator Frank Ishizaki, 29th Guam Legislature; Carlos Camacho, Businessman; and Mary Okada, President, Guam Community College. Camacho was honored with the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award.
The newly elected UOG Alumni Association Officers were also sworn in by Judge Steven Unpingco during a special alumni inauguration ceremony. The incoming officers are Jennifer Sanchez, President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; Toni Aflague, Secretary; and James Underwood, Treasurer.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Pictured front row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ACEI Advisor; Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, ACEI Advisor; Senator Judi Won-Pat, and Dr. Anita Borja-Enriquez, Executive Director for the School of Business and Public Administration. Back row L-R: Alicia Quintanilla, President; Ewalani Escrupulo, Vice President; Beauty Letewasiyal, Secretary; Kimberlie Castro, Treasurer; Vaughn Baisa, Public Relations Officer; and Nakita Braganza, Public Relations Officer.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Pictured front row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; Jennifer Sanchez, President; Toni Aflague, Secretary. Back row L-R: James Underwood, Treasurer; Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President; and Peter Roy Martinez, UOG Director of Alumni Affairs.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Association’s President, was also elected as Vice President of the UOG Alumni Association, the University’s main alumni organization. Here’s a special note from her:
Dear SOE Alumni Members, Friends, and Collegues,
Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu'os Ma'ase'! I am humbled by your wonderful support and votes! It was a very close race for every candidate! I will remain committed in working with the newly elected UOG Alumni Association Officers, so that we will uphold the University's mission and connect with our fellow alumni members. I wish you all the best, and please keep in touch.
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera- Vice President
Toni Aflague- Secretary
James Underwood- Treasurer
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Matilda N. Rivera (Dr. Rivera) for Vice President
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
UOG Alumni Association members recently nominated members for its new officers. Pictured sitting L-R: Frank Salas, nominee for President and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, nominee for Vice President. Standing L-R: Peter Roy Martinez, UOG Director of Alumni Affairs; Amoretta Carlson, alumni member; James Underwood, nominee for Treasurer; Mae Mendiola, nominee for Secretary; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, alumni member; and Liwanag Dominguez, alumni member.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Pictured above L-R: Liwanag Dominguez, SOE Alumni Secretary; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Alumni President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Alumni Vice President; Mendiola; Clarita Moreno; and Ofelia Villagomez.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
SOE Alumni Association Vice President, Lois T. Gumataotao, celebrated her birthday with fellow alumni officers, members, and friends on May 3, 2008 at the Onward Beach Hotel! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOIS!
Pictured above L-R: Alvy Puno; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni President; Liwanag Dominguez, Alumni Secretary; Gumataotao; Merl San Agustin; Susan Mendiola; and Mae Mendiola, Alumni Treasurer.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Pictured front row from L-R: Faye Camacho Kaible, Melissa Pablo, Margo Gottlieb, Rufina Mendiola, and Teresita Flores. Second Row, L-R: Jocelyn Santos, Marilyn Perez, Marife Fernandez, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Lucy Leon Guerrero, June Taitano, and Cecilia Bermudes. Back Row, L-R: Lorena Montague, Roy Leon Guerrero, Dr. Jose Cruz, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Zander Refilong, Keith Juarez, Professor Rosa Salas Palomo, and Priscilla C.T. Perez. Not pictured are Gene Dydasco, Kirk Drygas, and Dr. Dan Robertson.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Pictured L-R: Dominguez, Gumataotao, Dr. Klitzkie, Dr. Rivera, and Mendiola.