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 Association Officers: Pictured left row (front): Dr. Darlene Roberto, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor. Pictured right row (front): Rose Cruz Castro, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

SOE Alumni Newsletter

SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: WASC Visit begins March 31

The WASC team is back on Guam to validate that the University of Guam upholds its quality education and assessment process. Below is the WASC schedule.

WASC EE Poster Session: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Field House

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm - Poster set up

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Evening reception and poster session for WASC team members.

6:30 pm- 11:00 am 4/1/09 - Posters will be left set up for WASC team members to visit and review.

11:00 am – 12 noon 4/1/09 - All programs remove posters and displays.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Shoo Rayner to present at the Agana Library

Children's author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner, will be presenting this Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 10:00 a.m. for the Agana Public Library's Story Hour. You won't want to miss this! We hope to see you there!

For more information on Shoo Rayner, visit his website at http://www.shoorayner.com/.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: SOE Passes NCATE Visit with Flying Colors!

The School of Education did an outstanding performance on Standard Two - Assessment! All the areas in need of improvement have been met, and the team is recommending full accreditation. According to Acting Dean, Dr. Patrick Leddy, “It was evident throughout the interviews that our students do practice what they have learned: Knowledgeable Scholar, Reflective Decision-maker, Effective Communicator.” We would like to acknowledge the faculty fo

r stepping up and improving the SOE assessment system. Kudos to all SOE faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends! We knew all that hard work would pay off! Way to go SOE!

*Image source: www.piercecollege.edu

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific Islands."

The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.”

The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference will be held Friday-Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009. The theme is “Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education.”

The School of Education’s First International Conference on Current Trends and Challenges in Education will be held Monday-Wednesday, December 14-16, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: NCATE Visit: March 22-25, 2009

SOE will have a visit from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners from March 22-25, 2009.

SOE'S vision is aspirational. It emphasizes that teacher candidates emerge as knowledgeable scholars who are able to effectively communicate the knowledge they gain from general education, foundations, and specialty courses to students in the P-12 schools. Candidates also will become reflective decision makers who are accountable for the learning of all students. The School of Education prepares candidates who are advocates for all learners, as outlined in our Conceptual Framework.

SOE continues to work hard to provide quality education and to ensure that its assessment system is an effective one that positively impacts student learning. We wish our School of Education the best of luck during its NCATE visit! We are confident that all your hard work will pay off!

Friday, March 13, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Special Olympics on March 14, 2009


The Special Olympics Guam will hold its 33rd annual track and field event at Okkodu High School in Dededo on Saturday, March 14, 2009. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: UOG Charter Day - March 10, 2009

Other Important News:

According to the UOG-SOE Chapter of CEC, the Special Olympics Guam will hold its 33rd annual track and field event at Okkodu High School in Dededo on Saturday, March 14, 2009. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Wacky Celebration!

Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Wacky Celebration: The UOG Early Childhood Program in partnership with the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Guam Public Library System, hosted a Dr. Seuss Wacky event in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 105th birthday on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Hagatna Public Library. Pictured Front row L-R: Vaughn Baisa, Ewalani Ecrupulo, Sasha Lujan. Second row L-R: Joaquin Naputi Abraham Rivera, Ashton Aguon, Sheryl Padilla,Kimberlie Castro, Jerri Onedera, Alicia Quintanilla, Jeanalyn Benavente, Maria Perez, and Frank Aflague. Third row L-R: Marlihsa Suzumu , Sherleen Vilaga, Odessa Aguon, Mariana Santos, and Leizl Ochavillo. Fourth row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Nakita Braganza, Krystle Lynn DeVera, Heidi Cameron, and Mariana Santos. Last row L-R: Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, Rissa Hameister, and Beauty Letewasiyal.