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 Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

Click on the following links to access the SOE Alumni Association scholarship and grant forms:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SOE Alumni Update

WASC Reaffirms UOG’s Accreditation for Eight Years!

The next Educational Effectiveness Review will occur in 2017. This is the longest period of accreditation in the institution’s history. Read more here: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=293

Kathy Lofdahl and UOG Junior Rob Ady to Attend the National Human Genome Research Institute
Dr. Katharine Lofdahl, an associate professor of biology in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, has been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the National Human Genome Research Institute’s 2009 Summer Workshop in Genomics. Additionally, Lofdahl was able to select one of her students to participate in the intensive week-long course as a “Genome Scholar”. Rob Ady, a University of Guam junior, was recommended for the position and will travel with Professor Lofdahl to the National Institutes of Health Campus located in Bethesda , Maryland . Read more: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=292

Alumni fundraising and wine tasting event – July 9
The UOG Endowment Foundation, Inc. and the UOG Alumni Association Chapters invite UOG alumni to a wine tasting and annual campaign fundraising launch on July 9th from 6 - 9 pm at Meskla Chamorro Fusion Bistro. For more informaition call 735-2956.

Groundbreaking for School of Nursing and Health Sciences Classrooms – July 10

UOG’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences breaks ground for new nursing classrooms on July 10th at 10am at the Health Sciences Building on the Mangilao campus. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has seen enrollment surge over the last several years with more than 400 students in the pre-nursing and nursing tracks. The new single-story 2,850 square foot facility will include two classrooms, faculty offices, and storage.

Sellmann Acting Dean of CLASS

Dr. Mary Spencer recently announced she was returning to faculty to pursue her research interests. Dr. James Sellmann has been named Acting Dean of CLASS through the end of the Fall 2009 semester, or until a new dean is selected.

Sociology and Nursing Students Collaborate with FSM Community, Gill-Baza Youth Group – July 3, 11, and 12
The University of Guam , the University of Hawaii , and the FSM communities will host a Micronesian Food Festival on July 11-12 at the Gill-Baza subdivision. This is an opportunity for UOG students and faculty to engage and establish cooperative links with this enclave community. Additionally, the Gill-Baza Youth Group and senior level sociology students of UOG have planned community engagement and sharing activities which will include locally produced films shown on a large outdoor screen, performances, and music. The event will be held Friday, July 3rd at 5:30 with UOG nursing students providing blood pressure screenings. All of Guam ’s residents are encouraged to participate in an effort at community development that is both positive and unifying. For more information or to get involved contact Joshua Peter at 898-6980 (Email: Joshua.peter@gu.g4s.com) or Kirk Johnson at 735-2870 (kjohnson@uguam.uog.edu)

UOG-UH Summer Archaeology Field School at Ritidian
Ten students representing seven universities located in Guam, the U.S. mainland, Canada , and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas participated in the University of Guam - University of Hawaii Summer Archaeology Field School held June 1 – 26 at Ritidian. Read more here: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/PresOfficeDIMCMediaReleases.aspx?siteid=1&p=446

English Placement Test – July 9 and 10

The English Placement Test will be held July 9 and 10 in the CLASS Lecture Hall. Students must bring a photo ID and their admissions application receipt to the tests. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early for check in.

July 9, 2009

Last names beginning with the letter A-C at 8:00 a.m.

Last names beginning with the letter D-L at 10:00 a.m.

July 10, 2009

Last names beginning with the letter M-Q at 8:00 a.m.

Last names beginning with the letter R-Z at 10:00 a.m.

TRIO Programs, Student Support Services offers 2009 UOG TRIO SSS Summer Bridge Program
The SSS Summer Bridge Program is FREE of cost to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are already accepted to the University of Guam for the Fall 2009 semester and who intend to participate in the TRIO/SSS Program. Participants (freshmen or transition students) get to meet other first-year students, orient to the UOG campus, learn about UOG resources and services, and enjoy self-development and fun activities to ensure a smooth transition to UOG.
July 29 - Deadline to apply
August 03 - August 07 2009 SSS Summer Bridge Program dates
August 11/12 UOG new student orientation/registration

For more information contact Emmanuel John Cruz Aguon at 735-2248 FAX: 671 734-7514
Cell phone: 671 678-7904; ejaguon@uguam.uog.edu or ejaguon@gmail.com.

Tiny Likiep Atoll Boasts Internet Cafe

The 600 residents of tiny Likiep Atoll in the Marshall Islands now have access to email, the internet, and long distance phone service thanks to Bruce Best of the University of Guam ’s Telecommunications and Distance Education Operation and a host of Pacific partners.

Best and a technical team from the College of the Marshall Islands and the RMI Ministry of Transport and Communications first set up a communication system on Majuro before traveling to Likiep Atoll. The goal was to establish the first of many solar-powered, Internet via satellite systems on remote islands. After days of trouble shooting, equipment gathering, and making use of any materials they could find, Best and his team were able to set up the solar modules, which charged a couple of batteries, which in turn powered the satellite dish. A few cables and computers later, Likiep’s first Internet Café was born.

UOG 2009 Special Education Summer Institute
The University of Guam School of Education offered its third annual Special Education Summer Institute which began in June 2009 with almost 60 participants. For more visit: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=291

PEC Conference - July 15-17

The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) 2009 will be held at the University of Guam July 15–17. Co-hosted by the Guam Public School System, the University of Guam , Guam Community College , and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, PEC is one of the largest educational conferences in the western Pacific and a major source of professional development opportunities for educators. There are many workshop strands to choose from, and organizers expect upwards of 1,000 educators to attend the conference. To register visit:


Distance Education/Training Workshop – July 14

A Distance Education Training/Workshop will be held July 14, 2009 beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the University of Guam . The workshop features Kavita Rao, an assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii , Manoa.

Workshop participants will get hands on practice with DE technologies such as Moodle and Elluminate. To register contact: Verna B. Marquez at vernabm@uguam.uog.edu, or 735-2620/1.The workshop is free of charge and will be held in the new distance education classroom next to the Science Building on the University of Guam Campus.


Business Woman of the Year Scholarships

DEADLINE: September July 31, 2009

First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2009 First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall 2009 Semester. The scholarships are intended to “promote higher education by providing financial assistance for college students in their pursuit of professional careers,” and are open to both full-time and part-time students. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, a written essay, and financial need. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Form

Scholarship Policy and Procedures

Dave J. Santos Scholarship

The Guam Chamber of Commerce has announced the availability of the Dave J. Santos Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the UOG School of Business and Public Administration. The application deadline is Friday, July 24, 2009.

2009 Application

2009 Scholarship Flyer

Tan Siu Lin Scholarship

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2009

The Tan Siu Ln & Sons Charity Committee of the Tan family has established a trust fund for scholarships for eligible University of Guam studnets, commencing withthe 2009-2010 Academic year. The family, which has its main office in Hong Kong , provided an endowment to finance five $1,000 scholarships per Academic Year.

Click here for the application and more information.

University of Santo Tomas Alumni Organization Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2009

The scholarship consists of two $500 awards given to one nuring student in his/her junior year and one education student in his/her junior year.

Click here for the application and more information.

Spring Commencement Ceremonies Booklet Posted Online


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