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.

SOE Classes - Spring 2018

SOE Classes - Spring 2018

SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

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

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New SOE Dean & Upcoming Language Arts Conference

The SOE Alumni Association welcomes the incoming SOE Dean, Dr. Elizabeth M. Hawthorne!

Dr. Hawthorne will arrive August 14 and will begin work on Monday, August 17. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan , and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia and a BS in Education from Tufts University . She has served as a dean or associate dean at Ellis University ( Chicago ), National-Louis University ( Chicago ), Penn State (PA), and Kaplan University ( Chicago ). She has been a team chair and evaluator for the North Central Association of College and Schools (WASC equivalent for the central US) and led National-Louis University through a successful application process resulting in NCATE accreditation. With her experience in hiring and evaluating faculty, strategic planning, curriculum development, distance education and technology use, we look forward to working with her as she and our School of Education lead the change that will take place over the next few years on our island.She will be located in the Dean's office in the School of Education building. Her email is ehawthorne@uguam.uog.edu. Please welcome her to our campus.


The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will be held Friday-Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009. The theme is “Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education.” The LAC is an opportunity for professional growth and enrichment in literacy for educators in the Western Pacific region. Presentations will focus on reading and writing across the content areas with particular attention on approaches in the multicultural context. Proposals for individual and panel presentations on innovative reaching strategies, research reports, and practical workshops are welcome. Presentations will be scheduled in forty-five minute blocks.

LAC forms are available online at www.uog.edu or visit http://www.geocities.com/uog_lac

Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals are being accepted now, and the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Respicio at 735-2725/6 or e-mail languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu

Registration Fees:

Early Bird (by Sept. 30, 2009), Presenter, UOG Student, IRA Member - $40

Pre-Registration (By Oct. 23, 2009) - $45

On-site or after Oct. 23, 2009 - $55

Please make checks payable to “UOG Language Arts Conference”

Graduate Credits/CEUs:

You can earn two (2) graduate ED894 graduate credits/CEUs for attending the LAC. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional and International Programs (PIP), 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. The course is eligible for YEC support to qualified GDOE educators who have been officially processed through the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educators Corps (YEC). For additional information about funding call YEC, call 735-2470. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

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