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:

Friday, November 27, 2009

SOE Alumni Association Update - November 29

Ferrer Guam 2009 Professor of the Year
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and support of Education have named Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at the University of Guam the 2009 Professor of the Year. For more details visit: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=374

Guam IRA's 10th Annual Community Book Fair - Agana Shopping Center - December 12, 2009
This year’s fair will be on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Agana Shopping Center from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. There will be exciting student performances including Maria Ulloa Elementary School’s Head Start students and the St. Francis Honor Choir. A special appearance of Clifford the Big Red Dog will also be available.

A special presentation of IRA’s Community Book Baskets will benefit the following: University of Guam’s School of Education Literacy Lab, Guam Memorial Hospital’s
Pediatric Ward, Erica’s House, Department of Youth Affairs, and the Alee Shelter in order to promote literacy.

There will be
an array of books just for you!
There will be paperback and hardcover books, young adult literature, and an assortment of professional books—all at affordable prices. There will also be software, novelties, and brand new Read-A-Thon 2010: “Go Green, Go Read” stocking stuffers. Books for IRA’s upcoming visiting author, Eric Ode, will also be on sale. There will be items from Southern Creations, PBS Guam, School Essentials, and Scholastic. Other features include the make-n-take children’s craft table, face painting, gift wrapping stations, raffle prizes, and more! You won't want to miss this event!

CEDDERS Seeking Evaluators
Guam CEDDERS wishes to establish a list of individual (s) or organization (s) interested in conducting evaluations for the University of Guam , Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS) for various projects within the organization. Payment for services will be through contractual agreement. Evaluations may include on-site visits, interviews, and/or surveying of individuals involved in the projects as well as a review of project documents. Interested individuals and/or organizations should submit vita as well as letter of introduction/interest outlining experiences in conducting formative and summative project evaluations to Ms. Julie Celeste at Deans Circle House #11 or e-mail her at Julie.celeste@guamcedders.org.

SOE International Conference - February 12-14, 2010. Read details below.


First International Conference on


Marriott Hotel Guam

February 12-14, 2010

About the Conference

The University of Guam School of Education is hosting an international conference for researchers, practitioners and school administrators to share their expertise, experiences, theoretical perspectives and research findings in education The conference focuses on Current Trends and Challenges in Education with the following sub-themes:

1. Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

2. Diversity, Learning Styles, and Special Needs

3. Partnerships, Collaboration, and Networking

4. Distance Education, Blended Learning, and Technology-Mediated Instruction

5. Dispositions, Values, and Relational Skills

6. Finance, Governance, and Accreditation

7. At-risk Learners, Family Crisis, and School-Based Interventions

8. Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy of Education

Dr. Richard Giardina
Dr. Nerida F. Ellerton

Registration Fee

International Participants:

Early Bird (Before January 15, 2010): $150

On Site: $200

Regional and Local Participants: $100

Students (on daily basis): $50

Call for Papers

Participants who wish to present papers should e-mail a proposal that specifies a sub-theme and submit an abstract of not more than 250 words to the following coordinators.

1. Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Coordinator: Dr. Kelle Murphy

E-mail: kmurphy@uguam.uog.edu

2. Diversity, Learning Styles, and Special Needs

Coordinator: Dr. Richard Fee

E-mail: rfee@uguam.uog.edu

3. Partnerships.

Collaboration, and Networking

Coordinator: Dr. Patrick Leddy

E-mail: greyleddy@yahoo.com

4. Distance Education Blending Learning, and Technology-Mediated Instruction

Coordinator: Dr. Jacqui Cyrus

E-mail: dr.jcyrus@gmail.com

5. Disposition

s, Values, and Relational Skills

Coordinator: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

E-mail: mnrivera1@yahoo.com

6. Finance, Governance, and Accreditation

Coordinator: Dr. James Maryott

E-mail: jmaryott@uguam.uog.edu

7. At-Risk Learners, Family Crisis, and School-Based Interventions

Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Kane

E-mail: stoppinger@yahoo.com

8. Psychology,

Sociology, and Philosophy of Education

Coordinator: Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

E-mail: ssachuo@uguam.uog.edu

Those who wish to participate in the Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Classrooms and the Round Table Discussion on a Collaborative Agenda for Research in Education should e-mail their proposals to the following chairs:

Workshop Chair: Dr. John Sanchez



Round Table Discussion Chair: Dr. Lou Ferrer



Important: Deadline for the submission of abstract and proposal is November 30, 2009.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 2009

Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: December 10, 2009

Deadline for submission of full papers: January 10, 2010

For details go to http://mnrivera1.com/soe_conference


For details you may

contact the following chairs:

1. Program: Dr. Stephen Kane



2. Registration: Dr. Don Shuster

E-mail: drshust@uguam.uog.edu

3. Accommodation: Dr. Marge Artero

Email: martero@uguam.uog.edu

4. Publications: Dr. John Sanchez

E-mail: jsanchez@uguam.uog.edu

5. Invitation: Dr. Velma Sablan

E-mail: sablanva@gmail.com

6. Promotions: Dr. Jacqui Cyrus



7. Sponsorship: Dr. Ning Li

E-mail: nli.uog@gmail.com

8. Secretariat: Dr. Benit Camacho-Dungca


9. Cultural Tour

Committee: Dr. Ye-Kyoung Kim

E-mail: yekyoung_kim@yahoo.com

Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer

Conference Chair

Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne

Dean, School of Education

Graduate Credits/CEUs*

You can also earn three (3) ED894 graduate

credits/CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. You can also e-mail the Instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com or call 735-2440.

*This course may be funded by the YEC Recertification Sch olarship to qualified GDOE educators for certain workshops/sessions that fall under specified key areas. For more information, call 735-2470.

29th Annual International PIBBA Conference - June

22-25, 2010, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Read details below.

Image source: http://www.rmiembassyus.org/

29th Annual International
PIBBA Conference


Tuesday-Friday, June 22-25, 2010
Marshall Islands High School

Sponsored by:
Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and RMI Chapter

Download Registration Form

Download Presentation Form

Download Exhibit Form

Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet

Download Pioneer of the Year Packet

The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

PIBBA Conference Chairs:

Cheta N. Anien, President-Elect, PIBBA International
Emman Rokjan, President, PIBBA RMI Chapter

For information, contact Cheta N. Anien at (692) 625-5261/5262 or e-mail chetaanien@rmimoe.net or pibba.international@gmail.com


Pictured above: Proclamation signing for the 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference at the Governor's Conference Room. L-R front row seated: Carmen Weaver, Rosa Salas Palomo, Lt. Governor Mike Cruz, Governor Felix Camacho, and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz. Back row L-R: Teresita Flores, Maria Cruz, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Carol Cepeda, Marife Fernandez, Mye Ganan Flores, Risa Salas Miguel, Zander Refilong, Joseph Mafnas, and Antonia Salas.

Pictured above: The 30th Guam Legislature presented a legislative resolution commending the celebration of the 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference on June 22, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Pictured above L-R: Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President and first PIBBA President; Masa-Aki Emesiochl, first PIBBA President-Elect; Juanita Manibusan, PIBBA Conference Co-Chair & 2008-2009 President of PIBBA Guam Chapter; Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA Conference Co-Chair & 2008-2009 PIBBA International President-Elect; Senator Tina Muna-Barnes; Frances Sablan, CNMI head delegation; Marilyn Salas, 2008-2009 PIBBA International Secretary; Alister Tolenoa, Kosrae head delegation; and Shelten Neth, 2008-2009 PIBBA International President.

Pictured above L-R: Zander Refilong, PIBBA steering committee member; Lt. Governor Bill Tosie of Kosrae; PIBBA President Shelten Neth; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA steering committee member.

Pictured above L-R: Teresita Flores, PIBBA steering committee member; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA steering committee member; Frances Sablan, PIBBA secretary; Alister Tolenoa, Kosrae delegation; and Carmen Weaver, PIBBA steering committee member.

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