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:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - May 18

Small Business Development Center Workshop – May 19 "Introduction to Micro-Credit"Wednesday, May 19th (9:00am-11:30am) – see uog.edu scrolling news for details.

The Faculty Senate, Faculty Union and the Office of the Senior Vice President host an End of Academic Year Merienda on Thursday, MAY 20, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the LG BUILDING MULTIPURPOSE ROOM. Everyone is invited. See you there!

Friday Lecture – May 21
"Interglacial limestone and its geomorphic features on Guam: implications for the RELATIVE sea level Change" by Blaž Miklavič, UOG graduate student and research assistant Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) on Friday May 21, 2010 at 4:00pm, Marine Lab Classroom.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony – May 21
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences hosts their annual pinning ceremony on Friday, May 21 at the Sheraton. Twenty-three students will graduate from the program on May 30.


Acting Chief Human Resources Officer
Elaine Faculo Gogue is the Acting Chief Human Resources Officer. If you need to contact her about HRO issues, please email: http://us.mc530.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=egogue@uguam.uog.edu.

Fresh Eggs on Sale Now
The UOG Triton Farm is selling eggs this week. Small size: $2.00 per dozen with deposit of egg carton; without $2.50. Regular size $2.50 per dozen with deposit of egg carton; without $3.00. Act fast, because these eggs sell out! Call Doris at 735-2100 and pick up at Agriculture and Life Science Building Room 204 (AES office).

CLASS Awards
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences presented their annual awards to the following individuals on May 14:
· Faculty Excellence in Teaching -- Michelle Bednarzyk
· Faculty Excellence in Service -- Seyda Turk Smith
· Faculty Excellence in Creative Activity -- Peter Onedera
· Faculty Excellence in Collegiality -- Velma Yamashita
· Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching -- Mila Alcazaren
· Outstanding Graduate Student -- Jonathan Guerrero
· Outstanding Staff Award -- Doreen Fernandez
· CLASS Conference MVP Award -- Jenni Arceo
· Outstanding Sociology Student -- Myracle Mugol
· Cynthia Sajnovsky received a retirement gift/certificate
· Mary Spencer received an appreciation plaque for her service as Dean

UOG Cancer Research Center Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors
Dr. Rachael Leon Guerrero leads a study on breast cancer risk factors and seeks women who have survived breast cancer. The purpose of this study is to establish an understanding of breast cancer in the Mariana Islands in relation to lifestyle. If you were diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 2009 or 2010 and are a resident of Guam or Saipan , you may be eligible to be in this study. Please contact Dr. Leon Guerrero or Shelly Blas at 735-2023 or http://us.mc530.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=shellyblas@uguam.uog.edu.

2010 University of Guam Relay for Life Team
Order your Triton t-shirt today. Shirts are $15 each. Please submit your order to Joanne Avila ; http://us.mc530.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=joanne.avila2010@yahoo.com or call her at 735-2023 ( UOG CNAS/Agriculture & Life Sciences Building , room 112B). The funds raised from sale of the t-shirts will go to the American Cancer Society and the UOG Relay Team Triton. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR UOG RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM BY PURCHASING A T-SHIRT!!! "Making a Difference Starts With YOU!"The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event will take place from 7:00pm, Friday, May 28th to 7:00am, Saturday, May 29th, at the George Washington High School Track field. UOG's tent is #62. Please join us for this event and help cancer survivors and their families.


UOG Green Student Internships Available
UOG Green is now offering up to 10 student internships to support sustainability efforts on Guam . Students will work in a team environment with the UOG community to support energy conservation and recycling. Positions held will work up to 20 hours per week beginning June 1, 2010. For more details, click here.
Congressional Internship for UOG Student - Deadline May 19, 2010The University of Guam Congressional Internship Review Committee is soliciting applications for the 2010 Congressional Internship. The Intern will work on his/her project during the internship at both the district and DC office of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. In order to qualify, applicants must be a University of Guam student with Junior Standing, a Guam resident, and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.

The College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Guam offers its Summer Research Apprenticeship Program in June. This program is open to high school students from both public and private high schools on Guam . Students with an interest in agriculture, consumer and family sciences, and the natural sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. The program will run approximately five weeks from June 28 through July 30, 2010. This will be a full-time employment working 40 hours per week and paying $7.25 an hour. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

(1) A resident of Guam ;
(2) A high school student in good standing who has completed his/her sophomore year and will be a junior or senior when the new school year commences at a local public or private high school; and
(3) Shows interest in science and mathematics.

Application forms may be picked up from the Dean’s Office, Room 206, located in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building at the University of Guam from April 27, 2010 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Application forms will also be made available at most of the island’s public and private high schools to be disseminated to interested students (inquire at your Principal’s or Guidance Counselor’s Office). Submit your completed application form along with your most recent report card for the current school year to the office mentioned above no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2010.

Click here for the application.

For more information, please contact Ms. Annie Santos at 735-2000/1 or by email at http://us.mc530.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=afsantos@uguam.uog.edu

2010 School of Education Spring Convocation – May 25
The School of Education hosts its spring convocation for education majors on May 25, at 5:00pm in the Marriott Hotel’s Chamorro Ballroom.
Spring 2010 Commencement Ceremonies – May 30
Commencement ceremonies will be held on May 30 at 2pm in the Field House.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our SOE Alumni MOMS! God Bless you for all that you are and all that you do to care for your loved ones, being a special part of our alumni family, and so much more!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nancy Bo Flood to Speak at IRA Meeting

Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood will be the featured speaker at the May 15 meeting of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association at the Guam Reef Hotel. Ms. Flood is the author of Warriors in the Crossfire, a new young adult novel set on Saipan during WWII. The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with registration and breakfast. Dottie Winterle will have copies of her new book, Silent and Forgotten, The Legend of the Navajo Warrior, available and the book's illustrator, Viktoria Sayre, will be there, too.

The program includes the induction of new officers for the Guam Council, a scene from "Little shop of Horrors" presented by the National Forensic League of Okkodo High School, and a special recognition of our gracious sponsors this year, Continental Airlines, MCV Cable Cares, The Pacific Daily News, and The Bank of Guam.
The meeting will conclude at 11:00 am with door prize raffles, including books, teaching materials and a laptop computer for those who sign up for IRA membership for next year 2010-2011.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pacific Educator in Residence (PEIR) Program

Note: Click on the image above to view the PREL news release regarding the PEIR Program or visit http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for more information.

The Pacific Educator in Residence (PEIR) Program is now accepting applications for 2010-2011. The PEIR program offers a one-year residency for educators from Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Hawai'i, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The program enhances and develops the personal and professional skills of Pacific educators in the context of PREL's ongoing work. It focuses on learning experiences that maximize professional development opportunities and benefit their schools and communities. According to the PREL announcement, PEIRs generally remain employed in their home entities and return at the end of their one-year term.

The following are the four opportunities available from September 2010 through August 2011:

-Grades 4-5 English Language Arts/ELL (based in PREL CNMI Service Center)
-Library and Information Literacy Initiatives (based in the successful candidate's local PREL Service Center)
-Parent Information Resource Center (based in the PREL RMI Service Center)
-Research and Evaluation (based in the PREL Honolulu Office)

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, visit PREL's PEIR Program website at http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for complete details and application form. The application deadline is Monday, May 31, 2010.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Newly Elected UOG Alumni Association Officers

Congratulations to the newly-elected UOG Alumni Association Officers! We thank all the candidates who ran for office, and we look forward to the leadership of the new officers. The induction ceremony for the new officers will be held by the end of May.


PRESIDENT - Robert Paulino

VICE PRESIDENT - Angelica Diaz

TREASURER - Yolanda Calvo

SECRETARY - Nathan Taimanglo

We thank the following officers who will be ending their term soon:

Pictured above L-R: Toni Aflague, Secretary; Jennifer Sanchez, President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; and James Underwood, Treasurer.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2010 Professional Leadership Conference

2010 Professional Leadership Conference Presentation: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao received a certificate for their workshop presentation titled Using Literature to Promote Healthy Habits during the Child Care Givers 2010 Professional Leadership Conference themed “Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children.” Rivera also presented a technology workshop titled Using Digital Storytelling to Promote Healthy Habits. The conference was sponsored by the Guam Child Care and Development Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and UOG’s School of Education Early Childhood Program, on April 9 and 10 at the University of Guam’s School of Education and Lecture Hall.

Pictured L-R: Gumataotao and Dr. Rivera.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Internment of the late Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

INTERNMENT: The late Dr. Sweeter Sachuo will be buried in his homeland Chuuk. His remains accompanied by family members will leave for Chuuk on May 10, 2010.

FUNERAL: Funeral services will be held on May 8.2010, beginning at 9:30 - at San Agustin's Funeral Home in Harmon next to Harmon McDonald

EVENING SERVICES: The family will receive friends and guests intheir home in Kaiser, Dededo in the evenings from 7- 9:30 from April 30 - May 7, 2010 A special time is set aside for UOG/SOE faculty, staff, and students for 6-7 in the evening. Please call 6326112 for confirmation.