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:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

UOG Alumni Reunion a Blast!

The UOG Alumni Reunion was memorable for the countless alumni who attended the special event. "The first-ever UOG Alumni Reunion was a blast!," said Norm Analista, Director of UOG Alumni Affairs. There were many who contributed to the success of our reunion, including the following:


· Co-chairperson: Ryan Rupley. If it weren’t for your dedication and willingness to pitch in, the event wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did.

· Fashion Show: Alan Torrado, Tes Reyes. Through the dedication of our models and Alan’s professionalism and attention to detail we pulled together a memorable show. Tes played a vital role in keeping the chaos backstage to a minimum and for organizing the clothing.

· Speed Networking: Matt Sablan, JoAnna Delfin, Russell Ocampo, Brian Borja, Rick Catindig. Thank you for pulling all your resources together to make our first attempt at this activity a notable one. It probably won’t be the last of its kind.

· Alumni Outreach: Carlo Carino, Tommy Morrison. Thank you for helping me reach out to our alumni through social media and your various networks.

· Hospitality and Reception table: Gil Suguitan, Joann Diego, Mark Mendiola, Ben Leon Guerrero II, Americorps Volunteers. Through your efforts, our guests received a warm and welcoming reception which set the tone for the evening.

· Primary Sponsors:

§ Jeff and Jay Jones, Chris Unpingco/Triple J Auto Group

§ Corinne Berking, Charlie Anderson/Dewitt Moving

§ Marie Lizama/Delta Airlines

§ Molly Cadmus/Tiffany & Co.

§ Julie Manglona & Maribel Mendoza/Mandara Spa

§ Lea Siruelo/Tropical Living

§ Tony Sgro, Levonne Guerrero/Paradise Fitness Center

§ Tom Valderrama, Anthony Corn/Docomo Pacific

§ Aline Mendoza/SM

§ Chris Perez/Gino’s

§ Agnes Perez, RJ Ricarte/Veiovis

· Special thanks to all our outstanding models, especially those from the University community who sacrificed many Saturdays to perfect their runway debuts: Regent Kathy Sgro, Student Regent Jose Villagomez, Dean Anita Enriquez, Dean James Sellmann, Dean Julie Ulloa-Heath, Cathleen Moore Linn, Elvie Tyler, and Dr. Laura Biggs.

· UOG Alumni Association Officers: Pres. Robert Paulino, Vice Pres. Chris Angoco, Secretary Myrna Nievera, Treasurer Yoli Calvo. All your participation and words of support have made a tremendous impact!

· The Talent Box: Rayla Ferrara and Myrna Biacan thank you for taking the fashion show to a different level with your incredibly talented team of dancers.

· Triton Privileges Signup: Thank you Anitra Padua and your team from Southern High for spending your evening dedicated to signing up new members to the UOG Alumni Association!

· UOG Green Army: You showed us that you can convert recyclable material like paper and aluminum into hot fashions!

· UOG Decade Videos: Brian Muna, thanks for putting together an outstanding video to complement the fashion show.

· Thanks to my fellow emcees: Andy Wheeler, Brandon Muna, Chris Angoco for helping to set the pace and tone for the event.

· Thank you to the GCC Cosmetology program and fellow alum Janice Aguon and her team for bringing out the beauty and character of the models!

· Thanks to everyone who helped to sell tickets and who took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us.

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The 50th Student Government Association will be having a Thanksgiving Festival entitled “Gifts of Thanks” on November 23, 2011. It will be in the Student Center Courtyard from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Join us in celebrating Thanksgiving by contributing at least 1 nonperishable food item or used clothing. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. There will be FREE food, FREE entertainment, and FREE prizes. Hope to see you all there.

Tops in Blue – November 29
The Air Force group Tops in Blue will perform at the UOG Field House on November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

UOG TRIO Programs - California Pizza Kitchen Fundraising Event Nov. 28-30

Please join the University of Guam TRIO Programs on November 28 – 30 any time from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the California Pizza Kitchen – Holiday Resort in Tumon for a flavorsome fundraising event. 20% of your check will benefit our organization when you present the attached flyer to your server on our scheduled dates. Thanks for your support. Download PHILANTHROPIZZA CPK FLYER here, or from www.uog.edu scrolling news.


"The Pacific Blue Continent: Militarized Experiences from Hawai'i, the Marshall Islands, and Guahan" – Nov. 30
The UOG Division of Social Work and the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice is sponsoring a Public Forum on November 30th at the UOG CLASS Lecture Hall from 5:30-7:30PM titled, "The Pacific Blue Continent: Militarized Experiences from Hawai'i, the Marshall Islands, and Guahan". Presenters include: Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai'i Peace and Justice; Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Former Senator from Rongelap Island; and Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

SOE New Year’s Bash and 60th Anniversary Kickoff– tickets on sale now!
If Christmas Party ticket sales are any indicator, you better get your New Year’s Eve tickets today for the School of Education’s New Year’s Eve Bash, celebrating 60 years of teacher education on Guam. The event will be held on Saturday, December 31 2011 at the Guam Nikko Hotel. Early bird ticket prices are $60 per couple, $35 individual, and $15 for children. The event includes dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets from the SOE Dean’s Office – call 735-2440, or you may also purchase them at School Essentials in Tamuning, Tel: 648-7245.


English and Math Placement Tests – Dec. 3
The tests will be held at the CLASS Lecture Hall at 8am. Students must bring their admissions application receipt and photo ID to the test.

Orientation for Masters Program in Adapted Physical Education – Dec. 9
All individuals with bachelor’s degrees in physical education are invited to an orientation session for the Masters Program in Adapted Physical Education on December 9, 2011. Dr. Nathan M. Murata, Interim Associate Dean from the College of Education at the University of Hawaii, will be at the University of Guam on December 9 at 4:00 PM in Fitness Room 2 in the Field House to talk about the program, the requirements, admissions procedures, and benefits. The program is federally funded through a grant titled Project Adapted Physical Education for Pacific Islanders (APEPI). The grant covers tuition for two graduate students from Guam per year for five years to earn their master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education.

Organic Agriculture Workshop – Dec. 14
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Business and Public Administration offer the following FREE Workshops: Plant Material and Seeds for USDA Organic and Certified Naturally Grown on December 14. The workshop will be held from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129 (SBPA). For More information please call: 735-2080.

Cooperative Extension Service, 4H Youth Development Program Annual Christmas Workshops

S.E.T. Workshop(Science, Engineering and Technology)

Dec. 19 - 23

9:00am - 4:00pm

Fishery Workshop

Dec. 27 - 30

9:00am - 4:00pm

The Workshops are open to kids ages 7-10. Seats are limited to 25 students per Workshop.

The registration fee is $125.00 per workshop (Non-Refundable). Register for both workshops for only $240.00. For more information and registration please call our office at 735-2040/45


CLASS 33rd Annual Research Conference Call for Paper and Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline February 7, 2012

Scholars and students that have been engaged in scholarly work in all disciplines are invited to participate in this UOG 60th anniversary Charter Day event on March 13, 2012. Presentations of papers, exhibits, panels, forums, workshops and performances are all welcome. The Conference Committee solicits proposals from faculty, undergraduate and graduate Students in any discipline. Papers are limited to: 20 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion; An abstract of no more than 150 words. Please register at our website, direct link listed below, providing your abstract, special requirements and accommodations needed. http://www.uog.edu/CLASSResearchConference

Submit Your Creative Works to Storyboard
The University of Guam’s Division of English and Applied Linguistics seeks submissions for its literary journal, Storyboard. Writers and artists from Guam and the greater Pacific are encouraged to submit their work for journal’s twelfth issue, which will focus on the theme, “Crossings.” All submissions must be emailed tostoryboardjournal@gmail.com on or before midnight, December 8, 2011. Storyboard 12 will be published in April 2012. For more information contact Tali Ariav atstoryboardjournal@gmail.com or 671-735-2725 or 671-735-2850.


The Herminia Dierking Scholarship is Now Available!

DEADLINE: January 31, 2012

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter is pleased to offer the Herminia Dierking Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored and funded jointly by the chapter and private sector contributors in recognition of the achievements of the late Herminia H. Dierking, a Legislator, Educator, Humanitarian, Past President of AGA Guam Chapter, Past Regional Vice President of AGA Pacific Rim and a past recipient of the AGA National Chapter Service Award.

The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to four (4) undergraduate students ($1,500 for each recipient, two recipients for Spring 2012 and two recipients for Fall 2012 semesters) at the University of Guam (UOG) who exhibits academic excellence in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Economics or Public Administration disciplines. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships

Society of American Military Engineers Guam Post

Application Deadline: December 16, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.

The Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently accepting applications for its 2011/2012 MidYear Charlie Corn Scholarship. Enclosed is a copy of the application form and a background sheet describing the scholarship and its eligibility and application requirements.

As described in the background sheet, the Charlie Corn Scholarship is to assist in the development of engineering and architectural talent in Guam and Micronesia. Refer to the scholarship application to confirm eligibility requirements. After graduation, applicants must be planning on returning to Guam or Micronesia to begin their professional career. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships.

Graduate Fellowships in Cancer Research Available
University of Guam graduate students are encouraged to apply for UOG Cancer Research Center Graduate Fellowships. Applications are available now atwww.uog.edu/cancer.

The Soroptomist International of the Marianas
The Soroptomist International of the Marianas (SIM) is sponsoring a scholarship for University of Guam undergraduates who are permanent residents of Guam and are entering or are enrolled at UOG, from freshman through senior levels. To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, recipient must be a full-time student, maintaining academic progress toward a degree, with a GPA of 3.0. Students must show evidence of financial need. This is to be determined by the Financial Aid Office of the University of Guam. The Financial Aid Office will make an analysis of the family’s financial strength. Applicants must submit a financial aid form (FAFSA) to the Financial Aid Office. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

UOG and the Guam Women's Club are both celebrating their 60th anniversaries in 2012. The Guam Women's Club has awarded scholarships to the Territorial College of Guam to the present. The Guam Women’s Club wants to honor these students at its 60th anniversary celebration in March and to show how students' lives have been changed through their UOG education. If you received one of these scholarships or know someone who did, please contact Nancy Weare at bnweare@yahoo.com.


Pamela Peralta, a graduate student the Argosy University Hawai’I Campus is conducting a qualitative research study as part of her doctoral degree requirements. And, she is asking for the assistance of UOG alumni who are interested in participating in the study. Highly educated mothers are being challenged to choose between remaining with their career and raising a family. For the educated mother who selected to stay home full-time upon the birth of her child, the decision to rear her infant presents many consequences.

Pamela is looking for six (6) women to participate in an interview of about 1 to 1 ½ hours. The participants must meet the following criteria: (a) must hold a Master’s degree or higher, (b) must have stayed home full-time upon the birth of her child for a minimum of six (6) consecutive months. The participants will be asked (prior to interview) to complete a short questionnaire (10 to 15 minutes) providing general information about the participant.

If you are interested, please contact Pamela at 483-1280 or peralta8@aol.com with your response or if you have any questions. If you know of mothers who might qualify for the research study, please refer them to her.