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.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

SOE Alumni Association Sponsors Author Visit with Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles

The SOE Alumni Association sponsored the Saturday Story Hour at the Hagatna Public Library with visiting author Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles on October 26, 2013. The children were captivated with the Read Aloud conducted by Dr. Gilles. They were treated with additional Halloween activities and a special alkansiya (coconut bank) arts and crafts activity to tie in with Dr. Gilles' story. A small Halloween parade took place, and the children walked away with a treat of eventful memories and Halloween candies. Enjoy the following pictures taken during this special event!

SOE Alumni Officers prepare for Dr. Almira-Astudillo Gilles' author visit.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster; Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni President; and Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vice President.

Visiting author Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles takes a pose with SOE Alumni officers, UOG CLASS faculty, and GPLS staff.  Pictured L-R:  Leonora Santos, GPLS Saturday Story Hour Coordinator; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster and UOG CLASS faculty; Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni President; Dr. Gilles; Dr. Beth Somera, UOG CLASS faculty; and Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vice President. 

Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles conducts a Read Aloud with her award-winning children's book titled, "Willie Wins."

Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles asks questions from her audience regarding scenes from her book.

Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles poses with the Saturday Story Hour children, parents, SOE Alumni, and GPLS staff.  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

SOE Alumni Association to sponsor special author’s visit with Filipina Author Dr. Gilles

The SOE Alumni Association will sponsor a special author’s visit with Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles on October 26, 2013 during the Saturday Story Hour, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  at the Hagatna Public Library.  Dr. Gilles’ will conduct a Read Aloud with activities.  She is based in Chicago and is one of the Pamana Awardees for 2012 (Literature) - awards for overseas Pinoys in different categories.  See link below.
Her children's book, Willie Wins, has won several awards, and has been one of the most popular books for Filipino-American kids in recent years.

She is also scheduled to deliver a lecture on October 25, Friday, 2:00 p.m. at the IT&E Lecture Hall in the University of Guam’s SBPA building.   Copies of her novel will be available for sale.