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 Newsletter

SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala to feature Timmons

This year, Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated & multi-platinum-selling group 98° will be performing at UOG's 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Guam from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, email Norm Analista at nanalista@uguam.uog.edu or call 797-3333.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lina'la 2 Odyssey Performed at UOG a Success!

It was a beautiful night of Chamorro melodies, history, and so much more!  God Bless all who made the Lina'la-ta 2 musical odyssey a huge success!  BIBA GUAHAN!  BIBA CHAMORRO!

Monday, March 16, 2015

SOE Alumni Update - March 17

Triton Alumni Family Picnic

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who attended this special event!

2015 Charter Day Alumni Picnic-THANKS





Congratulations to the 2015-16 UOG Alumni Association Officers who were introduced at the picnic. 
L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.


Winner of FIAT donated by CarsPlus is… 

Congratulations to Philsan Kim (holding the G) for winning the new FIAT donated by CarsPlus in the recent raffle which benefited the UOG Endowment Foundation! Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets!

FIAT Winner


a)The G Factor IV, UOG Senior/Alumni Reception and Talent Showcase:
University seniors and successful alumni connect to engage in meaningful conversations about preparing for the workforce.
Saturday, 5/2, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Venue TBD, more details coming soon
Review photos from previous events:

b)University of Guam 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala:
This is the University’s signature formal, “Green Tie” event for the year. We will celebrate our 63rd year as an institution of higher education. You don’t want to miss out!
Saturday, 6/27, 6p.m. to 10p.m. Hyatt Regency Guam, more details coming soon
Review photos from our 62nd Anniversary celebration:

c)2015 Search for Distinguished Alumni:
Monday, 7/6, nomination packets will be released
Friday, 10/2, deadline for the submission of packets

d)All-Class 2015 UOG Alumni Reunion: Featuring the Distinguished Alumni Awards
Saturday, 11/14, 6p-10p, Lotte Hotel, more details coming soon.
Review photos from previous events:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference Presentation

NABE Conference Presentation:  The Asian-Pacific Islander Special Interest Group (SIG) Institute was held March 6, 2015 at the 44th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pictured L-R:  Shu-Yuan Lin, Presenter and API SIG Co-Chair-Idaho State University; Rosa Salas Palomo, API SIG Chair-University of Guam, and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Treasurer; Clara C.  Park, NABE Executive Board Member At-Large-California State University-Northridge; Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter-University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences & SOE Alumni/PIBBA Webmaster.

UOG Charter Day 2015 Meaningful

The University of Guam celebrated its 47th Charter Day on March 10, 2015.  This year’s theme is No Place Like Home.  Thousands of young and old alike participated in the annual event.  The 36th Annual Research Conference (ARC) hosted by UOG’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences also held its insightful workshops.  

There were cultural displays, CHamoru Language Competition, SOE activities/shows, chemistry titration competition, food vendors, dance performances, live music, obstacle course, carnival games, and more!  We hope to see you at next year’s celebration!

SOE Alumni at the 44th NABE Conference

Pictured L-R:  SOE Alumni Professor Rosa Salas Palomo and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera take a pose at Paris, Bally's Las Vegas during the 44th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference.  The theme of the conference is Achieving Global Competence:  Biliteracy for All!  The pre-conference started March 4 and the rest of the conference will continue until March 7, 2015.  Palomo is scheduled to chair the Asia Pacific Special Interest Group, and Dr. Rivera will be sharing her presentation titled Creatively Using Digital Storytelling to Scaffold Literacy in the ESL Classroom.

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only nationwide network of professionals dedicated to serving English language learners in the United States via education programs and legislative advocacy. For the past four decades, NABE has been committed to excellence in bilingual and biliteracy education for all students through enriched educational programs and intensive professional development for teachers, administrators, professors, policymakers and parents. Additionally, NABE provides extensive research in the field via its Bilingual Research Journal, NABE Perspectives, NABE Journal of Research and Practice and the NABE eNews. NABE is committed to promoting programs and innovations that prepare our nation's students to be fluently bilingual, technologically creative, globally competitive and well-rounded world citizens by advancing legislation and policies at both the state and national levels that best serve language minority students.

Source:  NABE.org