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 Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms
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WASC Commends UOG's Good to Great Initiative, Board of Regents, and Fiscal Responsibility
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed another eight years of accreditation for the University of Guam, guaranteeing that UOG has met the Commission’s high standards of quality and effectiveness.
“We are extremely proud to announce the reaffirmation of another eight years of accreditation,” said UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood. “We received our first eight years of accreditation in 2009, and our new term will last until 2024. This accomplishment will mark an unprecedented 16 years of continuous accreditation for UOG.”
The Commission commended the University in seven areas:
Taking steps to implement each of the team's recommendations immediately after the visit. The Commission is pleased to learn of the university's efforts to: strengthen graduation rates; invest in data management; hire additional staff to support institutional research; institutionalize SSIT; enhance program review; and undertake co-curricular assessment.
Designing and carrying out the Good to Great (G2G) initiative. The Commission is impressed by this ambitious, progressive, comprehensive, and successful endeavor. The stated objective of prioritization is particularly commendable, as is the inclusion of the university's stakeholders, internal and external, in shaping the initiative.
Demonstrating strong fiscal stewardship. In the face of challenging resource constraints, the university has achieved multi-year financial surpluses. The diversification of revenue streams has been critical to the university's financial sustainability. The Commission applauds senior leadership for its fiscal discipline and for aligning resources with institutional priorities.
Developing an effective relationship with the Board of Regents. As reported by the team, the board is actively engaged, strongly independent, fully autonomous, and highly supportive of the University of Guam.
Focusing on regional needs. The university has demonstrated a deep commitment to regional needs and the public good through education, research and service.
Strengthening first-year retention to 74.5%. The University of Guam has implemented a range activities and practices that are leading to student success.
Creating a remarkably inclusive, collaborative culture focused on good university citizenship. The G2G process, in addition to a number of university initiatives, reflects this approach to collaborating across constituencies, in order to break down silos, create synergies, and forge a new unified direction for the university.
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In memory of our beloved alumni members, who have since passed away, we dedicate this web site to you. Click on this link: http://soememoriam.blogspot.com/ to view our Memorium dedication page.
ALUMNI STORIES - Where are they now?
Visit this site - http://soemembers.blogspot.com to find out what some of our SOE Alumni Association graduates are doing. If you are a member and would like to be featured here, please e-mail the Web Master at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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●To have the opportunity to purchase a $100 plaque, so that your name will appear on the wall of the SOE building for years to come
●To have the opportunity to be selected as the SOE Alumni of the Month. This is a special award, and your picture & name will be featured in the SOE Alumni Association website, and at the School of Education.
●To help support SOE’s mission of effectively preparing educators and other education personnel for professional performance in diverse cultural contexts
●To enhance your relationship with the School of Education by sharing your talents, resources, etc. in different SOE events
●To develop alumni pride, spirit, and life-long commitments to the School of Education
●To receive special member updates. You will be contacted regarding alumni activities, SOE Alumni of the Month update, donations, and other alumni news that positively impact the School of Education.
●To be celebrated as a valuable educator! Members are encouraged to provide information about themselves, or their accomplishments, for possible inclusion in the association’s website.
Thank you for your contribution, and we look forward to working with you to continue to benefit the School of Education!