The University of Guam is excited to announce the names of the winners for the 2016 University of Guam Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards were handed out on Dec. 3, at the all-class annual UOG alumni reunion at the Lotte Hotel Club Lounge. Winners were selected by a panel of judges which included key UOG leaders, representatives of the UOG Alumni Association and notable community judges. One award was given to each graduate of the University’s schools and colleges as well as to an alum who is retired from the military or actively serving in the military.
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Frank Ishizaki, Bachelor of Arts Chemistry, 1971
Adjunct Faculty, School of Business and Public Administration, UOG
Chief Criminalist Guam DPS, Retired FBI Special Agent, Senator, Chief of Police, Director of Corrections, and Homeland Security Advisor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Maureen Maratita, Bachelor of Arts Communication, 2000
Publisher, Glimpses Publications
School of Business and Public Administration
Sandra McKeever, Bachelor of Arts Marketing, 1999
President/Financial Advisor, Asia Pacific Financial Management Group
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Paul Pun, Bachelor of Science Social Work, 1989
Secretary General, Caritas Macau
School of Education
Salvador Avilla, Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education & Sociology, 1973, Master of Arts Behavorial Sciences, 1975
Department Chairperson – Social Studies, George Washington High School/Tiyan High School, former Principal, Agueda Middle School
LTC(R) Renie “Rey” Llaneta, Army, Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 1984
RE/MAX Asyenda Realty Corporation
All nominees’ application packets were rated in the following areas: 1) Professional accomplishment in the field: has the nominee attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts (comprising Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Business) or sciences (comprising Science, Engineering and Health Sciences) and/or service to society? 2) Does the candidate exhibit a high degree of character and integrity? 3) Does the candidate show civic and University involvement, awareness and concern? 4)Does the nominee's achievements have local, national and/or international significance?
The awards are expected to be given out in 2017 again. A call for nominations will take place starting in July of next year.
For more information, please contact Norman Analista, Director, Development & Alumni Affairs, University of Guam at 797-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.