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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 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.
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SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

Click on the following links to access the SOE Alumni Association scholarship and grant forms:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

June 10 - UOG Founders Day Gala

Celebrate UOG’s 65th anniversary as an institution of higher education.
Dusit Thani Guam Resort
Tickets: $175 per person

Attire: Formal, Green Tie

May 25, Triton Lunch Club Featuring Rey Llaneta

Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 23, 12noon via email)analistan@triton.uog.edu 
Lotte Hotel Guam, Charlotte Room (take the elevator by the coffee shop and go to the 7th floor)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

336 to Graduate at UOG Spring Commencement on May 21

Attorney General of Hawaii Douglas Chin is the Commencement Speaker.
The University of Guam will recognize a record 336 prospective graduates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the UOG Calvo Field House during the 2017 Fañomnagan / Spring Commencement Ceremony.
The 336 total graduates represent the single largest graduating class in the University’s history. Of the expected graduates, 270 will receive undergraduate degrees and 66 will receive graduate degrees.
“The University continues to showcase the wonderful achievements of its students,” said UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood. “We will also have the opportunity to hear from a speaker who has made national headlines for challenging a Presidential Executive Order and upholding the U.S. Constitution.”
Commencement Speaker
The honorable Douglas Chin, Attorney General of the State of Hawaii is the commencement speaker. Chin was cast into the national spotlight in March for his challenge of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban which suspended travel from seven Muslim countries and halted the US refugee program.
"I am happy to go to the University of Guam to share my experiences and to encourage UOG Tritons to prepare for the challenges they will face,” said Chin. "This is a time of uncertainty, but with that comes opportunity. I look forward to speaking with the graduates who will be working to make positive change in the coming years."
Attendance to the UOG Fañomnagan / Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies is by ticket only. Graduating students are encouraged to pick up their tickets at the Admissions Office and to call 735-2214 for more information.

UOG Fañomnagan Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Executive Meeting with SOE Dean Sanchez

Pictured L-R:  Joann Diego, SOE Program Coordinator; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster; Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary; Rose Castro, SOE Alumni President; and Dr. John Sanchez, SOE Dean.  Not pictured are Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vice President; and Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni Treasurer.


The SOE Alumni Association held its executive meeting with the School of Education Dean, Dr. John Sanchez, on April 11, 2017 at the UOG's School of Education. Various alumni issues and activities were discussed, and the executive officers were pleased that Dr. Sanchez showed his support for the association's goals. We look forward to future meetings with him, as we collaborate to ensure that we are making a difference, to give back to our Alma Mater, and so much more!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

UOG Charter Day - March 14


The University of Guam will celebrate its 49th Charter Day on Tuesday, March 14,2017! Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. in the Center Courtyard, and activities run throughout the day until 5 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Each year, Charter Day is the largest public event at the University with nearly 5,000 people visiting the campus. This year’s theme is "Tritons United." Be on the lookout for the Trident, the University’s official hand sign, which helps unite us as a campus community.

The entire campus will have activities and events for the whole family including food, games, live entertainment, campus tours, presentations at the Marine Lab and WERI, the CHamoru Language Competition, agricultural displays, Isla Center for the Arts annual Art-A-Thon, President's Cup finals, and more!

For details and a list of activities, visit www.uog.edu/charterday.

NOTE: Charter Day Shirts are available for sale from the IMC Office. Limited sizes and quantities are available for $20 per shirt. Please contact jmac@triton.uog.edu for more information.



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Adios Anita

It is with great sadness that we bid Adios to one of UOG School of Education's finest employees. Anita was wise, witty, amazing, and a hard worker who had the heart of gold to help fellow colleagues and ultimately the students. God bless, and rest in peace our dear friend. You will always be remembered.

RIP Anita Tenorio Palomo



Friday, January 6, 2017

Triton Athletics Hall of Fame

Hafa Adai, Fellow Tritons! The University of Guam's Triton Athletics Department is looking for individuals to induct into the newly formed “Triton Athletics Hall of Fame." The organizing committee is looking to establish a list of potential awardees in the following sports: Football, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Baseball and two female student-athletes (any sport to include Cheerleading Squad). 

One award will be given to an athlete in each of the categories during a reception held on Sunday, March 26th beginning at 12:30pm at the UOG Calvo Field House. A total of (6) awards will be given. Individuals must have excelled in the abovementioned sports for at least two years and attended the University of Guam for at least a semester. 

For more information, please contact Doug Palmer, Director, Triton Athletics Department at T: 735-2861 F: 734-2170, or palmerd@triton.uog.edu.


PS. The nominations can be for players, coaches, administrators, even supporters of the program or department.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2017 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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