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 Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

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

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Minagof Nochebuena ~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Enjoy this special holiday with your loved ones, and be sure to thank those who have touched your life and made a difference. May God bestow upon you abundant blessings on this day and always.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Congratulations 2017 UOG-SOE Distinguished Alumni!

Congratulations to Magdalena "Maggie" Hallers for receiving the 2017 UOG-SOE Distinguished Alumni Award! Hallers is a Professor of Education at the College of Micronesia/FSM. She received her BAED in Special Education from SOE in 1994 and her M.Ed. in 2000.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. John Sanchez, SOE Dean; Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Association Secretary; Hallers; and Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Association Vice-President.

Congratulations to the 2017 UOG Distinguished Alumni Award Winners!

Pictured front row, left to right:
Colonel (USA, Ret.) Reynold F. Palaganas
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Liaison Officer to US Pacific Command (USPACOM), Camp Smith, Hawaii
B.A. Political Science and English Literature(double major); Minor: Military Science, 1982
School of Education
Magdalena Hallers
College of Micronesia/FSM, Professor of Education
B.A. Special Education, UOG, 1994
Master of Education, UOG, 2000
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Josie Zamora
Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, Hospital Nurse Supervisor II
Associate Degree in Nursing, UOG, 1986
College of Natural & Applied Sciences
Dr. Jerry Castro
Guam E.N.T., LLC – sole proprietor
BA Biology/ University of Guam/ May 15, 1988
School of Business & Public Administration
Carlos Camacho
Micronesia Self-Help Housing Corporation, Executive Director
BBA, Finance and PMBA, University of Guam, 2005
(Not pictured)
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Amata Coleman Radewagen (Aumua Amata), Republican, American Samoa’s third Member of Congress
B.A. Psychology, UOG, 1975
Back row, left to right:
Tito Castro, UOG Alumni Association, VP/President-Elect
Norman Analista, UOG Director for Development & Alumni Affairs
Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
Dr. James Sellmann, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Dean
Dr. John Sanchez, School of Education, Dean
Dr. Margaret Hattori Uchima, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dean
Amanda Shelton, UOG Alumni Association, President
Giana Pangelinan, UOG Alumni Association, Treasurer
Jim Hollyer, Associate Dean, College of Natural & Applied Sciences
Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President

SOE Alumni Association By-Laws

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Search for 2017 UOG Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Wraps Up on Monday, October 2nd!

The University of Guam Alumni Association in cooperation with the University of Guam Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is excited to announce that nominations for the 2017 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards will be accepted from July 17 to October 2, 2017 (extended from September 15), no later than 4p.m. A total of (6) awards will be given to deserving individuals. Five awards will be given to one individual from each of the University’s schools and colleges: (1) College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, (1) College of Natural & Applied Sciences, (1) School of Business & Public Administration, (1) School of Education and (1) School of Nursing and Health Sciences. (1) Award will be given to an alumnus/alumna who is currently serving or is retired from military service.

Awards: All recipients will be recognized at the UOG Alumni Reunion scheduled for October 28, 2017 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa from 6p.m. to 9p.m. They will each receive a plaque, a certificate of recognition from the President of the University of Guam; and will be featured in a news release distributed to all local media. Awardees will be featured on the University’s website and social media channels.
To see previous winners please visit:
For more information, please email analistan@triton.uog.edu or call 797-3333.

65th Gala a Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 65th Anniversary Founders Day Gala! 
We were able to raise $50,000 which will go to the UOG Endowment Foundation for the University’s Capital Campaign. All funds raised will support the construction of the facilities in our 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan. Stay tuned for details on our 2018 Founders Day Gala.

For more photos from this year’s gala, please visit:

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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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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!

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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