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Distinguished Alumni Awards

2016 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of Guam Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and UOG Alumni Association are excited to announce the names of the winners of the 2016 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards were given out on Dec. 3 at the UOG Alumni Reunion at the Lotte Hotel. A total of six awards were given.

The award is given to those who demonstrate a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts or sciences, and/or service to society. They must also exhibit a high degree of character and integrity, civic and University involvement, and whose achievements have local, national or international significance.


The winners are:

University of Guam

 

Frank Ishizaki
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
BA Chemistry, 1971
College of Natural & Applied Sciences

 

 

 

University of Guam

 

Maureen Maratita
Publisher
Glimpses Publications
BA Communication, 2000
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

 

 

 

University of Guam

 

Sandra McKeever
President/Financial Advisor
Asia Pacific Financial Management Group
BA Marketing, 1999
School of Business & Public Administration

 

 

 

University of Guam

 

Paul Pun
Secretary General
Caritas Macau
BS Social Work, 1989
School of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

 

 

University of Guam

 

Salvador Avilla
Department Chairperson – Social Studies
George Washington High School/Tiyan High School
Former Principal, Agueda Middle School
BA Secondary Education & Sociology, 1973
MA Behavioral Sciences, 1975
School of Education

 

University of Guam

 

LTC(R) Renie “Rey” Llaneta, Army
RE/MAX Asyenda Realty Corporation
BA Psychology, 1984
Military Award

 

 



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 analistan@triton.uog.edu.


 

The Search for the Recipients of the 2016 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards is on!

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 2016 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards will be accepted from August 5 to October 3, 2016, 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 November 12, 2016 at the Lotte Hotel 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.

Eligibility:

Any individual who has graduated on or earlier than 2006 is eligible to be nominated. The nominee must consent to being included in the selection process. Please see the attached form for more details. 

Nomination Process:

Nominations may be submitted by any individual, independently or on behalf of a group or institution. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Requirements:

Submit an official Nomination Form highlighting the nominee's achievements, and explaining how the nominee meets the criteria for the Award.

Submit a CV/resume and two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work addressing the eligibility criteria (see below).
Supporting documents: depending on the nominee's field of endeavor, such documents could include notices and reviews of the nominee's work, sample publications, samples of media coverage, personal citations and testimonials, etc.

Nominees will be contacted as soon as the Nomination Form is received.

Upon acceptance of the nomination, nominees may submit specific evidence of their accomplishments in the following areas, limited to five pages.

Judging Criteria:

Professional accomplishment in the field. The nominee has 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.

Candidate exhibits a high degree of character and integrity.
Civic and University involvement, awareness and concern.
Nominee's achievements have local, national and/or international significance.

For Military Nominees:
Professional accomplishment in their field. The nominee held critical positions of responsibility and authority (i.e. command and key staff positions).

Nominee attained above normal promotion achievements.
Level of rank achieved or level of elected official capacity.
Awards that have been earned exhibiting exemplary performance.
Significant community service or civic involvements that have been achieved.

Submission of Forms:

All nomination forms, CV/Resume and two letters of support may be transmitted through any of the three methods below. Submissions received after the abovementioned deadline will not be considered.

PDF icon Download the Distinguished Alumni Criteria Form

PDF icon Download the Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form

Mail to/Hand Delivery: 
University of Guam President’s Office – ATTN: Norman Analista
UOG Station 2nd Floor, Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Building
Mangilao, Guam 96923

(Email) uogalumniassociation@gmail.com

For more information, please contact Norman Analista, Director, Development & Alumni Affairs at 797-3333 or email nanalista@uguam.uog.edu.

 

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