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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Language Arts Conference a Success!

The 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held November 16 and 17, 2012 at UOG and Guam Marriott Resort was a huge success!  The literacy-filled presentations and inspirational keynote speech by CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Penaflorida, were memorable.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year, says his keynote speech at UOG's 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference.


Efren Penaflorida inspires the audience with his keynote speech at this year's Language Arts Conference.


SOE Alumni Officers with UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood. Pictured front row L-R: Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and LAC Chair. Back row L-R: SOE Alumnus Dr. Jose Q. Cruz and UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood.



LAC Presentation:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao pictured during their presentation titled Digital Storytelling with Young English Language Learners.

LAC Presentation:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao pictured during their presentation titled  Creatively Differentiating Instruction for Pacific Island Students.

COM-FSM and UOG Colleagues:  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Chair and Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM.



LAC Committee with IRA and SOE Alumni Officers.  Pictured L-R:  Jackie Guzman, LAC Administrative Assistant; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, LAC Chair; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster and LAC Chair; Dr. Clarisa Quan, LAC Chair; Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni Member; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator.

COM-FSM Representation at the LAC:  Pictured L-R:  Sylvia Henry, COM-FSM; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Chair; and Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM.

Donation:  Dr. Pam Peralta (center) donated the reading kit she won to COM-FSM colleagues.  Pictured L-R:  Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM; Peralta; Sylvia Henry, COM-FSM; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Professors at the LAC:  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Pam Peralta, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz, and Dr. Catherine Stoicovy.

SOE Alumni Officers ready for recruitment at the LAC.  Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster and LAC Chair.

SOE Alumni Officers pose with SOE Alumni.  Pictured front row L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and LAC Chair.  Back row L-R:  SOE Alumnus Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, and Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni Member.

The delicious LAC cake from LSG served during the first night of the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #1.  Pictured L-R:  Ted Nededog and Stephane Lujan.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #2.  Pictured above is Ted Nededog.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #3.  Pictured above is Johnavan Tamayo.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #4.  Pictured above is Stephane Lujan. 

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #5.  Pictured standing:  Nicole Borja.  Sitting L-R:  Johnavan Tamayo, Stephane Lujan, and Ted Nededog.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #6.  Pictured above is Nicole Borja.

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #7:  Pictured L-R:  Johnavan Tamayo, Stephane Lujan; and Ted Nededog.

Keynote speaker, Efren Penaflorida with LAC Committee, SOE Alumni and IRA Board Members.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, LAC Chair; Troy McVey, CLASS Associate Dean; Dr. Clarisa Quan, LAC Chair; Lou Hiura, IRA Historian; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster and LAC Chair; Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vic e President; Lynn Arriola, IRA Corresponding Secretary; Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President; Debbie Duenas, IRA President-Elect; Efren Penaflorida, Keynote Speaker; Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary and IRA Recording Secretary; Young Adult, Carmen Paulino; and Therese Volsteadt, IRA Software Board Member.

Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni member, welcomes the audience.

The SOE Reading Cohort strikes a pose at the LAC.  Pictured kneeling L-R:  Ted Nededog and Johnavan Tamayo.  Back row L-R:  Pam Villanueva; Stephane Lujan; Nicole Borja; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Instructor; Gloria Frias; Lenith Atienza; and Fatima Tibudan.  Not pictured are Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Reading Program Coordinator; Lourdes Felipe, Ailene Pamintuan; Lee Anicas; and Nadine Cruz.

CLASS Dean, Dr. James Sellmann, says his Opening Remarks at the LAC.

Troy McVey, CLASS Associate Dean, says his remarks during the start of the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Lenith Atienza presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Gloria Frias presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Pam Villanueva presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

Keynote speaker, Efren Penaflorida with Dr. Rivera, LAC Chair & SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster and LAC Chair.

LAC Committee with Dr. Rivera's EN100 volunteers.  Front kneeling:  Clint Siren.  Back row L-R:  Emilyn  Santos; Angela  Manalo; Toni-Lynn Benoit; Sabrina Rivo; Jackie Guzman, LAC Administrative Assistant; Dr. Rivera, LAC Chair, EN100 Instructor & SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator. 


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