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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Congratulations Fall 2013 Graduates!

The University of Guam celebrated the graduation of its 236 students on December 22, 2013 at the UOG Field House. It also marked a milestone by graduating its first fully-online Reading Program candidates.  Of the graduates, 67 received graduate degrees and 169 received undergraduate degrees. The Commencement Ceremonies featured keynote speaker Esther Puakela Kia’aina, First Deputy Director, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Reources.  Kia’aina served for nearly two decades on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Representative and UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood and to U.S. Representative Ed Case (D-Hawai’i), and as Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawai’i).  Kia’aina was recently nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas at the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Congratulations Reading Cohort and Fall 2013 candidates! Enjoy the following UOG Commencement snapshots!

Keynote speaker Esther Puakela Kia’aina

Rachel Duenas, Elementary Education major from the School of Education, is this semester's Valedictorian.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, DEAL/SOE; Duenas; and Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, SOE's Reading Program Chair.

Reading Cohort graduates pose for the camera!

Reading Cohort member from Pohnpei poses for the camera.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Reading Program adjunct/DEAL Asst. Professor; Mr. Biza; Leilani Welley-Biza, Reading Cohort Pohnpei graduate; and Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Reading Program Chair.

Reading Cohort with their signature "Thumb's Up!"
FIRST ONLINE COHORT:  The Reading Cohort gives a BIG smile, as they are the first to graduate from UOG's first fully-online program!

UOG's Dr. Rivera's!  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Dr. John Rivera.
   
Pictured L-R:  Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Reading Program Chair; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, DEAL Asst. Professor & Reading Program Adjunct; and Troy McVey, Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

UOG Commencement Ceremonies held December 22, 2013 at the UOG Field House.

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