Fañomnåkan 2021 Commencement Ceremony
6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, at Paseo Stadium
The University of Guam will confer degrees to a record-breaking 386 graduates at its Fañomnåkan 2021 Commencement Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.
The ceremony, to be held on the field of Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña, will be the first in-person commencement that UOG has held since December 2019. The graduates have completed their degrees with more than a year of online learning since the pandemic struck in March 2020.
Tickets to attend the commencement ceremony are limited to two tickets per graduate. Pandemic safety protocols will be in place for the ceremony, including required masks, temperature checks, and socially distanced seating.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on the official UOG Facebook page.
CEO, Coast360 Federal Credit Union
1992 UOG Alumnus
Gener F. Deliquina is a local executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Having earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from UOG in 1992, Deliquina — now CEO of Coast360 Federal Credit Union — has since built a solid career in Guam’s financial industry while working to enrich the community through civic leadership and corporate sponsorship of various nonprofits and community organizations.
Having first gained experience as an accountant and accounting supervisor for the Guam Department of Administration and Bureau of Budget and Management Research, he then became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004 and assumed the role of chief financial officer for the Government of Guam Employees Federal Credit Union, which later became Coast360. He became the CEO of the credit union in 2014.
Deliquina’s resume spans entrepreneurship and the arts as well. He is the founder and director of Fusion Dance Company, a professional dance studio that trains students as young as 4. The students perform locally, compete internationally, and fundraise and volunteer to benefit children’s organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Erica’s House, and the Guam Special Olympics.
Deliquina has served on the boards of the Guam Humanities Council and the Association of Government Accountants and currently serves as treasurer of the Guam Gymnastics Federation, which, as part of the Guam National Olympic Committee, coaches and mentors aspiring Olympic athletes to represent Guam.
He was recognized in 2018 as a UOG Distinguished Alumni of the School of Business and Public Administration.
“When you earn a degree, you also take on a larger responsibility of being a leader in the community and actively working toward the common good, and Gener is a perfect example of that,” said UOG President Thomas W. Krise. “We hope all our graduates and the community as a whole will be inspired by his story.”
Class of 2021 Valedictorian Reggie Mae O. Dionisio is graduating with a bachelor’s in nursing. She attended UOG on the government of Guam’s Merit Scholarship, having been salutatorian at George Washington High School in 2016.
As a student nurse, Dionisio provided nursing care in various units of Guam Memorial Hospital and also provided immunizations, telehealth nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care with the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, and the Guma Asusena and Guma Serenidad homes.
She was also licensed with an emergency temporary work permit last July to work as a licensed practical nurse and assist with the pandemic response.
While a student at UOG, Dionisio was a member of the Student Nurse Association of Guam, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. She also volunteered organizing clothing drives for and registering homeless individuals with the Guam Homeless Coalition, mentoring under classmen in the nursing major, conducting health assessments and making phone calls to assist the public health department with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and conducting health and physical checkups for Catholic Social Services.
In addition to receiving the Merit Scholarship, Dionisio was also a recipient of the Nurse Training Professionals Scholarship and the Student Government Association Scholarship.
Graduates: Arrive at 3 p.m. and proceed to the graduate check-in table on the atrium side of the stadium.All other guests: Enter the stadium any time after 4 p.m.
Parking will be available at:
Yes! The commencement will be streamed live on the UOG Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UniversityofGuam.
The ceremony is closed to the public and only registered individuals or those with tickets will be admitted.
Graduates received two guest tickets and must register their guests at https://tinyurl.com/sp21grad.
The ceremony will be approximately two hours.
Safety protocols include required masks, temperature checks, and socially distanced seating. Everyone will be required to wear a mask, even if fully vaccinated.
Drinks will be available for sale at the concession stand; however, no food will be sold. Attendees may bring in their own light snacks and beverages.
Please note: The concession stand will be cash only.
UOG merchandise and graduation mementos will also be available for sale at the Triton Store kiosk. Come check it out!
Flowers and leis will also be available for purchase.
Please note: The Triton Store kiosk will be cash only.
No, all attendees should remain in their seats during the ceremony.
An official photographer will take photos as each graduate crosses the stage and will also take a posed photo of each graduate holding their diploma.
These photos are available in high resolution for download on UOG’s Flickr account free of charge.
No. In accordance with DPHSS guidelines, attendees should not gather or loiter in the Paseo de Susana Park area. Once the ceremony concludes, all graduates and guests will need to depart the grounds.
View and download high-resolution photos from the ceremony on UOG's Flickr account.
Please come prepared with an umbrella or rain jacket in the event of light rain. Umbrellas and ponchos will also be sold at the Triton Store kiosk.
In the event of inclement weather, the commencement ceremony will be rescheduled to another date. Please stay tuned to your Triton email and UOG social media for any announcements.
Photos from commencement, including posed portraits of each graduate, are available in high resolution for download, free of charge, on UOG's Flickr account.
Dr. Lawrence Camacho
Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Success
Mr. Norman Analista
Director of Development, Alumni Affairs, and the Events Office
For further details on tickets, cap and gown pickup, and other FAQs regarding the graduation process, click here.
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