Fanuchånan 2022 Commencement Ceremony
2 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, at the Calvo Field House
The University of Guam will confer degrees at its Fanuchånan 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, December 18. Tickets to attend the commencement ceremony are limited to eight (8) tickets per graduate.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on the official UOG Facebook page.
Tuesday, December 13: Baccalaureate Mass Rehersal
7 p.m. at Santa Teresita Catholic Church (Mangilao)
Wednesday, December 14: Baccalaureate Mass
6 p.m. at Santa Teresita Catholic Church (Mangilao)
Friday, December 16: Commencement Rehearsal
5:30 p.m. at the Calvo Field House
Sunday, December 18: Commencement
2 p.m. at the Calvo Field House
Associate Administrator of Clinical Services, GMH
Dr. Joleen Aguon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from UOG in 2000.
With this foundation for her journey to medical school, she pursued her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, where she graduated in 2009.
She spent her residency at the LAC + USC Medical Center, in Los Angeles, California, one of the largest public hospitals in the country.
Dr. Aguon is part of the management team at the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority where she might be familiar to some in the island community as a public face and calming presence for health care during the height of Guam’s struggles with the COVID pandemic.
She gives the frontliners in Guam credit for pulling through and standing strong as the island’s health care resources were stretched thin at the critical point of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At GMHA, she holds multiple roles, including Associate Administrator of Clinical Services, Assistant Associate Administrator of Medical Services, Medical Director of Telemedicine and Medical Director of ICU/CCU, Respiratory Services.
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
Luis R. Baza’s career in human resources and public administration spans 36 years in the public and private sectors.
Baza is currently the Deputy Director of Administration and Finance at the Port Authority of Guam.
While serving as the Civil Service Commission chair, Baza presided over cases involving adverse actions, discrimination, and Equal Employment Opportunity grievances, as well as investigative proceedings. His role was to protect the integrity of the merit system and ensure administrative justice.
Baza was instrumental in drafting legislation implementing the Hay Study in 1991 which transformed and unified the Government of Guam’s job evaluation and classification system from a narrative to a predominantly quantitative methodology.
This helped promote equal pay for equal work, correct internal pay inequities, and provide better management of the pay system.
Baza was also instrumental in protecting the University of Guam and Guam Community College’s Academic Personnel positions from being placed in the unified pay schedule for classified employees, allowing both institutions to retain academic autonomy.
Graduates should arrive no later than one hour prior to their respective ceremonies.
Guests should arrive no earlier than one hour prior to the ceremony they will be attending.
Yes! The commencement will be streamed live on the UOG Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UniversityofGuam.
Each ceremony will be approximately two hours.
Within the Field House, no refreshments will be provided, available for sale, or permitted for consumption. Attendees may bring and consume water in the Field House. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the Triton Store for consumption outside of the Field House. The Triton Store is located in the Student Center directly across from the Calvo Field House and will be open on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gifts, snacks, drinks, UOG merchandise, and general merchandise will be available for sale at the Triton Store, located in the Student Center directly across from the Calvo Field House. The Triton Store will be open on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No. All guests should remain in their seats during the ceremony. Professional photographers will take a photo of each graduate crossing the stage as well as a posed shot of each graduate holding his/her diploma. These photos will be available for download, free of charge, on the UOG's Flickr account in the weeks following commencement.
Photos from commencement, including posed portraits of each graduate, will be available in high resolution for download, free of charge, in the weeks following commencement on UOG's Flickr account.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.