UOG Graduate Student Elmore Selected as the 2017 FYLPRO Delegate

UOG Graduate Student Elmore Selected as the 2017 FYLPRO Delegate

UOG Graduate Student Elmore Selected as the 2017 FYLPRO Delegate


UOGUniversity of Guam graduate student Rebecca Elmore was recently selected to represent Guam in the Philippine Embassy’s Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), a week-long, expenses-paid immersion program in the Philippines. Every year, ten delegates are chosen to represent their districts. 

Elmore is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at UOG. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with Latin honors in Mass Communication in 2013 from the University of Colorado Denver.

Elmore is an anchor and reporter for the Pacific News Center.  She intends to employ her communications skills both as a journalist and social justice advocate towards the advancement of the local Filipino community.  She is also co-founder of “Sibol,” a Filipino organization in Denver, Colorado intent on creating a community of service-oriented and ethical leaders.

“It is an immense honor to represent our island in a prestigious program such as the FYLPRO delegation. I look forward to working closely with our Philippine Embassy and our Consul General Marciano De Borja to highlight our local Kababayan,” she said. 

Dr. John J. Rivera, the University of Guam’s School of Business and Public Administration’s Graduate Program Chair says, “We are extremely proud of Miss Elmore.  She is a wonderful ambassador and testament to the value of the University of Guam and spirit of the people of Guam.”  

Elmore is the second UOG MPA student who has been selected to the FYLPRO program. In 2016, UOG MPA alumna Maria Teresa “Dondi” Leonidas Quintans, was participated in the program. Dondi is currently serving on the 2017 FYLPRO Board of Directors and is the program’s President-Elect.

From: http://www.fylpro.org/about/

“FYLPRO is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.

FYLPRO was established in 2012 by Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Victoria J. Cuisia in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to identify, each year, ten outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to a distinguished network captains of industry and government. These selected individuals are called the FYLPRO delegates.“