MARC Anniversary Gala to Celebrate Community Contributors
The Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam will celebrate 50 years of growth as a cultural repository and library with an anniversary gala dinner. The gala, themed “Navigating Our History to Chart Our Destiny,” will take place from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2018, at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort’s Ocean Sirena Ballroom.
This anniversary gala celebrates community members who have supported the growth of the MARC by contributing to the development of Micronesian scholarship and cultural awareness. Specifically, the MARC will honor Dr. Lawrence Cunningham, a retired educator and former UOG professor, and Father Eric Forbes, a local historian whose work focuses on the history of the Mariana Islands.
“Navigating Our History to Chart Our Destiny” dinner tickets are available prior to the event at $50 per guest or $500 per table of 10 guests. Tickets at the door will cost $100 per guest.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund scholarships for graduate students at UOG. Proceeds will also support future MARC projects, including the publication of a high-quality contemporary Guam history book, which will serve as a resource for Guam’s students.
To purchase tickets, please contact Mye Ganan-Flores at (671) 482-6930 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Myracle Mugol at (671) 735-2957 or email@example.com.
About the Micronesian Area Research Center
The Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center is a cultural repository and extensive library of Micronesian knowledge and publications at the University of Guam that has served Guam and the region for the past 50 years. The MARC’s collection contains more than 40,000 volumes of research materials on Guam and Micronesia, 800 unpublished theses and dissertations, approximately one million pages of archival documents, and a CHamoru Genealogy collection, which includes more than 100 family genealogies. The MARC also offers a notable list of publications produced by MARC scholars and houses the University of Guam Press, which extends the MARC’s mission of collecting, preserving, and providing access to reliable and accurate information about the peoples and cultures of the Western Pacific, thereby advancing scholarship and learning in and about the region.