UOG Student Earns Congressional Bronze Medal

UOG Student Earns Congressional Bronze Medal

UOG Student Earns Congressional Bronze Medal


Maria Dolojan earns Congressional Bronze Medal

Junior Maria Dolojan was recently awarded the Congressional Bronze Medal. From left to right: President Dr. Robert Underwood, Congressional Award - Bronze Medal Recipient Maria Dolojan, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, School of Business and Public Administration Dean Dr. Annette Taijeron Santos, Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, Dr. Ron McNinch, and Dr. Ansito Walter.

University of Guam junior Public Administration and Criminal Justice double major Maria Dolojan was awarded the Congressional Bronze Medal on March 28.

The Congressional Award Program is a self-paced, goal-oriented program for young people under 24-years old. There are six levels—bronze, silver, and gold certificates and bronze, silver, and gold medals. Each level is achieved through hours spent on various activities like physical fitness, personal development, volunteer services and travel.

“I feel really humbled that they gave me the recognition,” Dolojan said. “Participating in this program gives me to motivation to accomplish other goals I have for myself and step outside of my comfort zone.”

Volunteering through the Public Administration and Legal Studies Society student organization, Dolojan was able to complete some of her hours working with local non-profit and government organizations. Dolojan said she hopes to continue her service work and travel more in working toward the Congressional Gold Medal, which she hopes to earn before she graduates.

For more information regarding the Congressional Award Program, visit http://congressionalaward.org/.