Nominations now open for Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations now open for Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations now open for Distinguished Alumni Awards


The search for the recipients of the 2018 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards is on!

The University of Guam Alumni Association in cooperation with the University of Guam Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is excited to announce that nominations for the 2018 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards will be accepted from Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, 2018, no later than 4 p.m.

A total of six awards will be given to deserving individuals. Five awards will be given to one individual from each of the University’s schools and colleges: (1) College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, (1) College of Natural & Applied Sciences, (1) School of Business & Public Administration, (1) School of Education, and (1) School of Health. One award will be given to an alumnus/alumna who is currently serving or is retired from military service.

To make a nomination, please fill out this form and submit to the addresses on the form or to

Nominees will be judged based on the following criteria:

· Professional accomplishment in their field: has the nominee attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts (comprising Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Business) or sciences (comprising Science, Engineering and Health Sciences) and/or service to society?

· Candidate exhibits a high degree of character and integrity.

· Civic and University involvement, awareness and concern.

· Nominee's achievements have local, national and/or international significance.

Congratulations to the winners for the 2017 awards:

Colonel (USA, Ret.) Reynold F. Palaganas
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Liaison Officer to US Pacific Command (USPACOM), Camp Smith, Hawaii B.A. Political Science and English Literature(double major); Minor: Military Science, 1982

School of Education
Magdalena Hallers
College of Micronesia/FSM, Professor of Education
B.A. Special Education, UOG, 1994
Master of Education, UOG, 2000

School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Josie Zamora
Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, Hospital Nurse Supervisor II Associate Degree in Nursing, UOG, 1986

College of Natural & Applied Sciences
Dr. Jerry Castro
Guam E.N.T., LLC – sole proprietor
BA Biology/ University of Guam/ May 15, 1988

School of Business & Public Administration
Carlos Camacho
Micronesia Self-Help Housing Corporation, Executive Director
BBA, Finance and PMBA, University of Guam, 2005

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Amata Coleman Radewagen (Aumua Amata), Republican, American Samoa’s third Member of Congress B.A. Psychology, UOG, 1975

For more information about the awards, please visit or contact Norman Analista, director of Development & Alumni Affairs at<> or call (671) 797-3333.