Faculty and staff honored at 2019 Triton Awards

Faculty and staff honored at 2019 Triton Awards

Faculty and staff honored at 2019 Triton Awards


Triton Awards

In its second year since its revival, the University of Guam Triton Awards Program recognizes full-time University of Guam employees who demonstrate exemplary work, make significant contributions, and/or demonstrate outstanding service to his/her division or the University as a whole.

Winners were selected in five categories and announced at a ceremony on April 26. The recipients received an inscribed plaque as well as a monetary award, and recipients in the Triton of the Year and Faculty of the Year categories also received a reserved parking space in the area they request for a period of one year. The Triton Team Award recipients will receive a dinner hosted by President Thomas Krise.

 A complete album of photos can be viewed here.

Iain Twaddle wins the Students’ Choice Award.
Iain Twaddle, professor of psychology and Micronesian studies, won the Students’ Choice Award.


Students’ Choice Award

• Dr. Ron McNinch
• Dr. Iain Twaddle
• Verna Zafra-Kasala

• Dr. Iain Twaddle

Jim Hollyer wins Innovation Award
Jim Hollyer, interim special assistant to the president, won the award for Innovation.


Innovation Award

• Doreen Fernandez 
• James “Jim” Hollyer   

• James “Jim” Hollyer 




IT Team wins Team Award
The Office of Information Technology team won the Triton Team Award.


Triton Team Award

•  College of Natural & Applied Sciences – CNEP
• Integrated Marketing Communications and Web Team
• Micronesia Area Research Center
• Office of Information Technology
• School of Health

• Office of Information Technology



Kyle Smith wins the Faculty of the Year Award
Kyle Smith, professor of psychology, won the Faculty of the Year Award.


Faculty of the Year Award

• Roland San Nicolas    
• Dr. Yukiko Inoue-Smith
• Dr. Kyle Smith

• Dr. Kyle Smith




Julie Pangelinan wins Triton of the Year Award.
Julie Pangelinan, administrative assistant, reacts as her name is called for the winner of the Triton of the Year Award.


Triton of the Year Award

• Raeanne Concepcion
• Randy Dahilig
• Dorathina Herrero   
• Robert “Uncle Bob” McIntosh 
• Julie Pangelinan
• Katrina Quinata

• Julie Pangelinan  


Recognition of retirees

The University also recognized the following 18 retiring faculty, staff, and administrators with Certificates of Appreciation:

  1. Evelyn C. Andrada 
  2. Vicente T. Borja  
  3. Mary A. Calvo   
  4. Clare Ann Camacho
  5. Doris T. Camacho
  6. Dorothy B. Carlson
  7. Bernadiat C. Chargualaf 
  8. Gary R.W. Denton   
  9. Michael A. Griffin
  10. Raymond S. Gumataotao
  11. Cathleen D. Moore-Linn
  12. David M. O’Brien
  13. John A. Peterson
  14. Donald L. Platt
  15. Aquilino Tiong
  16. Gloria T. Travis
  17. Robert A. Underwood
  18. Rudolph E. Villaverde

Recognition of years of service

And lastly, the University recognized 19 employees for their years of service at the University of Guam. Employees were presented with a Certificate for Service of 10-, 20- or 30-years milestones as of Dec. 31, 2018.

30 years of service
  1. Nancy Cueto, CEDDERS Fiscal Manager
  2. Edwin Taitague Paulino, Agricultural Research Technician
  3. Dr. Donald H. Rubinstein,
  4. Dr. Velma A. Sablan, Professor
20 years of service
  1. Clarissa S.N. Barcinas, Extension Associate II
  2. June Leon Guerrero Calvo, Administrative Assistant
  3. Francis A. Guerrero, Administrative Officer
  4. Dr. Kirk Johnson, Professor
  5. Dr. Roseann M. Jones, Professor
  6. Dr. Rachel Taitano Leon Guerrero, Director, Research & Sponsored Programs
  7. Gwendolyn Villagomez Manglona, Administrative Assistant
  8. Carmelino G. Medina, Maintenance Specialist
  9. Lovelynn Mongami, Assistant Director, Educational Talent Search
10 years of service
  1. Derek N. Blas, Grounds Worker
  2. Dr. Frank A. Camacho, Associate Professor
  3. Dr. Michael Clement, Associate Professor
  4. Noeme Ramos Jereza, Accounting Technician II
  5. Carmencita Perez Oquindo, Maintenance Custodian
  6. Dr. Amy Owen, Associate Professor