UOG names six Distinguished Alumni Award winners

UOG names six Distinguished Alumni Award winners

UOG names six Distinguished Alumni Award winners


11/6/2020

The University of Guam named the winners of its prestigious Distinguished Alumni Awards during its virtual All-Class Alumni Reunion hosted last night. More than 200 people attended the virtual event, including Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio, Congressman Michael San Nicolas, and Sen. Amanda Shelton. JEJ Vinson, a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” provided a performance for the event.

“We are so proud of the accomplishments of our Distinguished Alumni Winners, and we are excited that members of the Triton family from different parts of the globe were a part of the celebration,” said Norman Analista, director of development, alumni affairs, and foundation relations.

Funds raised for Last Mile Scholarship

Also announced at the event were the results for the Last Mile Scholarship fundraiser. The fundraiser was launched in October to coincide with the reunion. The scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to students who are within 30 credits of completing their first bachelor’s degree and who are in financial need. More than $14,000 were raised through the support of corporate donors and alumni.

The 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are as follows:

 

From the College of Natural & Applied Sciences:
Masatomo Thomas Nadeau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masatomo Thomas NadeauChief Environmental Public Health Officer
Department of Public Health and Social Services
M.S., Environmental Science, 2004

From the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences:

Sarah Thomas Nededog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Thomas Nededog
CEO, People Pacifico
Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Guam
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 1981

 

From the School of Health:

Teofila Sholing Perez Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teofila Sholing Perez Cruz, Ph.D., RN
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Research Corporation of the University of Guam
A.S., Nursing, 1970

From the School of Business & Public Administration:

Christine Baleto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Baleto
Chief Financial Officer, Docomo Pacific
Chairwoman, Guam Chamber of Commerce
MBA, 2003

 

From the School of Education:

Eloise R. Sanchez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eloise R. Sanchez
School Program Consultant
Guam Department of Education
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, 1984

Military Award:

Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith
Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Office of the Army Surgeon General
BBA, Management, 1987

 

Details for next year’s award cycle will be announced in July. For more information, please contact Norman Analista, director of development, alumni affairs, and foundation relations, at (671) 797-3333.