Six named UOG Distinguished Alumni for 2021
The University of Guam named the winners of its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards
during a ceremony on March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. One award was given to an
individual from each of the university’s schools and colleges, and another was given
to an alum who is serving in the military.
The winners are selected based on professional accomplishments in their field, civic and university involvement, character and integrity, and achievements of local, national, or international significance. Among the attendees at the ceremony were UOG leadership and local dignitaries — including Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerrero, Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio, Speaker Therese Terlaje, and Sen. Amanda Shelton.
The 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are as follows:
Biological and Geological Consultant and Research Affiliate, UOG Marine Lab
Research Affiliate, UOG Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific
M.S., Biology, 1971
Editorial Contractor, Guampedia.com
Owner, Flores Santa Rita
B.A., Communications, 1980
Graduate Certificate, Micronesian Studies, 2007
Chief of Police, Guam Police Department
B.S., Public Administration, 2006
Master of Public Administration, 2014
President, Astumbo Catholic Family Mission
Active Member, Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Former Senator, 15th and 16th Guam Legislatures
B.A., Elementary Education, 1974
Director, Department of Public Health and Social Services
Bachelor of Social Work, 1987
U.S. Army Infantry and Foreign Area Officer
University of Guam ROTC
B.A., Political Science, 1984
The University of Guam has graduated nearly 20,000 alumni dispersed across the globe and throughout Micronesia serving in government, business, health care, education, science, and more.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards is hosted annually by the UOG Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. 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) 735-2991 or visit www.uog.edu/alumni/.