Thanksgiving message from the Acting President
Håfa Adai, Tritons!
During this special season of gratitude, on behalf of our University, I want to take this opportunity to express how very grateful we are to have you as a member of our Triton community.
At UOG, we are proud to foster an institutional environment of Ina’dahi, a CHamoru cultural value of respect and caring support. Ina’dahi is especially relevant during this time of the year. It refers to caring for each other, caring for our community, and caring for ourselves. From a passing smile to listening to a friend — we can express Ina’dahi through simple acts of kindness and consideration.
We recognize that COVID-19 has significantly impacted all communities in varying degrees, and this pandemic period has challenged all in many different ways. Despite this, we are very grateful for the support and care our Triton community has shared with others in one form or another during these times of uncertainty, and your resilience and ability to persist through these unprecedented times has not gone unnoticed. Warmest Sen dangkulo na Si Yu’os ma’åse’ for all of your heartfelt efforts in taking care of yourselves and those around you.
The value of Ina’dahi also applies to taking care of one’s well-being. As we approach this Thanksgiving Day holiday period, I hope you will take time for rest and self-care. Take a mini vacation (mine used to be a moment at a coffee shop when I was a student), connect with friends, spend time with loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, celebrate your wins, and don’t forget to ask for support when you need it. We care about you and wish you well.
Biba Ha'ånen Man Nå'i Grasias! Wishing you and your loved ones a very safe and blessed Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Hu agredesi hamyu todus,
Anita Borja Enriquez, DBA