Elmore selected as FYLPRO delegate


Rebecca Elmore

University of Guam graduate student Rebecca Elmore was recently selected to represent Guam in the Philippine Embassy’s Filipino Young Leaders Program, a weeklong, expenses-paid immersion program in the Philippines. Every year, 10 delegates are chosen to represent their districts.

Elmore is currently pursuing a master’s in Public Administration at UOG. She earned a bachelor’s with Latin honors in Mass Communication in 2013 from the University of Colorado Denver.

Elmore is an anchor and reporter for the Pacific News Center. She intends to employ her communications skills both as a journalist and social justice advocate toward the advancement of the local Filipino community. She is also co-founder of Sibol, a Filipino organization in Denver, Colorado intent on creating a community of service-oriented and ethical leaders.

“It is an immense honor to represent our island in a prestigious program such as the FYLPRO delegation. I look forward to working closely with the Philippine Embassy and Consul General Marciano de Borja to highlight [the Filipino community on Guam],” she said.

Dr. John J. Rivera, the University of Guam’s School of Business and Public Administration’s Graduate Program chair, says, “We are extremely proud of Miss Elmore. She is a wonderful ambassador and testament to the value of the University of Guam and spirit of the people of Guam.”

Elmore is the second UOG MPA student who has been selected to the FYLPRO program. In 2016, UOG MPA alumna Maria Teresa “Dondi” Leonidas Quintans participated in the program. Quintans is currently serving on the 2017 FYLPRO board and is the program’s president-elect.

FYLPRO is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people. FYLPRO was established in 2012. (UOG)

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