UOG names distinguished alumni awardees

Posted on Dec 04 2019


MANGILAO, Guam—The University of Guam named the winners of its 2019 UOG Distinguished Alumni Awards in a ceremony last Nov. 23 at the Lotte Hotel Guam.

University leaders, winners’ family members, and UOG alumni were present at the event.

Legislative certificates were also given to each of the winners. In August, UOG’s Office of Development & Alumni Affairs and the UOG Alumni Association put out a call for nominations with a deadline of Oct.18.

All nominees’ application packets were rated in the following areas: 1) Professional accomplishment in the field: has the nominee attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions to the arts (comprising Humanities, Performing and Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Business) or sciences (comprising Science, Engineering and Health Sciences) and/or service to society? 2) Does the candidate exhibit a high degree of character and integrity? 3) Does the candidate show civic and University involvement, awareness and concern? 4)Does the nominee’s achievements have local, national and/or international significance?

And the awardees were:

Dr. Philip Dauterman
Acting chief medical examiner of Guam
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
BS Biology, 1986

Jillette Leon Guerrero
Guamology, Inc., president
UOG Board of Regents, former member
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
BA Anthropology, 1981

Paul Claros
Head coach, Custom Fitness LLC, co-owner
School of Health
BA Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2005

Roland Certeza
GTA Teleguam, chief executive officer
School of Business and Public Administration
Master of Business Administration, 2010

Atilana Rambayon
Retired educator
School of Education
MA Elementary Education, 1973

Serafin Chargualaf Meno Jr.
Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)
BBA Finance and Economics, 1992 (PR)

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