University of Guam

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University of Guam
Unibetsedåt Guåhan
Charterdayperformance.jpg
Charter Day Cultural Performance.
Motto Excelsior
Ever Upward
Established 1952
Type Public, Land Grant
Endowment $13.5 million [1]
Chairman Peter "Sonny" Ada
President Dr. Robert A. Underwood
Academic staff 180
Students 3,387
Location Mangilao, Guam
13°26′N 144°48′E / 13.433°N 144.800°E / 13.433; 144.800Coordinates: 13°26′N 144°48′E / 13.433°N 144.800°E / 13.433; 144.800
Campus Rural area (about 161 acres)
Former names Territorial College of Guam (1952–1968)
Colors          [2]
Green and white
Nickname Tritons
Website www.uog.edu

University of Guam (or Unibetsedåt Guåhan in Chamorro and commonly abbreviated as U.O.G.) is a four-year land-grant institution, located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers thirty-four degree programs at the undergraduate level and eleven master’s level programs.

Of the University’s 3,387 students, 91% are of Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicity, and nearly 69% are full-time (fall 2008 figures). A full-time faculty of about 180 supports the University’s mission of "Ina, Diskubre, Setbe"— which translates to "To Enlighten, to Discover, to Serve."

History[edit]

University Of Guam was founded in 1952 as a two year teacher-training school known as the Territorial College of Guam, established by Governor Carlton Skinner.[3] In 1960, the college moved to the present campus in the central district of Mangilao. In 1965, the college was accredited as a four-year, degree granting institution. By 1968, enrollment had reached 1,800 students while staff and faculty totaled more than 130. It was designated as a land grant institution by the United States Congress in 1972.

Rosa Roberto Carter served as the President of the University of Guam from 1977 to 1983.[4]

Schools[edit]

View of Central Campus.
View of south Pacific ocean from south campus.

University of Guam offers bachelor's degrees in thirty-four areas and master's degrees in eleven areas:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
    • Division of Humanistic Studies
    • Department of English and Applied Linguistics (D.E.A.L.)
    • Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Division of Communication and Fine Arts
RFK Library at sunset
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS)
    • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Division of Natural Sciences
    • Division of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
    • Division of Social Work
    • Pre-Engineering Program
    • Army ROTC
  • School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA)
    • Division of Business
    • Division of Public Administration
  • School of Education (SOE)
    • Division of Foundations, Educational Research and Human Studies
    • Division of Teacher Education and Public Service
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS)

President of University of Guam[edit]

  • I. G. Andrews (1953–1970)
  • Pedro C. Sanchez (1970–1974)
  • Antonio C. Yamashita (1974–1977)
  • Rosa B. Carter (1977–1983)
  • Jose Q. Cruz (1983–1987)
  • Wilfredo P. Leon Guerrero (1987–1993)
  • John C. Salas (1993–1996)
  • Jose T. Nededog (1996–2000)
  • Harold L. Allen (2000–2008)
  • Robert A. Underwood (2008–present)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uog.edu/newsandevents/2005AnnualReport/index.htm
  2. ^ http://www.uogfound.org/uogendowment/2011/12/60thsoon/
  3. ^ Fagan, Kevin (29 August 2004). "Carlton Skinner -- broke racial barriers in Navy". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Former UOG President Carter Dies". Pacific Daily News. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=3707ae3effb81010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ a b In memoriam of the late Peter L. Sugiyama, Former senator of the Republic of Palau, Palau National Congress, 2007-06-13, retrieved 2010-11-24 
  7. ^ http://www.prel.org/aboutprel/people/board-of-directors/board-of-directors/dr-judith-t-won-pat-bio.aspx  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ http://www.calvotenorio.com  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  10. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=-2o4Ywn4LJwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Complete+biographical+encyclopedia+of+Pulitzer+Prize+winners,+1917-2000&hl=en&ei=S7r4TMnmNYmgsQO7oqyzAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=crisostomo&f=false  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ http://guampedia.com/anthony-a-leon-guerrero/  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ http://www.sfbr.org/Departments/genetics_staff_bio.aspx?u=102  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "UOG's Dr. Dirk Ballendorf dies". KUAM. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  14. ^ Sablan, Jerick (2013-02-02). "Former senator Palomo dies at 81". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 

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