Charter Day: Tanom Bernard Watson, James Whippy Soccer Scholarships Awarded to UOG Achievers

On March 8, 2023, two scholarships were awarded to UOG Students during UOG’s Charter Day Event.

The Tanom Bernard Watson Scholarship honors Mr. Watson who was a farmer, innovator, educator, collaborator, and friend who was recognized as one of the best Agroecologist managing his farm for more than 30 years in Guam. He openly shared his knowledge with everyone and helped the University of Guam in so many ways. The Agriculture and Life Sciences Division wishes to honor his memory by offering this scholarship to graduate and undergraduate students who study agriculture and food science at the University of Guam.

Tanom Bernard Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Christopher Certeza, Joshua Artuz, Laura Layan, Ha’√•ni Bettis, Lara Mozloum, Stephanie Santos, and Aubrie Uson

The James Whippy Soccer Scholarship was created in memory of James O. Whippy. He was Head Coach for the University of Guam Soccer Team from 1990-1993. In this time UOG won four consecutive Guam Football Association Championships. In 2018, he was inducted into the UOG Athletic Hall of Fame. This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students who are a part of the UOG Soccer Team.

James Whippy Soccer Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Thomas Odell, Brandon Surela, and Isabella Clement