Farewell, President Krise…

July 10, 2023 marked our last UOGEF Board meeting with 11th UOG President Dr. Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D. We give our sincere appreciation to Dr. Krise for his leadership at UOG and serving on our Board of Directors for the past 5 years. Best wishes and safe travels to him and his wife Patty as they enjoy retirement!

Remembering Dr. Mark Lander

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Mark Lander who was a faculty member of the Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific, University of Guam, from 1999 to 2022. His cutting-edge research contributed significantly to world-wide understanding of western Pacific weather phenomena and their roles in global weather systems. His vast knowledge in these areas placed him in high demand at professional conferences and workshops around the world. This scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student from the University of Guam’s Master of Science in Environmental Science program whose thesis results are worthy of presentation at a professional conference or publication in the peer-reviewed professional literature, and whose academic performance and personal character exemplify the virtues that Dr. Lander stood for, most especially a commitment to doing honest and reliable science based on sound data and forthright interpretations of it.

To make a donation to honor his memory, please make a donation through the QR code or visit give.uog.edu on our campaigns page.

Island Wisdom: Canoe House Restoration

The University of Guam sees that our region’s success is built by people with the knowledge and drive to make a difference.  We also understand that our sustainability and progress must be based in the knowledge that has been shared by our ancestors for generations.  Island Wisdom sits at the center of these two ideas.  Island Wisdom is our way of life and our path forward.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, UOG created an apprenticeship program to impart island wisdom in the building of a canoe house.  This canoe house would be a key structure in the further preservation of island wisdom and traditional seafaring.

On May 24th, Typhoon Mawar made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the northern part of Guam, causing millions of dollars of damage to utilities and public buildings.  Unfortunately, the canoe house was also severely damaged.  Please donate here to help restore the UOG Island Wisdom: Canoe House.

For more information, visit their website at https://www.uog.edu/student-services/rfk-library/island-wisdom.

Donor Spotlight: GTA

Donor spotlight features individuals or businesses in the community who have contributed to the advancement and progress of the University of Guam through their generous contributions.

Today we feature GTA for donating $2,500 towards the Patricia & Thomas W. Krise 1st Generation Scholarship, Patricia & Thomas W. Krise Gap Scholarship, and Patricia & Thomas W. Krise Internship Grant! Thank you, GTA, for your unwavering support to the Endowment Foundation and the future of our university students!

Biba GTA!

4th Annual SEPRS Scholarship Luncheon

The Society of Emeritus Professors and Retired Scholars is holding their 4th Annual Scholarship Award and Fundraiser Luncheon! Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in the Micronesia Ballroom at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa from 11:30am-2pm for great food, prizes, and fun all for a great cause!

Tickets are $75/person. To purchase, please call the UOG Endowment Foundation at (671) 735-2957 or email Shawn Wegner at shawn@uogendowment.org.

See you all there!

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’åni 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

2022 G is for Giving

Thank you to everyone who supported UOG through our G is for Giving campaign. The efforts put into this campaign, collectively, reflects the island’s investment in the UOG students. We want to thank the student volunteers and vendors who participated in the Giving Tuesday Outreach Fair, the faculty and staff who supported the various fundraisers, and all the donors whose philanthropic endeavors where realized during this annual campaign. You’ve all made the future brighter with your contributions.

Job Opportunity at the UOG Endowment Foundation

Open Position: Accounting Clerical

– Searching for the opportunity to bring your knowledge and experience in the accounting field to the next level? 📈

Join our team at the UOG Endowment Foundation! Applications for our Accounting Clerical position are now being accepted!

📧 Email your resume/CV and letter of intent to info@uogendowment.org


📮🏡 Deliver them personally to House #10 Dean’s Circle, University Drive, Mangilao, Guam 96913

📵 Phone calls will NOT be accepted

For general inquiries, contact us at (671) 735-2957

UOG Endowment Foundation is a 2022 Drop-off Point for Toys for Tots Donations

(From left) Katrina Perez, executive director, University of Guam Endowment Foundation; and Gunnery Sgt. Rubin Tan at the UOGEF office during the 2021 Toys for Tots toy drive.

The UOG Endowment Foundation (UOGEF) is pleased to announce that it has been designated as one of the drop-off locations for this year’s U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  This is a wonderful campaign that aims to bring joy to children (ages 0-17) during the holiday season.  In the previous year, over 6,000 toys were collected and allocated to children on Guam. 

Through this generous drive, unwrapped toys will be collected by the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz and distributed to children in need.  This will be the 13th annual Toys for Tots campaign on Guam.  Toys must be new and unwrapped when they are dropped off. 

Donations for the Toys for Tots program will be accepted at the UOGEF location until December 10, 2022.  The UOGEF office is conveniently located at 303 University Drive, House #10 Dean Circle, Mangilao, GU.

For any companies or individuals interested in donating to support the University of Guam, please contact the University of Guam Endowment Foundation at (671) 735-2957 or info@uogendowment.org, or visit give.uog.edu for more information.

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